The world that we live in, is one of heightened awareness and growing concern for mankind’s wellbeing. Therefore, realisation of the most ideal manufacturing practices is of paramount importance in such a world. Subsequently, it is the burden of all manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, food products and cosmetics to ensure that their products are the safest and purest versions of what they can be. However, such purity and safety cannot simply begin and end within their own manufacturing process. Rather, it needs to be built into their raw materials even before purchase, regardless of the crudeness of form in which those raw materials may exist in nature. Achieving precisely that utopian level of purity and safety, in as impossibly crude a raw material as Talc Powder, is the mission of APJ Industries Pvt. Ltd.
To become a world leader in the manufacture and supply of Purified Talc Powder for pharmaceuticals, foods and cosmetics use.
THE HISTORY OF APJ INDUSTRIES PVT. LTD.
In 1983, Avani Group of Industries was conceived as the vision of our Founder – Mr. Prakash Jain. Based on his market understanding and equipped with his innate determination, this budding entrepreneur set up his first unit in Udaipur (Rajasthan, India) to manufacture Talc Powder. Over the course 35+ years, Avani Group of Industries has grown to become a Hallmark in Minerals Manufacturing industry of India, and especially so for Talc Powder.
7th in this pioneer multi-million dollar minerals business group – APJ Industries Pvt. Ltd. – is a specialised entity for the sole purpose of manufacturing Talc I.P. / B.P. / U.S.P. and Food Grade Talc powder. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is ISO 9001:2015 Certified as well as bears the approval of drug and food safety authorities to manufacture pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic grade Purified Talc.
ABOUT PURIFIED TALC POWDER
Talc is the softest mineral known to man. Chemically, it is composed of mainly two elements – Silica and Magnesium – with trace amount of other elements. Physically, it is a lump of several compacted layers of flaky white material, which is slippery to touch and has a greenish hue.
The aforementioned Talc mineral is found in naturally occuring deposits, often as deep as 1000 meters inside the earth’s crust. After extracting the lumps from these relatively rare deposits in nature, the miners grade Talc into different categories based on purity levels. Further, they dress their highest grade of Talc to sort away even the smallest of impurities from them. At APJ Industries Pvt. Ltd., we only grind and pulverise those high quality lumps which pass through this strict scrutiny, to ultimately produce our signature Purified Talc Powder. Further, we sterilize this Purified Talc Powder in order to limit its bacterial and fungal counts within acceptable range. Consequently, the resulting Purified Talc Powder has several unique physical, chemical and functional properties that render it ideal for use in pharmaceuticals, food products and cosmetics:
- Lamellarity – flaky and layered structure.
- Hydrophobicity – water repellant nature.
- Organophilicity – strong affinity for organic substances.
- Opacity – almost nil transparency.
- Chemical Inertness – unreactive with other chemicals.
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THE GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES AT APJ INDUSTRIES PVT. LTD.
Firstly, to ensure the best results, we source Talc Lumps only from the richest quality deposits and that too only their highest grade of lumps. Secondly, our covered raw material yard holds upto 1000 metric tons of material at once, ensuring a constant supply of quality raw material even in adverse seasons. Finally, before moving to the process of grinding, we hand-pick every lump and thoroughly clean away any impurities.
Similarly, worker entry in our plant is just as strict. Hence, we permit entry only through designated change rooms for males and females, that are fitted with hygiene stations.
After sorting and cleaning, the material moves from Crushing to Feeding and then to Milling. In order to achieve this aforementioned process flow, we deploy the following machinery:
- Jaw Crusher
- Auto-feeding Hammer Mill with Classifier
- Screw Conveyors
- Magnetic Roll Separator
Subsequently, we receive the output after milling directly in a contamination-free clean room. Thereafter, we fill the bags, diligently weigh them and then stitch them. Following that, we load the packed bags of Purified Talc Powder into our Fully Automatic ETO Sterilizer. As a result of sterilization, we eliminate both the existing microbial bacteria/fungi and any future scope of their growth.
Consequently, we palletize and stock this sterilized material in our finished goods store, which has a storage capacity of 100 metric tons at once.
THE QUALITY POLICY
Firstly, in order to substantiate our claim for highest purity and safety, APJ Industries Pvt. Ltd. has a fully equipped state-of-the-art laboratory for in-house sampling and testing.
Secondly, there are separate sections for instrument testing, chemical testing and microbiology testing. In particular, the mirobology section is maintained as an ISO Class 5 clean room.
Thirdly, we employ only qualified and board certified chemists/microbiologists to carry out the analytical testing. Hence, we rigorously perform all analytical tests as per the monographs of Talc I.P., Talc B.P., Talc U.S.P. and Food Grade Talc.
Furthermore, an important part of our Quality Management System (QMS) is In-Process Quality Control (IPQC). Under our IPQC principles, we collect and test samples as per our pre-determined protocols throughout the shift while the production is underway. Altogether, we test each batch/lot again after completion of all the steps in the manufacturing process. Consequently, we prepare a unique certificate of analysis for every batch, and this CoA is available to customers on demand.