Pharmaceutical Cleaning

Working in a pharmaceutical supply company means your end product must meet extreme guidelines to ensure consumers have the correct medications delivered in the safest manner possible. To this end, pharmaceutical manufacturers practice cleaning validation processes, including specific cleaning and disinfecting agents. The sanitation chemical supplier Bell Chem stocks dozens of top-end chemicals perfect for use in cleaning validation for pharmaceutical manufacturers.  

Cleaning Validation
Cleaning validation is a quality control measure that ensures machinery is cleaned properly to remove microbial and chemical residues, including detergents utilized during cleaning. Depending on the type of residue, method of production, and end product, detergents may be acidic (such as sulfuric acid), alkaline (sodium hypochlorite), oxidative, surfactant, foaming, et cetera.

The validation process is not a one-way street that only determines rules and ensures they are followed. Cleaning validation allows corporations to operate more efficiently and effectively, which increases financial gains. Machines containing sticky or grating substances will cause delays, as they need to be taken apart during manufacturing to be cleaned. By ensuring a clean environment at each stage of manufacture, the process runs without unnecessary delays.

Employee safety is tantamount in any industry, and working with potentially hazardous pharmaceutical products can endanger your workforce if areas are not properly sanitized. With the correct products, areas can be cleaned and sanitized, even while using sanitation products at lower water temperatures.

The correct product can expedite cleaning time; the proper detergent can clean and sanitize an area quickly. The saved time can be dedicated to creating more product rather than cleaning an area. While some individuals believe elbow grease is the ultimate form of cleaning, keep in mind that scrubbing machine parts can damage them.

The Right Detergent
Detergents work in specific manners, so choose a detergent that will give the best results. Acid detergents remove inorganic residues and salts, alkaline detergents are powerhouse chemicals that work in the majority of manufacturing applications, and neutral detergents are compatible with most other chemicals and can be used with hand cleaning of delicate parts. Along with detergents, products used during cleaning validation include chelators, dispersants, emulsifiers, solvents, and wetting agents.  

Pharmaceutical corporations must meet strict criteria concerning cleaning validation. Contact the sanitation chemical supplier Bell Chem to ensure your company meets those standards with our pure supply of cleaning and sanitizing supplies. Based in Longwood, FL (just north of Orlando), Bell Chem has hundreds of products stocked in their 50,000+ square-foot warehouse. You can expect the highest quality products, expedited shipping options for maximum efficiency, and unrivaled personalized customer service. Let our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives and accounting staff personalize all your needs by either calling 407-339-BELL (2355) or by sending us an online message.