Many processes in pharmaceutical manufacturing require tight control over humidity. Tablet coatings with aqueous solutions need precise humidity to ensure the coating does not dry too fast or too slowly. Printing with water based inks can be adversely affected by dry air. Low humidity causes an increase in static, which in turn can cause materials to stick to each other causing problems with packing.
Correct humidity levels can lead to increased manufacturing yields, decreased waste and a more efficient production line.
As pharmaceutical facilities often need 24/7 environmental control, it’s important that the humidification system is designed specifically for the application. Standard heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems can rarely deliver the optimum conditions required. Due to the long operating periods, energy consumption and service requirements need to be considered.
By working alongside the client’s research and development team, Condair has managed to increase production yields in some pharmaceutical manufacturing environments by as much as 60%. Through testing production at different humidities and then holding optimum levels indefinitely during manufacturing, wastage due to poor environmental control can be significantly reduced.
- Johnson & Johnson, UK
- Teva, Eire
- Hollister, Eire
- GlaxoSmithKline, UK
- American Medical Systems, Eire
- Napp Pharmaceuticals, UK
- Schering Plough, Eire
- Takeda, Eire
- Merck Chemicals, UK
- Johnson Matthey, UK