9 Tips for Maintaining Your Modular Cleanroom

Maintaining a modular cleanroom is essential for ensuring that it functions effectively at controlling contaminants and maintaining a sterile environment. Whether you are using a modular cleanroom for research, manufacturing, or another purpose, proper maintenance is key to keeping it running smoothly. Keep reading to find out a few tips to help you maintain your modular cleanroom.1. Follow a regular cleaning scheduleIt is important to keep your modular cleanroom clean and free of contaminants at all times. Develop a regular cleaning schedule and stick to it to ensure that your cleanroom stays as clean as possible. This might include daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks.2. Use the right cleaning materialsDifferent types of modular cleanrooms may require different cleaning materials. For example, a modular cleanroom used for an industrial application may require different cleaning materials than one used for life sciences. Make sure you are using the right materials for your … Continued

The Future of Modular Cleanrooms: What to Expect

Modular cleanrooms are an increasingly popular choice for a variety of industries, due to their flexibility, ease of installation, and cost-effectiveness. These structures are used in a variety of settings, including research labs, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and food processing plants, to name a few. As technology continues to advance, the future of modular cleanrooms looks bright, with many exciting developments on the horizon.In this blog, we’ll be discussing what the future looks like for modular cleanrooms.Emergence of Smart TechnologyOne of the major trends in the modular cleanroom industry is the increasing use of smart technology. Smart cleanrooms use sensors and other technologies to monitor and control various aspects of the cleanroom environment, such as temperature, humidity, air quality, and more. This allows for greater accuracy and efficiency in maintaining a sterile environment.Increased Healthcare UseAnother trend is the increasing use of modular cleanrooms in the healthcare industry. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, … Continued

Project Highlight: Gasket Producer Employs Modular Cleanroom for Expansion

Newman Gasket, located in Lebanon, OH,  is a sanitary gasket company that got their start working in the dairy industry. Over time, Newman Gasket expanded their operation, now producing injection-molded gaskets for the pharmaceutical and bio pharmaceutical industries. Newman Gasket employed Vernick to help aid their rapid growth via a modular cleanroom system.Newman Gasket chose to work with us due to our unique design-build process and years of industry experience.Vernick designed and built an ISO class 7 modular cleanroom for Newman Gasket. Located inside of their expanded warehouse, our modular cleanroom met internal standards. Given the cleanroom was ISO class 7, we could guarantee a repeated production of high-quality parts.Since our client needed an overhead crane, Vernick also ensured that the cleanroom would operate properly despite the increased size of the facility.Our team provided the modular cleanroom wall system, the required associated electrical and HVAC systems, over 100 fan filter … Continued

Vernick Hires New Project Manager

 Recently, a new employee joined the Vernick Cleanroom Design and Construction team! Project manager Dalton Vowles joined our group on November 28. In his new position, Dalton will oversee a range of projects and be in charge of their overall planning, coordination, organization, and scheduling. His vast experience includes managing client expectations, overseeing projects, schedules, and budgets, as well as project quoting and auditing.Dalton worked as a project manager for American Interiors’ Auto Image Program prior to joining Vernick. He had previously worked for GDY Furniture Installations as a project manager. He has worked with clients and vendors in these roles to gain experience managing large-scale projects from start to finish and has developed critical problem-solving abilities.Dalton is a Lourdes University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business management, and was a captain of their men’s lacrosse team.________________________________________________Need help building your next cleanroom? Contact us.

What is a Cleanroom?

What is a cleanroom? Chances are, if you are reading this blog post, you’ve been tasked with constructing a cleanroom, or finding someone who can.Well, you’re in luck. Keep reading this blog post to find out everything you’ll need to know about cleanrooms, and how you can have one constructed in no time.What is a Cleanroom?A cleanroom is a controlled environment in which contaminants such as dust, airborne germs, and aerosol particles are filtered away to offer the cleanest possible environment. The majority of cleanrooms are employed for the production of goods like electronics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices..Depending on the number of particles permitted per cubic meter, a cleanroom can be categorized into various classifications based on international standards (See ISO 14644). Previously prior to a globalized standard this was done with FED209E. This is where the cross reference between ISO 1-9 and Class 1 (ISO 14644) – Class 100,000 … Continued

