Ointment Mill -
Higher Volume Lab and Production Models

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THT ointment mill is the proud sponsor of IACP's 20th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill

An engineering colleague and I went to visit a pharmacy compounding customer last week. Ointment mill used in pharmacy compounding has become a hot sale since the beginning of this year. Exakt 50 used to be the standard equipment to make medicated ointment. However, more and more pharmacies are expressing their concerns about its productivity limit and turning to us for ointment mill solutions. We are excited and ready to give our best to this market.

This particular compounding pharmacy in California is doing extremely well and seeing more ointment orders by the month. Their focus is on pain and hormone ointments. Surrounded by friendly pharmacists and technicians, we offered a two-hour long product training session, letting them learn the best gap size for their particular kinds of ointments in order to maximize output. This 2.5x5 ointment mill lab model, which potentially doubles the output of that of Exakt 50, turns out to be the perfect tool for them to fulfill their monthly orders.

Apart from the 2.5x5 model, our 6x12 ointment mill has also generated plenty of interest from pharmacy compounding market. From pain ointments to anti-aging creams, our customers found it to be a great pilot production tool for the expansion of their businesses.

Here are 2 sample prescriptions to make pain ointment:


Ketamine 10%
Gabapentin 6%
Clon 0.2%
Nife 2%
Ointment Base - Rest


20% Ketroprofen
2% Baclofen
2% Cyclobenzaprine
5% Lidocaine
Ointment Base - Rest

Pain ointment usually contains a combination of the following active ingredients: local anesthetic, neuropathic pain blocker, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxer, and numbing agent. These active ingredients are milled into the ointment base to obtain the finished product, which will subsequently be jarred for distribution.

Patients prefer topical pain ointment for a variety of reasons. Oral pain relievers tend to be associated with side effects such as liver damage, kidney damage, gastrointestinal side effects, addiction, sedation, and/or weight gain. In some cases, frequent dosing is required, and in others, oral delivery involves a time delay. Dosages that are appropriate for oral administration, upon being distributed more or less uniformly throughout the body, are undesirably low in a particular area to achieve desired results. Also, oral or injection administration may result in too slow or too rapid increase in blood plasma levels, where a more constant level would be preferable.

Although other forms of delivery of pharmaceuticals agents are known, each has its drawbacks. Parenteral (intravenously or intramuscularly injected) administration is inconvenient and expensive, and is rarely used outside the hospital. Inhalation is believed to be not feasible with many analgesic agents currently in use. Therefore, there is a need for an analgesic delivery system which provides effective and acceptable levels, while preferably avoiding or reducing undesired effects such as liver damage or gastrointestinal side effects.

Learn more applications of three roll mills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imx_LWckkK4&feature=c4-overview&list=UUssJgtr2gEVI78_Ri1tkSAg