How do I decide the proper type of gowning that should be used in my cleanroom environment?

A recent conversation with a colleague has us looking into different types of cleanroom consumables for a wide variety of cleanroom applications. Any insights would be greatly appreciated from those of you who manage cleanroom operations. If you have gone through a similar situation, please comment.

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Really depends on the application and the operations of your controlled environments.

Here are some resources that could help determine what type of cleanroom garments to use in your cleanroom.

https://cleanroomconnect.com/reusable-cleanroom-garments/

https://www.cemag.us/article/2014/04/cleanroom-garment-selection

Here are some recommendations in common industry cleanroom applications:

Garment Service Your Facility Room Grade Fabric Garment Cleaning Process Garment Style Change Rate
Sterile Cleanroom Garments Aseptic Filling and compounding (sterile)
Micro testing
Grade A in B

(Class 100 or ISO 5)

Ultraclean Polyester Process Class B and Sterile Coverall, hood, overshoes, mask and gloves Per entry
Sterile Protective Cleanroom Garments Aseptic filling and compounding of:
Hormones
Antibiotics
Antineoplastics
Grade A in B

(Class 100 or ISO 5)

Ultrashield Polyester Process Class B (PCG) and Sterile Coverall, hood, overshoes, mask and gloves Per entry
Process Only Cleanroom Garments Class III medical device and other industrial applications

Class I and II medical device and other industrial applications

Grade C

(Class 10,000 or ISO 7)

Grade D

(Class 100,000 or ISO 8)

Ultraclean Polyester

Ultraclean Polyester

Process Class B

Process Class D

Coverall, hood, overshoes, mask and gloves

Smock, cap and shoecovers

Daily / Weekly

Daily / Weekly

Bioclean Garments Tableting, creams, solutions and powders
Primary and secondary packaging
None specified (controlled environment) Breathable Polyester Process Low Bio Burdon (LBB) Coverall, shoecovers and headcover
or two piece suit, shoecovers and headcover
Daily
Statguard Dust Coats Static sensitive areas
Assembly
Test and repair
Packaging
N/A Polycotton with Electro Conductive Fibre (ECF) Launder Only Statcoat Weekly
General Uniforms Laboratories, workshops, warehouse, assembly N/A Polycotton or cotton Launder Only Coverall, Labcoat, Shirt and Pants Daily
Answered on June 14, 2018.
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