FTL Technology, alongside our sister company Novotema, is celebrating with our friends and customers from around the globe, as part of World Pharmacists Day.
Set up in 2009 by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), World Pharmacists Day takes place on 25th September and aims to encourage pharmacists to promote the role they play in improving health in every corner of the world.
The theme of 2018 is ‘Pharmacists: Your medicines experts’ which focuses on the expertise that pharmacists have and put to use every day to ensure better patient health.
It also emphasises that pharmacists are a trusted source of knowledge and advice, not only for patients but for other healthcare professionals. And for every patient who walks into a pharmacy, pharmacists ensure that the right medicine is provided at the right dose and in the most suitable formulation; working with other healthcare professionals to ensure that every individual receives optimal treatment.
Why is FTL Technology celebrating this day?
We understand that the challenges faced for pharmaceutical and medical sealing solutions can be unique and must meet a multitude of industry standards. The potential risk to human health and value of pharmaceutical APIs mean batch losses and downtime cannot happen.
Our expertise means that we deliver innovative, reliable and safe engineered sealing solutions which accommodate all of the recommended certifications and requirements for selected pharmaceutical and medical applications.
With pharmaceutical and medical sealing, materials need to demonstrate a broad chemical compatibility profile, high temperature resistance, abrasion resistance and the capability to withstand aggressive cleaning regimes.
FTL Technology moulds components from materials which are compliant with industry standards, including:
- FDA: Food and Drug Standards
- ATEX: Explosive atmospheres consisting of fire or explosion
- 3A Sanitary Standard 18-03: Sanitary compounds
- WRAS: Water Regulations Advisory Scheme
- EC 1935-2004/ EC 2023-2006: Food Contact Materials - Health of consumer
In the medical and pharma industries, saving human lives is reliant on emerging innovations and developing technology. Product manufacturers must meet the stringent demands and produce the highest quality standards in their equipment.
This is why our understanding of bacteria, hygiene, sanitation, sterilisation and contamination is constantly evolving. Here’s an expert guide on ‘The Importance of FDA-compliant materials’.
“A small but significant component supplied to us by FTL has played an important part in making our machinery more efficient, helping our business take a step-up in the industry.”
Pharmaceutical Manufacturer, Somerset, UK
Common products and capabilities we supply to the pharmaceutical & medical sector are:
On behalf of everyone at FTL Technology, we would like to say thank you to all the pharmacists across the world who – on a daily basis – ensure better patient health and help save lives.
We will continue to support the pharmaceutical and medical industry through our reliable engineered sealing solutions. If you work in the sector, contact us to discuss your sealing requirements.