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DWK Life Sciences increases glass vial production capacity to meet demand

2 Sep 2020

Best-in-class automation, robotics and state-of-the-art touchless production lines that provide the cleanliness required for parenteral packaging containers.

DWK Life Sciences, a manufacturer and supplier of premium glass, plastics, custom configurations and packaging solutions, has expanded and modernized its glass vial production facility in Rockwood, TN to meet the increased borosilicate glass vial market demand for vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics.

The company combined new equipment installations with significant improvements to existing equipment to more than double production capacity.

With a substantial capital investment into the facility, DWK Life Sciences now operates fully automated production lines and a centralized Class 8 certified cleanroom.

Specific upgrades to the manufacturing capabilities include the addition of new automated tube loaders with vertical loading capabilities.

Using state-of-the-art, automated manufacturing processes and Class 8 Clean Room robotic packing, tubular glass vials and tubes are produced in our ISO 9001 certified facility, operated under AQL methods of inspection. The plant enhancements is enabling the company to deliver increased production output, both in product quantity and quality.

“By converting to state-of-the-art lines, complete with dimensional and cosmetic vision inspection equipment, we’ve increased productivity in the plant and are delivering industry leading quality for glass vials,” said Rick Schwartz, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at DWK Life Sciences.

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