Why Is 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) a Better Disinfectant than 99% Isopropanol, and What Is IPA Used For?


How does one solution kill viruses like HIV and Polio on contact, and the other not at all?

Download the 5S Organization Guide Used By NASA, Boeing, & HP.


How Did the 5S Organization System Become Standard at NASA, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, and Harley Davidson?

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

The Dangers of Isopropyl Alcohol


As we've discussed in a previous post, there are many advantages of using isopropyl alcohol in the manufacturing process, but what we didn't cover is some of the risks and dangers of IPA. Today we'll cover some of those issues so that you can take full advantage of isopropyl's benefits while mitigating the hazards of this... 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 →

MicroCare Circuit Board Cleaning Station


The MicroCare Circuit Board Cleaning Station includes everything you need to economically clean circuit boards at the workbench. Featuring the TriggerGrip™ cleaning system with spray through brush it offers a simple and fast way to enhance flux removal and touch-up cleaning performance with an engineered process. Buying each of these items separately would cost about $78, but this... 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 →

TechSpray Renew: Eco-Friendly Cleaners That Work!


Introducing TechSpray Renew™ branded cleaners, innovative solutions that combine the best of current "green" technologies to make the most powerful green cleaners on the market. TechSpray has applied over 30 years experience in solvent cleaning to formulate products that meet regulatory standards with major ecological advantages, but no performance trade-offs. TechSpray Renew™ products are designed... Continue Reading →

IPA as a Universal Cleaner: Advantages & Disadvantages


Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) has become a standard in the Electronics Industry for cleaning printed circuit boards (PCBs) as it offers two main advantages: 1. It's cheap 2. It removes ionic contamination (as long as it’s flushed from the surface) For years IPA has been used to remove flux residues (see flux remover) soldering and as... Continue Reading →

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