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FLUX diaphragm pumps for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries

With its new FDA-conforming air-operated diaphragm pumps of type RFM/RFML, the Maulbronn-based pump specialist FLUX-GERÄTE presents pumps that are tailored to the needs of the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry.

In the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, the focus is on gentle and safe processes worldwide. Accordingly, the pumps used in the field must meet high safety standards and strict requirements. Strict regulations apply in these areas, so that FDA-based approval is required ever more often.

The FLUX air-operated diaphragm pumps type RFM with the design sizes 10, 15, 25 and 40 made of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and the variants RFML 25 and 40 made of conductive PTFE are available exclusively conforming to FDA CFR 21. That is, they meet the strict requirements of the FDA, as all components in contact with the product are made of FDA-conforming plastics (PTFE) and elastomers (EPDM). Moreover, these materials are resistant to chemicals and heat. Ignition hazards due to static electricity are ruled out by the use of variants made of conductive PTFE, which are certified to the ATEX Directive 94/9 EC. The new RFM pump variants are therefore suitable for pumping a range of fluids.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the United States' authority for food control and drug approval. The FDA makes especially high requirements on materials for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry - only those materials are permitted which are on the FDA's whitelist. Plastics (polymers) fall within the scope of Title 21 of the FDA's Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products in compliance with the FDA guidelines guarantees manufacturers that they can sell their products in the US.