Contamination protection for products and processes in cleanrooms requires effective particle barrier clothing, while personal protection from hazardous substances requires an effective defence against biological and chemical substances. Tyvek® and Tyvek® IsoClean® protective clothing covers cleanroom protection needs.
Cleanroom clothing primarily functions as a personal filter that protects products and processes from contamination by people, who can often act as the most serious source of particle emission in a cleanroom. Some cleanroom work, on the other hand, requires the protection of people from hazardous substances, such as liquid or solid chemicals as well as biological agents. These hazards may occur not only in chemical, pharmaceutical and microbiological environments, but also, for instance, in the production of computer chips or while painting under cleanroom conditions.
Both cleanroom clothing and chemical protective clothing need to meet the same basic criteria for use in a cleanroom: the material and suit must be low-linting, the design must be sufficiently tight and the danger of collecting particles on the surface of the garment must be minimised.
The potential effectiveness of clothing as a particle filter to help protect products and processes, and as a barrier to protect the wearer, can be demonstrated using Tyvek® and Tyvek® IsoClean® protective clothing. The clothing and its materials are subjected to a whole range of checks to help ensure their suitability for use in a cleanroom.
Moreover, Tyvek® suits can be complemented with a diverse range of accessories.
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