Tablet Manufacturing Including Chewable, Coated, Time-Release, and Sublingual

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Looking for a high capacity, high quality and highly certified tablet manufacturer? You deserve a premium tablet manufacturer to elevate your brand above the competition. Superior stands ready to guide you through the process, delivering your high-quality, custom tablets on time and within budget.

How does your tablet manufacturing process work?

Tablets offer an easy way for your customers to quickly consume your formulation. And they come in many varieties, depending on what your customers need:

  • Chewable
  • Fast-Melt
  • Sublingual
  • Effervescent
  • Time-Release
  • Bi-Layer
  • Enteric Coated
  • Scored Tablets
  • and others…

They also vary in size, shape, and coating, meaning that your tablet can be highly customized to fit your customers’ needs.

As your tablet manufacturer we create all products through a multi-stage process. It begins by making sure that each tablet has the right dosage needed. And sometimes tablets need to be coated to ensure proper delivery of the nutrients. Not only that, but most tablet formulations need a free-flowing additive to help it move easily from the hopper to the die cavity of the tablet press. This is something you will discuss with your account excutive to determine the best ingredients and manufacturing methods for your products.

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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. While you can fully customize their appearance, you can also choose how you’d like them to disperse your formulation.

They can dissolve in the mouth, in the stomach, or in the intestines, meaning that your supplement will function in a way that yields the best results. And as one of the most common delivery methods, they’re also affordable to manufacture.

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750mg Pressed Tablets. Scored for dose flexibility.


Here are more benefits that tablets provide:

  • Accurate dosing
  • Can have delayed absorption for optimal delivery because of coating
  • Compressibility 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
  • And many more

There are some downsides to tablets you should be aware of as well:

  • 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


Types of Vitamin and Supplement Tablets

  • 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. Generaly 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.

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How Does Vitamin and Supplement Tablet Manufacturing Work?

While your tablets will be manufactured by an automated process, it begins by choosing the highest-quality ingredients and mixing them with the corresponding lubricants and excipients to prevent clumping and sticking.

Our experts know the types of ingredients and mixtures, ensuring your formulation will avoid any common issues that result in a sub-par product. And any product that doesn’t meet expectations is removed.

We can coat tablets with options such as clear and color film coatings to help protect your tablet while allowing your

customers to tell your formulations apart. Upon request and approval we can further customize your tablet to fit your brand with logo etching.

To reduce the likelihood of your formulation causing any unpleasant side-effects, we can add an enteric coating that keeps your tablets intact until they reach the small intestines. Delayed-release tablets are often best with ingredients that have bad after tastes, cause burping, or nausea.

Quality assurance is our priority. We conduct an extensive product testing process in-house. With the help of our R&D and Quality Control teams, your finished product will meet all safety standards and regulations while fulfilling your customers’ 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

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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.

It goes beyond marketing. Your label should clearly display the ingredients, dosage requirements, and nutritional information. We offer a range of packaging to fit your needs:


  • PET and HDPE Bottles
  • Plastic and Glass
  • Jars, Oblongs, Packers
  • Blister Packs
  • Stick Packs
  • Sachets
  • Cartons
  • Folding displays and boxes
  • And more options to choose from…

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The Superior Difference: What Makes Us Unique

We design your specific Tablet with your whole business in mind. With Superior Manufacturing, you’ll get a trusted supplement manufacturing team that knows the industry. And we’ll deliver the highest-quality product that reflects your brand and WOWs your customers every time.

Are you ready for turnkey Tablets made to stand out in the market? When you choose Superior, your Manufacturing Team will make sure your formulations shine. Here’s what else we offer:

  • Complete Customization
  • Durable, Lasting Products
  • Execute Rigorous Testing
  • Masked bitterness or off-putting flavors
  • If needed, only the best excipients/lubricants
  • On-Time Manufacturing
  • Complete Quality Assurance
  • Fast delivery

We work hard to bring your dream formulation to life. Our Team will ensure that the exact tablet you need is produced. Whether custom chewable, dissolvable, or sublingual tablets, you’ll get the custom shape and size you want along imprinting that best defines your brand.

And when you choose Superior, you’ll experience what it’s like to work with an industry leader that forms lasting partnerships focused on helping businesses like yours succeed.

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 the 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. R&D, formulation, flavoring and certification requirements, we’ve got everything you need.

SUPERIOR RESOURCES: Our 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tablet Manufacturing

What colors CAN’T be used for Tablets?
Most colors are possible with tablets. However, there are some limitations. Shiny colors tend to be a challenge due to the surface of the tablet, for instance..

Is it normal for my vitamins to change color?
Oxidation can cause your tablets to change color over time, getting spots or gaining a tint.

Are plastic or glass bottles better for storing tablets?
Each one has its benefits. Glass is sturdier and can better protect tablets under certain environmental circumstances. Plastic containers are quite common, durable, and easier to store. The best container depends on the formulation and the environment.

What is Enteric Coating?
Enteric Coating is a polymer barrier used to coat tablets that prevent it from dissolving in the stomach. It’s more often used with tablets rather than capsules. This is because capsules can be designed to digest in the intestines without it. Additionally, it can create a cloudy film over the pill that some customers may find offputting.

What is granulation in tablet manufacturing?
Granulation is a process that makes the powder form of ingredients larger so they’re easier to press into tablet form.

What is wet granulation?
Wet granulation uses a volatile, non-toxic solvent to make ingredients easier to compress into tablet form. The solvent is typically removed through drying and can even increase the product’s shelf life.

Is it natural for my tablets to fall apart?
Environmental factors can influence stability. Time, moisture, temperature, storing conditions, etc., can lead to tablets breaking down. Be sure to store your tablets under the proper conditions.

When is a capsule better? When is a tablet better?
In short, it depends on the formula. If you need a larger formulation, tablets often work best. How the ingredients need to be consumed also matters. Chewables and sublingual absorption would require tablets, delayed-release may be better fitted for capsules or tablets depending. If you have questions about what’s best for your formulation, feel free to contact us.

What is scoring?
You may have noticed that some pills have a line down the middle. That’s known as a Score. It makes it easier to break apart the pill into an accurate smaller dose. Without the score, it may be dangerous for your customers to break the pill because they may get a higher dose than they need.

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 Superior 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 and give us a call today!

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