Project Highlight: Retail Giant Utilizes Cleanrooms for Optic Production

Costco, a long-time customer of Vernick due to our reputation as experts in the cleanroom industry, functions as an international chain of membership warehouses that offer quality merchandise at substantially lower prices than their competitors. Costco enlisted Vernick to act as a main supplier of materials for their optic production cleanrooms and relied on Vernick for our industry expertise and project management.When producing eyeglass lenses, grinding and polishing of material takes place. This requires that foriegn materials like dirt and dust never get introduced via the protection of a cleanroom. Without the protection of a cleanroom, entire batches of lenses could get ruined, resulting in a massive loss of profit for Costco. Vernick worked with architects MG2 to help design, select and supply the best type of materials for the cleanroom project such as wall panels, fan filter units, doors, ceiling tiles, the cleanroom’s grid, and flooring. Vernick also helped to … Continued

Benefits of Building a Modular Cleanroom

In a variety of sectors, modular cleanrooms are rising in popularity. This kind of cleanroom may be used for a variety of tasks, from manufacturing to medical and pharmaceutical operations, and is quick to build and simple to maintain.In this blog post, we’ll be discussing what a modular cleanroom system is, and why a modular cleanroom design may be the best solution for you.What Are Modular Cleanrooms?A modular cleanroom is a cleanroom that is constructed from prefabricated parts that are installed on-site according to your specifications. These pre-fabricated parts include wall and ceiling panels as well as unique elements like air locks and pass-through chamber panels.Depending on the use and classification requirements for your cleanroom, there are a variety of modular cleanroom design alternatives. It is possible for modular cleanrooms to integrate existing walls and structures from your factory or facility or to stand alone as standalone buildings.They can also … Continued

What is a HEPA Filter and How Does It Work?

What is a HEPA Filter?HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air. A HEPA filter is a type of mechanical air filter; it works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps harmful particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and tobacco smoke. You can find HEPA filters in most air purifiers and in almost every cleanroom.Why are HEPA Filters Important?This type of air filter can theoretically remove at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns. Particles that are larger or smaller are trapped with even higher efficiency. Using the worst case particle size results in the worst case efficiency rating (i.e. 99.97% or better for all particle sizes).This means that you can guarantee a clean and repeatable process, each and every time.HEPA Filters for CleanroomsIn almost every cleanroom, HEPA filters are a necessity. HEPA filters are often mounted in … Continued

3 Ways to Prevent Contamination in Your Cleanroom

If you’ve built a cleanroom, chances are you’re worried about industry regulations, competitive pressure, and maintaining a high level of quality control.All these reasons (and more) are why it’s vital that you prevent contamination in your cleanroom. Without the removal and prevention of contamination, your business will be unable to repeat your operation successfully and maintain ever so important quality standards.By removing contamination, you’ll have a lot less wasted product and save your business valuable time with R & D (research and development). When you eliminate particulate and bioburdening variables, your environment will be consistent for your business operations. In this post, we’ll be talking about how your team can prevent cleanroom contamination and guarantee that your cleanroom is working effectively.#1 Gowning ProceduresThe first factor that’s vital to preventing cleanroom contamination is the gowning procedures in place. Much like a lot of cleanroom S.O.Ps (standard operating procedures), gowning procedures are dependent … Continued

The Ultimate Guide to Cleanroom Flooring

When manufacturing a cleanroom, there are so many different factors that need to be heavily considered. You’ve got cleanroom classifications, walls, flooring, filtration systems and a myriad of other components that can have a huge impact on the success of your cleanroom construction project and the effectiveness of the cleanroom itself. In order to help your decision making process, we’ve created the ultimate guide to clean room flooring. This won’t help you with every aspect of your cleanroom, but make sure to check out our blog for other helpful tips and recommendations.Whether you’re in the automotive, pharmaceutical, or even semiconductor industry, this applies to your next cleanroom construction project. In this guide, we’ll be going over the different factors to consider when deciding which flooring solution is best, as well as looking into some of the flooring options that have worked well in the past for our customers. Why is Cleanroom Flooring so … Continued