Sterile Materials and Outcomes for 3D Printing Sterile Parts


Sterile Materials and Outcomes for 3D Printing Sterile Parts

The Hidden Costs of Acrylic: Enclosures, Cabinets, and Desiccators


Why Is Static Dissipative PVC a Better Option than Acrylic?

What’s the Best Automatic Shoe Cover Dispenser or Remover Machine?


There's one crucial thing you need to consider before purchasing an automatic shoe cover remover or automatic shoe cover dispenser.

Are Automatic Shoe Cover and Medical Bootie Dispensers and Removers Worth the Cost?


High-traffic cleanrooms use tightly controlled procedures with repeatable processes to maximize the passage of people in and out of sanitary environments. Cleanroom facilities of all sizes find advantages in using automatic shoe cover removers and dispensers to improve adherence to procedure, maximize throughput, cleanliness, and safety. The result is cost savings of up to $250+... Continue Reading →

Should the Ban on a Specific Type of PPE Glove Worry Pharmaceutical, Electronic, and Packaging Manufacturers?


Should pharmaceutical, food, packaging, and electronics industries be concerned about new PPE regulations? According to the FDA, yes.

FS209E and ISO Cleanroom Standards


Before global cleanroom classifications and standards were adopted by the International Standards Organization (ISO), the U.S. General Service Administration's standards (known as FS209E) were applied virtually worldwide. However, as the need for international standards grew, the ISO established a technical committee and several working groups to delineate its own set of standards. FS209E contains six... Continue Reading →

Hand Dryers or Germ Incubators?


We're used to seeing standard hand dryers in a host of locations, from restaurants to research labs. The question is: Do they provide clean performance? In most cases, the answer is no. In fact, they're often more prolific sources of contamination, including microbial exposure, than paper towels. A Wall Street Journal article, "Paper or Power:... Continue Reading →

Wiper Folding & Surface Cleaning Poster from Berkshire


A guide to properly fold and use a low-linting wiper for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in a controlled environment. Click here to download: Cleanroom_Wiper_Folding_and_Surface_Cleaning_Poster

What to Know When Considering a Cleanroom


Does your business plan include the development of an area in your plant for clean manufacturing? Are you concerned about making the right purchase? Do you want to make sure you consider the right factors when you evaluate different models? There are a numerous considerations when evaluating a cleanroom. The goal of this post is... Continue Reading →

The Seven Deadly Sins of Cleanroom Wiping (and How to Avoid Them!)


1. Ignoring the Need to Wipe on a Regular Basis To assure quality is maintained in all cleanroom and restricted areas, housekeeping maintenance must be performed daily. Improper cleaning leads to contamination and ultimately loss in end user product quality. Contamination can be broadly categorized into two categories, films and particulates, both of which can cause... Continue Reading →

Air Showers: Increasing Productivity & Reducing Costs of Cleanroom Operations


Article reprinted from Clean Air Products, manufacturers of air showers, cleanrooms, and cleanroom accessories. A cleanroom provides a controlled environment in which companies can produce contaminate-free products. Air showers are a vital component of maintaining that clean environment. They protect the cleanroom by using high velocity jets of air to remove loose particles of contamination... Continue Reading →

Air Ionization: How it works


What is an ion? An ion is an atom that has a positive or negative charge. When an atom or molecule has an equal number of protons and electrons, it is balanced or neutral. If an electron is lost the atom becomes positively charged. If an electron is gained, it becomes negatively charged. Air is... Continue Reading →

Vinyl, Latex and Nitrile Gloves: What are the differences?


Disposable gloves are one of the most widely used safety products around. Used by the medical, food service, chemical, automotive and photochemistry industries across the board. There are many things to consider when choosing a glove including quality, protection and allergies. Here is a brief summary of the three types of gloves and their differences.... Continue Reading →

CleanPro Environmental Monitoring


CleanPro Critical Environment Monitoring Solution: Get real time reporting, alarm conditions, and instant traceability. CleanPro's Monitoring Solutions are sophisticated computer-based monitoring systems for critical applications. They are ISO-9001/2008 certified and the development processes meet cGMP standards. In addition to SCADA and general process control systems, there are over 200 systems installed in hospitals, clinics, and... Continue Reading →

Airy Technology P231 Remote Particle Sensor


The Airy Technology P231 Remote Particle Sensor  is designed for continuous monitoring. The P231 monitors 0.5µm particle sizes simultaneously with a flow-rate of 1.0 CFM (28.3 LPM). Using Modbus/RS485 communications, the sensor can be easily integrated into the CIMScan Monitoring System. Its compact size and light weight maximizes the flexibility of mounting locations. The P231... Continue Reading →

Airy Technology P611 Handheld Laser Particle Counter


Airy Technology P611 is the accurate, user friendly handheld particle counter. Its large color display shows 6 channels of cumulative and different particle counts simultaneously. Airy Technology P611 saves up to 10,000 sample data in the memory, which can be reviewed on the unit display and/or easily downloaded to your PC via USB cable. Temperature and... Continue Reading →

Palbam Class N2 Desiccator Cabinets


Desiccators: Unique Stainless Steel Solutions from Palbam Class Palbam Class developed its first desiccator cabinets for the Semiconductor Industry. Due to the demands of this industry all the cabinets are manufactured from the cleanest materials possible. Most manufacturers offer stainless steel accessories for their desiccators. Palbam Class uses only stainless steel. All modular designs -... Continue Reading →

Basics of Isolator Cleaning


Isolators are increasingly installed in pharmaceutical production laboratories due to the increased handling of hazardous drug ingredients as well as the need for smaller batches and more flexible production environments. Isolators can potentially lower the installation and maintenance costs compared to large-scale cleanroom environments. While manufacturing facilities have established SOPs for isolators, this article focuses on the importance... Continue Reading →

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