•   27/12/2023
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Dehumidifiers for the Pharmaceutical Industry

The production of pharmaceuticals is an area of paramount importance in society because, in addition to being intrinsically linked to our health and well-being, working in this sector presents constant and audacious challenges. The pharmaceutical sector is experiencing rapid growth, driven by both the demand for new solutions and intense competition. This is where the challenge lies: how can we contribute even more to pharmaceutical industrial solutions?

We believe that our extensive experience and expertise in humidity and temperature control, combined with manufacturing and storage processes, accumulated over years of experience in this field, enable us to share valuable insights with you.

Ensuring quality in the different types of medicines is to guarantee the maintenance of the population's health. Therefore, to ensure stability of active ingredients and final products, it’s crucial to control humidity and temperature throughout the production process until storage and distribution.

Did you know that a small fluctuation in the percentage of relative humidity in the air can compromise an entire batch of medicines? Read this article to know more about it!

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Pharmaceutical Production and Storage

Pharmaceutical production and storage processes require humidity and temperature control in environments to prevent failures in the formulation of liquids, creams, or powders. This control is essential during compression, compaction, coating of medicines, and in blistering or filling, ensuring the effectiveness of effervescent products. The humidity level varies according to each stage and type of medicine under development. Some of these stages include:

  1. Manufacturing of injectables and testing areas
  2. Manufacturing of effervescent products
  3. Manufacturing of ampoules
  4. During the incubation of Penicillin
  5. Processing of powder mixtures, compound tablets, and the production of gelatin capsules

Check the ideal humidity levels for each type of medicine and stage of production:

  1. Injectables and testing areas: < 50%
  2. Effervescents: 40%
  3. Ampoules: < 30%
  4. Penicillin: Between 0,5% and 3,0%
  5. Powder mixtures, pills and capsules: < 25%

Request a proposal from our consultants now to get an indication of the best solution and budget for your business.


Moisture Damage

The presence of humidity in pharmaceutical industries results in contamination by fungi, bacteria, in addition to causing changes in the physical-chemical structure of substances and medicines, which can result in:

  • Moldy tablets;
  • Cross-contamination;
  • Improper packaging;
  • Changes in color and leaks;
  • Caking of raw materials;
  • Alteration in weight and consistency;
  • Chemical, physical, and biological instability.

Discover Thermomatic Solutions

Our product line was designed to meet the demands of the Pharmaceutical Industry, regardless of its size, from the most rigorous production challenges to the simple's ones.

See some of the benefits and solutions we offer:

  • Ability to remove large amounts of water from the air per day.
  • Technology for easy adjustment of equipment power levels.
  • Automatic defrosting.
  • Equipment activation and shutdown programming.
  • Telemetry and System Failure Sensors.
  • Certified products within regulated standards.
  • Ease of setup and logistics.
  • Versatile and durable solutions for operating in extreme temperatures.
  • Connection to Wi-Fi and Programmable Logic Controller.

Furthermore, the precise control of humidity through a Desidrat dehumidifier is responsible for ensuring the consistency and granularity of inputs, the proper functioning of machinery, and compliance with hygiene standards.