Searching for a high-capacity, high-quality, and highly certified tablet manufacturer to develop and produce exceptional nutritional or dietary supplements for your customers? Look no further than Superior Supplement Manufacturing.
We understand that choosing an affordable yet high-quality tablet manufacturer can be challenging. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you make an informed decision.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the tablet manufacturing process, introduce you to our wide range of products and services, and answer your questions about custom tablet manufacturing — the SSMFG way.
Understanding Vitamin and Supplement Tablets
Tablets offer an easy way for your customers to quickly consume your formulation. They come in various types that cater to different needs and preferences, such as chewable, sublingual, fast melt, and effervescent tablets.
Here are some of the most popular tablet types:
- Chewable: Perfect for any age, these tasty tablets can be quickly chewed and rapidly delivered.
- Coated or Uncoated: Each coating serves a purpose. Sugar coatings help mask any unpleasant bitterness/off-putting tastes, for instance. Generally, coatings help keep the tablet intact until the formulation needs to be delivered.
- Delayed Release: Sensitive ingredients need to be protected from corrosive stomach acid. Delayed-release tablets remain intact until they reach the small intestines where they can provide the greatest benefit.
- Effervescent: After coming into contact with a liquid, these tablets break down into a foamy froth (due to the release of carbon dioxide), allowing for the rapid delivery of ingredients.
- Sublingual: For ingredients that need to bypass the liver, sublingual tablets work perfectly. Once placed under the tongue, they dissolve in the mouth and enter the bloodstream, making the ingredients more effective.
Additionally, tablets can be manufactured in different shapes and sizes with many coating and imprinting options. The possibilities are endless for creating a highly customized tablet to fit your formula and your customers’ needs.
The three most common methods for tablet manufacturing are direct compression, dry granulation, and wet granulation. It begins with weighing, milling, and mixing. However, depending on the type of tablet method being used, granulation, drying, compaction, and/or coating will follow before packaging.
Benefits of Manufacturing Tablets
Tablets are highly customizable. As a result, they have more versatility than some of the other delivery options out there. In addition to fully customizing their appearance during production, you can choose how you’d like them to disperse your formulation.
A tablet can dissolve in the mouth, in the stomach, or the intestines, meaning that your supplement formula will function in a way that yields the best results. As one of the most common delivery methods, tablets are also affordable to manufacture.
- Multiple delivery capabilities, including custom chewable, coated, time-release, and effervescent tablets
- Accurate dosing
- Can have delayed absorption for optimal delivery because of coating
- Tablet pressing makes it easier to deliver more formulation
- Easier to split doses due to scoring
- Easy to identify due to differences in color, size, and shape
- Multiple packaging options
- Appropriate for many different industries
- Can be hard to swallow
- Slower absorption into the bloodstream than capsules
- Some ingredients cannot be pressed into tablet form
- May have an unpleasant taste
- May need to use a large number of excipients and binders
- May require coating to reduce unpleasant taste/protect quality
- Coating and type can increase price of finished product
How does the tablet manufacturing process work?
As the industry’s leading tablet manufacturers, we take your tablet production seriously.
At our CGMP-certified facilities, we create all products through a multi-stage process. Depending on the desired finished product, your tablet will undergo one of several production methods. Three of the most common methods for tablet manufacturing are direct compression, dry granulation, and wet granulation.
Direct compression is a quick and straightforward way to make tablets, perfect for ingredients sensitive to heat or moisture. However, this kind of tablet pressing requires careful selection of ingredients to ensure good tablet quality.
Granulation processes, including wet and dry granulation, produce a tablet with better consistency and higher amounts of active ingredients. Dry granulation is especially useful as it is flexible, cost-effective, and suitable for raw materials that don’t tolerate moisture or heat well.
Regardless of method, tablet production begins by making sure that each tablet has the right dosage needed. Your tablet manufacturer will use care and expertise when weighing, milling, and mixing your raw materials.
A few more steps follow depending on the type of tablet method used. Tablets may need to be coated for proper delivery of the nutrients, and most tablet formulations require a free-flowing additive to help it move easily from the hopper to the die cavity of the tablet press.
