Electrostatic spray dryer wins innovation award

The PolarDry line of electrostatic spray dryers, manufactured by Fluid Air, was recently recognised at the 10th Annual Vogel Pharmaceutical Engineering International Forum, which showcased innovative technologies and products in the pharmaceutical industry of 2018.

Founded in 1996, Vogel Industry Media is a joint-venture company, and one of the world’s top 500 media publishers. VogelChina possesses multiple marketing correspondence brands, including Pharma·TEC China, whose goal is to promote and rebrand the technological advancements of the Chinese pharmaceutical industry.

Hosted by Pharma·TEC China to mark the 15th anniversary of its founding, the two-day event took place in Jinan, the capital city of China’s Shandong Province, from 17–18 September. There, the PolarDry series took out the Innovation Award at the Pharmaceutical Equipment Industry Awards Ceremony.

Candidates for the Innovation Award were selected based on criteria that include Innovation, Best-Selling, Impact and Classic. These factors pertain to whether the product is based on advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, if it will be widely used once available, the role it plays in promoting and upgrading China’s pharmaceutical industry, and if the product continues to be loved by users from its initial launch to the present day.

Fluid Air believes that PolarDry effortlessly embodies the two I’s — Innovation and Impact — in this equation, firstly by utilising electrostatic technology and secondly by reshaping the current situation of high pollution in China through its ability to recycle its process gas, which eradicates issues with negligible emissions. Furthermore, the company is confident that the product line will be a bestselling classic, given that it is scalable from R&D to production-sized models.