– Suffering from pharmaceutical production issues?

pill production

Clogged powder flow? Poor quality products?

Inconsistent batches? Coating flaws? Powder caking?

A Munters dehumidification system can help!

Humidity control is an important factor for stable and predictable pharmaceutical production. From R&D labs to bulk production, humidity can affect both the chemical and mechanical properties of formulations, which can lead to quality issues and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) challenges. Laboratory and pharmaceutical product dehumidification systems can be the right solution to help prevent moisture issues during the production process for tablets, capsules, powders, and strips.

Pharmaceutical products are sensitive products such as:

  1. Powders
  2. Tablets
  3. Capsules
  4. Diagnostic strips
  5. Granulate

Pharmaceutical Applications That Require Dehumidification

  1. Tableting
  2. Compressing
  3. Storage of Pharmaceuticals
  4. Conveying of Pharmaceuticals
  5. Weighing, Mixing, and Blending Pharmaceuticals
  6. Clean Room and R&D Lab Research
  7. Product Drying
  8. Packaging Pharmaceuticals
  9. Pharmaceutical Product Storage

Effects of Uncontrolled Humidity

Pharmaceutical products are sensitive products that can often lose quality and shelf life when they come into contact with moisture in the air. They stick together, become moldy or break apart. Machines and pipes become clogged and production, transport and storage are impeded. This is a cost and time intensive situation that can be avoided with desiccant dehumidification.


The most effective way to protect raw materials and products during production, storage and transport is to control the surrounding environment. The key is the continuous regulation and monitoring of air humidity level during all production processes, from raw material to end product, maintaining optimum conditions all year round.

Advantages with Munters

All through the life cycle of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) development and production, Munters has a range of flexible solutions that deliver stable environmental conditions regardless of the weather or season, and deliver your air quality requirements with fixed airflows and HEPA filtration.

Starting in R&D labs, our dehumidifiers for pharmaceutical manufacturing can be used to control the relative humidity levels of isolators and glove boxes, and allow fine tuning of the optimal humidity level for producing stable formulations making them the right choice when developing tablets, capsules, powders, and strips.

Munters can provide custom-designed air dehumidification solutions for every single area of pharmaceutical production. Whether in silos, production facilities, warehouses or transport, air humidity is consistently and precisely controlled. Munters systems provide considerable energy and cost savings, incorporating environmentally-friendly technology. Production capacity as well as hygiene conditions also improve considerably thanks to the effect of controlled humidity.

Contact us today and let us tell you more about the Munters Dehumidification Technology. SMAC Enterprises are Sole Agents for Munters Air Treatment products in Southern Africa.