MicronSwep system

Cleanroom cleaning: the issue

Cleaning and monitoring procedures for controlled environments are laid down in detail in standards like the ISO 14644-5 and recommended practices like the IEST RP CC018. These documents clearly specify that conventional cleaning materials are not suitable for cleanroom cleaning.

The requirements for materials and products are such that they will not introduce new contamination in the cleanroom. They also need to ensure the sufficient removal of particles and microbiological contaminants, and prevent the growth of microorganisms after cleaning. Finding, validating and implementing a suitable cleanroom cleaning system are challenging and time-consuming tasks for the management.