Demand for high-purity packaging for the pharmaceuticals and medical technology industries
has been increasing for a number of years. Bischof + Klein is responding to this trend by
investing in a completely new coex extrusion line, thus doubling its extrusion capacities for
CleanFlex® clean room films.
The existing ISO class 5 clean room according to DIN EN ISO 14644 is being extended and
a new extruder tower with a total height of 18 metres is being built for this new line. The
intention is to manufacture both existing product solutions as well as new developments,
which have not yet been produced under clean room conditions, on the new machine. The
extension is taking place away from the current clean room extrusion facilities, resulting in
two spatially separated extrusion areas. This is also of importance to risk management, as
production can switch to another extrusion area in the event of malfunctions, thereby
ensuring supply security.
Planning and construction were undertaken using of state-of-the-art clean room construction
on the basis of current standards such as DIN EN ISO 14644, and the latest online
monitoring technology has been implemented. Following successful initial qualification of the
new clean room as well as qualification and validation of the new production line and the
products, production is scheduled to start in the spring of 2017.
With this groundbreaking investment in the latest clean room and film technology, B+K is
laying the foundations of a new level of quality for its B+K CleanFlex® product range. B+K
CleanFlex® sales manager Benjamin Kepp is certain that this investment has really hit the
spot, and that the company is once again setting new standards for the future of clean room
packaging.

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