The methods and equipment needed to manufacture drugs is changing. Many products are now delivered as multi-layer products, micro tablets and other multi-particulate formulations. The new systems used in your factories will need to initiate more flexible equipment solutions to cater for these higher complexities in the production processes, if they are to remain competitive.
As manufacturers now need to compete in a price sensitive arena volume and efficiency is key to profit, downtime is now a big problem. Of the regulatory actions taken against pharmaceutical OSD facilities in recent years the foremost cause is that the facilities were old, with ageing pharmaceutical equipment.
Pharmaceutical businesses need to implement new cost-effective, flexible, modular manufacturing systems such as the introduction of IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) which will enable multiple products and larger batches to be manufactured.
Matcon specialises in providing complete materials handling solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturers. The benefits of an IBC include:
- Gentle handling of tablets & capsules either coated or not (of batches up to 650kg)
- Less manual handling, quicker loading and unloading of granules & tablets
- Hygienic Design - sealed, contained and dust-tight easy clean design, suitable for validatable off-line cleaning
- Easy handling and manoeuverability with numerous size variants
- Full discharge & control of powder
- Ability to automate the key manufacturing steps
- Time savings across all manufacturing stages means less downtime
- Less production space needed
The Original Cone Valve Manufacturers
Do you struggle when handling some powders in hot, humid temperatures within your production facility? Our Indian-based team are on hand to explain the key benefits of our unique Cone Valve technology within each IBC which prevents the traditional powder handling issues of bridging, rat-holing and blend segregation. Compared to butterfly valve containers, Cone Valve IBCs provide superior discharge control, no matter whether you are handling free-flowing or cohesive materials, even in the biggest sized IBCs.
Our Experience and Global Presence
We have more than 30 years’ experience working with leading, branded and generic pharma manufacturers around the world. Working across a range of industries around the world also means that we understand the importance of having a global network of agents and local representatives. Not only does a local contact provide you with quick access to information, servicing and support but it enables you to access an experienced contact who understands your local market and industry.
Meet our team in India
Over the past 10 years, we have developed our presence in India, working with local organisations to implement over 30 production lines using Matcon equipment.
Our India team consists of Sales Engineers, Operations, Field Service Engineers and Customer Support. We also manufacture, maintain and test parts and equipment from our regional facility in Vadodara. This dedication to the local market ensures that we can provide prompt support to ensure that your powder handling system is designed and implemented to meet your requirements.