New API Material Handling & Packaging Room at Kingchem’s Wisconsin Plant Completed
The new API Material Handling & Packaging Room at Kingchem’s St. Francis Wisconsin (USA) GMP plant has been completed. While a state-of-the-art ISO 8 (Class 100,000) heating and ventilating system controls foreign particulate matter and guarantees environmental conditions, airlocks also provide for gowning, de-gowning, controlled access and appropriate equipment and material handling.
Electrically classified as Class 1 Division 2 Groups C&D to allow for the safe handling of flammable solvents, the room also features a walk-in hood, a spot ventilation arm, appropriate wall, ceiling, and floor finishes cleanable to pharmaceutical standards, as well as lighting levels appropriate to the processes carried out. With the airlocks, there is also separate single-direction flow of personnel from that of equipment and materials.
Designed to both protect the product and employees, the area is also flexible in its operations by use of portable equipment and donning PPE appropriate for the operation to be executed. Most activities will focus on final packaging, for example, sampling from bulk containers and sub-dividing to client-requested configurations, etc. Other operations will include the de-lumping of bulk materials utilizing sieving equipment.
The new half-million dollar construction project now also provides viewing windows to allow customers to see the space and observe processing of their materials without entering the handling area. The area also allows for additional technologies to be added in the future to the Wisconsin plant, for example, solids handling such as milling operations, or handling more potent compounds in the area.
For further information, contact Kingchem Life Science LLC.