Our principle areas of operation are in the four sectors indicated above, this is not to say we will not consider new business outside these areas.
Our flexible process suites are designed to provide isolation for every process we operate. Whether it is a low risk industrial material or a highly sensitive medical powder our skilled operations team are trained and experienced in working to the required standard.
A primary concern in assessing any new business is the potential risk it presents to our staff and our existing customers’ products. It is impossible to produce an exhaustive list of materials excluded from Custom Powders site. However, we will not process carcinogens or highly toxic materials and we will take extreme caution over processing potential allergens or coloured materials.
Custom Powders UK and Dutch sites are both accredited to globally recognised food hygiene standards. We can offer almost all of the processes identified in Our Services to food standard.
We have milled thousands of tonnes of food powders often with one or more additives dosed to very specific tolerances.
We have agglomerated a wide range of food ingredients in our UK batch fluid bed and Dutch continuous agglomeration systems. These have included sugars, thickeners, sweeteners etc.
Blending and dry agglomeration or compaction processing is a core part of our business in the food sector. Years of experience with simple or highly specialist formulations we can offer this service from both sites in 6 process suites allowing a high degree of flexibility in scale and process.
CUSTOM POWDERS LTD MICROFINE SALT
For 30 years we have supplied fine milled salt into both the food and industrial sectors.
Manufactured to FSSC 22000 standard our Microfine Salt is routinely used in both the dairy food sector and in dry seasoning applications. The standard pack is 25kg sacks, special pack sizes range from 12.5kg to 1,000kg big bags.
We also supply a range of salt grades to be used in industrial applications ranging from the oil-well industry to specialist electronics manufacture.
ANIMAL HEALTH SECTOR
We started processing in this sector more than 20 years ago and have processed more than 15 different products, for 5 major multinational companies.
Our core business in this sector remains in formulation, blending and dry compaction of medicated, antibiotic or feed supplement additives.
Our experience spans from taking fully validated processes and transferring the technology and production to our own facility, through to bespoke development of new product forms.
The segregation, isolation and safe handling of the active components within these formulations is guaranteed by our unique process suite design, our hygiene standards and our time proven validated cleaning procedures. All of this would mean nothing without the diligence and integrity of our operating staff.
This covers a wide and varied field of raw materials with many different processes.
Whether it is check sieving and repacking pharmaceutical excipients or the critical dispersion of additives into materials to be formulated into medical products, we have the technology and process standard to match.
Our care and diligence when handling customers’ materials has enabled a customer to entrust drying materials where a single batch value has been up to £1million. In other instances, we have milled several pharmaceutical excipients for major healthcare companies.
We can receive food and industrial grade materials in sacks, big bags and powder tankers for processing in any of our service suites.
Thousands of tonnes of powder delivered in tankers have been milled or air classified at our Crewe factory. Product has been packed into 10kg up to 1000kg bags, tote bins and to powder tanker.
Multiple silo systems can be linked to blend thousands of tonnes of material to specific particle size requirements.
In another example a complex silo fed process was set up to mill and air classify product to a very specific particle size range. Product from this process was dispatched in big bags and road tankers.
Bulk pharmaceutical and food grade materials have been repacked to FSSC 22000 and GMP standard.
FOOD SAFETY SYSTEM
As a processor of food products and in order to maintain our high standards of hygiene and care, we assess all materials to be brought on site. The following materials are excluded from being brought onto the site:
- Genetically modified materials
- Materials with Hazard Identification of Toxic to Human
- Glass powders
- Products of animal origin
In addition any material recognised as an EU food Allergen is excluded from food processing units. All food processors are HACCP assessed before production starts, customers are invited to be part of the procedure and can request a copy of the HACCP assessment. Your requirements for Kosher and Halal certification are possible for any food process offered. Due to the often unique process for each product, this is completed on request, on a Customer by Customer basis.
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