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    Endotoxins: Strategies for Control in Life Science Environments

    Medical device and parenteral pharmaceutical manufacturers are increasingly concerned with...

    Securing Operator Safety and Comfort: The Essential Guide to Shoe Covers

    The primary purpose of any cleanroom shoe cover is to reduce footborne contamination in a...

    Modern Methods for Detecting Contaminants in Cleanrooms: An Overview

    As cleanroom technology advances, so do the methodologies and technologies for testing contaminants.

    Signs Your Cleanroom Design Needs a Refresh: A Guide to Re-evaluating Specifications

    When any facility’s cleanroom is originally designed, experts evaluate many variables related to...

    How to Prevent Silicone Contamination from Cleanroom Products

    Silicone is a widely used material in manufacturing processes, with many valuable properties. It is...

    Why Two Cleanroom Standards? Understanding Federal and ISO Standards

    Cleanroom managers and operators often use Federal Standard 209E cleanroom standards and ISO...

    Mastering Cleanroom Maintenance: The Art and Science of Using Wipers

    Cleanrooms demand meticulous attention to detail to maintain cleanliness standards, as sub-micron...

    2024 Cleanroom Product Cost Analysis: Adapting to Supply Chain Realities

    Costs and prices for cleanroom products – gloves, wipers, masks, caps, coats and coveralls –...

    Glove Liners: Improving More Than Operator Comfort

    Operators in your controlled environment know it—cleanroom gloves can be uncomfortable, reduce...

    Cleanroom Documentation Selection Fundamentals: Paper, Notebooks and Notepads

    Paper is used daily in controlled environments to document work instructions, manuals, job orders,...

    Adhesive Mat Fundamentals: 3 Tips to Select & Install Cleanroom Mats

    Adhesive mats remove contaminants from shoes, shoe covers, and cart wheels before entering...

    From Matched Sets to Maximum Cleanliness: Gloves and Wipers in Focus

    When it comes to matched sets of cleanroom products, gloves and wipers that are compatible with ...

    Product Selection Secrets: How Matched Sets Define Cleanroom Cleanliness

    Manufacturers often offer matched sets of products that are designed to work together for...

    Shocking: Mitigating the Risk of ESD in Controlled Environments

    Everyone has felt electrostatic discharge – or ESD – as the mild shock when you touch something or...

    Comfortable, Happy Operators Reduce Risk of Contamination

    Your organization’s cleanliness requirements for cleanroom gloves, gowns, caps, and face coverings...

    Best Practices: Operator Gowning Procedures & Training

    Where do most contaminants found in a cleanroom come from? Human operators comprise the main...

    Best Practices: Designing a Gowning Room for Cleanroom Environments

    For any cleanroom environment, the correct set-up of the gowning space is one of the most...

    Consistent Quality Delivered by Statistical Process Control

    In critical cleanroom environments, it is essential to maintain the highest quality standards to...

    Critical Applications Require Repeatable, Standardized Testing

    For organizations with critical cleanroom environments, relying on manufacturer-proprietary test...

    Quality Matters: The Significance of Transparent Test Data

    For cleanroom consumables, consistent quality is critical to maintaining cleanliness standards....

    Valutek's Commitment to Quality Began 35 Years Ago

    Since our founding, quality has remained a core value of our business and central to our mission of...

    5 Reasons to Trust Valutek as Your Critical Environment Consumables Manufacturer

    Your critical environment consumables are used in every step of your cleanroom operation, with your...

    When Does It Expire? Understanding Shelf Life of Cleanroom Consumables

    When it comes to cleanroom consumables, a product’s recommended shelf life or specific expiration...

    Cleanroom Compliant Packaging: What You Need to Know

    Before choosing the right supplier for your cleanroom products, consider the important role that...

    Four Steps to Close the Cleanliness-Comfort Gap in Cleanroom Apparel

    There are trade-offs between cleanliness and comfort when it comes to cleanroom apparel. The ...

    Cleanroom Apparel Selection Fundamentals: Cleanliness and Application Requirements

    Selecting the right cleanroom apparel helps maintain the required level of cleanliness and prevent...

    Cleanroom Apparel Selection Fundamentals: What You Need to Know

    Cleanroom apparel serves two functions. First, cleanroom apparel encapsulates the operator to...

    Valutek Helps Customers Reach Sustainability and Cost-savings Goals with TerraCycle® Zero Waste Boxes

    Today’s cleanrooms in research and manufacturing facilities often use single-use consumables such...

    When Your Supplier Substitutes Cleanroom Products: Actions to Take

    What if my cleanroom consumable supplier substitutes products?

    Substitutions were commonplace...

    Exploring the Necessity of Requalifying Cleanroom Product Manufacturer

    How often should you audit and requalify your current cleanroom consumable provider?

    The frequency...

    How to Establish a Standardized Qualification Process for Cleanroom Consumable Manufacturers

    Critical products need an objective and reproducible qualification process.

    Cleanroom consumables...

    The Significance of Qualifying Secondary Sources of Cleanroom Products

    Global supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic left controlled environment operations...

    Why Repeatable, Standardized Testing is Important for Cleanroom Products

    Companies establish cleanroom operating procedures based on internationally accepted standards to...

    Cleanroom Wiper Selection Fundamentals: Pre-saturated Solutions

    For most cleaning processes, the cleaning staff or operator applies a cleaning solution to a dry...

    Cleanroom Wiper Selection Fundamentals: Substrates and Edge Treatments

    A documented cleanroom wiper specification process is critical to achieving high cleaning efficacy...

    Cleanroom Wiper Selection Fundamentals: What You Need To Know

    Choose the wiper that is compatible with the facility and application.

    While it may seem easy and...

    Why Qualifying a Backup Supply of Critical Products is Essential

    A quality supplier should allocate inventory to current customers based on their historical usage...

    How Can Secondary Sources of Critical Products Safeguard Your Business Continuity?

    Products that are critical to cleanroom operations merit a secondary source that serves as a backup...

    Ensure Your Controlled Environment Has a Reliable Supply of Critical Products

    The COVID pandemic sent shockwaves through global supply chains, disrupting many markets,...

    3 Questions To Qualify Your Cleanroom Glove Supplier

    Cleanroom gloves are supposed to be contaminant free. But not all gloves meet that requirement –...

    What Contaminants In Packaging Put Your Yields At Risk?

    Packaging can contaminate cleanroom gloves and controlled environments, putting your production at...

    What Hidden Contaminants in Cleanroom Gloves Put Yields at Risk?

    Your cleanroom gloves help to keep your controlled environment free of contaminants. Right?  

    How do...

    Cleanroom Glove Selection Fundamentals Part III : Comfort Requirements

    Operators are the #1 contaminant source in controlled environments. Cleanroom gloves must be donned...

    Cleanroom Glove Selection Fundamentals Part II: Cleanliness Requirements

    Often customers ask us for a “Class 10 cleanroom glove.” The truth. It doesn’t exist.

    Class 10 is...

    Cleanroom Glove Selection Fundamentals - Part I : What You Need to Know

    Selecting the most appropriate cleanroom glove can seem complicated. If you are trying to match...

    Import Bans: How Unethical Labor Practices Impact Business Continuity

    Global supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic led to bad actors in markets, as well...

    Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Compliance Is At Risk!

    Cleanroom Glove Covid-Impact White Paper And Survey Reveal Alarming Results, Offer Solutions.

    There...

    Recycling Cleanroom Gloves Is Imperative

    Recycling is consequential for the environment. Cleanroom gloves are the most commonly used product...

    FDA Import Alert

    The FDA issued the attached alert this past Friday, February 11th, 2022.