Sterile garments can be free from contaminants, but not particulates. They can still introduce particles into your cleanroom, although they would likely be sterile particles. Clean and sterile garments, on the other hand, have been cleaned for particulate removal as well as sterilized. These are often called “lint-free.”
Sticky mats are the unsung hero of the cleanroom workspace. Traffic in and out of the cleanroom brings unwanted dust, dirt, particulate matter and more on the shoes and shoe covers of employees. Sticky mats, or adhesive mats, are a simple solution to this contamination dilemma. But are your tacky mats installed properly? Are you refreshing them as often as you should?
The cleanroom finger cots are always dust-free as well as available in latex and nitrile. When handling sensitive electronic devices or static sensitive items, a finger cot is placed over your fingers. The purpose of finger cot out there would be to prevent the passage of static particles from your body to the products you are actually working on.
Medco Safety Products offers a wide range of disposable and reusable workwear for use in cleanrooms. Cleanrooms are controlled environments in which certain concentrations of particles in the air are limited. The standards eliminate the potential sources of contamination that people normally cause.
Our cleanroom suit and the choice of garments are key to maintaining a critical environment, but what is the first step in instilling the etiquette? The Medco is right here to help start this process. The first step in creating a protocol for your clean room is to determine what types of apparel products are used. Each cleanroom environment is unique and often specific to the application. Take a look at our guide. We hope that it helps you to start in the right direction.