In the meticulous world of cleanroom operations, the identification and analysis of foreign material (FM) are paramount. Traditionally, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Stubs have been the go-to for particle detection. However, Foamtec’s innovative PolyCHECK FM Identification Process is changing the game, offering a multitude of advantages that make it a superior choice for cleanroom professionals.
Foamtec’s PolyCHECK FM (Foreign Material) Identification Process presents several advantages over SEM Stubs. The key benefits include:
- Speed and Surface Area: PolyCHECK wipes and swabs can collect samples from both large and small surfaces very quickly, which is much more efficient than using SEM Stubs.
- Operational Continuity: The PolyCHECK process does not require facilities or workstations to shut down during the sample collection, meaning that it can be integrated into the workflow without causing operational delays.
- Contamination Analysis and Resolution: Not only does the PolyCHECK process provide detailed contamination analysis, but it also assists in providing solutions for foreign material removal.
- Integration with SEM Analysis: While the swabs themselves eliminate the need to directly contact SEM stubs with critical surfaces, they are still ideal when used in conjunction with SEM analysis, allowing for a comprehensive approach to particle detection and analysis.
- Enhanced Particle Retention: PolyCHECK material is designed to attract and hold particle contamination effectively, making it easier to transfer samples to SEM stubs for further analysis using techniques like SEM/EDX (X-ray dispersion) and FTIR (Fourier Transfer Infrared Spectroscopy).
These features make Foamtec’s PolyCHECK FM Identification Process a versatile and non-disruptive choice for cleanroom and critical surface cleanliness validation, particularly in environments where minimizing downtime and maintaining operational flow are crucial.
Watch to see how it works: https://www.foamtecintlwcc.com/video/foamtec-fm-identification-and-reduction