Hovione, Portugal

The company has expanded its continuous tableting capacity with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at its site in Loures, Portugal. The company invested $70m to develop the facility, which is part of its broader $170m investment programme to increase its production capacity by around 25% by 2023.

Solution

The client had a problem with air pressures in their ATEX rated zone of the pharmaceutical cleanroom where the existing doors were warping and had excessive air leakage with the air pressure differentials. Dortek supplied 2 unequal pair of doors with stainless steel frame system fitting flush into 60mm panel wall into a PAL air lock. The client had more than 30 pascal pressure pushing the door open, and with no electrical locking allowed, we were able to find a solution for them to ensure the doors closed against the pressure and reduced excessive air loss.

Our seamless doors are ultra hygienic, void free and easy to clean which makes them ideally suited to cleanroom areas.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Pwllheli

Brief

Pwllheli Lifeboat Station was first established by the (RNLI) in 1891 at a cost of £480. The station currently operates a Shannon-class all-weather lifeboat and a D-class (IB1) lifeboat. A new station was completed in 2020 to accommodate the latest Shannon-class all-weather lifeboat.

Solution

Dortek supplied a Spacelite HT60 to the main boat entrance and Sectiolite ST40 and Spacelite HT40 to the other entrances. Both door systems are made of translucent fibreglass and are characterized by their low wear design which purposely avoids protruding hinges, helix cables or springs susceptible to faults, and thus reduces maintenance work.

The Butzbach SPACELITE stacking doors are space-saving and extremely wear-resistant. When opening each door element lines up vertically and compactly one behind the other. Thanks to this mechanism, SPACELITE stacking doors are suitable for almost all installation situations – both in new buildings and for renovations.

Forge Bio

Brief

The facility required hygienic door systems for its new 175,000 square foot facility in Columbus, Ohio, The Hearth, to serve as its headquarters. The Hearth is a custom-designed cGMP facility dedicated to AAV vector manufacturing.

Solution

Dortek supplied 119 FRP swing doors in custom two piece Stainless Steel frames to the manufacturing site. With a smooth and seamless construction, Dortek doors have no ledges, recesses or right angles where dust or bacteria can be trapped and grow. Our fiberglass doors are completely water and chemical resistant which makes them ideal for areas with regular and rigorous cleaning regimes.

 

Emergent BioSolutions

Brief

The facility required hygienic door systems for a $50 million expansion at its Camden facility in Baltimore to increase its contract development and manufacturing capacity.

Solution

Dortek have supplied over 160 FRP doors with Stainless Steel frames and FRP frames across numerous Emergent sites in the US. Dortek’s molded FRP doors are manufactured from fiber reinforced polyester and contain no organic material. With a smooth and seamless construction, Dortek doors have no ledges, recesses or right angles where dust or bacteria can be trapped and grow. Our fiberglass doors are completely water and chemical resistant which makes them ideal for areas with regular and rigorous cleaning regimes.

Resilience Bio

Brief

The facility required hygienic door systems for a new cell and gene therapy process and analytical development as well as drug substance manufacturing site in the Philadelphia region. They have also acquired a 310,000-square-foot plant in Boston which will be a multi-modality manufacturing and state-of-the-art quality laboratories.

Solution

Dortek has worked on projects at numerous Resilience facilities and supplied over 130 molded FRP doors in Stainless Steel frames. Dortek molded fiberglass doors are ideal for hygienic critical environments due to their smooth, non-absorbent surface. They are resistant to the accumulation of dirt and easy to clean and disinfect. They are also lightweight and low maintenance in comparison to wood or steel doors.

Caltech, Chen Neuroscience Institute

Brief

The facility required hygienic door systems for its “research neighborhoods” which foster cross-disciplinary collaboration by providing wet, dry, and computational research labs. The facilities include a vivarium with animal holding areas, procedure rooms and a teaching lab.

Solution

Dortek supplied over 60 hygienic molded FRP door sets for this project. Dortek fibergalss doors are ideal for research and vivarium environments due to their non-porous smooth hygienic construction. The doors do not collect dirt and are easy to clean. The doors also withstand moisture for a prolonged period of time and are not adversely affected by daily washing and disinfection.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Brief

Dortek were brought in as consultants to provide access solutions to help maximise functionality and space across the laboratories. The client was dissatisfied with their current hollow metal swing doors, which were very heavy and difficult to operate. The doors also occupied a large area of floor space to open onto, which was wasted due to this.

Solution

Dortek designed, supplied and installed custom sliding doors for over 50 laboratory rooms in the facility. The main benefit of the doors was that they required minimal floorspace so the client could make better use of this. Dortek FRP doors have a smooth surface which is non-porous and fluid/chemical resistant, unlike steel doors. The doors are very easy to keep clean and have no lips, joins or ledges. Dortek fiberglass doors are much more lightweight, easier to operate and more hygienic in comparison to heavy steel doors.

Novartis, Institute of Biomedical Research

Brief

The facility will create life-saving solutions to some of the most challenging biological issues facing humans today, including neuropsychiatric diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, autism, malaria, and metabolic disorders. Dortek were brought in to provide access solutions to help maximise hygiene, space and functionality across the facility.

Solution

Dortek designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned 110 hygienic FRP door systems for the research facilities laboratories. With a smooth and seamless construction, Dortek molded FRP doors have no ledges, recesses or right angles where dust or bacteria can be trapped and grow. Our FRP doors are free of timber and other organic materials that promote bacterial growth.

Oncorus

Brief

The construction project at Oncorus consisted of 33,000 s/f of office space renovations and a full renovation of existing lab space for R&D and preclinical science. Dortek were brought in to provide access solutions to help maximise hygiene, space and functionality across the facility.

Solution

Dortek designed, supplied and installed 70 swing and sliding doors with automations for easy access. We also supplied 45 hygienic double paned windows which were fitted to existing openings to ensure a cleanroom finish on exterior openings. Two piece stainless steel frames were used for a faster, efficient install and to achieve a flush finish with the drywall.

Heineken Brewery, UK

Brief

The Heineken brewery produces more than 90% of the beers sold in the UK, and around 30% of the nation’s apples go into their ciders. The company required upgraded door systems at their processing facility in Tadcaster. 

Solution

Dortek supplied large Novosprint high speed doors between storage and production areas. The short opening and closing speeds of the Novosprint doors which have speeds of up to 5 m/s were ideal for this client who wanted fast, collision free access. The doors were also equipped with radar activation sensors, two photocells and traffic light control for safe and trouble-free operation. The safety sensors prevent the risk of accidents and drastically reduce any damage to the goods or the transport vehicles using the doors.

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