Meet our challenge solver - Dries Segers

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

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.

Solution

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.

Dries Segers
Dries Segers
Business Development Manager Pharma  "I like to connect 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 it allows me to understand their processes so we can offer solutions tailored to their business."