The Most Common Cleanroom Contaminants and How to Avoid Them

Maintaining a cleanroom is essential for industries that require high levels of product quality and safety.However, it can be challenging to maintain a cleanroom environment free from contaminants. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the most common cleanroom contaminants and provide practical tips to avoid them.But first, let’s answer some common cleanroom contamination questions.How Often Should I Clean My Cleanroom?The frequency of cleanroom cleaning will depend on the specific needs of your facility. However, it’s generally recommended that cleanrooms be cleaned on a regular basis (we recommend a daily dry mop and a weekly wet mop), with high-touch surfaces and critical equipment being cleaned more frequently.Some facilities opt for a continuous monitoring and logging solution in order to verify that the room never leaves its cleanliness spec.How Do I Know If My Cleanroom Is Properly Filtered?You can test the air and surface quality in your cleanroom to determine if it is … Continued

Precision at its Finest: 5 Must-Have CMM Room Components

*This post is part of a much larger pillar post.CMM rooms are critical for industries that require precise measurements of products, components, and assemblies.A Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is used to measure objects’ geometry, and its accuracy is paramount in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and medical devices. CMM rooms are designed to provide a stable environment for the CMM machines, ensuring precise measurements.In this blog post, we will discuss the five must-have components of a CMM room to ensure accurate measurements.If you want quick answers to your CMM room questions, scroll down to the FAQ section of this blog post.Let’s dive into the first crucial component of CMM rooms, temperature and humidity control.Temperature and Humidity Control Temperature and humidity control are crucial components of a CMM room (and every type of controlled environment), as fluctuations in either can affect CMM measurements. According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and … Continued

No Room for Moisture: Exploring the Benefits of a Dry Room

Dry rooms are critical for various industries that require restricted humidity levels. The importance of dry rooms for pharmaceuticals, electronics, battery, automotive and aerospace industries cannot be overstated. In this blog, we will explore the benefits and applications of dry rooms and how they can help increase drug stability, create an environment conducive for battery production and prevent corrosion in electronic components.If you want quick answers to your pertinent questions, check out our FAQ below.Also, make sure to check out our blog for more information on related topics.Without further ado, let’s get into it.What is a Dry Room?A dry room is a controlled environment that regulates the level of humidity and temperature. The purpose of a low-humidity room is to protect sensitive equipment and products from moisture damage. In order for a controlled environment to be classified as a low-humidity room, it typically needs to have below 40% relative humidity. This is the … Continued

Cleanrooms vs Dry Rooms

When it comes to controlled environments, you might have heard the terms “cleanroom” and “dry room” thrown around. But what’s the difference between these two types of controlled environments and which one is right for your needs? In this blog post, we’ll compare everything you need to know about cleanrooms vs dry rooms so you can make an informed decision. We’ll also include additional information regarding cleanroom and dry rooms linked below.What are Cleanrooms?A cleanroom is a controlled environment where the level of particulate contamination is carefully regulated. Cleanrooms are used in a variety of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, and biotechnology, to prevent contamination of sensitive products during production.The level of particulate contamination is measured in terms of particles per cubic meter of air, and cleanrooms are classified based on their maximum allowable particle count and usually have requirements for temperature and humidity.What are Dry Rooms?A dry room, on the other hand, is … Continued

Cleanroom ROI – What You Need to Know

Cleanroom ROI measurement is a vital step in getting the construction process approved.Cleanroom construction is a specialized building process that involves the design and construction of rooms that are kept at a very high level of cleanliness. These rooms are typically used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and semiconductors, where the presence of even small amounts of contaminants can negatively impact production.Cleanrooms are also often utilized in markets that have a high standard for quality control.In this blog, we’ll be discussing everything you need to know about cleanroom ROI.We’ve also include some additional resources at the end.Why is Cleanroom ROI so Important for Cleanroom Construction?The importance of cost-effectiveness and return on investment (ROI) in cleanroom construction cannot be overstated. As with any construction project, the cost of building a cleanroom can be significant, so it’s essential to ensure that the investment (cleanroom ROI) is worthwhile. In addition, many industries … Continued

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

*This post is part of a much larger pillar post.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 … Continued

What is a Cleanroom?

*This post is part of a much larger pillar post.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 … Continued

Project Highlight: Retail Giant Utilizes Cleanrooms for Optic Production

*This post is part of a much larger pillar post.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, … Continued