High speed powder printing for GSK
In addition to researching currently available technologies being used in other industries, our work led to the identification of a simple yet highly effective approach which exceeded GSK’s target performance levels.
The approach is also available for commercial development in non-pharma markets such as flavourings, speciality chemicals and diagnostics.
“GSK first appointed 42 Technology to carry out an independent strategic technology review and to evaluate what credible powder dispensing approaches already existed that could potentially be scaled for high-speed manufacturing. The consultancy team responded not just with a detailed review of the options but also some great new ideas including the approach we now call Sticky Web.
The core technology offers considerable promise for high speed production environments where online inspection systems could be used to validate every powdered area and to improve process feedback, increase efficiency and reduce costs.”
Dr Keith Smith, Manager of GSK‘s strategic technologies department