This capability is designed to complement the capabilities of Chemsultants’ other Pilot Coating line, TPC-1. The new upgrade features GMP and clean room capabilities with segregated manufacturing areas for mixing, coating and finishing processes. Other diverse coating capabilities include web cleaning, online coating and substrate measurement, and multiple coating methods including slot die and roll coating.
The TPC-2 Clean Room facility was designed to produce custom PSA and other coated materials Chemsultants develops for its clients manufacturing medical diagnostics and devices, wound care, pharmaceuticals and transdermals, as well as in the electronics and energy industries.
According to Gary Avalon, chief operating officer, the precision clean room facility satisfies marketplace preferences for goods that have been produced in a clean room environment. “OEMs of medical products prefer doing business with suppliers whose operations are as clean as or cleaner than their own,” he says, explaining the rationale behind the new facilities and equipment.
Chemsultants is currently pursuing ISO 13485 certification for its manufacturing facility and expects to achieve this status by March 2013. This will complement the A2LA accredited laboratory that is ISO 17025 certified.