AMPAC Fine Chemicals Facilities Expansion Brings New Capacity On-Line to meet Business Growth

Mar 14, 2016, 13:00 ET from AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC)

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC) announced their ongoing facilities expansion both in Rancho Cordova, CA and La Porte, TX has served to increase total capacities by 50% since 2013. AFC reports the most recent High Potency facility 'Semi-Works #4' is fully operational and they have started construction of a large-scale facility that will come on-line in late 2016.

"AFC is witnessing robust customer demand for our core technologies combined with our development & manufacturing expertise to support drug candidate maturation from clinical trials into commercial production," reports Dr. Aslam Malik, CEO of AMPAC Fine Chemicals. "To meet this demand, we are investing over $40M in 2016 for capacity expansion and infrastructure enhancements. AFC's plant expansion is supported by the financial backing of H.I.G. Capital, a major international investment firm with $19B under management." adds Dr. Malik.

"New facilities add nine reactors (500 – 2000 gal), Heinkel® Hastelloy® (HF-800) centrifuges plus additional solids handing and processing equipment necessary to support on-going production of cGMP intermediates and APIs," shares Joseph Campbell, AFC VP of Operations and Engineering. "These two facilities benefit from AFC's extensive experience in elimination of Foreign Object & Debris (FOD) and containment of potent compounds," adds Mr. Campbell.

About AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC
AFC is a U.S.-based company with demonstrated capabilities in process development, scale-up, and cGMP-compliant commercial production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and registered intermediates for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers.  Its specially engineered facilities and experienced staff allow AFC to safely produce highly energetic compounds at commercial scale.  In addition, AFC's other technology platforms include production of highly potent compounds, continuous processes and industrial-scale chromatographic separation using simulated moving bed chromatography.  AFC's operations are located in Rancho Cordova and El Dorado Hills, CA and in La Porte, Texas.  Additional information about us can be obtained by visiting our web site at


Photo -  
Photo -


SOURCE AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC)