Glovebox and Isolator Systems - Containment Level 4 & 5

Today’s industrial environment requires strict compliance and regulation to bring down exposure levels to the operator. The expertise of Hosokawa in this area is significant, being a key supplier to a number of chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

In places where there is a need for ultra high containment levels for handling highly toxic or active chemicals, the range of isolators from Hosokawa offer total product integrity and operator safety. The isolators are designed in a way as to enable automatic as well as manual procedures with least operator exposure.

Hosokawa offers containment levels of below 1µg/m³ by incorporating barrier containment technology in critical area like drying, milling and product packoff. A true shirt sleeve environment is enabled by using individually designed processing equipment combined with an isolator’s sealed environment. Hosokawa works in tandem with customers to make sure that all containment and production levels as well as end user requirements are met completely.

Integrated CIP is presently a key design factor in containment technology. The need for additional cleaning bays is eliminated with potential for cross contamination and down time is reduced making sure that personnel are protected. A range of isolators have been developed by Hosokawa that offers a range of CIP options.

The glove boxes are designed ergonomically designed for ease of use, enabling products to be handled without risk of exposure. Over pressure and under pressure environments can be maintained and humidity controlled in order to ensure product integrity and stability.


  • Fixed or opening viewing panels
  • Inflatable or solid door seals
  • Internal or external lighting
  • CIP systems
  • Choice of material of construction


  • Localised isolation for process equipment
  • Reactor charging
  • Drum tipping and discharging
  • Product sampling
  • Filling and weighing
  • Waste handling and removal
  • Inspection and maintenance task

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