The IHD series from Romaco Innojet was specially designed for coating and granulating pharmaceutical products with hot greases and waxes. GMP compliance was a key development priority for these CIP capable devices, particularly regarding the validation of the cleaning processes. All sealing points, gaps and enclosed spaces were eliminated for this reason and flange connections reduced to a minimum. The hot melt coating flows through straight tubes to prevent any build-up of product residues. All product-contacted surfaces inside the IHD devices are positioned in such a way that they are fully visible and suitable for swab testing. Once the device has been cleaned, it can be opened up quickly and easily for inspection. The Romaco Innojet IHD series successfully avoids cross-contamination thanks to the hygienic design with no dead spaces.
Innojet’s IHD technology lets pharmaceutical manufacturers reap the previously unattainable benefits of hot melt coatings. Unlike aqueous alternatives, hot melt coatings contain no solvents which would have to be evaporated again after they have been sprayed on. Hot melt coatings solidify directly on the product, resulting in up to 85 percent shorter processing times. Less spray is required for hot melt coating processes because the formulations are solvent-free. What’s more, since there is no need to heat the air in order to dry the product, energy efficiency is improved. Hot melt coating is not only an extremely economical and efficient production process; it is also very versatile, for example for moisture barriers, taste masks or delayed API release.
Romaco Innojet GmbH designs, develops, manufactures, and markets coating and granulating systems and components. It serves clients in pharmacy, chemistry, food, confectionery, and other industries through agents/distributors in Germany and internationally. Romaco Innojet GmbH was formerly known as Innojet Herbert Hüttlin E.K. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Steinen, Germany.