Cleanability and the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry is incredibly important to the health and well-being of our communities. As with other industries affected by the guidelines and requirements set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), companies in the pharmaceutical industry must adhere to tightening requirements for the cleanability of their metal surfaces. For this industry in particular, pathogen resistance is extremely important for ensuring surfaces are clean and free from harmful bacteria.

With electropolishing, customers can enjoy the benefits of an ultra-smooth surface of materials and equipment that facilitate the cleaning and decontamination processes.

Electropolishing and Its Contributions to Health and Safety

Electropolishing is usually the first choice for finishing the high-purity systems in which pharmaceutical industry equipment and surface are used.

The electropolishing process works by removing the top layer of the metal, removing contaminants and particulates along with it. The end result improves production and thus performance, reducing adhesion levels in the process. The chemical reactions that occur during the electropolishing process further contribute to the cleaning of the metal along the way.

These results are particularly important for materials used in the pharmaceutical industry, as volatile or aggressive chemicals could react with the finished metal after treatment, potentially rendering the surface passive. Electropolishing limits the effects of these interactions.