Aqueous and Powdered Cleaning Detergents for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Applications of Aqueous Critical Cleaning in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing


The use of aqueous cleaning in pharmaceutical manufacturing can provide numerous benefits in terms of effectiveness, minimal surface residue, and easier cleaning validation.

Virtually any pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment, from tablet presses to a stainless steel mixing tanks, can be cleaned to stringent critically clean criteria by aqueous cleaning.

Aqueous cleaners are typically formulated to ensure maximum cleaning performance by using key ingredients such as surface active agents (surfactants), excellent wetting agents that allow the cleaning solution to penetrate into crevices while getting under soils to allow for removal.

Often very dilute solutions of aqueous cleaner will effectively remove even worst-case substances from a variety of hard surfaces, including stainless steel, glass, plastic, or porcelain.

To find out more about aqueous cleaning, including the critical cleaning process, how to select the proper aqueous cleaner for pharmaceutical manufacturing, the removal of surface pyrogens and endotoxins from equipment substrates, the role of PH and residue in pharmaceutical cleaning, and applications such as removing stearic acid from stainless steel, spray clean-in-place (CIP), and manual cleaning, download this free whitepaper.

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