Packaging, Inerting and Blanketing

Safety and quality for your manufacturing facilities

Inerting, also known as blanketing, is the process of replacing the atmospheric air around a substance or material with a non-reactive gas, such as nitrogen or argon, to ensure it stays in a passive or unreactive state.

Our gas solutions can help you to preserve the quality of active ingredients and drugs, helping to eliminate oxidation and prevent microbiological contamination of your products.

When using nitrogen for the packaging of pharmaceutical products, we understand you want assurance that the nitrogen you are using is reliable, traceable and compliant with regulations.

Air Products' high-purity, pharma-grade gases offer full traceability back to raw material data, helping you reduce in-house controls, supplier qualification processes, and much more.

We can help you choose the optimum inerting method to meet your needs, while also keeping gas usage to a minimum.

The Fundamentals of Cryogenic Grinding

Cryogenic grinding can help you cost-effectively achieve desired particle sizes or yield of particles in your target range; grind heat sensitive or tough-to-mill materials; as well as increase production, product quality and process safety. Watch to learn about the fundamentals of cryogenic grinding, benefits and results of cryogenic grinding, safety considerations and precautions, and equipment requirements for cryogenics.

PolarFit® Cryogenic Grinding Solutions

Watch how our PolarFit® size reduction systems use the cooling power of liquid nitrogen to remove heat produced in the grinding process, allowing you to achieve higher yield of particles in your target range, more uniform particle size distribution, higher production rates, improved product quality and improved process safety due to the nitrogen inertness.

How can Air Products help with your Inerting Requirements?

Safe Process

Protects sensitive materials from fire and explosions with the minimum gas volume

Controlled COC Levels

Proprietary software to perform calculations ranging from mixture flammability to critical oxygen concentration (COC)

Quality Compliance

Compliance with US, Japanese and European pharmacopoeias (European pharmacopoeia and GMP Part II)

Cost-effective Supply Options

Most efficient and cost-effective supply mode based on your volume, pressure, purity level, flow rate and operating pattern

Are you interested in using nitrogen for inerting?

We can help you choose the optimum method to meet your needs while also keeping gas usage to a minimum.

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