Why Matcon systems are perfect for pharmaceutical manufacturers

Firing Industries serves several industries with powder handling equipment by Matcon, known for its Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs). These material-handling solutions are especially right for the pharmaceutical sector. With more than 35 years’ experience in this field, Matcon takes pride in serving this industry.

There are many great reasons why pharmaceutical manufacturers should choose Matcon systems. These include partnership, versatility, high quality, and reliability.

Systems that exceed all expectations

Matcon partners with customers to create systems designed to meet business needs. The manufacturer listens to user requirements to design the most reliable powder handling equipment, innovating and testing to make sure systems exceed all expectations. Customers get the technology to apply and harness these systems’ full potential. Matcon conducts comprehensive engineering studies and full-scale testing to diminish the user’s investment risks. With its long history of engineering innovation and skilled operations team, Matcon creates and installs every system to meet the customer’s unique needs.

Pharmaceutical companies typically buy three kinds of Matcon systems: powder handling equipment, tablet handling equipment, or cone-valve IBCs. Powder-handling IBCs come in various sizes, from 50 to 3,500 litres, with unique cone valves that offer a reliable way to feed powders and granules to tablet compression or roller compression. For tablet handling, a single IBC can do the same job as multiple drums, while providing quick, automated filling capabilities. For API companies, cone-valve IBCs handle solvent-rich, “wet cake” solids with care between the centrifuge and drying processes, so products do not degrade during the manufacturing process.

There are several ways Matcon solutions solve traditional powder- and tablet-handling challenges:

  • IBCs are available in various sizes to meet different needs;
  • Cone-valve technology overcomes bridging, rat-holing, segregation, and other common powder-handling problems;
  • IBCs offer better discharge capabilities than butterfly-valve containers. This goes for both free-flowing and cohesive materials; and
  • Material handling is contained and dust-tight, which keeps the workspace safe and prevents contamination of the materials.

With Firing Industries’ help, Matcon can reduce pharmaceutical manufacturing costs while boosting efficiency, quality, and safety.

To learn more, contact Firing Industries’ application-sales engineers at ddubuc@firing.com or (877) 688-0974.

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