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What you don’t know about flammable liquid use in your cleanroom…

  1. Procurement, storage and document control of flammable solvents is not a walk in the park. Chemical purchasing, storage, blending, dispensing, usage, and disposal require internal resources. Updated MSDS documentation must be keep on-site.

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2. Bulk chemical blending and batch filling of squeeze bottles requires protective gear, a dedicated chemical handling fume hood, and a hazardous material plan. Liquid solvents represent a higher flammability risk “3”, versus a lower flammability risk “2” for the same solvent that is pre-saturated into a wiper substrate.

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3. Operator exposure to an outgassing solvent in an air turbulent controlled environment is not an OSHA winning strategy. At normal room temperatures, liquid solvents give off enough vapors to form burnable mixtures with air, which represents an environmental safety risk. Outgassing volatile organic solvents represent an operator toxic inhalation risk.

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4. Disposal requirements of a flammable liquid. Good manufacturing practices recommends complete traceability of flammable solvents from cradle to grave.

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Reduce your operator volatile organic liquid solvent exposure while improving your wiper efficacy with the Valutek Pre-Wetted Wipers solution.

How?  Valutek eliminates these non-value added activities that pose environmental liability and employee exposure risk to your organization.

  • Safety:  Eliminate the need for in-plant mixing, solvent handling & transport, and open solvent containers throughout your critical environment.
  • Environmental awareness: by eliminating solvent cans and excessive solvent use, Pre-Saturated wipes reduce needless evaporation, and overuse of volatile organic compounds
  • Efficacy: Wipers are wetted to exactly 38% of the total wiper sorbent capacity  to ensure ideal mix of dwell time, and cleaning capability. An “over-saturated” wiper cross-contaminates particles. Independent studies confirm that operators “over-saturate” their dry wiper.

  • Cost Reduction: Pre-Wetted wipers eliminate all the direct and indirect costs associated with solvent handling.
  • Vacuum sealed: All chemistry is driven into wiper substrate, ensuring uniform saturation from the wiper edge to center, and from the first to the last dispensed pre-wetted wiper.
  • Innovative 3 layer film:  Transparent packaging with a lower vapor barrier transmission rate versus traditional metallic film.
  • Custom cleaning Solution:  Choose the wiper substrate (non-woven & polyester), edge treatment (knife, laser, & ultrasonic), the chemistry and concentration you need.  Valutek will manufacturer to you specification with no minimum order, to ensure maximum shelf life.

Valutek Pre-Wetted Wipers Engineered Solution

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Video: Why Packaging Matters, Cleanroom Wipers

Selecting the right wiper for your cleanroom needs

There are many selections when it comes to cleanroom wipers, and you must ensure that the product chosen will be the safest and most efficient for your needs.  Contamination control is the major issue when looking for the correct product, but each industry has appropriate wipers that should be selected for the specific set of parameters.  There are many aspects that need to be considered when choosing a wiper for your industry.  Pre-wetted wipers prove to remove more particles from surfaces than dry wipers.  The choice must be considered between dry and pre-wetted, as pre-wetted may not be applicable to the select industry for potentially being hazardous or inefficient to use on the specified product.  The wiper must abide by your set industry parameters for certain characteristics of cleanliness and contaminants.  Laundered and sealed edge wipers made from synthetic material will provide the highest cleanliness and lowest amount of contaminants.  Click here for a full article with in-depth descriptions about selecting the right wiper for your needs, or if you want more information go directly to the GSFCC.org by clicking here.  Be sure to check back for follow up blogs on selecting cleanroom wipers!

Nanotechnology Degree Programs are Available Due to More and More Companies Utilizing Nanotechnology for Products

More and more universities around the world are starting to offer a degree in nanotechnology.  The increase in companies that utilize nanotechnology to create products, such as pharmaceutical or electronic companies, has brought about awareness of the need for more nanotechnology educational programs.  Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Indiana has decided to create a nanotechnology program for students.  Ivy Tech is developing the two year program to prepare students for any technical career that utilizes nanotechnology, such as cleanroom equipment operators or technicians. Click here to read the full article about South Bends developing nanotechnology program.

Pegasus Cleanroom Services E-news

Pegasus Cleanroom Services puts out an informative e-news letter that you can sign up for by clicking here.  This week’s e-news features information on Indoor Environmental Quality, how to keep your business data center running at the most efficient level, and more.  A special offer for 20% off our VTSNTR-99 non woven wiper is also included on this E-news letter.  Click here to view E-news, and don’t forget to sign up for Pegasus Cleanroom Services E-news!

Non-Woven Wipe / Coated versus Non-coated

Non-woven wipers are a spunlace construction that enhances the wipers ability to hold water and/or cleaning solvent.

The uncoated spunlace non-woven material is generally referred to as the cleanroom “grunt” wiper because it is highly absorbent, and well suited for cleaning work surfaces, and tools. It is not recommended for direct product contact, because it can shed lint.

To reduce the shedding of a non-woven wiper, it is coated. A coated non-woven wiper is lower in particles than an uncoated. However, the coating limits the wipers absorbent capacity.

The non-coated spunlace non-woven is the preferred wiper for general cleanroom wiper tasks.

Rising Latex Prices Impacting Other Industries

The rising costs of raw latex materials is impacting more than just latex glove customers. See how these rising costs are impacting the price customers are paying in another industry. Click here to read more.

In our industry, rising cost is one of many reasons we recomend that our customers use latex alternatives such as Nitrile or PVC.

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