Cleanroom gowning procedures, and the extent to which one needs to gown up, differ depending on clean room class and application. For example in ISO Class 7 or ISO Class 8 clean rooms, frocks are often acceptable. However in ISO Class 5 or ISO Class 6 (or cleaner) clean rooms: coveralls, hoods, gloves, and shoe covers (also known as booties) are required. Precaution should be observed to assure that no sterile surfaces contact non-sterile surfaces during gowning, processing, or cleaning.Continue reading “Clean Room Gowning Procedure Step By Step” »
Category: Cleanroom Solutions
The modern cleanroom was invented by American physicist Willis Whitfield. As an employee of the Sandia National Laboratories, Whitfield created the initial plans for the cleanroom in 1960. Prior to Whitfield’s invention, earlier cleanrooms often had problems with particles and unpredictable airflows. Whitfield designed his cleanroom with a constant, highly filtered air flow to flush out impurities. Within a few years of its invention in the 1960s, Whitfield’s modern cleanroom had generated more than US$50 billion in sales worldwide (approximately $398 billion today).
Understanding Clean Room Packaging Material
In industries such as electronics, aerospace, medical device, pharmaceutical and automotive, manufacturers place significant emphasis on the cleanliness of their products. The shrinking geometries of devices combined with the need for
What are Room Ionization Systems?
We begin by discussing the particle contamination issues in gown up rooms. Operating personnel enter gown up rooms to prepare for entry into the final clean room environment where items are processed. Without any static mitigating techniques, the operators and their clothing are statically charged causing substantial particle attraction.Continue reading “What are Room Ionization Systems?” »
Understanding Clean Room Classification
Every manufacturing environment contains some degree of airborne particles that can negatively impact your product or manufacturing process. These contaminating particles may already be present in the environment, or they may be introduced into your manufacturing area by people or things entering into that space.
Depending on the relative sensitivity of your product or process to those contaminants, you may require a clean room for your production. But just how clean a working environment do you require? The answer to that question is quite simply: “How many contaminants do you need to eliminate?”Continue reading “Understanding Clean Room Classification” »
What is a Softwall Cleanroom?