Meet our challenge solver - Albert Sikkema

Our out-of-the-box thinking resulted in a customized pharmaceutical packaging solution that ticked all the boxes.

To enable the production of a pharmaceutical API, our customer required dedicated packaging for the storage of a critical solvent to avoid any potential contamination.


Together with our expert pharma team, we looked beyond the conventional solution to move bulk product with a tank truck; a practice which could involve several sources of potential contamination through the connecting hoses. Instead, in consultation with the customer, we developed a concept utilizing stainless steel intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). These containers would be connected to our customer's tanks by means of a so-called ‘dry-break coupling’. Through the injection of nitrogen into the IBC, the container could be emptied in the customer's tank eliminating the risk of contamination. The innovative design has strengthened our partnership.

Albert Sikkema
Albert Sikkema
Business Development Director - Health and Personal Care "I like to connect with our pharma specialists across Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, to encourage best practice sharing and joint development of new and innovative opportunities.  My chemical engineering background and experience in the pharmaceutical market helps me to see the world through our customers’ eyes and allows me to understand their processes so we can offer solutions tailored to their business."

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