Cleanliness-Suitable Equipment and Components

Even the smallest contamination can have a damaging effect in production under clean conditions. Particulate, layered, microbiological or even molecular contaminants impair product quality and functionality to such an extent that high reject rates and quality losses can occur without suitable measures. For this reason, it is important to consider factors relevant to cleanliness when planning, setting up and operating a production facility and to consistently implement the cleanliness aspects.


Cleanroom Certification

Depending on the industry and application concerned, the cleanliness suitability of materials, systems or system components may involve different aspects. We offer a targeted, neutral and certified assessment of these aspects in compliance with relevant international standards.


CAPE® – Flexible, Portable Cleanroom System

The new cleanroom system from Fraunhofer IPA 'Clean And Protective Environment', in short 'CAPE®', is compact like a tent but offers a cleanroom class of up to ISO 3. For the first time, companies and research institutes now have a cleanroom on demand (cleanroom tent) that can be assembled quickly and easily anywhere they want to keep their high-quality products and systems clean.


2ndSCIN® – Enabler for Cleanliness-Critical Automation Technology

The topic of ultraclean production is becoming increasingly important. Researchers at the Fraunhofer IPA have developed 2ndSCIN®, a breathable, textile protective cover that makes industrial components suitable for cleanrooms.


Vacuum Tribology

Friction causes wear – particulate contamination in high vacuum systems is a decisive factor when it comes to key high-tech areas because the damage potential is considerable.


Equipment Design & Hygienic Design

A core requirement in hygienic manufacturing environments is to avoid microbial and particulate contamination of the end-product. The implementation of compatible materials, as well as the geometric design of operating utilities, have a decisive influence on their suitability for use in clean productions.


Cleanroom-Suitable Materials

In many industries (e.g. semiconductor, medical device, optics or display manufacture), a growing number of products need to be manufactured under highly clean conditions. Since the tiniest amounts of contamination in the production process can cause major faults and losses, the demand for cleanroom-suitable materials is constantly rising.


Cleanliness-Suitable Consumables

Selecting consumables suitable for clean production processes is no easy task. This is because the cleanliness quality of products available on the market is often only characterized by air cleanliness classes according to ISO 14644-1.


Airflow Simulation and Visualization

A growing number of industries need to manufacture their products under specific clean conditions. In addition to increasing yields, it is also important that production processes are implemented problem-free. Contamination, such as airborne or sedimented particles, chemical contamination and electrostatic properties, are especially relevant.


Industrial Alliance "Cleanroom Suitable Consumables" (CSC)

Companies with clean/hygienic manufacturing areas have to use cleanliness-suitable consumables. However, end-users and suppliers are often unable to fully assess the extent of cleanliness suitability. On the one hand, this uncertainty can lead to exaggerated demands or, on the other hand, to considerable contamination potentials.