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Politics and BSL

June 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Tim Studt | Comments

Letter from the Editor - June 2013                                                             


Why Validate?

May 31, 2013 10:23 am | Comments

You will want to consult with several cleanroom design/build construction companies to get their proposals for building an aseptic cleanroom to your specifications as well as the ISO 14644 and IEST industry standards.


Water for Cleaning

May 23, 2013 12:11 pm | Comments

Water is the most abundant cleaning chemical. With appropriate additives, water-based cleaning has proven successful.


Portable Industrial Vacuums for Cleanrooms

May 21, 2013 9:53 am | Comments

Portable industrial vacuums are effective tools for cleanroom applications that require personnel to safely remove contaminants from controlled environments.


Cleanroom Insulation

May 17, 2013 3:24 pm | Comments

The problems with cumbersome insulation designs become very pronounced in the manufacturing cleanroom environment.


Sustainable Packaging

May 16, 2013 11:03 am | Comments

As a whole, manufacturers need to focus on reducing the consumption of non-renewable resources, while still remaining aware of reducing environmental impact by reviewing packaging and container usage.


A Closer Look at Mini-Environments

May 8, 2013 3:48 pm | by Richard A. Bilodeau | Comments

A mini-environment enhances the cleanroom setting by bringing it to a higher standard.

Clean, Flexible, and Sustainable Labs

May 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Tim Studt | Comments

Letter From the Editor - May 2013                                                           


Deciding What Chemicals To Use In A Cleanroom

April 11, 2013 1:47 pm | Comments

While there don't seem to be overall, universal constraints on cleanroom chemicals, care in the selection and application of chemicals are needed for janitorial cleaning and disinfection.                      


Choosing Lighting for a Controlled Environment

April 9, 2013 2:42 pm | Comments

Lighting technologies continue to evolve, with more choices available – both in terms of the underlying technology and the color spectrum – every year.


Dispensers Won't Last Forever

April 5, 2013 12:15 pm | Comments

Improperly maintained process equipment can compromise yield and add to both particulate and non-particulate contamination.


Should I Seek LEED Certification?

April 4, 2013 11:42 am | Comments

Whether or not to seek LEED certification, or certification through any other sustainability program, is a question that goes well beyond the facilities engineering department.


Understanding Facility Development Programs

April 2, 2013 12:46 pm | Comments

Dealing with the challenge of establishing manufacturing operations capable of supporting multiple markets.


The Pennsylvania State University Millenium Science Complex

April 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Rafael Viñoly Architects and Penn State University | Comments

Aware that new technologies and scientific breakthroughs are increasingly resulting from research that takes place at the boundaries between disciplines, the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) decided to integrate the Life Sciences department together with the Materials Sciences and Engineering department in a new construction project that would significantly expand the resources available to both.


Controlling Particulates throughout the Manufacturing Process

April 1, 2013 12:00 am | by Linda Lathrop and Paul Cummings | Comments

Until late 2012, West had maintained a dedicated particle laboratory. That laboratory was capable of performing state-of-the-art particle testing under strictly controlled conditions. However, due to the age and configuration of the laboratory spaces, there were several limitations as to how that testing could be performed.                  



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