Concerned About High Levels of Cleanroom Contamination?
Make sure to use pure clean gloves manufactured for cleanrooms, and don’t use a standard industrial or medical grade glove in cleanrooms.
Why can’t you use a lower cost industrial grade or Medical grade glove in defined clean rooms?
Why Use Cleanroom Gloves for Critical Environments?
- The chlorination manufacturing process of Cleanroom Gloves reduces the natural rubber protein levels as well as particulate and ionic residuals.
- Chlorination also reduces tack levels by washing the gloves in a solution of chlorine gas and water. Less tack allows for easier glove donning off and on!
- Post chlorination processing and testing is very important to the manufacturing process of Cleanroom Gloves.
- After chlorination the gloves are processed through multiple deionized water rinse cycles to further reduce residual contaminants. In this process, excess particulates, extractable ions, and nonvolatile residues are removed.
- The gloves are then dried in HEPA filtered dryers prior to packaging. This part of the process is undertaken in a cleanroom environment.
The Enemy of Cleanrooms
The enemy of clean rooms is particulates that cause contamination and can damage the sensitive products being produced.
Industrial Grade Nitrile gloves are void of Cleanroom Glove processing preparation and can produce a high level of contamination.
Also Sterile Nitrile Gloves only address bacteria levels and do not reduce glove contamination levels. This fact is why Sterile Surgical Gloves should not be used in clean room applications.
If you’re operating a critical environment make sure to use disposable gloves manufactured for cleanrooms.