Powder can be a mess when not delt with properly. Have you ever dropped a bag of flour on the floor after coming home from the store? Cleaning up the mess is terrible (speaking from experience, don’t add water or you just make glue). Now imagine doing that in a manufacturing suite with powdered media. The powder is literally designed to grow cells, so anything you miss is just a new petri dish that can generate contamination. Plus, there’s the added challenge of having to validate that the room is clean after attending to the spill.
Want to avoid this scenario? We’re excited to present a solution to this challenge with our new non-static powder bag. Our new powder bags can help transform your workflow because they’re designed to release powder exactly where it needs to go. This prevents unwanted spills or mess.
Powder Bags: What are they and why do we need them?
Powder bags are made of a specially designed anti-static, monolayer polyethylene-based film that holds buffer and media powders for single-use biopharmaceutical applications. These bags are essential for maintaining the integrity of the product throughout the production process, ensuring accurate and controlled dosing, efficient mixing, and streamlined storage.
Applications and Benefits of Anti-Static Powder Bags
Powder bags have diverse applications, from bioprocessing to powdered cell culture media and buffer salts to even food production. These bags provide several key benefits that make them indispensable:
- Cross-contamination prevention: Due to their single-use application, powder bags significantly reduce the risk of cross-contamination, eliminating the need for extensive cleaning and validation protocols associated with stainless steel systems.
- Time and cost savings: By eliminating the need for cleaning and validation, powder bags save valuable time and expense. This streamlined workflow allows for increased productivity and reduced downtime.
- Enhanced product recovery: Anti-static, monolayer, polyethylene-based film enables maximum product recovery and 99.99% product discharge rate, reducing yield loss while optimizing production efficiency.
- Versatility and material compatibility: The single layer of film ensures compatibility with a wide range of applications. Because the bags are versatile, they can be used across various processes without worrying about material compatibility.
- Improved safety: Powder bags eliminate the need for liquid rinses, reducing dangerous exposure risks. The bags are made from transparent material, which makes product inspection and identification easy. This enhances overall safety in the production environment.
- Ergonomic design: Our bags are designed with reinforced and integrated handles, making them easy to lift and transport. This ergonomic feature ensures convenience and reduces the risk of strain or injury for operators.
- Sanitary port option: An optional flange handle is available for middle-weight bags that don’t require a hoist. This feature enables easier individual or two-person handling, further enhancing the bags’ versatility.
- 4” Sanitary flange connection: The larger opening ensures contained operations during large volume powder transfers. This feature maintains product integrity while protecting personnel.
- Compatibility and integration: Compatible with existing standard sanitary flange connections, allowing for easy integration into existing processes. Our powder bags can seamlessly adopt this innovative solution without major modifications or disruptions.
With their unique features and benefits, our powder bags provide a clean, efficient, and safe solution for powder handling and production. If you’re ready to streamline your production process and eliminate the mess and hassle associated with powder handling, we encourage you to explore the possibilities of our robust, anti-static powder bags.
Transform your production suite today!