Coudekerque Operations

Specialty Manufacturing

Through our subsidiary company, Borax Français, we refine and distribute a number of specialty products in our Coudekerque, France facility. Refined borates are shipped from California to Coudekerque, where they undergo a secondary refining processes to increase purity and produce high value specialty borates for the agriculture, nuclear, industrial, and pharmaceutical industries.

The pharmaceutical industry is highly regulated and EP/NF grade products manufactured at our Coudekerque facility conform to the current edition of the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) or the National Formulary (NF).

Certifications

Certificate of Suitability (CEP) certification

Our European Pharmacopoeia products are filed with the European Directorate for Quality of Medicines and Health Care. Our CEP certifications (certification of Suitability to the Monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia) allow our customers to easily administer their Marketing Authorization Applications (MAA) for the medicines that they produce. Access to the Borax Français dossier via the CEP and MAA system provides customers with cost management and control.
 

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification

Our entire process including manufacturing, laboratory, packaging, storage, and distribution is documented to comply with GMP guidelines. Borax Français has been inspected by the French authorities since 2007. The current GMP certificate covering active pharmaceutical ingredients is valid until 2021. Our certificate number is: 15MPP081HF01

U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto

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