Interphex Japan was the platform used by I Holland, a leading manufacturer of tablet tooling for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets, to present some of its most innovative tooling solutions to the Asian market.

The exhibition provided an opportunity for I Holland to meet many existing and prospective clients from across the region, and introduce them to the innovative IH-TMS Tool Management System, as well as their latest tool coating solutions.

IH-TMS, was developed to ensure the proactive monitoring of tool rotations, tooling inventory and maintenance. It also has the capability to archive tool images and drawings.

The 21 CFR part 11-compliant system keeps a complete audit trail and record of tablet quantities by number of tablets, work order or batch information. The IH-TMS is easy to use with a simple touchscreen interface that alerts the user if there is over-compression, tooling replacements or scheduled maintenance required.

The software has been specifically developed to maintain efficient, well-organised and in-depth monitoring of tablet production, an extremely important procedure in pharmaceutical tablet manufacture.

Alex Bunting, I Holland Marketing Manager, said: “Interphex was the perfect opportunity to present the latest updates and enhancements to the I Holland portfolio. We showcased the IH-TMS which has had a great launch and is being adopted by pharmaceutical companies around the world.”

“We also exhibited our range of tool coatings including the new PharmaCote ECxtra, which is one of the most advanced tool coatings on the market today. It has much better anti-stick and corrosion resistant properties than traditional hard chromium and the process in which it is applied to the tooling does not have the same environmental and worker safety implications.”

“In turn, this also means there are no harmful waste products unlike those from hard chromium, which are beginning to fall under regulatory restraints.”

“Interest in all of the I Holland products was evident at Interphex and we have returned from the show having renewed ties with a lot of longstanding partners in Japan.”

I Holland’s next exhibition is Expoquimia in Spain from 2-6 October. For more information visit www.iholland.co.uk.