The Guide to Woven and Non-Woven Cleanroom Wipes – Usage, Protocol, and ISO Class Applications

Cleanroom wipe on stainless steel.

What’s the difference between a woven and non-woven cleanroom wipe? What’s the right wipe for ISO class 3 or ISO class 8 compliance?

New Wholesale Apparel and PPE Products from Wellcare: Lab, Pharmaceutical, Food Processing, and Manufacturing

Economical, wholesale coveralls, bouffant caps, face masks, shoe covers, and disposable lab coats.

Manufacturers Kept Asking for Extra Large ESD Trash Bags, ACL Responded

Here’s where you can find extra large ESD trash bags.

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?

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?

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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+ … Read moreAre Automatic Shoe Cover and Medical Bootie Dispensers and Removers Worth the Cost?

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.

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

Cleanroom wipe on stainless steel.

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 … Read moreThe Seven Deadly Sins of Cleanroom Wiping (and How to Avoid Them!)

Personal Protective Equipment

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Updated: 7/17/17

Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.

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

What’s the difference between various types of disposable gloves and how do you decide which ones to buy>

Bantex Cohesive Gauze

During World War II, Harry Brasel saw the need for an easy economical bandaging material. In 1947 he developed Bantex, a revolutionary cohesive gauze tape which “sticks” only to itself, so it can hold bandages in place without sticking to skin or hair. Although Harry’s first idea was bandaging, Bantex was quickly applied to any … Read moreBantex Cohesive Gauze

Andersen Mats: Waterhog Eco

The Andersen Company is committed to the “Green Movement”. Not only are they looking for ways to increase the content of recycled materials in their finished products, but they are also looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint in other areas. Over the last several years, Andersen has reduced waste going to landfills by 80%. Andersen … Read moreAndersen Mats: Waterhog Eco

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 … Read moreBasics of Isolator Cleaning

Rubbermaid Sustainable Operations

Production Automation has recently added Rubbermaid Commercial products to our website, and we are very excited about it, Rubbermaid is an easily recognizable name by both home and industrial users and is associated with high quality and reliability. What people might not know about Rubbermaid though, is that they are committed to sustainability, ethical standards, and the environment. … Read moreRubbermaid Sustainable Operations

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 … Read moreTechSpray Renew: Eco-Friendly Cleaners That Work!