Jul 9, 2021

What Types Of Paper Are In The Cleanroom?

Cleanrooms are designed for a myriad of purposes, but many cleanrooms are used for research and product development.   This means that people use a lot of paper in the cleanroom. But traditional paper is made up of millions of tiny fibers just waiting to contaminate products in your cleanroom, which is the exact opposite of what we want. So how do we avoid paper creating extra particles in a cleanroom?   We use cleanroom paper. How Is Cleanroom Paper...

Jul 2, 2021

What Are Handheld Particle Counters?

Handheld particle counters are just what it sounds like: particle counters that you can hold in your hand. They are typically use to spot check a cleanroom or to test air temperature and humidity. Handheld particle counters are a versatile, ergonomic tool that deserves its place in the modern cleanroom, along with indoor air quality applications. . For many companies and industries, they serve a valuable purpose, as they also monitor air temperature and humidity. But the...

Jun 25, 2021

How Do Light Scattering Airborne Particle Counters Work?

Light scattering is a technology that revolutionized the airborne particle counter industry, because it is able to quickly, efficiently, and accurately determine the size and number of particles that pass through an airborne particle counter in real time. Today, it is used in the airborne particle counters that set industry standards, because it is the most accurate and efficient technology on the market. But before we get into exactly what light scattering is, we need...

Jun 18, 2021

Ergonomics And Your Cleanroom

Ever felt that tension in your upper back and neck after sitting at a computer for too long? We’ve all been there - and resented going to sit at another desk for it. That’s where ergonomics comes in. And your cleanroom’s ergonomics matter just as much as any other workplace.  What Are Ergonomics? According to Human Scale, ergonomics is “defined as the science of fitting a workplace to the user’s needs, [it] aims to increase efficiency and...

Jun 11, 2021

10 Ways To Improve Your Cleanroom’s Gowning Protocols

  What is a foundational piece of your cleanroom contamination control strategy? Your gowning protocol. Humans, by far, produce the most particles in a cleanroom and your gowning protocol can limit that number.  While we have a number of ways to improve your gowning protocol across the board, it is important to recognize that different ISO classifications require different gowning protocols and procedures. When reviewing your protocols, make sure to know your...

Jun 4, 2021

Foundations of a Cleanroom Contamination Control Strategy

Your cleanroom contamination control strategy is the frontline between you and contaminated products, which can lead to yield loss, slowed production, and possible reputation damage. So when was the last time you really dove into your cleanroom contamination strategy? We highly recommend reviewing your strategy yearly to make sure you are still meeting industry best standards and your employees are making the most of the strategy. And there are a few foundations you can...

May 28, 2021

Which Is Right For You: Handheld Particle Counter vs Remote Particle Counter vs Portable Particle Counter

Are you considering a new particle counter for your cleanroom? There are a number of options that might be right for you. Before reading through the pros and cons of each particle counter, we recommend you create a list of what you are looking for in your particle counter. On this list, we recommend you note the practical things you need in a particle counter - outside of its ability to measure particle count and size (but we’ll get to that).  Handheld Particle...

May 20, 2021

4 Industries That Use An Ultrapure Water System

Did you know that water might be clean enough to drink but not clean enough to use in your food? When it comes to water used in a cleanroom and manufacturing setting, it’s critical that the water is free of all contaminants and particles to maintain consumer safety. But what industries exactly need an ultrapure water system?   1.Technology & Semiconductors Semiconductors are well known in the cleanroom industry, as they are constantly getting smaller and...

May 14, 2021

What is Cleanroom Paper anyway?

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What Is Cleanroom Paper? [Case Study] Do you use print-outs in your cleanroom? What kind of paper do you use? Could we be doing better than current industry standards? We think so. This is why we’ve started to investigate “cleanroom paper” and how this paper can impact the number of particles in a cleanroom while...

May 7, 2021

What Is An Ultrapure Water System?

Water is an extremely powerful force. We see it carve its way through land to form amazing geographical features like the Grand Canyon. So what can water do in your system? Ultrapure water systems clean water - keeping it particle free - so it can be used to clean and etch in manufacturing, especially in the semiconductor industry. Industries that use ultrapure water use a lot of it. For instance, to process a single wafer, over 1,000 gallons of water is needed. So...

