Company : Matcon – IDEX India

Category : Pharmaceutical Process Machinery

Key Products : Intermediate Bulk Containers, Tablet IBCs, Cone Valve Technology

Matcon, a unit of IDEX Material Processing Technologies, provides Cone Valve Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) technology for efficient and flexible handling of powders, granules and tablets, achieving increased productivity and improved product quality.

Experiencing problems with segregation or powder flow? Our unique Cone Valve Technology feeds blended powders and granules directly to roller compactors and tablet compression without the risk of segregation, achieving complete discharge of even poor flowing powders.
In fact, it allows us to supply large-scale IBCs up to 3500L with an assurance that the product will not be separated and will be fully discharged.

Our ability to overcome solid handling issues, combined with the emphasis we place on hygiene and containment, means we have proven successes with Multinational companies, Generic producers and Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) alike.

Still handling tablets in drums?  Our Tablet IBC System provides gentle handling of tablets in quantities up to 750Kg in one single IBC!  The system is designed to minimize drop height, acceleration and impact of the tablets.

Whether you are planning to upgrade an existing facility or design a new one, we can help you to design the right system for your production requirements ensuring you achieve manufacturing efficiency, product quality and safety.

API Manufacturing

Matcon IBCs have the unique ability to handle the solvent rich ‘wet cake’ solids between the centrifuge and drying processes, as well as the powders before reaction and after drying.  This allows the contents of any reactor to be transferred to any dryer using our IBCs.

It is this flexibility of production, combined with the ability to discharge the full range of API bulk solids that makes Matcon the preferred supplier for many major pharmaceutical API companies.

Pharmaceutical OSD Manufacturing

The Matcon IBCs are particularly well suited to pharmaceutical applications, as the Cone Valve Technology permits blended powders and granules to feed directly to roller compactors and tablet compression without the risk of separation.

This unique technology allows us to supply large-scale IBCs up to 3500L, with the reassurance that the product will not segregate and will be fully discharged.  Tests have proven that our IBCs are successful even when handling difficult products such as Metformin.

Significant benefits of using Pharmaceutical OSD Module are that it improves product quality, productivity and even prevents separation during transfer. The IBC range from 150L to 3500L offers contained materials handling and provides complete and controlled discharge.

Tablet Handling

The Matcon Tablet Handling IBC System enables lean and efficient handling of tablets and capsules while maximising the effectiveness of tablet coating and packing.

The Tablet IBC provides the capability to gently handle coated and uncoated tablets in quantities up to 750kg in one single IBC.

Reducing the number of movements of the tablet containers and connections/disconnections are two of the many key advantages of this Tablet Handling Module.  Fewer containers are required per batch, resulting in minimal operator handling time and the closed and contained nature of the transfer operation provides improved inventory control & traceability.

Intermediate Bulk Containers

The Intermediate Bulk Container is at the core of the Matcon powder handling system solution. It is designed for rapid filling and emptying with washing off-line. The Intermediate Bulk Container allows all the manufacturing processes to run at the same time for optimum production efficiency.

The sizes range from 150 to 3500 litre capacity and are manufactured from Stainless Steel with a hygienic and easy-clean design.

The unique Cone Valve technology inside each Intermediate Bulk Container distinguishes Matcon from other suppliers by overcoming the normal powder handling issues of bridging, blocking and blend segregation.

Powder Blending

Matcon IBCs become portable blending vessels when used with our IBC Blender.  High OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) rates are achieved as filling, emptying and cleaning take place off-line – providing a greater potential than any other blending technology.   One IBC Blender can often surpass the performance of multiple ‘fixed’ blenders at an OSD facility.

Powder blending is performed within the IBC, eliminating cross-contamination and allowing rapid batch changeovers.

Matcon’s complete range of IBC Blenders, from laboratory scale up to large production-scale systems, is capable of blending batches in IBC sizes from 300L to 3500L.

Contact Details

Matcon – IDEX India
Solitaire Corporate Park,
S14, First Floor,
167 GuruHargovindji Marg,
Chakala, Andheri (East),
Mumbai - 400 093
Tel: +91 22 6643 5555

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