Adhere to high standards for precise apparel needs.
All cleanrooms are the same, yet distinctly different: while each cleanroom is unique in terms of layout, design, or function, they each represent an investment on the part of
the company designed to facilitate successful product manufacturing. In most cases, the investment
to create a “controlled environment” is significant.
But even with a substantial investment to create a
suitable work environment, managing contamination within the cleanroom during daily operations
is typically the greatest challenge. And what is the
most unpredictable and uncontrolled variable in the
cleanroom? The cleanroom worker.
Cleanroom workers represent one of the most
challenging variables within these sophisticated environments. Even the cleanest person would represent
potential for disaster if not properly isolated from
the environment, which is why the apparel worn by
workers is so critical.
Cleanroom glove and apparel manufacturers have
many factors to consider. However, generally speak-
ing, the needs of users come back to one common
theme: the desire to minimize and control contami-
nation, which comes in a variety of forms from bio-
logical to particulate matter or even nonvolatile and
ionic residues on the surface of the glove. Whether
designing gloves for a Class 10 “ultra-cleanroom”
or a Class 10,000 “white-room,” the choice of glove
becomes one of the more important steps toward
One goal, many variables
While all cleanrooms share certain characteristics,
they also have different requirements depending
on the industry. Cleanrooms in pharmaceutical
manufacturing, for instance, must foster an aseptic
environment free of bacteria or other micro-organ-isms. For the semiconductor industry, the level of
cleanliness depends on what product is being made.
The considerations are even more varied in a nuclear
environment. In short, one large user base is going
to operate different levels of controlled environments
within its own facilities. The best glove manufacturers succeed because they are precise and adaptable
with products suitable for the wide variety of applications.