Maumee, OH – U.S. COEXCELL has set the standard for producing bulk storage drums for the electronic chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries where ultra-high purity of its 55 gallon shipping and handling containers is of critical importance.
According to Mark Wotell, VP, Sales Director for U.S. COEXCELL, his company took the lead in producing bulk packaging for these industries after developing a proprietary manufacturing line featuring HEPA filters and a Class 1000 clean room to maintain the stringent standards required to meet contaminant minimization requirements. Mr. Wotell said, “But beyond the physical plant part of the process, the real keys are oversight and discipline.”
Wotell explained, “We take very seriously the exceptionally high value of products our drums need to contain without exposure to outside contaminants. We know we have a highly regarded process for running our ultra-high purity drums. The real requirement for us comes from all the effort we make to assure and reassure ourselves and our customers of the purity of the drums they need for the sensitive products they secure for dispensing.”
U.S. COEXCELL has designed its protocols and systems to provide multiple points of both human and machine checks. The company’s proprietary ICAS (Integrated Clean Air System) high-purity technology has been in operation for over 20 years and is dedicated to the continuous operation and output of multi-layer extrusion blow molding of closed head ultra-pure drums.
According to Wotell, “We utilize a four-stage process beginning with the stringent check in and quality testing of our raw materials. We’re able to utilize a variety of specialty virgin resins for the inner layer of our drums. These are specified and matched for compatibility with the materials the drums will ultimately contain.
“The second stage is the production itself through our proprietary ICAS system which yields into stage three which is our post-forming Class 1000 clean room at the molding processes termination point where each drum is finally finished,” Wotell said.
Finally, the company integrates a secondary Class 1000 Clean Room as a laboratory wherein liquid particle testing is performed to certify drum cleanliness. At all points from start to finish, quality checkpoints are in place to assure each drum made is exactly to specification both inside and out.
“Our high purity drums follow our path to purity exactly and within our highly disciplined methodology drum by drum,” concluded Mr. Wotell.