Managing humidity
in pharmaceutical

Dealing with undesirable moisture

Make your drying
more efficient

Many pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and similar products consist of hygroscopic materials such as powders and granulates. When manufacturing such capsules and tablets, any airborne moisture and uncontrolled humidity tend to result in lots of difficult-to-manage problems.

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Typical pharmaceutical
production problems

When powders and granulates come in contact with any moisture present in the surrounding air, lots of nastinesses can arise.

  • Powders clump together and cause blockages in pneumatic transport systems
  • The active ingredients become unevenly distribute
  • Weight and volume are affected
  • Bacterial growth is more likely
  • The performance of active substances can be affected
  • Colour and other product characteristics can be affected
  • Product and coating quality can be reduced
  • Product shelf life can be affected
  • Productivity due to inefficiency and downtime
  • Practical difficulties with all kinds of packaging processes


Better control
via adsorption dehumidification

Managing the humidity means you can keep levels of moisture in the air constant at any desired level.This helps minimise practical glitches, as well as maximising production and packaging efficiency.

Adsorption dehumidification technology is by far the most effective solution when very low levels of humidity are required.

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Relative humidity
and the dewpoint

This film explains the relation between the relative humidity and dewpoint, and how you can manage this to get the results that suit you best.

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