Frequently Asked Questions

ISO 9001:2015 accreditation is a quality management system which ensures that organisations meet the needs of customers and all stakeholders while adhering to all product statutory and regulatory requirements according to ISO (the International Organisation of Standardisation). ISO 9001:2015 refers to quality management and management principles. KIT SA has been third party audited and conforms to the standards outlined in ISO and is officially ISO 9001:2015 certified.

A: A cleanroom is a controlled environment with a low level of pollutants, such as airborne microbes, dust, aerosol particles and chemical vapours. They are used in almost every industry where small particles can have a negative impact on the manufacturing process, as well as in scientific research. Our ISO Class 8 Cleanroom maintains a particle count of less than 3 520 000 particles/m3 less than 0.5µm in size and less than 29 300 particles/m3 less than 5µm in size. Temperature is controlled at 22ºC±2ºC and the air is cycled at a minimum of 4 times per hour. This provides us with a strictly-regulated environment in which to manufacture safe and sterile products.

Microbial testing is a way of screening products for certain levels of different types of microbial bacteria. Our testing is outsourced to independent labs that have the facility to perform the various tests.

Flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) affects our lives in many ways and new applications are rolling out on a regular basis. Flexible polyurethane foam is manufactured through combining various chemicals to form a reaction and the result of the reaction is foam. The product is used in everyday items and is completely safe. Pigments can be added to dye the foam if required. FPF is a product that can be shaped in to many different sizes making it the ideal product for insert to prevent breakage in pharmaceutical primary packaging.

Silica gel is an amorphous form of silica capable of absorbing large quantities of water to preserve the shelf life of products. It can come in different types of bead or crystal that is non-toxic and is used to absorb moisture in a contained area. It comes in different sizes and weights with different types of silica that is used to target specific types of gasses/moisture.

Primary packaging is when a packaging product used is in direct contact with the product. With our pharmaceutical customers, our product is in direct contact with medicine, so it is very important to avoid any contamination. Primary packaging is the term used to designate the layer of packaging in immediate contact with the product. In other words, it is the first packaging layer in which the product is contained. As such, primary packaging is constructed both with the product itself and any existing secondary layers of packaging in mind.

Microbial testing is a way of screening products for certain levels of different types of microbial bacteria. Our testing is outsourced to independent labs that have the facility to perform the various tests.

We are frequently audited by our pharmaceutical and other customers who source primary packaging from us. We also have annually SABS ISO audits to ensure we are fully compliant and up to date with the newest ISO 9001:2015 standards and that all procedures are adhered to. We also perform audits on our suppliers to ensure they adhere to standards required standards.

Yes. At KIT we have a Corrective Action Reporting process in place. These can be raised internally or by a customer. A CAR enables full traceability of the product highlighting the root cause of the relevant issue at hand. By identifying the cause the problem it can be resolved with a preventative measure put in place to prevent the same issue being flagged again.

Auditing is an in depth step-by-step inspection that tracks the finished product all the way back to its source.  All relevant departments are audited in conjunction with the quality standards where processes are checked and followed. An external Auditor randomly picks a product and then follows the process from start to end.  The physical facility and the documentation are also audited ensuring that we comply with the SABS ISO 9001:2015 standards.

Maxihealth is a registered trademark of KIT that is being used to brand all of our products. Maxihealth is an extension of the quality standards that we are proud of and anywhere the Maxihealth logo is displayed gives our customers the assurance of this.

Maxihealth makes our packaging easy to identify by our customers. This highlights product linked to the relevant COC and specs supplied with each order. It is our assurance of a quality product to the manufacturer and end user.

Molecular sieves are made from a crystalline substance (as a zeolite) characterised by uniformly sized pores of molecular dimension that can adsorb small molecules. They are multipurpose but are specifically used in separations and for the dehydration and purification of various hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon gas, liquid streams and COS removal.

Yes, silica gel preserves food products for longer by slowing down the ripening process. It does this by absorbing gasses to slow the ripening process.  This allows foods to reach its destination still fresh and within its lifespan, and avoids a high percentage of spoiled produce before it reaches its desired destination.

Yes, the team at KIT are highly experienced within their field and work closely with the client with regards to product development. With a keen understanding on the needs required, KIT ensures the product supplied delivers every time. We have specialised automated packing lines which have been developed to accommodate product in size or weight to ensure the efficient running of our production line. We also customise printing and artwork if requested and source new primary packaging should the customer need it.

There is no size limit. A very good understanding is required of type of cargo being transported. The following is factored when supplying any type of silica gel: How is the cargo packaged, how long at sea, how much handling takes place between arriving at the required destination. Once the following is established the correct weight and type of silica gel is recommended.

Yes. A batch number is allocated to raw materials so they can be traced throughout the manufacturing process and linked to every product KIT supplies.