We often focus on the importance of keeping products contamination-free, but protecting workers from the risk of contamination by products and processes is an equally important goal in the cleanroom. This month, we bring you a selection of personal safety gear specifically designed to ensure that worker safety is maintained at all times.
Compiled by Angela Godwin
KIMTECH PURE* G3 White Nitrile Gloves from Kimberly-Clark Professional are latex-free gloves ideal for use in cleanroom environments. The gloves have textured fingertips and a beaded cuff and are available in 12-inch and 10-inch lengths. The gloves feature an AQL level of 1.5 for pinholes, and they are static-dissipative in use. These gloves are packaged in a Class 100 cleanroom.
Protective garments, products
The goal of DuPont Controlled Environments is to provide high-performance solutions for today’s demanding controlled environments. Combining its rich heritage of scientific innovation and material, garment and manufacturing expertise, DuPont Controlled Environments products are specially engineered to enhance productivity in today’s demanding biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device manufacturing and electronics cleanroom environments. The company offers a wide range of protective garments and products, including DuPont Tyvek® IsoClean garments, and DuPont Gripper shoe and boot covers with superior coefficient of friction properties. In addition, DuPont Controlled Environments Specialists are industry experts who can help you with your site assessment and a variety of contamination control issues.
DuPont Controlled Environments
Disposable nitrile gloves
As part of Magid’s exclusive EconoWear® glove line, the T9337/T9338 blue nitrile gloves offer exceptional puncture resistance and fit, protecting individuals from bloodborne pathogens. They are available in powdered (T9337) or powder-free (T9338) and are ideal for individuals allergic to rubber latex. Gloves are ambidextrous for added versatility and flexibility. They are available in sizes S to XL, 100 per dispenser. To view Magid’s full collection of EconoWear gloves and other personal protective safety equipment, visit the company’s web site.
Magid Glove and Safety Mfg. Co. LLC
Clean process, triple-polymer gloves
MAPA AdvanTech’s new TRILITES 984 CP gloves are formulated using the company’s unique triple-polymer blend of nitrile, neoprene and natural rubber, which provides the comfort of latex with added strength, tear and chemical-splash protection. A powder-free clean process helps eliminate the risk of cross-contamination. The gloves also feature an extended 11.5-inch length for added splash protection; 6 mil thickness; rolled cuff; and ambidextrous design in sizes 6 to 9. The textured grip with lightly halogenated finish provides optimum tactility and grip in wet or dry applications. The exclusive finish minimizes tape and labels sticking to gloves. Applications include laboratory research, pharmaceutical manufacturing, thin-film manufacturing, medical device manufacturing and biotech research.
GripLine® boots by White Knight are designed to withstand the rigors of the cleanroom as well as gamma sterilization. The sturdy, gray molded sole provides an effective barrier between workers and potential contaminants on the cleanroom floor. These anti-skid, scuff-resistant boots protect against slips while they help keep the cleanroom clean. The boots come standard with 18-inch uppers in white taffeta (item number 33-99-2140) or white Maxima® ESD for electrostatic protection (item number 33-99-2139). They are constructed with full elastic at the top and ankle, as well as snap adjustments, and a single strap over the arch ensures a proper fit. Other fabrics and configurations are available on request.
White Knight Engineered Products