Pharmaceuticals packaging manufacturer Romaco implements new sustainability strategy

Mike Edwards   

People in Process carbon neutral pharmaceuticals

Andreas Detmers

Karlsruhe, Germany-based Romaco has appointed Andreas Detmers its first sustainability officer and defined goals for the company’s climate-friendly development. Not only is the pharmaceutical solids packaging line manufacturer seeking to enable more sustainable production by its customers, the company says, Romaco is also keen to improve its own carbon footprint.

Romaco is represented in Canada by Packaging Equipment Solutions Inc. of Brampton, ON.

Detmers is head of the research & development department at Romaco Pharmatechnik GmbH in Karlsruhe, where he was most recently responsible for the “Climate-neutral machine” project. “We pursue two approaches in implementing our sustainability strategy”, he explains.

“On the one hand, Romaco is developing technologies that enable our customers to produce in a more sustainable way. On the other, we’re seeking to improve our own carbon footprint step by step.”

The pharmaceutical machinery manufacturer is guided by the principle “avoidance is better than reduction is better than offsetting” in its efforts to systematically reduce carbon consumption. Detmers will be supported by sustainability experts at Romaco’s four production sites in Germany and Italy.

Romaco is an international supplier of processing and packaging equipment specializing in engineering technologies for pharmaceutical solids. The group provides individual machines and turnkey solutions for manufacturing and packing powders, granulates, pellets, tablets, capsules, syringes and medical devices. The company also serves the food and chemical industries.

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