Maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of a cleanroom is of the utmost importance in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities. According to Annex 1 regulations, it is required that GMP facilities remove sporicidal and disinfectant residues from cleanroom surfaces and equipment to maintain the integrity of the environment. However, traditional cleanroom wipers do not have the scrubbing and absorbency capabilities to effectively remove hardened disinfectant and sporicidal residues, leaving behind potentially damaging residues that can generate particles and lead to rust and rouge on stainless steel surfaces.
Sahara+ wetted with 70% IPA is ideal for *Spor-Klenz® residues from stainless steel equipment.
Foamtec has developed the Sahara cleaning system specifically designed to address this issue. Sahara + is a two-step cleaning system that employs the Sahara wipers, a non-scratching scrubbing wiper that, when wetted with water or 70% IPA, will scrub loose stubbornly adhered residues that have formed as the result of multiple layers of disinfectant or sporicides. Step two is to wipe the loosened residue with a MiraWIPE microfiber wiper wetted with 70% IPA. The Sahara + cleaning system is production-proven to effectively dislodge, entrap, and remove hardened disinfectant and sporicidal residues from cleanroom surfaces, including stainless steel. This ensures that cleanrooms are adequately cleaned and maintained, improving the overall cleanliness and appearance of the environment.
Sahara+ enables housekeeping staff to remove sodium hypochlorite sporicidal residues to avoid rust and rouge.
One of the key features of the Sahara+ System is MiraWIPE and its unique microfiber technology. The wipers are made from a blend of ultra-fine microfiber and polyester, which creates a highly absorbent and durable material. The microfiber’s tiny fibers can effectively trap and remove contaminants, including hardened residues, from surfaces. When wetted with IPA, the wipers can lift and remove contaminants without shedding particles, making them suitable for the most critical equipment cleaning operations.
In a fraction of the time, Sahara+ enables operators to quickly clean quat-based disinfectants from windows.
In addition to their cleaning effectiveness, MiraWIPE wipers are also highly convenient to use. They are pre-saturated with 70% IPA, which means they are ready to use straight out of the package. This eliminates the need to prepare a separate cleaning solution, saving time and effort. The wipers are also laundered and packaged in a controlled environment, ensuring their cleanliness and reducing the risk of contamination.
Sahara+ enables housekeeping staff to meet Annex 1 regulations by removing *Vesphene® residues from stainless steel surfaces.
In conclusion, Sahara+ cleaning is a valuable tool for maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of cleanrooms in GMP facilities. It’s a combination of scratch-free scrubbing and a unique microfiber technology and pre-saturation with 70% IPA making it highly effective at removing hardened disinfectant and sporicidal residues while also being convenient and easy to use. By using the Sahara+ system, GMP facilities can ensure that their cleanrooms are properly cleaned and maintained, improving the overall integrity of the environment.
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