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Measuring quality: What exactly is pharmaceutical grade water and why is Gulton using it?


Measuring quality:  What exactly is Measuring quality: 
What exactly is pharmaceutical grade water and
why is Gulton using it?

Here at Gulton we talk 
an awful lot about quality.  While we know our customers understand the quality of our products, we’re not sure we talk quite as much or as often about the great care we take with our manufacturing process that ensures the high standards of quality Gulton customers expect.   Gulton’s pharmaceutical grade water filtration system is a great example of that. 

You might be saying to yourself, “Gulton is a printhead manufacturer.  They have nothing to do with pharmaceuticals.”  And you’d be right about that.  But our manufacturing process only benefits by the application of the highest available standards for ultrapure water filtration.  Water is a key part of our manufacturing process, as substrates and circuitry need to be rinsed washed and prepared prior to assembly.  Any particulates coming into contact with these important product parts can severely affect product quality. 

Ultrapure water is water that has been purified to uncommonly stringent specifications.  It is treated to the highest levels of purity for all contaminant types, including: organic and inorganic compounds; dissolved and particulate matter; volatile and non-volatile, reactive and inert; hydrophilic and hydrophobic; and dissolved gases.  In addition to the fact that UPW has organic particles and dissolved gases removed, a typical UPW system has three stages:  a pretreatment stage to produce purified water, a primary stage to further purify the water and a polishing stage, the final part of the treatment process.

The resulting water that’s used in the Gulton manufacturing process is just one of the uncommon steps we take to ensure the highest quality product walks out our doors.  Fewer particulates mean higher quality.  Higher quality means happier customers.  At Gulton, we don’t just talk about quality, we make sure everything we do at every stage of our process guarantees it.