Bulk management

Before healthcare products keep people safe, it’s necessary to keep the products themselves safe!

Whether oral solid dosage pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems or diagnostic and medical devices, many healthcare products are susceptible to degradation and stability issues.

Airnov is the specialist of controlled atmosphere with deep knowledge in moisture, oxygen and odors management inside healthcare packaging. Contact us for more details on which solution is the most suitable for your specific needs.

Bulk management

Regardless of whether we are dealing with small retail quantities or products stored in bulk, moisture often is the most substantial issue. Airnov’s line pharmaceutical-grade bags focus on protecting bulk goods as they ship around the world, or even sit in warehousing as work in process. Complying with the highest safety requirements, we offer desiccant bags, EQius™ bags, as well as Pharmakeep® (oxygen scavenger) bags – all excellent ways to protect larger quantities of medication from moisture and oxygen. Maintaining a keen focus on quality control, our products are known for their longevity and efficiency, setting a gold standard in the industry.

Various obstacles in bulk management

Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are often produced in different facilities than where the final products (tablets, capsules, etc) are manufactured. Many of these APIs travel vast distances, crossing oceans and continents, before reaching the factories where they will be turned into the final forms we use every day. Bulk management systems are sized to protect these large quantities of raw ingredients as they make their way around the world and sit as work in process in warehouses.

After reaching their destination, the substances are pressed, distilled, made into tablets and capsules, powders, liquids, or presented in any other way that is suitable for easy administering. They are then fitted into containers or boxes and made ready to stock or sell. Individual bottles likely have some moisture and oxygen protection for their respective products in the container. Bulk bags can be added to the carton of finished goods, adding a secondary layer of protection to sensitive goods that have miles of travel and years of storage ahead before reaching the end user.

Protecting inventory protects the patient. Inadequate packaging can lead to mold, mildew, spoilage, and even the creation of dangerous toxins as the products break-down due to moisture and oxidation. Airnov’s bulk management bags are designed to protect your stock through the entire manufacturing process.

The best ways to deal with associated risks

Airnov is a company that has spent years researching and perfecting various different methods of protecting even the most delicate products from external influences. Our mission is to offer the highest degree of shielding from detrimental factors, assess all the associated risks, and ultimately implement a superior level of quality control in order to deliver service that is au pair with the best players in the field. Strong commitment to good manufacturing practice is at the core of our beliefs and our team never falters to go that extra mile in order to make sure that each client is satisfied. We are open to suggestions and ready to answer any questions.

Airnov is always able to deal with demanding logistics and intricate planning. Managing production plants across the world – from the US to Europe and East Asia – we are capable of meeting the needs of all our clients, regardless of their location. We have maintained a just-in-time production practice for a number of years and smooth operations are second nature to our staff. Perpetually looking to learn new skills and expand their horizons, the experts at Airnov aim to provide tough competition to anyone in the business. With an eye for innovation and an eagerness to meet even the most exacting demands of our partners, we are confident in our ability to offer superior products and excellent service.

All protection needs covered by our broad product lines

Bulk management requires a great deal of care and reliable materials ready to perform their role even under harsh conditions. After years of extensive research as well as hands-on experience in the business, Airnov has created a palette of products that are able to meet different needs and satisfy companies that deal with the most diverse array of pharmaceutical products.

Desiccant bags are suited for a range of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, APIs, excipients, and reagents. They serve to protect from both chemical and physical degradation due to moisture. These bags contain silica gel (silicone dioxide), molecular sieve (synthetic zeolite), and clay – and are an excellent choice for finished products as well as raw ingredients. Able to comply with US Pharmacopeia USP <670> standards for pharmaceutical desiccants, they are carefully produced in facilities certified under ISO 15378:2017 GMP requirements.

EQius™ bags or Equilibrium RH Stabilizers can protect against humidity variation, a larger quantity of:

  • dry powder inhalers to maintain the particle sizing and flowability,
  • gummies to avoid the sticky effect and maintain their plasticity
  • gelatin capsules to steer clear the risk of brittleness
  • cannabis-based products to keep away mold and mildew

They perform as a humectant (desorber) and desiccant (adsorber) and are ideal for sensitive drug forms. Such stabilizers are most often made-to-order and can be customized to fit any client’s requirements.

Pharmakeep® bags are renowned for the fact that they don’t need moisture to react. Instead, they rely on complex polymer-based oxygen absorbers and are fully humidity-neutral. Often referred to as oxygen scavengers, they help with degradation avoidance and prolong shelf-life by protecting against oxidative degradation and oxidative reactions. Pharmakeep® bags can be used both in the case of bulk and individual packaging.

All the above-mentioned products can be introduced into boxes, bottles, and other forms of packaging, in order to protect tablets, blister packs, and other drug containers, liquid materials, as well as medical devices from degradation.

The advantages of our approach

Since its inception as an integral part of Airsec in 1952, our company has provided clients from across the globe with reliable, trustworthy, efficient service. The products from our line are a testament to our commitment to providing only the best for our clients. We understand the challenges faced and use agility, experience, performance, and respect to create a perfect environment for progress. We are proud of our ability to adapt to change and face the future with a bright and assertive attitude. Through constant striving for innovation in packaging and protecting pharmaceutical products, medical devices, we aim for a level of safety rarely surpassed by our competitors.

Our Business Continuity Planning (BCP) enables us to utilize multi-lane production equipment at multiple sites, making sure that each order – no matter how large – is delivered at the right time. A fully transverse approach is perhaps our biggest advantage. We offer products in all ranges, being able to meet any demand. The team has a sharp eye for innovation and is committed to delivering only stellar results.

Get in touch

We at Airnov are always open to new ideas, propositions, and business inquiries. If you have any questions, would like a quote for your next project, or simply wish to get more information on our extensive range of products – do not hesitate to contact us. We will do everything to take your ideas to the next level and work together to create the best solution to fit your needs.