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BOFA Fume Extractors for 3D Printing

3D printers are known to produce a number of byproducts during operation. Common 3D printing filaments such as ABS and PLA are known as high emitters of ultra-fine particulates (UFPs), while nylon and PCTPE are known for high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC) concentrations. Once airborne, particles and noxious fumes are easily absorbed into the lungs where they can enter tissues and cells.

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Proper Material for ESD Cleanroom Gloves

ESD cleanroom glove materials have reduced NVR (non-volatile residues) levels such for better electrical conductivity. Meanwhile, dedicated ESD fabrics are often not viable for cleanroom use, as they tend to shed particulates at a much higher rate than latex, nitrile, or vinyl gloves.

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Ethanol Purity, Grades, and Extraction Techniques

This post covers the unique characteristics of high purity ethanol for commercial cannabis extraction. We’ll outline methods that improve batch efficiency, reduce terpene loss from decarboxylation, and minimize residual solvents. In large-scale extraction environments, closed-loop systems and pure, undenatured 200 proof ethanol allow more complete solvent removal.

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Cleanroom Tape

New: Low Particulate Cleanroom Tape

Premium cleanroom tape and labels are feature non-particulating materials with plastic cores suitable for use in ISO 3 (Class 1) cleanrooms. Each roll and label is cleanroom bagged and packaged in a Class 100 (ISO Class 5) cleanroom to ensure cleanliness upon arrival.

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Get 10% Off The Rolls-Royce of Stereo Inspection

Lynx EVO Eyepiece-less microscopes allow operators use of eyeglasses or safety glasses when inspecting or observing through the viewer. Floating stage (option) provides sensitive control and accurate sample inspection. Ideal for inspecting fragile samples, or for avoiding contamination by handling.

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Avoid Supply Chain Production Fog

Expansion creates unforeseen complexities and challenges within supply chains. Communication breakdowns, competing priorities, and distraction from core competencies interrupt economies of scale. Valuable manufacturing space gets converted into storage space, order minimums become bloated, inventory swells, and eventually, quality and delivery times suffer.

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Staticworx ESD Flooring Installation Guide

In this guide, you’ll learn about various installation methods, find detailed instructions, and also learn where you can buy the materials you’ll need for installation at your facility. The type of installation you choose requires consideration for the environment and subflooring within your facility.

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Guide to USP <1072> Disinfectants & Sporicides

USP <1072> outlines decontamination practices for critical environments.In this post, we’ll outline the types of chemical disinfectants and sterilants used in cleanrooms and laboratories. This includes isopropyl alcohol, bleach, formaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, and peracetic acid. 

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Cleaning Panel in Cleanroom with Extended Mop Handles

ISO 7 Cleanroom Panel Cleaning & Maintenance

Warm water and a mild dish soap is the best softwall curtain cleaning solution. What about acrylic, melamine, and aluminum? Generally, any biodegradable solution is acceptable. A 50/50 solution of Isopropyl Alcohol & DI water is also effective. Wash curtains front side and back, rinse with clean water, then wipe dry with a clean lint-free soft cloth.

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Cleanroom Fan Filter Units vs Air Handling Units

A cleanroom air handling unit (AHU) is a cornerstone of temperature, humidity, and pressurization within controlled environments. Today, modular fan filter units allow more adaptable configuration with simplified maintenance procedure. Both systems serve conditioned and filtered air throughout a cleanroom facility. 

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ESD Cleanrooms – Static Control for Medical Devices & Life Sciences PDF from Simco-Ion

Our friends at Simco-Ion sent us this brilliant guide to ESD cleanrooms design, principles, and other considerations. Download the PDF you’ll find case studies and technical information about how static charges influence particle retention and impact manufacturing outcomes in controlled environments. Below we’ve highlighted important ideas in relation to medical device cleanrooms and provide additional resources.

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