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When changing your powder process equipment from fixed mixers and in-line conveying systems to using a decoupled processing solution, the choice is often between using Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) or Big Bags.But which is most suitable?At first sight, keeping the...

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Richard Lockwood

Richard Lockwood
Pharmaceutical Business Line Director. A Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering with 20 years of experience in the food, pharmaceutical, oil & gas sectors along with a customer focussed approach allows Richard to help our Customers solve their material handling problems, working alongside them to understand not just the problem but its impact on their process.
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13 March 2018

As a pharmaceutical manufacturer it is vital to understand the benefits and limitations of IBC valve outlets on the...

03 August 2017

During the planning stage of a new pharmaceutical facility, you have a fresh slate; anything is possible. You have...

27 July 2017

Flexible, cost-effective, and one of the ‘leanest’ types of materials handling system around, Intermediate Bulk...

20 July 2017

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) are a flexible, cost-effective materials handling solution for pharmaceutical...

13 July 2017

The marketplace for the manufacture of generic oral solid dosage (OSD) pharmaceutical products is a crowded and...

06 July 2017

Depending on the size of the pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, manual or continuous materials handling methods...


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