I have a question for the guns people. I work in techncial service and got this question today. Why would someone want to make a "tablet" of black powder? Wouldn't that affect the burn rate of the powder? Less surface area... I am interested in XXXXXX as a binder. An experiment. The problem with anyone making homemade black powder for hunting, is the fact that the powder tends to crumble. I figured if XXXXXX is used as a binder in the pharmaceutical industry, it might make a good binder for black powder. From what I have read, something like microcrystalline cellulose attracts moisture at the surface. Any thoughts ?