|1.||Capping:- ‘Capping’ is the term used, when the upper or lower segment of the tablet separates horizontally, either partially or completely from the main body of a tablet and comes off as a cap, during ejection from the tablet press, or during subsequent handling.|
|2.||Lamination / Laminating:- ‘Lamination’ is the separation of a tablet into two or more distinct horizontal layers.|
|3.||Sticking/filming: ‘ Sticking’ refers to the tablet material adhering to the die wall. Filming is a slow form of sticking and is largely due to excess moisture in the granulation.|
|4.||Cracking:- Small fine cracks observed on the upper and lower center surface of the tablets, or very rarely on the side wall are referred to as cracks.|
|5.||Chipping:- ‘ Chipping’ is defined as the breaking of tablet edges, while the tablet leaves the press or during subsequent handling and coating operation.|
|6.||Mottling:‘ Mottling’ is the term used to describe an unequal distribution of colour on a tablet.|
Double Impression: ‘ Double impression’ involves only those punches,which have a monogram or other engraving on them.