Responsible Bioprocess Plastic Packaging: Sustainable Fluid Handling

posted by Phill Allen

March, 31st, 2014

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Picture the scene. You head to the boardroom for a meeting with a vendor who promises to optimise your company’s fluid handling processes.

“Sustainability”, he says, enshrined in the spotlight of an overhead projector, “is at the heart of today’s agenda”. You slump into your chair. Sustainability is key to your business, yet efforts to bottle this elusive ideal have so far cost more than they’ve saved.

“How can a sustainable bioprocess container solution enhance my business?” you ask.

“It’s about fusing business sustainability with a bioprocess containment strategy”, he explains. “This enhances efficiencies and public perceptions. It also reduces environmental impacts, whilst increasing long term shareholder value.”

You regain your posture, intrigued to hear more. The presentation begins.

Slide 1: Business Sustainability

What do we mean by business sustainability? Does it simply refer to your bank balance?
Business sustainability encompasses this and a whole lot more. It is felt across every aspect of your venture. From supply chain to production process, from external partners to wider environment, sustainability involves all stakeholders in your business.

As such, successfully integrating sustainability within your organisational strategy requires engagement, not only at management level, but with everyone involved in the process.
Like a fondue fountain, sustainability should trickle down, immersing all stakeholders in decision-making.

Slide 2: Business Sustainability and Fluid Handling

When we consider fluid handling in line with business sustainability, we need to think outside of the proverbial bioprocess box. Gone are the days of simply deciding how to shift a tonne of liquid from point A to point B.

Sure, this is a primary objective but, like a beautiful chord, many complex notes sound within. To enhance sustainability, fluid containment must be handled with the precision of a concert pianist.

Factoring in issues such as occupational health, safety management systems, space optimisation and operator handling allows for the formation of a streamlined containment strategy.

This methodology is what sets ALLpaQ apart. It is the heartbeat of all that we do. We factor in the needs of all your stakeholders when designing a bioprocess solution. This is how we enhance efficiency and business sustainability.
Whether you require single-use or multi-use, collapsible, stackable, cleanable, practical or plain containment, the complete range can be customised to your organisational needs.

ALLpaQ’d and ready to go

The projector powers down, boardroom lights switching back on. You sit back in your chair, pondering the events that have just unfolded.

“So”, you say, “the bioprocess container is an important part of a larger complex puzzle. By considering how all the pieces fit together, we can enhance sustainability.”

“Yes”, responds the man. “The ALLpaQ bioprocess container is a proven, tested, user-friendly solution suitable for shipping and storage in process manufacturing environments. We always strive to gain efficiencies that can be passed on to you.”

Let me leave you with this final thought, declares your guest, spinning on his heels and pointing towards the door.

“A decision for ALLpaQ is a decision for sustainability.”

TAGS: Fluid handling, sustainability, Sustainable Fluid Handling,


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Phill Allen

Managing Director

An in and outside the (bioprocess) box thinker, fluid management specialist Phill knows a thing or two about keeping pharma liquid logistics flowing.

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