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Relocation of the pilot plant laboratory “Technikum” to the facility “Werk 3”

Safe and stable freeze-drying processes are an important link in the production chain of our custo-mers. Therefore, HOF has been offering support in process development and process optimization since 2009. As part of the continuous improvement of this service, a new pilot plant was set up at the facility “Werk 3” in Mornshausen. This pilot plant laboratory is equipped with modern appliances such as a Minilyo with radiation separator, a cryomicroscope and a resistance and temperature measuring device. The aim is to optimize the drying processes and to improve the quality of the product. Furthermore, the HOF Mass Analyzer enables the analysis of the mass spectra, in particular traces of silicone oil, and the monitoring of water vapor concentrations in the process atmosphere under vacuum.