cleanroom Articles

  • World Cleanroom Markets

    Provides analyses and forecasts of the world wide markets for cleanroom systems, components, services and consumables. It addresses key questions such as how many gloves are used by a pharmaceutical class 100 worker. Based on projected numbers of workers, and price per glove forecasts are then displayed and continually revised for each country and industry. In this fast changing market place it ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Sources of Particles in Cleanrooms

    Viable particles consists of bacteria, virus, fungal spores, molds, and yeast.  These are generally obtained from people, outside air, water, equipment, tools, excipients, and active ingredients. The objectives of environmentally controlled cleanrooms are to provide a contamination-free space to test or manufacturer contamination free products.  Nonetheless, contamination has a way of ...


    By Climet Instruments Company

  • Kick Contamination out of the Cleanroom

    Safety overshoes fight contamination. The steel toecap safety overshoe has been around for a long time. Its origins lie in the marriage between the venerable rubber galosh and a steel toecap similar to those used in many of today’s safety boots. However, the safety overshoe hadn’t evolved much before a slate of revisions entered the market recently. Confined mostly to the “shoes for ...


    By Safetytoes International Inc

  • ISO to Revise Two Cleanroom Standards

    The Working Group is reviewing airborne particulate classification factors, sampling requirements, and other clauses as it develops new editions of ISO 14644-1 and 14644-2, targeted for publication in 2008. Keywords: ISO, TC 209, 14644, cleanroom, ...

  • The Importance of Explosion Proof Lights in Cleanrooms

    Cleanrooms are pushing the limits of industrial manufacturing and scientific research programs. For professionals, the rooms provide a predictable environment with low levels of stray pollutants, germs, dust and chemical vapors. Activities conducted in cleanrooms are carried out with greater precision and safety. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Oxygen Monitor for FOUPs in Semiconductors and Cleanrooms

    Over time, the contamination control requirements in the semiconductor industry have become more stringent. Employees now must spend more time adhering to cleaning protocols to preserve the sanitary nature of the environment and comply with regulations. The front-end unified pod (or FOUP) began appearing in semiconductors in the 1990s, serving as a transportation box to safely and ...

  • TopAir`s Pass Box

    A pass box is a structure located at the entrance to a cleanroom that enables materials to be transported between the cleanroom and the rest of the laboratory without compromising the sterility of the materials or surrounding cleanroom area. The pass box allows laboratory personnel to stay within the cleanroom instead of moving to different parts of the lab to fetch tools or materials, therefore ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • TopAir`s PCR Station

    The PCR station is a cleanroom area with specialized equipment for the biomedical field. The PCR station handles Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), a molecular technique for producing large quantities DNA from using an enzymatic reaction without requiring a living organism. Because of the high sensitivity of the procedure, careful attention to the work process in the PCR station is required. The ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • TopAir`s Fume Hood

    TopAir, Statitech Israel’s flagship brand, manufactures a full line of superior cleanroom equipment including a reliable fume hood for neutralizing potential airborne chemical hazards in the laboratory. The fume hood mechanism offers maximum protection to laboratory staff working at a cleanroom table under the fume hood.   There are two basic types of fume hood. Many industries use a ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • TopAir’s Weighing Station

    TopAir is the flagship brand of Statitech Ltd., an ISO 9002 certified manufacturer of cleanroom products for the electronic, semi-conductor, biomedical and defense industries. Established in 1999 and ISO-9002 certified, Statitech Ltd. specializes in the development, production and marketing of a wide variety of standard and custom-made cleanroom products including a weighing station, and has ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • IEST updates recommended practices to reflect leading-edge methods

    New developments covered in Recommended Practices revised recently by the Contamination Control Division of IEST include a test method for characterizing outgassed organic compounds; design and testing of Type IV (vee-bed) modular gas-phase adsorber cells; an automated surface cleaning efficiency test procedure; and production testing of filter types H through K. Characterizing Outgassed Organic ...

  • TopAir’s Horizontal Cabinet

    TopAir is the flagship brand of Statitech Ltd., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of several complete lines of laboratory equipment since 1999. The term horizontal cabinet can refer to two types of TopAir’s premium selection of cleanroom furniture and accessories. One type of horizontal cabinet is a work bench backed by a filter wall. Ambient air is cleaned through this wall ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • TopAir’s Clean bench

    The clean bench is a mainstay of TopAir’s superior line of cleanroom equipment for all requirements of the biomedical, electronic, semi-conductor and defense industries. TopAir is the flagship brand of Statitech Ltd., a leading provider of cleanroom furniture and accessories since 1999. Besides the clean bench, TopAir’s premium line includes fume hoods, desiccators, weighing stations ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • Air filtration applications for membranes

    Given their unique performance attributes membranes are finding use in a growing number of high efficiency air filtration applications. One example is in respirators and personal protective equipment. Applications where intense physical demands and risk of exposure to harmful contaminants are present demand the high efficiency / low pressure drop combination of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene ...

  • New ISO draft standard classifies surface particle cleanliness

    With today’s rapid technological progress and miniaturization, clean surfaces are of growing interest and vital importance for many high-tech industries and applications.The International Organization for Standardization Technical  Committee (ISO/TC) 209 is taking steps to fill the need for global standards addressing surface contamination. Since its inception in 1993, ISO/TC 209 has ...

  • Ultra Pure Chemical Dispense Modules

    CPS was contracted to design, fabricate, install and commission Ultra Pure Chemical Dispense modules for a major new Electronics facility in Germany. Seven units were designed and installed to handle a range of Acids, Alkali’s and Solvents from 200 Litre drums to the tools in the cleanroom. The units were manufactured in White Polypropylene with Stainless Steel and PFA pumps and ...

  • Can you source a glass washer which can be accessed from two sides?

    Question: Can you source a glass washer which can be accessed from two sides? Answer: Smeg have just launched the solution to this with the GW6010 professional glass washer. The 6010 has 20 pre-set program washes and 20 free programs for customisation. The unit comes with a peristaltic pump for both liquid detergent and liquid neutraliser and an additional 2 pumps are ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • TopAir’s Ductless Fume Hood

    TopAir is the flagship brand of Statitech Ltd., a leading developer, producer and marketer of a wide variety of standard and custom-made cleanroom products for the electronic, semi-conductor, medical and defense industries. Statitech has acquired a well earned reputation as a market leader in its field. Customers include the pharmaceutical giant Teva Industries Ltd., Israel Aircraft Industries ...


    By TopAir Systems

  • North American R&D facility builds prototypes

    Situation: North American R&D facility of U.S.-based leading global security company builds prototypes of unmanned airborne systems for the purpose of testing and validation. Parts are produced in limited numbers throughout the fabricating shop. Component building process involves the use of adhesives that will only successfully bond within very specific temperature ...


    By Duroair Technologies Inc.

  • Controlling Bacteria In a Clean Room Environment

    Maintaining the integrity of a cleanroom is a constant battle. The first step to deciding which method, or combination of methods, to employ is to identify the prime sources of contamination. There are three prime sources of contamination through which the integrity of a cleanroom might be breached. First, there is the human element. While many processes might be automated, many situations remain ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

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