The Use of 2205 Duplex Stainless Steel for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Applications

The hygienic requirements for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are relatively high and the materials of construction for processing vessels and piping systems must demonstrate outstanding corrosion resistance and cleanability to ensure the purity and integrity of the drug product. Materials must be capable of withstanding the temperature, pressure, and corrosive nature of the production environments as well as all sanitizing and cleaning procedures. In addition, candidate materials must have good weldability and must be capable of meeting the industry’s surface finish requirements.