Sanitary sifter improves purity of dietary supplements at Enzymatic Therapy
Enzymatic Therapy, a leading manufacturer of dietary supplements and natural medicines chose to build its own FDA-approved manufacturing facility, with the primary goal of improving product quality, streamlining production, and ultimately ramping up sales growth.
As a pioneer of exceeding dietary supplement good manufacturing practices (GMPs) decided to upgrade their pharmaceutical sifting equipment, employed to remove any agglomerates, oversize particles or contaminants from incoming raw dry materials.
For quality assurance and maintenance reasons, the company frowned on brushes or metal rollers that push product through the sieve as this could result in contamination such as brush fibers. To resolve these challenges, Enzymatic Therapy chose a high-capacity, 22-inch sanitary screener Russell Compact Sieve® from Russell Finex.
The first step in ensuring quality involves passing all dry materials through a 16-mesh screen to remove oversize particles. A special magnetic trap removes any sub-mesh sized ferrous contaminants, which can sometimes occur due to the pulverizing or processing of raw materials into powder. Some materials are also run through a finer 40-mesh screen to improve binding with other materials.
“For a quality end-product, we need quality from the start,” says Dave Hoffman, Production Lead for Enzymatic Therapy. “Sieving is the first step in manufacturing for every product we make. We depend on it to break up lumps and remove any foreign materials. When some materials come out of containers, they’re hard as a rock yet have to blend properly with all the other materials.”
The hygienic pharmaceutical industrial sifter is a breakthrough improvement over conventional screeners where reliability, cleaning efficiency, and headroom or room size are issues. Since the Russell Compact Sieve® is crevice-free – and entirely constructed from polished stainless steel including stands – all surfaces are easily to clean. Its simple design makes it easy to dis-assemble and clean without tools.
To read more about how the Russell Finex sanitary sifter has helped Enzymatic Therapy improve product purity, read the Enzymatic Therapy case study on our website.