Current industry activity is strong in production of enclosed cleaning machines which allow cleaning solvents to be used under vacuum conditions.
Is it appropriate to test an ESD garment on an operator?
What’s the most efficient and cost-effective way for a growing company to deal with airborne molecular contamination (AMC) through the life cycle of a manufacturing facility?
Nanoscale research involves measurement, manipulation, and fabrication on a minuscule scale. The accurate tasks essential to nanoscale research require “quiet” spaces.
If you’re planning a new cleanroom, or maintaining an existing one, your choice of filters can be critical to product quality, production yields, and regulatory compliances.
How would you like to start up a facility with no major problems or last minute changes in design or implementation?
Airborne Molecular Contamination Monitoring: Optimization Strategies to Ensure Environmental ControlAugust 22, 2011 2:13 pm | by Dan Rodier, Ph.D. | Particle Measuring Systems | Comments
Yield losses due to airborne molecular contamination (AMC) issues started to emerge in semiconductor manufacturing over 20 years ago.
Regarding the article in the June issue there is another, often forgotten, aspect of the monitoring program, which is the witness plate sampling and counting method as described in IEST-STD-CC1246D.
Purge with gas ionized by an inline electrical ionizer can effectively neutralize charges on wafers in a FOUP, reducing the chance of ESD occurrence.
Plan twice; validate once is a prudent variant of the adage. Cleaning validation is a hurdle in many applications, including aerospace, microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, and medical device manufacture.
The source of your exhaustion might not be the tasks you’re doing or the hours you’re working—it may be the actions of the people laboring beside you. Jon Gordon identifies twelve draining behaviors to watch out for—and explains what you can do to counteract them and create a more nourishing workplace.
Working with an intern is both a privilege and a responsibility for an employer. Interns can be a boon to your business and give you the extra pair of hands, current educational thinking, and enthusiasm and support your business needs.
A hidden reservoir of transfer organisms are those growing on the skin underneath sterile gloves. Hand washing with soap and water or a medicated soap must include thorough drying of the hands prior to donning gloves.
With the need to formulate and fill more potent products aseptically, the use of isolators will continue to grow.
Many doing critical cleaning have used aerosol-dispensed cleaning agents to reach certain portions of valuable surfaces so that the cleaning agent could do its “magic” and be removed with soil by a worker using a fabric wiper.