The term Pharmaceutical Industry comprises everything from research, development and manufacturing to commercialization of products mostly produced in batch processes. Products within the pharma process are often found in life science, (oral) solid dosage, API and functional food.


Typically for the API production is a synthesis process, containing raw material storage, dispensing and charging into reactors, followed by dryings steps using filter dryers, centrifuges or vacuum dryers. The product is then conveyed, micronized, dispensed and packed off. These steps normally require to be contained depending on the nature of the API, using isolators, powder transport systems and adapted valves. The formulation process is generally divided in wet and dry granulation, regardless the API’s need to be dispensed and mixed/ blended with additives in order to get a final product.

Healthcare reforms, patent expiries and increased service requirements urge pharmaceutical companies to adapt their business model. Living up to a complex regulatory legal framework is as challenging as increased competiveness, more potent API’s (higher containment requirements), multipurpose processes, lean production philosophy and decreasing maintenance costs.

Together with well-established partners, Thurne Teknik offers high quality process equipment such as material handling solutions, equipment for dispensing and complete process lines including contained discharge, filling, conveying, dosing, mixing, dispensing, sampling, micronizing, milling, sieving, granulation and pack off equipment.

All equipment is designed for high containment applications and follow the cGMP standards.

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Compact and versatile gas scrubber made of glass

September 14, 2021

THURNE in cooperation with DE DIETRICH PROCESS SYSTEMS is presenting QVF® compact gas scrubber built in borosilicate glass 3.3. Minimum height at maximum cleaning efficiency. For acidic, caustic, and organic gas loads. Waste gas streams up to 200Nm³/h. Turn-key unit incl. control panel. Ex-Version.  ...

Video -> Battery mass/slurry production, equipment for the battery market

August 10, 2021

The video contains an introduction to the battery market, and process, focusing on the production of battery mass, handling of the raw materials, and the formulation of recipes. Expanding on the equipment into details and requirements of the technology, the hardware, including containment, feeders, weighing...

We invite you to meet our principals

June 14, 2021

Because of the challenging times, we are not able to meet you physically at ACHEMA exhibition. Nevertheless, we are excited to invite you to meet our principals at the interactive digital platform ACHEMA Pulse. The live events will be held on 15-16 June. The platform will be open until June 30th and...

Complete bulk material logistics for your plant

May 31, 2021

THURNE in cooperation with COPERION K-TRON is presenting the full scope of supply. We offer total systems as well as single components, engineering, application expertise, commissioning, and professional services from a single supplier. WE SUPPLY:  Conveying lines – vacuum & pressure Bulk material feeding and metering Discharge...

High-end mixing technology

May 7, 2021

THURNE in cooperation with FLUITEC presents static mixing and heat transfer solutions. The Fluitec portfolio includes numerous optimized special-purpose mixers for extreme mixing tasks or specific residence time distribution requirements. Static mixers Laminar mixing processes are based on the repeated separation of the flow into...

SafeFlex isolators enable contained processes quickly, easily, and inexpensively

April 22, 2021

THURNE in cooperation with LUGAIA is proud to present containment solutions for safe powder handling using Flexible Isolators. The feed of raw materials to the tablet press can be done in a closed manner using the SafeFlex isolator or SafePortBag system. Tablets from the tablet...

A rentable multipurpose mill for small scale tests

March 18, 2021

Thurne proudly presents the world’s most advanced benchtop lab-sized multi-purpose powder milling and screening platform together with Quadro Engineering Corp. The SLS – Scalable Lab SystemTM facilitates five powder processing capabilities in one machine.   CONDUCTING TEST RUNS WITH THE SLS WILL HELP YOU: Unparalleled scalability:...

Video> Innovation and scalability of In-line reaction technology

February 26, 2021

In this video, Fluitec presents the new reaction calorimeter, which was developed in collaboration with a major pharmaceutical company. A simple set-up of a continuous calorimeter and a method to calculate the heat of reaction will be shown. The set-up comprises two controlled dosing systems,...

Video> Static mixer / heat exchanger

February 11, 2021

Fluitec CSE-X®, the newest generation of laminar mixers, has openings in the wall area. This innovative feature reduces the pressure drop for even the most complex mixing tasks by up to 50% compared to conventional mixer geometries – without compromising the mixing quality. The Fluitec...

Video> Implementation of single-use technology at a pharmaceutical company

January 18, 2021

Lugaia is a leading manufacturer with state-of-the-art technology for innovative single-use containment solutions for the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and biotechnology, and life science industry.  The video introduces the use of plastic film for continuous liner systems, flexible isolators, special powder transfer bags, and closure systems, including examples of typical applications for these solutions and an explanation of their practical...