Cleanrooms West New Product showcase

CleanRooms West 2003—held September 22-24 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.—gave contamination control professionals the chance to get a first-hand look at products and services designed to improve cleanroom practices. The following is a sampling of products highlighted at this year's show.

Compiled by Laureen Bellville

Sterile alcohols

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TexShield sterile 70 percent isopropyl alcohol and sterile 70 percent isopropyl alcohol with WFI—used for surface cleaning, cleaning gloved hands in sterile suites and wiping down items for pass through into a controlled environment—are packaged using the SteriShield Delivery System. According to the company, the system holds the liquids inside an ultra-clean, medical-grade, polyolefin bag that does not allow air to be drawn back into the bag when the trigger spray mechanism is operated. Testing shows the contents remain sterile for three months after first operating the trigger.

ITW Texwipe
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Monitoring software

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Intended for pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, FMS2 software complies with 21 CFR Part 11 and provides complete and monitoring of all environmental parameters, such as particle counts, temperature, pressure and relative humidity. Not only is the software supplied in CD format for client/server applications but it is also supplied on the World's Smallest PC. Historical reports can be defined by start date and time, end date and time, and specific measurement points.

Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
Milpitas, CA

Particle counter

Long Life Laser technology extends the average service life of the Met One particle counter's laser to more than 10 years. The technology is backed by a three-year standard warranty for most products and a five-year extended warranty for some. Products that will incorporate the technology include the Model 4800/4900 and Model 2400/2408 airborne particle counters and the Model 3300 portable airborne particle counter.

Hach Ultra Analytics
Loveland, CO

Fan filter module

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FM2-LE fan filter modules offer high performance and low operating costs. The backward curved impeller coupled with the AstroCel II LPD series multi-pleat HEPA filter result in the economical delivery of clean air that meets the most demanding industry ..requirements. The product can be used for upgrading existing cleanrooms or converting existing space into a cleanroom without additional ductwork or air-handling equipment.

AAF International
Louisville, KY

Aerosol particle counter

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Using a thermally chilled, solid-state diode laser to count 0.1-micron particles, the Lasair II offers what the manufacturer claims are accuracy, reduced operating costs, reliability and longevity. The product stores 3000 samples. Users can control the particle counter from a desktop web browser as it samples in the cleanroom, then download the data into Excel. Users ..can also download the data directly into FacilityNet for advanced analyses and reports.

Particle Measuring Systems
Boulder, CO

Reactivity monitor

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The Lighthouse Reactivity Monitor's copper and silver-plated quartz crystal microbalance sensors measure the mass accumulation of corrosion films formed from the reaction between contaminants and the sensors. This method of measurement indicates the reactivity level of an environment with contaminant levels at or less than one part per billion. The product gauges in real time the level of AMC present in a local environment and transmits data directly to the building management system. Data can be used to establish AMC trends, identify AMC episodes and determine effects on yield.

Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
Milpitas, CA

Anti-skid tape

The #1167 anti-skid tape does not have paper liners and it does not contain sand. The construction is an over-laminated embossed vinyl tape. The adhesive is residue-free and works on all surfaces. It can be applied around wet workstations and can be used on the plastic sheeting that protects some construction jobs. The tape is available in gray and black and in various widths.

Ultratape Industries Inc.
Salem, OR


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