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    Dec Group showcases SafeDock® automated drum docking and flow chemistry solutions at ACHEMA

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    August 10th 2022

    Ecublens, Switzerland: – Materials handling and process specialist Dec Group will show its latest SafeDock® drum docking platform alongside innovative flow chemistry solutions at the reconvened ACHEMA 2022 expo in Frankfurt.

    Dec Group will share a stand at Booth A21 in Hall 12.0 at the Frankfurt Messe showground with recently acquired UK-based Alconbury Watson Ltd (AWL), whose expertise in continuous processing technologies further strengthens Dec Group’s comprehensive materials handling portfolio.

    A further UK-based Dec Group member, Extract Technology, will also be represented at ACHEMA, with a stand at Booth F4 in Hall 3.1 exhibiting its world-leading aseptic and containment systems for pharma, biopharma, cell therapy, nuclear containment, and radiopharmaceutical applications. From its facilities in the UK and USA, Extract Technology carries out ISO-9001 and NQA-1 manufacturing of isolators, and downflow booths with process integrations including for pharma manufacturing, ATMPs, sterility testing, filling and R&D. Also manufacture Modular Cleanrooms, and RABS++.

    World first

    The Dec/AWL stand will highlight several innovative technologies. These include Dec’s recently enhanced SafeDock® system for fully automated drum docking under isolation when combined with the Isotube containment system, offering reduced workload and enhanced process reliability.

    Used in combination with the PTS Powder Transfer System®, reactor loading or powder input into any process can be fully automated and carried out under contained and safe manufacturing conditions. The system has now been enhanced to work in combination with the proven DCS® Drum Containment System and Isotube glove box and process isolators for handling drums. SafeDock® is the first system to fully automate this process and can be used for highly potent active ingredients (HPAPIs) requiring containment values of less than 1 µg/m3.

    Continuous flow chemistry

    A further theme of the stand displays will be continuous flow chemistry solutions in reaction, crystallization, and filter-drying, combining Dec platforms, such as PTS Batchmixer® and flexPTS robotic microdosing, with those developed by AWL.

    From its headquarters at Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, ​AWL designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of solutions relevant to continuous processing, including continuous filtration systems & dryers, continuous reactors/crystallizers, laboratory heating and cooling equipment.

    Dec’s ACHEMA team will be offering live demonstrations of the various systems on show.

    About Dec Group

    Dec (Dietrich Engineering Consultants) Group is a leading global provider of contained powder handling systems and is recognized as a world-leading expert in process containment technologies. It has been supplying the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries for more than 35 years.

    The depth of Dec’s knowledge and their ability to develop innovative new technologies make them an invaluable partner for both multinationals and specialist organizations.

    With true worldwide coverage through subsidiaries in Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, USA, India, China, its recent acquisition of advanced containment and aseptic solution provider Extract Technology as well as agents covering more than 60 countries, the Dec Group provides its customers with global expertise and a reliable network for local support.

    To learn more, visit: https://www.dec-group.net/

    About Alconbury-Weston Ltd

    Founded in 2014, Alconbury Weston Ltd ( AWL ) are at the forefront of the design, manufacture & supply of Continuous Processing Technologies & Systems.

    ​From its headquarters at Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, ​AWL designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of solutions relevant to continuous processing, including continuous filtration systems & dryers, continuous reactors/crystallizers, laboratory heating and cooling equipment.

    AWL supplies systems, spare parts and services to clients across the life sciences, laboratory research, environmental analytics & commercial sectors including some of the world’s biggest pharma companies, like Roche, GSK, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

    Learn more at: https://www.a-w-l.co.uk/home

    About Extract Technology

    Extract Technology has over 70 years of engineering heritage in aseptic and containment systems for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nuclear containment, and radiopharmaceutical applications.

    Manufacturing sites are located in Wisconsin, USA, and Huddersfield, UK. Extract Technology is known for innovation in aseptic and containment isolators and downflow booth technology for a broad range of pharmaceutical applications.

    Extract Technology specializes in isolators and downflow booths with process integrations including for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing, cell and gene therapy processing, sterility testing, liquid and powder filling, and research and development. Equipment solutions from Extract Technology also include modular cleanrooms, cell therapy processing isolators, LAF Carts, RABS, and lab benches. The Walker Barrier Systems brand serves nuclear containment, government, and defense clientele. Nuclear containment gloveboxes and hot cells are manufactured under a strict NQA-1 quality program.

    About ACHEMA 2022

    ACHEMA provides a world forum for the Chemical Engineering and Process Industries.

    Attracting some 170,000 visitors from more than 100 countries, along with more than 3,800 exhibiting companies and organizations, ACHEMA is one of the biggest events in the sector, held every third year.

    Now in its 38th year, ACHEMA 2022 will be held over five days, opening August 22 at the Messe Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, once again as a face-to-face event following a virtual ACHEMA Pulse online edition, due to the Covid pandemic.

    More information at https://www.achema.de/en/

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    Dec Group showcases SafeDock® automated drum docking and flow chemistry solutions at ACHEMA

    Dec’s patented SafeDock® connection system on a Isotube system allows for a very simplified and fast docking operation while guaranteeing very high containment levels. 

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