Which Industries Use Cleanroom Technology?
How clean can a room possibly be? Well, that is exactly where the role of cleanroom technology comes in. Modular cleanroom technology is used in a variety of industries where contamination control is critical to the safety and efficacy of products and processes. This ensures controlling contamination to maintain the dust, airborne organisms, aerosol, or vaporized particle levels on a per-cubic-meter-molecule measure.
To achieve this, air cleaning filtration devices such as HEPA filters, and ultra-low particulate air (ULPA) filters are installed on the cleanroom walls and ceilings. Most of the time, it is terminal HEPA filters, which are room side replaceable to avoid any contamination during exchange.
In this article by ACH Engineering, we will precisely explore 8 industries that are embracing cleanroom design aspects:
Pharmaceutical & Nutraceuticals
Disinfestation and good quality assurance are prerequisites in the pharmaceutical industry for economic survival of the manufacturer. Thus, a modular cleanroom — a controlled environment — ensures sterile drugs, vaccines, and biomedical devices are safe for the human body. We advocate packaging of medicines in separate cleanrooms to lessen the scope of contamination.
Nutraceutical’s manufacturing companies need to abide by the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and the Dietary Supplement and Education Act of 1994. ACH Engineering abides by the regulation laws and promises to offer a certified system along with temperature and humidity-controlled cleanrooms.
Laboratories & Research Facilities
Manifold science experiments are highly sensitive and thus, this modern technology allows control over cross-contamination in laboratories. ACH Modular cleanrooms with anterooms and interlocking systems provide a high-quality controlled environment. In the case of laboratory cleanrooms, while much effort is spent on aesthetically pleasing designs, we levy equal focus on the airflow requirements that do not hamper the workflow of the lab.
Hospital & Healthcare Facilities
Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) are on a steep rise across the world, increasing patient vulnerability and surgical site infections (SSIs) that may lead to death. Healthcare and medical facilities are choosing to battle this with modern cleanroom technology – the first scientific step towards a sterile environment. ACH Engineering, a modular cleanroom manufacturer has a rich experience of installing hospital cleanrooms in operation suites, surgery rooms, emergency wards, triage areas, burn units, therapy areas, isolation rooms, dialysis rooms, infusion centers, patient exam rooms and even in corridors. The aim is to create an antimicrobial environment with controlled levels of biohazardous materials and airborne particulates.
Would you eat anything with germs and bacteria? Many food manufacturing companies and farms are shifting towards cleanroom environments, in an effort to ensure hygiene and quality is delivered through their food to their customers. Additionally, without any contaminations, the food products will get a longer shelf life.
In the food industry, hardwall and softwall cleanrooms are available within stainless steel frames. Our food manufacturing clients mostly prefer small, enclosed cleanroom units like ‘mini environments’ or ‘flow boxes’ with food-grade compatible lighting and portability benefits.
Cosmetics and Perfumes
As cosmetic products are used in direct contact with the human body, Cosmetics Standards recommend the production of cosmetics in conditions close to medical manufacturing units. With the introduction of cleanrooms in cosmetics and perfumes manufacturing facilities, one can protect the staff, products, and the environment from getting contaminated.
We believe, modular cleanroom technologies are a must in the production indsutries of decorative cosmetics (eg. lipstick), care cosmetics (eg. cream), medical cosmetics (eg. face wash) and perfumes. Though cosmetic producers still levy their focus only to control the contamination of their products, a through sterilization from start to end in the cosmetic production cycle is a much recommended practice.
Though cleanrooms are crucial in cannabis grow-rooms considering the levels of insects, pathogens, spores, and microbes, it often also affects the live plants. It is therefore important to opt for modular cleanroom systems that provide independent climate control and parallel production. For cannabis industries, we recommend ISO Cleanroom Certification Class 8 environment. The use of cleanrooms boosts regulatory compliances and at the same time, improves final quality and batch control of cannabis.
Sustainable Energy Supplies
Sustainable energy supplies are composed of solar cells using semiconducting materials. The smallest of germs heavily impact the behavior of such semiconductors. Thus, semiconductor cleanroom systems are the boon in such multifunctional spaces. Cleanrooms in sustainable energy spaces can be easily upgraded to higher ISO levels. Equipment malfunction or electrostatic discharges are the two common disruptions that may come along the way of semiconductor cleanrooms, though both the situations can be solved with our exquisite solutions.
Most e-Liquid vape manufacturers are still waiting for the regulations to become laws after which they will mandatorily need to opt for modern cleanrooms. However, it may be more beneficial to begin the process of choosing the right cleanroom manufacturer, leading to contamination-free production and subsequently improving the quality and quantity of their products. Our cleanroom solutions cater the e-vape production area, bulk storage area & packaging areas.
Overall, cleanroom technology is used in a wide range of industries where contamination control is critical to product quality, safety, and efficacy.
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