In the context of the chemical, pharmaceutical, and food industries, one speaks of containment when it comes to the “containment” of certain substances.
This containment is intended to achieve two main goals: product protection and personal protection. Product protection means that the product (e.g. an active ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry) should be protected from contamination by foreign substances from the environment. However, since dangerous substances are often involved in the above-mentioned industries, personal protection is equally important. Therefore, the escape of these substances from the production process should be prevented.
EU regulation: REACH
REACH is a regulation by the European Union that came into force on 1st June 2007. It aims to protect people and the environment from the risks posed by chemicals, whilst at the same time, increasing the competitiveness of the chemical industry in the EU.
The main rule is that the production or EU import of chemicals is subject to registration starting from a ton per year. This registration is not only time-consuming, but it is also expensive for the production company. However, for intermediate products, there is an exception to the rule which involved less complex registration which allows significantly lower costs but under strict control conditions.
The ideal solution for your containment plan
With its containment solutions, IDF GmbH & Co. KG offers the ideal product for fulfilling the REACH regulations. Due to the high level of personal and product protection (see term “containment”), the criteria for the strictly controlled conditions can be met, so that the registration process is much more affordable for you. Our containment solutions are highly flexible and can be adapted to your requirements.
IDF GmbH & Co. KG enables containment in your filling processes using so-called containment packaging. These save time in your production process. In addition, they are also more environmentally friendly in various areas compared to alternative products such as stainless steel containers.
Containment packaging has been developed for dust-free, closed filling and emptying of toxic, active, or other sensitive products. Especially the increasing requirements in the REACH Verordnung which has increased the focus on personal and product protection.
In our portfolio, you will find various common containment packaging solutions as well as the IDF Special-Liner, which enables us to meet individual one-off requirements for you.