Effective Cleaning to Remove Dense Dust from Cleanrooms

While the advanced air filtration systems in modern cleanroom HVACs trap most dust particles, cross-contamination from dust is still a concern. Dense dust, which has a high water content, and metal-containing dust can easily find its way into cleanrooms via things like the corrosion of faucets and plumbing or technician clothing. A careful protocol is […]

Why More Cleanroom Managers are Outsourcing Cleaning

Who cleans your cleanroom? If you’re in the majority, your cleanroom workers are also taking on detailed cleaning responsibilities. Controlled Environments recently published the latest “Cleanroom Trends and Salary Survey,” and the cleaning trends have changed since last year. While the trend to use cleanroom workers as the primary cleaning staff rose slightly, from 42% […]

Cleaning the Components in Electronics Manufacturing

Electronic components in adverse environments require careful cleaning to remain compliant. This article explores the means of doing so.   Thanks to no-clean fluxes and soldering pastes, the need to clean components in electronics manufacturing has decreased significantly. However, this is only the case for components used in non-critical atmospheric environments. Adverse environments, like humid […]

8 Steps to Successful Cleaning and Cleanroom Disinfection

Cleaning and disinfection are two separate but equal processes in cleanroom compliance. Know these 8 steps. Our last two posts addressed some common concerns and issues in choosing cleanroom disinfectants. Achieving the appropriate microbiological cleanliness levels for a class of cleanroom is paramount to industries like medical device assembly and pharmaceutical manufacturing.  Disinfectants and applicators […]

Differences in Water: Cleaning your Cleanroom

Water is one of the most widely-used ingredients in any cleaning solution. With the proper additives, water is an effective cleanser. However, in critical manufacturing, it is important to know that all water is different (even tap water in two different locations.) The quality of water directly impacts the quality of your product. Therefore, you […]

USP 797 Compliance: Creating a Cleaning Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

If you’re maintaining a USP 797 compliant cleanroom, you’re required to have written cleaning STandard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and cleaning logs. Your SOP should include when to clean, how to clean, and what to clean with. Here are some guidelines on these categories. How Often? Surfaces of sterile compounding areas need to be cleaned with […]

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