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Cleanroom Trends and Salary Survey

May 12, 2016 | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Comments

For the second year, Controlled Environments has surveyed its readership on cleanroom facility-related purchasing decisions, as well as the salary and benefits of cleanroom industry professionals. We have used these results to analyze the latest trends, which will enable you to compare your cleanroom and overall compensation package with those of your peers.


The Three Words That Can End Your Career

May 25, 2016 12:05 pm | by Todd Cohen | Comments

How you use and deliver these words makes a huge impression on people and leaves them thinking and feeling a certain way about you.

Held Hostage!

May 12, 2016 2:15 pm | by Bikash Chatterjee | Comments

Ransomware’s threat to healthcare.


Ensure That You’re Understood When You Speak

May 12, 2016 12:10 pm | by Joe Curcillo | Comments

Seven listening styles and how to approach them.


The Five-Second Rule

May 11, 2016 5:01 pm | by Barbara Kanegsberg, Ed Kanegsberg | Comments

Contamination control and monitoring do not substitute for critical cleaning.


Choosing Your Cleaning Chemicals

May 10, 2016 12:46 pm | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Comments

Chemicals are often needed to maintain a sterile, clean environment in a laboratory, hospital, or cleanroom facility. However, there isn’t a specific standard as to what to use — the recommendations vary according to the situation at hand and what kind of environment is needed.


How It Works: Tank-free Hot Melt Adhesive Machines Improve Efficiency

May 10, 2016 12:28 pm | by Graco | Comments

Package and container sealing is a key component of today’s complex manufacturing processes. Manufacturers require a system that quickly delivers consistently applied adhesive that can fit into streamlined packaging lines. Many companies turn to hot melt adhesive delivery systems for their packaging needs.


Outfit a Cleanroom Facility with Monitoring Systems

May 10, 2016 12:16 pm | by Howard Abramowitz, AirCare Automation Inc. | Comments

Facilities grappling with USP 797 and USP 800 verify their compliance through cleanroom certification.


Check Your References

May 10, 2016 12:14 pm | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Comments

By far, the most viewed articles on have been those that contain valuable reference material in regards to standards, cleaning, and compliance.


Professional Profile: Bikash Chatterjee

May 10, 2016 11:54 am | by MaryBeth DiDonna, Editor | Comments

Controlled Environments spoke with Bikash Chatterjee, the author of the CE column “Regulatory Forum.”


Clutter Hurts Leadership

May 4, 2016 9:20 am | by Barbara Hemphill | Comments

It’s a simple fact: Clutter is postponed decisions. Many entrepreneurs and managers have cluttered offices — unless they have an organized assistant. If you don’t believe it, just start looking around you.


Maximize Your Meeting and Event ROI

April 26, 2016 12:00 am | by Mark A. Vickers | Comments

In order for your next meeting or event to produce a positive ROI your attendees need to leave the event motivated to do something different long-term.


How to RELAX During a Business Crisis

April 18, 2016 12:06 pm | by Gregory Lay | Comments

The brain must do something in a pressure situation, but it needs a better plan than just tightening muscles.


What to Do When Employees Aren’t Performing

April 13, 2016 12:48 pm | by Kate Zabriskie | Comments

Perhaps a few of those frustrating employees have a professional death wish — but most don’t. In all likelihood, they are as frustrated by their performance as you are. The onus is on you, the manager, to identify and implement the fix.


Facility Profile: Imec 300mm Cleanroom

April 8, 2016 12:00 am | by Imec | Comments

Imec’s new 300mm cleanroom is one of the most advanced research facilities in the world dedicated to scaling IC technology beyond 7nm. The facility will be able to serve the entire semiconductor ecosystem, complies with the newest standards in the semiconductor industry, and provides additional space for the most advanced tools that will lead innovations in new device and system concepts.


How It Works: Critical Performance Seating Meets the Needs of Today’s Cleanrooms

March 29, 2016 5:10 pm | by BioFit Engineered Products | BioFit Engineered Products | Comments

MVMT seating from BioFit Engineered Products is designed to address task-specific user range of motion in current critical performance applications.



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