Pouched wipers are often preferred for operators because that is what they are used to. However, they can prove to be very wasteful. As Greg explains in the video below, re-sealable wiper pouches make it very difficult to keep the chemical mix from drying out. As soon as the pouch has been opened it is virtually impossible to seal the package in an air tight seal again. This allows for the chemistry mix to exit the pouch, drying out your wipes. Switching to a wiper pail eliminates dried out wipers as well as cuts back on waste. The pail is completely reusable and customizable. Valutek sells both the pail and the wiper refills for the pail with a chemistry that can be specially formulated for your cleanroom needs.
To learn more about the Valutek wiper pail, watch the video below.
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Branded versus generic products. A debate that has been ongoing for a long time. Often times people are led to believe that the generic products are the same as the branded but without the name or hefty price tag. This may be true to some extent, but you have to stop and think about the reasons why they are able to offer the same product at a significantly lower price. Are these materials the best quality? Will I get the same use as the name brand version? The truth is that they have cut some corners to lower the price. That means that they could be putting in fillers or using lower quality materials. In some situations this is ok, but when it comes to your critical environment this is absolutely not acceptable. Using cheaper products only means that you are introducing contamination to your environment. Bringing contamination into a clean process defeats the purpose of it being clean in the first place. Not only that but it could be costing you more money in the long run. All risks that must be considered before making your decision.
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Keeping a cleanroom clean can prove to be a very challenging task, especially if you do not know how to properly test or classify your critical environment. There is a lot to keep in mind when it comes to reporting on this, that is why Greg is here to explain the difference between the ISO and English classifications of a cleanroom. He also goes over the Air Particle Counter, APC, and why this device is essential to maintaining a clean environment.
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Cost is a big difference between disposable cleanroom garments and industrial apparel. How ever it could cost you in the long run. While a lower price is the most attractive part of industrial apparel there are others differences too. Such as the materials, how they are packaged, and the environment that they are made in. It is critical to understand that you cannot just order industrial apparel and use it in your critical environment. Those materials could be very damaging to your critical environment and put your process to a halt. To learn more about the difference between the two watch the video below.
When it comes to shoe covers there is always the question of what the best material is and often it comes down to plastic and polypropylene. This week Greg talks about the difference between the two and why one is better than the other. Polypropylene shoe covers are very common but are not as clean as some may think. The bottom of the shoe cover is not skid resistant for very long and the bottom cannot hold up to a day of wear. Along with that, when the bottom wears out it sheds fibers adding contamination to your environment.
In its place we recommend plastic shoe covers. The plastic shoe covers do not lose their skid, they are water proof, they can last a whole day of wear and do not lint when you wear them.
To learn more about the difference between these two shoe covers watch the video below!