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The UltraSORB® Wiper: Revolutionizing Cleanroom Maintenance in Medical Device Manufacturing

by | Nov 9, 2023

Foamtec’s UltraSORB® wiper is leading the way in redefining cleanliness standards in ISO13485 cleanrooms utilized for medical device assembly. The cleanroom environment demands utmost precision, stringent guidelines, and a zero-tolerance approach to contamination. Traditional cleaning methods, however, have been found lacking, contributing to issues such as Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs), rework, and product rejection.

Enter the UltraSORB® wiper, a game-changer that is addressing these challenges head-on. It is the product of Foamtec’s dedication to innovation, quality, and problem-solving.

Over 100 PolyCHECK® FM assessments have revealed that the common culprits behind CAPAs, rework, and rejects in medical device manufacturing are fibers and particles shed from so-called “lint-free” wipers. These seemingly invisible contaminants can cause significant problems in the ultra-pure cleanroom environment.

The UltraSORB® wiper is a marked departure from this traditional cleaning method. Rather than simply moving particles around, the UltraSORB® wiper eliminates them, ensuring a truly clean surface. It does this by incorporating a highly absorbent, durable material that traps and retains particulates, resulting in a dramatic reduction in particle and fiber shedding.

The impact of this innovation cannot be overstated. Medical device manufacturers can now maintain their cleanrooms with increased confidence, knowing that the UltraSORB® wiper is designed to minimize contamination, not contribute to it. This means fewer CAPAs and less rework, leading to a higher yield of accepted products.

Moreover, UltraSORB® wipers are not just about effective cleaning; they also promote efficiency. The wipers’ superior absorbency means less time spent on cleaning tasks, allowing staff to focus on what really matters – producing high-quality medical devices.

The UltraSORB® wiper is not just a product but a solution, a response to a long-standing problem in medical device manufacturing.

Foamtec’s UltraSORB® wiper is leading the way in redefining cleanliness standards in ISO13485 cleanrooms utilized for medical device assembly. The cleanroom environment demands utmost precision, stringent guidelines, and a zero-tolerance approach to contamination. Traditional cleaning methods, however, have been found lacking, contributing to issues such as Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs), rework, and product rejection.

Enter the UltraSORB® wiper, a game-changer that is addressing these challenges head-on. It is the product of Foamtec’s dedication to innovation, quality, and problem-solving.

Over 100 PolyCK FM assessments have revealed that the common culprits behind CAPAs, rework, and rejects in medical device manufacturing are fibers and particles shed from so-called “lint-free” wipers. These seemingly invisible contaminants can cause significant problems in the ultra-pure cleanroom environment.

Foamtec’s PolyCHECK® SEM/EDX Micrograph showing polyester fiber contamination coming from the facility’s cleanroom polyester wipe.

The UltraSORB® wiper is a marked departure from this traditional cleaning method. Rather than simply moving particles around, the UltraSORB® wiper eliminates them, ensuring a truly clean surface. It does this by incorporating a highly absorbent, durable material that traps and retains particulates, resulting in a dramatic reduction in particle and fiber shedding.

The impact of this innovation cannot be overstated. Medical device manufacturers can now maintain their cleanrooms with increased confidence, knowing that the UltraSORB® wiper is designed to minimize contamination, not contribute to it. This means fewer CAPAs and less rework, leading to a higher yield of accepted products.

Moreover, UltraSORB® wipers are not just about effective cleaning; they also promote efficiency. The wipers’ superior absorbency means less time spent on cleaning tasks, allowing staff to focus on what really matters – producing high-quality medical devices.

The UltraSORB® wiper is not just a product but a solution, a response to a long-standing problem in medical device manufacturing. In this highly regulated and demanding environment, the UltraSORB wiper is proving to be an essential tool in maintaining the stringent cleanliness levels required.

In conclusion, Foamtec’s UltraSORB® wiper is not just redefining how ISO13485 cleanrooms are cleaned; it is also reshaping how we understand cleanliness in the medical device manufacturing industry. It’s a new era where the true meaning of “clean” is being redefined, and the UltraSORB® wiper is at the forefront of this revolution.

Learn more about UltraSORB® Wipers:

https://www.foamtecintlwcc.com/products/cleanroom-wipes/foam/ultrasorb-wiper