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Materials Handling Solutions for Your Pharmaceutical Equipment

As a pharmaceutical manufacturer it is vital to understand the benefits and limitations of IBC valve outlets on the market today. Your choice will impact your bottom line, quality of produce and whether you are competitive in the Pharmaceutical arena or not.

After reading our recent blog articles, you will be well informed on the various pharmaceutical facilities and how they can be built to the right design that incorporates an efficient container based materials transfer system.

Now you need to choose the best pharmaceutical equipment for the job. But watch out here as not all IBCs are equal in functionality and manageability. What initially looks like a cheaper option is usually cheaper for a reason. It may not give you the performance you need. It is worth researching to understand the benefits and limitations of the different types of IBC valve outlet, therefore giving you an informed choice and saving you costs in the long run.

The Inventors of The First Cone-Valve

The market is well supplied with butterfly valve IBCs and these have a place when you need a cheap solution or you are handling powders of low value or simple mixes. But as the powders become more trouble-some to handle well, then you need to look for a more technologically advanced solution.

Matcon is proud to be the original discharger valve company. Established in 1980, Matcon invented the first, unique valve which was game-changing technology. It was designed to control the flow of discharged materials. Matcon went on to create Cone Valve IBCs which have transformed the applications for IBCs compared to  traditional methods.

cone valve IBC pharmaceutical equipment

How Our 35 Years of Powder Handling Experience Can Help

Along with our heritage comes 40+ years of experience specialising in helping pharmaceutical manufacturers’ who handle and process powders, granules and tablets. Over the years our engineers have probably seen and solved any processing problem imaginable and with our global test facilities you can see the proof behind the technology using your own ingredients before your very eyes.

Over and above the technology most important for you to achieve success in your pharmaceutical business is the installation of an IBC system by people who know how to apply the technology into the various processing steps. This is where the Matcon team offers great value by creating complete solutions. Striving to support you with a system that brings you the maximum profitability and product quality. Not just selling you a commodity bin, but taking a full look at what your manufacturing needs are and designing a flexible manufacturing system to match those needs, ensuring you are making the right investment.

Whether setting up a new pharmaceutical facility, upgrading an existing one or just adding to your current processing line this information will help you.

We have compiled a handy checklist that will help you to think about the questions to ask suppliers of IBC powder handling systems that will help to ensure you select the right pharmaceutical equipment for the task.

Selecting a Supplier of the Ideal IBC Sytem. Make sure you ask the right questions. Download the free checklist

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At the heart of the Matcon system you will find the Cone Valve - invented, patented and developed by us. We help manufacturers overcome issues of mix segregation, containment and bridging that are inherent in traditional powder handling systems. Discover our unique approach to powder handling and the innovation that underpins all that we do.

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