Compressed air is present throughout the production of pharmaceutical products. Since compressed air is a necessary utility for pharmaceutical production, it’s important that plant personnel understand the impact of compressed air quality on their products. Often the compressed air is coming into direct contact with the products, so if there are contaminants in the compressed air, it can potentially contaminate the product, leading to costly quality issues.
Oil-lubricated compressors have a lot of oil in liquid and vapor form in the compressed air output. By using extensive filtration systems, it is possible to remove most of the oil in the compressed air from oil-lubricated compressors, but the only way to have 100% oil-free compressed air is with an oil-free compressor. Continue reading
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One of our valued customers, Globe Die Cutting Products Incorporated, invited us down to their facility to tell us about Continue reading
Air compressor systems range from small, portable units to large-scale industrial machines capable of driving entire manufacturing facilities. Making a smart purchasing decision requires educating yourself about the basics of how a compressor works, what models are available, and to which Continue reading
Medicines are sold in a variety of containers, each of which is suited to the size and type of medicine in question. In most cases, however, pills and liquid medicines are sold in small or tiny plastic bottles. For many medicines, the bottles used are simply generic, standard-issue containers that can be ordered by size, in bulk, from production facilities. Sometimes, containers are made especially for a specific medicine brand.
Either way, the following steps are involved in container production, and each is accomplished quickly and easily with compressed-air machinery. Continue reading
Not everyone is comfortable or even capable of swallowing hard forms of medicine, like pills or tablets. For these people, softer alternatives are manufactured in the form of caplets, in which gelatin membranes contain powdery medicine formulas. In this form, the medicine is softer on the mouth and can generally pass more easily down the throat with water.
Caplets are all made possible by the magic that occurs in pharmaceutical labs, where air compressors make the following things materialize: Continue reading