Packaging plays an important role in satisfying supply chain needs. In order to guarantee safe storage and internal distribution of pharmaceutical powders, Unither decided to replace one-way disposable plastic bags with a more efficient system.
CurTec was able to convince them with a suitable packaging solution.
Unither uses plastic CurTec drums for internal transport of raw materials. They manufacture non sterile solutions for oral administration, including syrups, solutions and drops, as well as suppositories.
Until recently, these materials were transported between weighing and production zones in sealed plastic bags. The bags had to be handled and emptied manually and repeatedly.
Unither wanted a reusable and sustainable solution that would save time and circumvent the difficult and ergonomically challenged handling.
The company decided to automate the process of introducing raw materials into the blending tank by installing a lift with a tumbler.
Unither needed a reusable transport container that was robust enough for mechanical handling. The container would be clamped by the tumbler and would have to withstand vertical pressure during the emptying process. It also would have to be suitable for raw materials for pharmaceutical use.
Unither would have to find a supplier that could fulfil all their needs. They were familiar with CurTec packaging.
For years now, they are using 75l conductive drums for internal transport of other materials. The CurTec drums are safe, robust, and anti-static and better suited for use in a pharmaceutical production environment (conditioned areas).
After transport and emptying, the conductive drums are washed, dried and stored for re-use.
Being familiar with CurTec and the quality of their drums, Unither decided to test a smaller capacity. They could not use the conductive drum because the height of processing rooms is limited.
CurTec proposed a 55l drum, which fit the dimensions of the room and met other pharmaceutical requirements. All certificates necessary to prove suitability for intended use were supplied.
Unither is satisfied with the quality of our drums. During a recent visit, the 55l drums were in transit. Handling of raw materials between production and processing zones has become safer and easier.
The company was able to reduce handling time and the impact on the production environment, as well as increase the safety of their staff and create a sustainable transport system.