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Is SS304 okay for pharmaceutical manufacturing?





June 15, 2010

Q. Is SS304 used in contact with pharmaceutical product during the manufacturing process like the milling machine for oral solids production or for tablets press?
Thanks
Dr.Siham

Siham Alhasan
Technical manager - Aleppo, Syria



June 24, 2010

A. 304 and 316 are generally acceptable for this type of equipment but should be passivated before commissioning

dayton dailey Dayton Dailey
supplier
- Lake Zurich, Illinois USA




June 27, 2010

A. I agree with Dailey. Since your process involves milling, make sure that the passivation quality is adequate and ensure the same periodically.

T.S.N. Sankara Narayanan
T.S.N. Sankara Narayanan
- Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
(ed.note Nov. 2017: The good doctor has a fascinating blog at https://advancementinscience.wordpress.com)


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