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Solid State Technology
Setting The Standard
Cleanroom manufacturing practices and voluntary compliance
Rationale for non-compliance with voluntary environmental control standards requires understanding ‘best practice’ recommendations by industry experts
From The Editor
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Regardless of the industry that you work in, if you have any responsibility at all for contamination control at your organization, and you can possibly be in Stuttgart, Germany from March 11-13 next year, you need to plan to attend the 2008 CleanRooms Europe Conference & Exhibition.
Agencies Endorse Uvc For
Agencies endorse UVC for air purification
Ultraviolet-C (UVC) technology for air purification has recently been endorsed or specified by numerous federal, state, and local government agencies such as the Government Services Administration (GSA), CDC, EPA, and FEMA, as well as industry organizations including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Illumination Engineering Society of North America.
Wg Cc042 Seeks Feedback
WG CC042 seeks feedback to create liquid particle counting RP
The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (IEST) has begun assessing the need for a Recommended Practice (RP) on liquid particle counting (LPC).
New Clean Manufacturing
New clean manufacturing and development facility uses pilot production line to test materials for electronics manufacturers
Silecs recently unveiled its new world-class materials manufacturing and R&D facility in Espoo, Finland.
compiled by Carrie Meadows
Rfid Finding Application
RFID finding application in cleanroom environments
Two recent announcements serve to illustrate the point that radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is beginning to prove a useful and valuable technology in cleanroom applications and sensor-embedded pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment.
Cleanroom Packaging Mate
Contamination control packaging choice is no simple matter
Selecting the right packaging solution for your product requires close collaboration with your package provider
Implementing the ASTM standard for verification (commissioning and qualification)
Standard’s key objective is to give industry-wide flexibility regarding implementation
Embedded antimicrobial agents protect cleanroom plastic surfaces
Lower the risk of biocontamination without compromising material integrity.
Proper Wiping Materials
Proper wiping materials critical to optimal surface sanitation
Compatibility between wiper materials and chemical disinfectants affects stability and concentration
Clearing the Air
New filtration media, technologies, and airflow design strategies are helping users of critical environments improve filtration efficiency and control costs in the face of tightening air-quality tolerances.
Half the battle in maintaining necessary cleanliness levels is reducing the amount of microorganisms and particulates that are tracked into the critical environment in the first place.
Compiled by Carrie Meadows