INDUSTRY CLEANROOM

WORKWEAR FOR CLEANROOM -
​​​​​​​A FILTER PROTECTING THE SURROUNDINGS

Humans are the largest source of particles in a clean room. Depending on motion, the human body emits somewhere between 100,000 and tens of millions of particles per minute. Our Cleanroom garments meet the demands and provides maximum comfort when working in cleanrooms as well as other controlled environments, such as vehicle spraying.
garments fot cleanroom to protect your surrondings

WHAT IS A CLEANROOM?

A cleanroom is an environment with a controlled level of pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosols (gas with particles) and chemical vapours. The pollution level is specified as the number of particles larger than 0.5 micrometres (abbreviated as μm = one millionth of a metre) per cubic metre of air. A hair is approximately 100 micrometres (μm), so the particles we are talking about are extremely small. To provide further perspective, normal outdoor air in an urban environment contains approx. 35,000,000 particles larger than 0.5 micrometres (μm) while a cleanroom of ISO class 3 is permitted to contain no more than 35 particles of the same size.

SUIT RECOMMENDATIONS

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WHY DOES A CLEANROOM NEED TO BE SO CLEAN AND HOW IS THIS ACHIEVED?

After World War II, technical development exploded, but this was soon accompanied by problems. Planes flew off course, computers lost memory, hospital infections increased and car traffic sometimes came to a standstill because the traffic lights refused to change from red to green. It was discovered that the cause of this was the pollutants built in during the manufacture of technical equipment and medical devices. The smaller the components people tried to use, the worse the problem got. The first cleanrooms were built in the 1960s, and with the aid of a constant flow of air filtered through what is known as a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter, it was possible to successfully lower and control particle levels in a very effective manner. Standards such as US Federal Standard 209 were also established in order to guarantee quality.  

KEEPING AN EMPTY ROOM CLEAN IS NOT THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE

The problems start when you put equipment in it – and people to handle the equipment. People give off hundreds of thousands of particles in the form of skin cells, micro-organisms, hair and soon every minute, and the more we move, the more particles we give off. In practice, this means putting filters around the human body to prevent particles entering the air.  

Fristads has manufactured clothing for cleanrooms and controlled environments since 1996.

THIS IS WHY WE ONLY USE SYNTHETIC FIBRES

Workwear for cleanrooms must not give off particles or fibres. Cotton and other natural materials are woven from short fibres that detach easily and are therefore unsuitable. Cleanroom clothes consist of synthetic fibres – filament polyester, i.e. seamless fibres.

FRISTADS' "BOUND SEAM"

Our bound seam is a refined version of the standard bound. It is more impermeable because the hem is like a hood. It is stronger because double rows of stitches each pass through six layers of fabric. It is safer because the carbon filaments woven into the hem produce good electrostatic discharge, even after repeated washes.