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Haltermann Carless solvents for the pharmaceutical industry

Feb 3, 2023 , Dr. André Rosehr

Haltermann Carless Solvents for the pharmaceutical industry

The production of active ingredients (AI) in the pharmaceutical industry is a crucial area in which consistent quality and stable supply of the products must always be guaranteed. The pharmaceutical industry is not subject to major fluctuations - pharmaceuticals are always needed - and must therefore remain continuously capable of production and delivery. Learn how Haltermann Carless can support the pharmaceutical industry.


Pharmaceutical industry: What challenges do purchaser, quality managers and production managers face?    

Purchasers, quality managers and production managers in the pharmaceutical industry have particular challenges when products do not provide consistent quality for their active ingredients (AI). This endangers the production process and can lead to production downtimes if raw materials are highly contaminated. This can be avoided by choosing trustworthy suppliers who can deliver consistently high purity and guarantee continuity in supply.


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High-purity solvents for the pharmaceutical industry from Haltermann Carless

Haltermann Carless has over 50 years of experience in the production of high-purity hydrocarbons, which are used as solvents in the pharmaceutical industry. Our long-term expertise has created strong partnerships and allowed us to offer customer-based and flexible solutions while ensuring high product quality. Leading and multinational manufacturers of Pharmaceuticals and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) as well as manufacturers of generics can therefore be counted among our customers.

Haltermann Carless offers three core competencies that makes the chemical company attractive as a producer for the pharmaceutical industry:

1. Highest standards in quality & purity

Haltermann Carless' high-purity paraffins are used in the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). They have a purity of up to 99.75% and can meet the highest requirements of the industry. The high purity in particular allows efficient and targeted control of subsequent synthesis steps. This is of fundamental importance to the pharmaceutical sector. Our well-equipped laboratories - additionally accredited according to ISO/IEC17025 - ensure this quality. We offer individually tailored specifications and mixtures in which certain trace molecules are detected. We can also carry out tests for oxygen-containing molecules such as ketones.

2. Availability & continuity of supply

With a strong independent supplier network, we can ensure a continuous supply of important raw materials. This approach has proven its worth in times of crisis and strong market fluctuations and provides our customers with a stable supply. For decades we are in the position to provide flexible delivery concepts and worldwide distribution and have thus distinguished ourselves strongly in the field of transport and logistics. We are able to supply our products in a wide variety of packaging types and according to individually tailored logistics requirements. This is made possible, by our own loading stations, such as a jetty for ships, loading and unloading stations for rail tank cars and loading stations for tank trucks, iso-containers and drums. Benefit from our bespoke supply chain solutions

3. Individual solutions & customer requirements

We are aware of the special requirements in the pharmaceutical industry and do our utmost to meet them. Tailor-made product solutions are therefore part of our customer understanding. Just like transparency and trust: Our regular internal audits as well as customer audits conducted by global pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers show this to be the case. At Haltermann Carless we see audits as opportunities to review and continuously improve our quality processes.


 Benfits of Haltermann Carless solvents for the pharmaceutical industry: 

  • Extremely high product purity: from 95% and 99% up to 99.75%
  • High level of consistent quality
  • Production process in accordance with GMP standards
  • Applications from laboratory to production scale
  • Extensive certification to ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 50001 (energy)
  • Individual quality parameters possible
  • "Made in Germany" - the majority of our products are manufactured in Germany, with the remaining from other areas of Europe
  • Worldwide distribution      


Learn more about our laboratory servcies - Interview with Chantal Eils, Head of Laboratory at Haltermann Carless Speyer site:

Read about Haltermann Carless' contribution to Corona vaccine production: 

Get a comprehensive overview on Haltermann Carless services and products for the pharmaceutical industry: 



Haltermann Carless' expertise, high-quality products and bespoke customer solutions ensure that we have been a reliable supplier and strong partner to many of our pharmeceutical customers for decades. With our solvents for the pharmaceutical industry Haltermann Carless offers you a very high product purity and a high level of consistant product quality - with products made in Germany and Europe. On top, you will benefit from our comprehensive range of services - our 360° Service.  


Contact us for more information on our products and services for the pharmaceutical industry! 

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Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Solvents

Dr. André Rosehr

Dr. André Rosehr

Dr. André Rosehr is the linking interface between customers, sales and production in his role as Manager Technical Services & Development. He is the technical contact for Performance Solvents, Middle Distillates and Renewable Products. His focus is on new product development, evaluation of new feedstocks and accommodating the transformation to renewable and sustainable hydrocarbon products at Haltermann Carless. T: +49 40 333 18 166 email:


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