Cleanliness Technology

Nowadays, cleanliness related questions in production arise in almost all industries. In the semiconductor industry, aerospace, the pharmaceutical industry, automotive engineering, vacuum technology or medical technology, cleanliness is crucial to quality and even relevant for safety. However, target-oriented cleanliness solutions can vary significantly depending on the industry.

The department of Ultraclean Technology and Micromanufacturing at Fraunhofer IPA has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of production technology under cleanliness-controlled conditions. This enables us to give customers from a wide range of industries the support they need to implement measures effectively and make targeted investments without spending their money on inappropriate cleanliness technologies.

Our interdisciplinary team of scientists and laboratory specialists provides our customers with support in many different ways: from analysis in the ultra-trace range, through the certification of operating utilities from the aspect of cleanliness or planning and optimization clean manufacturing environments, up to training courses for staff working in cleanliness zones and cleanrooms.


Technical Cleanliness

The cleanliness of components and assembly processes, laboratory planning and also staff training courses – the Fraunhofer IPA is not only responsible for refining standards but also offers the corresponding services.


Chemical Cleanliness

For monitoring and controlling chemical cleanliness, Fraunhofer IPA offers problem-oriented solution approaches for individual, customer-specific applications with high cleanliness requirements.


Cleanliness in Life Sciences

Besides the typical issues of hygienic assessment and the hygienic optimization of products and manufacturing facilities in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, the focus of our services is increasingly on controlling, avoiding and cleaning off additional forms of contamination, such as particles and organic films.


Planning Ultraclean Systems

Planning and optimizing clean manufacturing areas, cleanliness-suitable process equipment and trained staff are key elements in a successful cleanliness concept. Our comprehensive knowledge enables us to derive targeted effective measures to achieve an integrated cleanliness system.


Cleaning technology

For customers with very high cleanliness requirements, Fraunhofer IPA offers consistent, traceable and validable cleaning solutions.


Contamination Measurement

New industries and tasks in clean manufacturing demand new methods in order to clarify cleanliness issues or control production processes. Whether simple sampling or ultra-trace analysis is required is determined by the respective application in the field of research, laboratory or manufacturing.


Accredited testing laboratory according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018


Flyer “CleanLab – Analyses for particulate cleanliness”


Flyer “The CO2 Injector - Cleaning solutions for boreholes and blind holes”


Flyer “Precision and high-precision cleaning processes”


Flyer “Designing productions for cleanliness”


Flyer “Contamination control in medical technology”


Flyer “Validating particulate clenliness in medical technology”


Flyer “Cleanability and chemical resistance of operating utility surfaces”


Flyer “Clean area technology and cleanroom technology in manufacturing and assembly environments”


Flyer “Cleaning solutions using CO2- Snow Jets”