Clean Room Clothing
When a facility needs to keep a room free of any pollutants, they have to use products and equipment that are suitable for a clean room. This type of environment is free of pollutants such as dust particles, aerosol particles, airborne microbes and chemical vapors. Each environment has different levels of control that not be maintained. These different environments are divided into classes. Classes 1 and 10 have a much higher need to be controlled than a class of 100 or 1,000. You would find these rooms in places like manufacturing or research environment. Scientific laboratories need to have clean rooms. Clean room clothing is worn by the people who work in these facilities.
This sterile apparel is key to keeping outside pollutants out of the controlled environment. Anyone can track in dust and germs on their feet and hands, so it is important to take care of the problem before it contaminates the whole space. The items are lint free and particle free. Each piece of fabric is manufactured and laundered in a controlled and sterile space. Some items available are easily able to be thrown away, whereas some can be kept and laundered for further use. Sterile coveralls come wrapped individually and are gamma sterilized. Other items that can be purchased are frocks, lab coats, and bunny suits. Bunny suits have an attached hood and feet covers.
Different places will need different needs as far as clothes go. The amount of cleanliness that needs to be maintained will vary from space to space. In a class 1 environment, items will need to be changed at every entry. In a class 100 environment, items will only be needed to change once per day. In a class 10,000 clean room, items will only need changing twice per week. Gloves are optional in rooms that are higher in class number.