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Limitations of Conventional Mixing Systems in Pharmaceutical Topical and Transdermal Drug Product Applications

Limitations of Conventional Mixing Systems in Pharmaceutical Topical and Transdermal Drug Product Applications

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Mixing Challenges by Pat Coval

The inherent nature of high-viscosity pharmaceutical drug products poses real operational challenges to manufacturers. To succeed, processors must seamlessly combine safe and precise ingredient loading, powerful and durable blending, and sterile and efficient cleaning within their operation. Some manufacturers have found it difficult to solve these challenges due to limitations of conventional mixing systems. Here are some of the most common issues with conventional mixing systems in pharmaceutical and other high-viscosity product settings.

Three Food Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2019

Three Food Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2019

Posted on February 06, 2019 in Trends by Pat Coval

Every year brings new opportunities and challenges to every industry. But for food manufacturing, 2019 will be particularly noteworthy, with important issues facing both food processors and equipment manufacturers alike. This year, new regulations, new technology and new competitors will all play significant roles in shaping the food manufacturing industry.

Two Ways Food Processing Kettles Prevent Waste — And Help the World

Two Ways Food Processing Kettles Prevent Waste — And Help the World

Posted on November 07, 2018 in Quality Assurance by Pat Coval

In food manufacturing, 32.4 percent of all food waste is tied to production issues, much of which could be prevented. However, food production kettles can be a big asset in the fight against food waste, both in their actual function and in the larger application of food safety guidelines in the production process. We've identified two key areas where kettles can make a difference.

Crucial Factors to Consider When Expanding Your Food Processing Operation

Crucial Factors to Consider When Expanding Your Food Processing Operation

Posted on July 18, 2018 in Equipment Design by Pat Coval

No matter the size of your current food processing operation, you may someday need to expand. If and when that day comes, you’ll have to address important questions regarding the expansion’s impact on your production.

Use the 10X Rule to Guide Your Food Production Expansion

Use the 10X Rule to Guide Your Food Production Expansion

Posted on April 30, 2018 in Equipment Design by Pat Coval

Your food product is taking off and you need to increase your production capacity to keep up. If that is your situation, you may be asking a fundamental question to determine your processing equipment needs: how much capacity can I get from each processing kettle without affecting my product’s quality or consistency?