High-Quality Air Treatment Solutions for Pharma Production


The production of pharmaceutical products places high requirements on the climate control during multiple stages. Munters air treatment systems and extensive application know-how set worldwide standards for precision humidity control, and hygienic quality air conditions.

Energy efficient solutions for storage of medical products

Using innovative energy efficient technologies, our expert engineers create the perfect climate for R&D, pilot plant, full manufacture and storage of medical products. Munters have developed cutting-edge climate solutions for manufacturing active ingredients, granules, tablet compression, gelcap and insulin manufacture.

Desiccant dehumidifiers without refrigerants or compressors

Based on the desiccant dehumidification principle invented and patented by Carl Munters, Munters' desiccant dehumidifiers function without any refrigerants or compressors.

Sensitive pharmaceutical products such as powders, tablets, capsules and labsticks can lose quality or have reduced shelf-life when exposed to high humidity. Products can stick, develop mould, become friable and deteriorate.

Pipes and machinery may clog, impeding or interrupting production, or the storage and powder transport can be affected. By controlling the production environment with Munters air treatment, these issues are avoided and the production climate is stable and fully controlled year-round.

A high product quality is maintained while production output can be increased, with shorter drying times, higher throughput and unplanned stoppages reduced, all saving valuable time and money.

Controlling temperatures in pharma production facilities

Outdoor conditions with a low absolute humidity, such as on a cold winters day, provide an ideal production climate for most processes within the pharmaceutical industry. In summer many processes are affected by the increased humidity levels, creating multiple problems associated with condensation.

By controlling both temperature and humidity in production facilities or processes, Munters create stable conditions year-round and operations can run at maximum capacity irrespective of outdoor weather fluctuations.

Humidity controls to achieve hygiene consistency in pharmaceutical production

By controlling the relative humidity, condensation is prevented and mould is greatly reduced. This helps satisfy strict hygienic regulations with a constant, reliable and predictable climate.

Munters' rotors (desiccant wheels) have been tested independently and proven by the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology to have both bactericidal and fungicidal properties, making them highly suitable for demanding and delicate processes within pharmaceutical production.

Recovering heat from regeneration processes for the purge sector

For an even higher efficiency, our rotors can be provided with an energy recovering purge sector that comes both as a pre-installed feature or as a retrofit. Recovering heat from the regeneration process through multiple methods the energy needed for regeneration is reduced by up to 30%.

Contact Details

Munters Global Pharma Management Centre
Air Treatment
10 Ramsay Court
PE29 6FY
United Kingdom
+44 1480 410 223

Available White Papers


Klocke uses NA and ML for Quality Storage 19 January 2017 The KLOCKE Group manufactures and packages pharmaceutical products, food supplements and cosmetic products.


Dehumidified Air Ensures Quality Hormone Packaging for Orion Pharmaceuticals 12 January 2017 Production of hormone medication involves packing in foil blister packs. The process includes cooling and requires very cold machine surfaces.


Control of Humidity at Europe’s First -80°C Cold Store 10 January 2017 Munters provides Odense University with Europe's first -80°C cold store for blood and tissue samples. By installing Munters ML1100 desiccant dehumidifier, the university hospital achieved improved energy efficiency on refrigeration systems and prevented the build up of ice on coils.


PolyPeptide Group Fulfil FDA Requirements 05 January 2017 The PolyPeptide Group works within all major peptide technologies and handles peptide production from small-scale (multi-10mg) non-GMP batches to multi-10kg GMP manufacturing needs.


Perfect Climate for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing 05 January 2017 Pharmadule, the world leader in modular manufacturing facilities for the pharmaceutical industry, has been working with Munters to supply humidity controlled facilities for Eli Lilly (Indianapolis), Baxter (Bloomington, US) and Eli Lilly (Kinsale, Ireland).