Purolite, an Ecolab Company, Opens New Manufacturing Facility in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, US – (Dec. 5, 2022) Purolite, an Ecolab company, today celebrated the opening of its new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in King of Prussia, Pa. The 74,000-square-foot plant, which includes an expected 75 new jobs, will produce ion exchange resins for vital healthcare development and pharmaceutical APIs to meet the growing demand for existing and future applications and therapies.
Gergely (GG) Sved, executive vice president and president of Global Healthcare & Life Sciences, was joined by state and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new facility.
“This expansion adds to Purolite’s multi-continent ion exchange production to further ensure the security of supply globally and demonstrates our commitment to supporting growing global demand for new healthcare applications and future drug development,” said GG Sved. “Purolite is now one of the fastest-growing global providers of ion exchange resins for the critical industries that helps protect people, planet and business health.”
“We are excited to open our facility in King of Prussia to enable our pharma and biopharma customers shortened lead times and security of supply to enable them to deliver life saving drugs. We are dedicated to ensuring continued supply of high quality, innovative resin-based products to our customers that the Purolite team built its foundation on.” Said Hayley Crowe SVP and GM Purolite.
The new plant, the company’s fifth manufacturing facility globally, located at 3700 Horizon Boulevard in King of Prussia, is near Purolite’s headquarters. The facility has two new cleanrooms to manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), which will increase the company’s production of APIs by 67%. Purolite has more than four decades of experience manufacturing APIs, such as cholestyramine and sodium polystyrene sulfonate and excipients. These applications are vital to time-release formulas and provide the bioavailability necessary for medical treatments to address high cholesterol and heart disease.
Purolite, an Ecolab company, is a leading manufacturer of healthcare, pharmaceutical and life science products, and ion exchange, catalyst, adsorbent and specialty resins for water and non-water applications. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa., with 40 sales offices in more than 30 countries, Purolite has ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., U.K., China and Romania. With a large technical sales team, five R&D centers and five manufacturing facilities, Purolite provides high-end, customized solutions to address some of the world’s most complex challenges. www.purolite.com
A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that help protect people, planet and business health. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive science-based solutions, data-driven insights and world-class service to advance food safety, help maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. www.ecolab.com