Apr 29, 2021

8 Ways To Prevent Contamination In Pharmaceuticals

Contamination in pharmaceuticals can quickly turn into a nightmare with yield loss, recalls, bad press, and harmed consumers. Thus, it’s critical to stop contamination from ever being an issue during production in your cleanroom. Here at Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions - the world’s clean air experts - we’re pros at keeping cleanrooms extra clean. It’s our business and passion to prevent yield loss and set industry standards in cleanliness. How Can...

Apr 26, 2021

Cleanroom Classifications Explained

A cleanroom classification basically tells you how clean a cleanroom is. While we typically consider cleanrooms to use HEPA filters and multiple layers of protection, cleanrooms can really be any room where precautions are taken to ensure that the product stays clean from contaminants. But if that’s the case, then what makes one cleanroom stand above the other? That’s where cleanroom classifications come into play. Who Sets Cleanroom Classifications? Cleanroom...

Apr 19, 2021

Improve Your Cleanroom Workflow With Barcodes

  We’re always looking for ways to improve cleanroom workflow through whatever is necessary. While completely changing the set-up of the cleanroom might not be possible, there are simple, cost-effective measures you can take to improve your cleanroom workflow - like using barcodes. Think about how often you see barcodes in society. They’re used in just about every warehouse and store in the world - and there’s a reason for that. They save hundreds,...

Apr 14, 2021

9 Things To Look For In Your Particle Counter

So you are wondering what to look for in a particle counter that will get you to the perfect contamination control strategy. We get it! The particle counter you decide on will become an integral part of your strategy. Whether your strategy involves increasing yield, complying with your industry standards, or reducing risk overall. Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions is here to help you along the way. We have been involved with creating and perfecting contamination control...

Apr 2, 2021

10 Important Ways You Can Streamline Your Cleanroom Workflow

How Can You Streamline Your Cleanroom Workflow? Your cleanroom workflow sets the tone for your production and ultimately impacts your yield. Making the effort to streamline your cleanroom workflow might take some time in the process but will ultimately save you time, money, and increase your productivity.   So what are some steps you can take to streamline your workflow? Integrate Technology Into Your Cleanroom We love the new technology coming out in the cleanroom...

Mar 25, 2021

Upcoming Webinar: Your Key to Success: Building a Contamination Control Strategy with ApexZ and LMS Pharma.

In this webinar, Jason Kelly, VP of Services,  will present on:  Your Key to Success: Building a Contamination Control Strategy with ApexZ and LMS Pharma. You will gain insight how going digital in your Environmental Monitoring program can enhance your Contamination Control Strategy and how the CCS digital solution aligns with ALCOA. You will also learn how to build up a digital (paperless) system using portable particle counters for cleanroom...

Mar 22, 2021

How Do Particles Impact Pharmaceuticals?

As clean air experts, we talk a lot about making sure that the air in a cleanroom stays as clean as possible. We do this to meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in pharmaceuticals and keep our products on the shelves and helping people. When we contaminants into a cleanroom, we risk harm to the product and, in turn, harm to the consumer. This also comes with painful backlash for the company. So how exactly do particles impact...

Mar 9, 2021

10 Facts About Indoor Air Quality You Might Not Know

In the COVID-19 era, indoor air quality has become a hot button topic. There are a lot of interesting facts about indoor air quality that you might not know, but one of the most surprising facts is that your indoor air quality was impacting you long before COVID. As the world’s clean air experts, we specialize in keeping the air in cleanrooms extra clean. But we also care about the air you’re breathing in your home and workspace. So here are 10 facts about...

Mar 5, 2021

What Are Particles?

Particles are all the physical little pieces of stuff floating around in the air. Sometimes they can be visible to the naked eye (like a large floating piece of dust or pollen), but, most of the time, when we’re talking about particles, we’re talking about the ones that are too small to see. But we’ll get to sizing in just a minute. In the era of COVID-19, the general public has been paying a lot more attention to the cleanliness of their air....

Mar 1, 2021

5 Fundamentals Of Particle Counters

Particle counters do just that: they count particles. They are used in cleanrooms to count and size the particles in the air so the cleanroom can stay in proper working function and meet crucial certification criteria. The fundamentals of particle counters are relatively simple. You need to know how and why they work. If you have a basic grasp of these fundamentals, you’ll be on your way to better understanding particle...