When it comes to the food and pharmaceutical industry, a great deal of attention is paid to the quality codes and procedures. Pharmaceutical products are often high value and if packed or handled haphazardly, it can result in contamination and potential damages. If you are manufacturer of pharmaceutical powders, granules, capsules or pellets and use FIBC bulk bags to store and handle you goods, you need to ensure you choose a knowledgeable, experienced supplier with links to the world class production who understands the setbacks and expectations well. That is why Rosenflex is the right choice for your Pharma Grade Bulk Bags.
Rosenflex FIBC Bulk Bags for Pharma contain polyethylene liners. This ensures that the fine, powdered quality of the product is safe and secure at all times. With polyethylene liners, you obtain:
- An added layer of protection for your products
- Improved control for granules, capsules and powders.
- Protection against moisture and contamination
With the in-house 7 layer co-ex blown film plant, our partners factory can provide highly technical liners to ensure that fine, powdered quality of the product is safe and secure at all times.
The importance of BRC Certification
You can safely assume that the standards set for the food industry are similar to those set for the pharmaceutical industry. This is why, when looking for a reliable supplier, you have to check out certifications and see whether they can produce packaging that meets ISO 22000:2005, ISO 9001:2008, BRC Global Standards that also caters to GFSI standards and AIB international.
Out of these, you need to lay special emphasis on BRC certification. After all, it is imperative to know that your supplier delivers FIBC bulk bags that come with third party certifications such as BRC. When your bags meet BRC criteria that make it safe for pharmaceutical use, it means that it is meeting the standards of:
- Light table inspection
- Proper and systematic ventilation
- Record keeping
- Proper workforce wardrobe
- Pest control procedures
- Impeccable personal hygiene
- Metal detection
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Program (HACCP)
You also have to make sure that your FIBC bags use 100% virgin resin. This makes sure the bag is safe for pharmaceutical use.
At Rosenflex, we ensure our Pharma Grade FIBC's are manufactured using only FDA approved resin. Our partner’s factory is certified with British Retail Consortium (BRC) AA Rating, American Institute of Baking (AIB) Superior Rating (the only factory in the world to have this for 3 consecutive years), ISO22000, ISO14001 and ISO9001.
The factory is geared up for production of pharma grade bulk bags and in order to achieve such high ratings our partners have ensured ALL areas of production are truly food grade. The factory has a separate in-house facility for Pharma grade bulk bags where HEPA (0.3mu) filtration is installed to reduce any airborne contaminants. Only the best polypropylene is sourced to produce fibres of the finest quality and all looms are installed with ultrasonic cutting machines to prevent potential contamination risks. Quality checks are also conducted regularly by highly trained staff on the factory floor.
The recently commissioned in-house blown film plant can produce up-to 7 layer co-ex film allowing for highly technical liners including gas flushing and barrier options, perfect for protecting pharmaceutical and medical powders. Lamination machines, equipped with brushing and dust removal, cater specifically for our customers’ requirements. All bags are stitched in the complete clean room environment with filtered air and nothing is kept on the floor to further reduce the risk of contamination. Throughout the factory, positive air pressure is maintained and filtration installed allowing for the bulk bags to be stitched in a complete clean room environment.
The Hazards that come with Static Electricity
More often than not, the pharmaceutical industry has to transport powders and materials that can be extremely volatile in nature, especially when this transportation is done through FIBC bags. When bags are filled for discharge, the flow of the finely powdered substances can cause a hazardous build-up of static electricity. If not taken into consideration and properly mitigated, the dangers that come with static electricity can cause a disastrous event.
Generally speaking, there are four types of FIBC bags, namely A, B, C and D. Each of these bags comes with different features and safety measures. For static electricity build up, types B-D are relevant and advantageous as they help to do away with this occurrence. You need to make sure that your supplier understands types B-D well. For more information on conductive, anti-static FIBC bulk bags view our dedicated page here.