The steps in the tablet process are something you will discuss with your account executive to determine the best ingredients and manufacturing methods for your products. At SSMFG, we have superior capabilities to manufacture the highest quality tablet for your needs.
Tablet Manufacturing Process Flow Chart
With Superior Manufacturing, you always know where you’re at in your journey to get the high-quality formulations you need. Below you’ll find a flow chart detailing each step in the tablet manufacturing process.
Choose the Right Package for Your Tablets
The right package is about more than having something that holds your product — it’s about hinting at the future your customers will experience by choosing your formulation. Effective packaging goes a long way. It turns heads, guides your product to their cart, and leaves them feeling confident about their purchases.
Tablet packaging goes beyond marketing. Your label should clearly display the ingredients, dosage requirements, and nutritional information. In addition, extra capabilities like drop resistance and child proofing add to your customers’ confidence in your brand.
As your superior tablet manufacturer, we offer a range of packaging to fit your needs:
- PET and HDPE Bottles
- Plastic and Glass
- Jars, Oblongs, Packers
- Blister Packs
- Stick Packs
- Folding displays and boxes
- And more options to choose from…
The Superior Difference: What Makes Us the Top Tablet Manufacturer
Are you ready for your tablet to stand out in the market?
With Superior Supplement Manufacturing, you’ll get a trusted manufacturing team that knows the industry and understands the business — and we’ll deliver the highest-quality product that reflects your brand and WOWs your customers every time.
When you choose Superior, your manufacturing team will make sure your tablet formulas and packaging shine. Here’s what else we offer:
- Complete tablet customization
- Durable, lasting packaging and products
- Rigorous testing and quality assurance
- Masked bitterness or off-putting flavors
- If needed, only the best excipients/lubricants
- On-time manufacturing
- Complete quality assurance
- Fast shipping
It is our mission to bring your dream formulation to life. Our industry-leading manufacturer team will ensure you get the exact tablets you need. Whether custom for chewable tablets, fast melt, time release, or sublingual tablets, you’ll get the custom shape and size you want, along with packaging and imprinting options that best define your brands.
SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
Poor communication plagues the supplement manufacturing industry. We prioritize transparency with each of our customers. As the cornerstone of our business, we’ll be there for you to answer any questions and put your mind at ease before, during, and after the manufacturing of your unique product.
SUPERIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES
We don’t just answer your questions. We pair you with your own Account Executive based on your specific needs. No matter your tablet order size, your Account Executive will be waiting to treat your product with high-touch, white-glove service.
SUPERIOR TURNKEY MANUFACTURING
As one of the largest supply chain manufacturing networks in the country, we’re your one-stop-shop for all your supplement manufacturing needs. From R&D to formulation, flavoring to packaging, certification requirements, we’ve got everything you need.
Our full capabilities and vast network of resources means we can turn your dream of a custom formulation into a reality. Tight budgets, quick turnarounds, sorting through supply chain nightmares, we have the resources needed to deliver on your demands.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tablet Supplement Manufacturing
Enteric coating is a polymer barrier used to coat tablets to prevent them from prematurely dissolving in the stomach. The contents can then travel to the small intestines where they are dissolved and absorbed. Keep in mind that this type of coating can form a cloudy film over the tablet that some customers may find off-putting.
Enteric coating is not typically required for capsules due to the ability to design them to dissolve in the intestines.
Get the Custom Tablets You Need Today!
You’ve worked hard to create a custom formulation designed specifically for your market. Don’t let your hard work and effort go to waste. Trust in a supplement manufacturer who will be there to guide you from the moment you receive your quote until your final product arrives.
With over 20 facilities across the USA, our company boasts one of the largest footprints of private label vitamin manufacturing facilities in the nation. We adhere to well-defined production and distribution systems that include rigorous inspections and testing methods, and offer many custom capabilities.
With Superior Supplements Manufacturing, you’ll never be in the dark. We’ll work with you to create the custom tablets you need. Start your journey with Superior — give us a call today for a free quote!