Life science

When safety, high purity and sterility is paramount

Within the segment of life science, elements such as safety, hygiene, purity and sterility are the highest priority. AVK products comply with the most strict standards for applications in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, food and cosmetics industry. Quality is guaranteed by numerous international certificates.

All products are tested and approved before delivery, and full documentation, material certificates, installation and maintenance instructions are available for each product supplied.

Applications for the Life Science segment include:

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Food and beverage
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Dairy producers
  • Potato processing industry

AVK valves and accessories are suitable for a variety of processes and conditions within life science:

  • Sterile and clean environment
  • Optimal hygiene
  • Butterfly valves with blue lining for food industry
  • Gate valves with polished stainless steel damper blade: no residue, always clean
  • FDA and EC 1935/2004 regulations for food industry,  for food & beverage: stainless steel (minimum AISI 316) for corrosion resistance
  • Pharmacy: restrictions on ferrite content of stainless steel valves to help prevent rouging
  • Cast and forged valves for extra strength

Applications and processes in the food sector where AVK valves are used:

  • Suitable for different forms of steam:
    - Production steam: soft water, reverse osmosis treatment, ionized or alkalinized water,…
    - Filtered or culinary steam to purify the processing system (CIP process): superheated steam 
      with power nozzles, dry vapor steam, moisture control systems
    - Pure steam: easy to clean AISI 316 stainless steel valves to avoid corrosion
  • Suitable for various nutritional processes:
    - Steaming, cooking and sterilizing
    - Flash steam peeling
    - Blanching
    - Evaporation for making concentrate
    - Steam injection
    - Drying food

AVK Industrial Nederland is the official supplier of Repico®InterAppWouter WitzelTEC ArtecCYL and OMV-INDOIL for the Dutch market. Via AVK Industrial Nederland you have access to the complete product program of the AVK Group, including OrbinoxI.C. Valves and J.C. Hansen.



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