The Belgian pharmaceutical services company has recently invested in a third cleanroom to expand filling of flammable and non-flammable solvents
Caldic Benelux has recently invested in a third state-of-the-art cleanroom, allowing expansion of its pharma capabilities. On top of that, the company is also expanding its dedicated pharma warehousing and repackaging facilities.
At its site in Hemiksem, Belgium, Caldic already has two fully equipped cleanrooms to serve the pharmaceutical industry.
Now in addition to Cleanroom 1 (also called ‘The White Room’), and Cleanroom 2, Caldic has made an investment to expand capabilities with a third cleanroom, which is currently under construction and is expected to be operative in Q1 2020.
This cleanroom is suitable for the filling of flammable and non-flammable pharmaceutical solvents into drums, IBC’s and even stainless steel IBC’s. In this ATEX Cleanroom, Caldic will be able to drum products as Ethanol EP, Aceton EP, Isopropanol GMP, and many other pharmaceutical-grade solvents.
Commenting on the reason for constructing this new cleanroom, Dries Segers, Business Development Manager Pharma Europe at Caldic, said: “We already have a strong footprint in the pharmaceutical market in Europe. With our new investments, we continue our goal of serving our customers even better. Caldic has always been focusing on what we call ‘full-service distribution’. Our aim is to offer customers more than just standard products in standard packaging. We want to go the extra mile and help our customers with product sourcing, special packaging, sampling and dedicated cleanroom fillings.”
“Cleanroom 1 is limited to filling Propylene glycol and Glycerin pharmaceutical grades”, said Dries. “We noticed that there is a demand in the market for dedicated cleanroom fillings of a variety of other pharmaceutical grade solvents: flammable and non-flammable, in different packaging types. With our new cleanroom we will be able to fulfill our customers’ needs to have their pharmaceutical products filled in a dedicated way to avoid any risk of contamination.”
Additionally, Caldic is expanding its capabilities for dedicated pharma warehousing and repackaging possibilities.
Currently the repacking of secondary packaging under controlled conditions is already a service Caldic provides to their customers along with dedicated storage of pharma products. Caldic is looking further into growing these capabilities, together with its customers.