When it comes to plastic products used for food, beverage and medicine, quality is paramount. This is the reason why major PET preform manufacturers such as Chemco rely heavily on clean room facilities, especially the Class 10,000 standard.
If you need PET preforms for your products and you want the safe and efficient production of high-quality packaging, nothing less than a Class 10,000 clean room will do your project justice.
To be precise, clean rooms regulate pollution based on the number of particles per cubic meter in a specific size. Why is this important? Because typical ambient air in a dirty room has about 35 million particles per cubic meter, with a radius of 0.25 microns or more. This is enough to completely undermine the food and health standards used in the industry.
Cleanrooms are particularly useful in applications where small contaminants could adversely affect product performance, ensuring safety and hygiene. They vary in complexity and are used for applications ranging from automotive and aerospace to food and packaging.
Cleanrooms often keep the air free of particles by using HEPA or ULPA filters that employ the principles of laminar or turbulent airflow. These airflow systems direct filtered air in a constant stream to remove pollutants from the environment.
Proper cleanroom design must include the entire air distribution system, including provisions for downstream air returns.
Note: The type of clean room technology used is highly dependent on the industry and application. There is no one-size-fits-all rule.
Typical PET preform structures can be a source of contaminants, especially if not properly maintained. A clean class of 10,000 can address sources of contamination, including dust, micro-organisms, dirt, inadequate quality controls, and human error.
Clean rooms should not interrupt the manufacturing process
While cleanrooms in the plastics industry do not eliminate the need for proper sterilization of plastic products, they can implement quality controls during the manufacturing process, which is essential for products that have sensitive uses and cannot withstand the procedures. sterilization.
Cleanrooms in the plastics industry may be required to maintain a sterilized environment while facilitating standard operating procedures that are executed with maximum efficiency. They must provide space for personnel to move around, as well as carts, cranes, and other transportation equipment.
At Chemco, we can scale up PET preform production to meet your exact needs without compromising safety and hygiene. Production rates are never compromised and we guarantee a constant supply of food grade PET preforms for your products.
Why Clean Rooms Are Important For PET Preforms
The Class 10,000 clean room standard ensures a constant supply of high performance PET preform packages that meet the quality and durability requirements for food and beverage companies. In a typical clean room system, the Class 10,000 clean room maintains air cleanliness levels up to a maximum of 10,000 particles (per cubic foot). It also provides approximately 25% filter coverage and a minimum of 60 air changes per hour.
This makes them ideal for food packaging applications. To support these applications, at Chemco we rely on materials such as polycarbonate, aluminum, or stainless steel.
Technicians should wear protective clothing such as safety glasses, overshoes, hair collars, gloves, and lab coats. This prevents particles from their bodies from contaminating anything.
When done right, clean rooms can offer the following benefits to businesses:
Cleanroom environments minimize daily contaminants and dust particles so product quality and reliability are not compromised. This is important for companies striving to instill confidence in their product to ensure that their standards meet all necessary health and safety requirements.