Manufacturing pharmaceuticals is a highly detailed, quality oriented process that is strictly regulated to maintain the highest standard in every batch. So, making products such as vitamins, minerals, drugs and herbs entails intricate processes including granulating, drying, crushing, mixing, blending, compressing, pelletizing, coating and screening. All of these processes produce harmful airborne dusts.

Pharmaceutical processes produce very fine, dry and light particulates that become airborne with little air movement. These dusts can easily travel across a factory, carrying active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and cause cross contamination. This damages product quality and purity. Worker inhalation and exposure to these biologically active dusts can cause adverse health effects such as organ toxicity, skin rashes, birth defects or worse. Pharmaceutical dusts and materials are also combustible. API's, for example, have a wide range of explosivity and sensitivity to an ignition source and since processes like milling, pouring and mixing can create a electrostatic discharge, the dust can ignite and burn extremely rapidly. This poses major fire and explosion risks to the workers and facility.

Exposure to these dusts is governed by OSHA and monitored by other organizations. We highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the statutory parameters. View Laws & Regulations

To minimize these risks, implement quality air filtration products and systems. Below is an outline of the solutions we recommend.


Our Solutions


Nordfab Quick-Fit Ductwork

Quick, simple and strong clamp type ducting to modify, expand or reduce most dust collection systems in a matter of seconds.

Fume Arms

Stainless Steel Extraction Arm

BISCO Stainless Steel Fume Extraction Arms are the most advanced, versatile and durable method of capturing air pollution at its source.

FX2 Extraction Arm

Small, easy to use Nederman extraction arms for use in many applications including gluing, working, with solvents, adhesives, etc.

Bench Top Extraction Kit

These kits include an FX2 Extraction Arm(s) with a hood or nozzle, a fan with speed control and a standard filter.

Flex Hose

Light PVC Hose

Light weight blue or clear PVC hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix.

Heavy Duty PVC Hose

Heavy weight blue or clear PVC hose reinforced with a coated spring steel wire helix.

Light Dust Collection Hose

Light weight, clear or black polyurethane hose reinforced with a bronze coated spring steel wire helix.

Double Ply White Fabric Hose

Double ply white acrylic coated polyester fabric hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix.

Co-Extruded PVC Hose

Medium weight clear co-extruded PVC hose with a rigid black external PVC helix.

Clear Static Control Hose

Specially formulated, clear static dissipative thermoplastic polyurethane hose reinforced with a rigid white external ABS helix and an embedded grounding wire.

General Purpose White Flex Hose

Medium weight, white thermoplastic rubber hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix.

Dry Dust Collectors

OptiFlo® RC

A cartridge collector that's the optimal solution to many applications with an optimized design and enhanced filtration performance.

FabriPulse® M

A pulse jet bag collector that's engineered to give years of efficient service and minimum downtime in continuous duty dust collection applications.

PulsePak® Prime

A cartridge dry dust collector designed to meet today’s high efficiency and compact size requirements for in plant recirculation installations.


A shaker dust collector designed to control dust from a single source or system and saves energy by recirculating clean air.

Wet Dust Collectors

RotoClone® W

A cost effective, high efficiency wet dust collector that combines a dust collector with a centrifugal fan.

RotoClone® N

A wet dust collector that combines high efficiency, low maintenance costs, simplicity, flexibility and low water usage to maximize performance.

RotoClone® LVN

An efficient, compact and economical wet type dust collector specifically designed for volumetric flow rates of 2,500 CFM or less.

Side Access Housings

AstroSeal® Type S

Designed to meet the stringent requirements of HEPA filter applications, this housing is engineered to perform reliably, even in the toughest environments.

Bag In/Bag Out

A filter system that's a safe, simple, reliable method for removing contaminated particulate filters and/or gas absorbers in hazardous environments.



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