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It's not only what we can see,
it's what we can't see...

The small light particles (<5um) normally invisible to the naked eye are commonly called Airborne Molecular Contaminants (AMCs). They can become suspended for hours in the surrounding environment where they are quickly spread, polluting the atmosphere.

The effectiveness of your critical environment is threatened by the continuous movement of contaminants. High levels of air-borne contamination can lead to microbial corruption of cleanroom surfaces.

By their very nature, the movement of airborne contaminants is volatile, which makes detection and prevention measures difficult. Once turbulence stops, airborne contaminants fall due to gravity and/or airflow. If they fall onto an unprotected floor they are free to rise as a result of vortices created by the movement of personnel and wheeled traffic.

Contaminants are generated by people, process, facilities and equipment, and must be continually controlled and removed from the air.

Using Dycem inside the critical area adjacent to products and processes dramatically reduces airborne contaminants by up to 60%. (Source: L. Ranta, Mcon Labs).

The visible and invisible risk

Contamination control is a major and growing concern in Cleanrooms, Critical areas and Controlled environments.

Cleanrooms are markedly cleaner than a hospital operating room and require an extremely stringent approach to controlling possible contamination and ensuring an environment is free of bacteria, viruses or other pathogens.

Particulate contaminants are known to adversely affect quality, product yield, operational effectiveness and profitability, therefore protecting these areas is vital.

Whether the environment you operate in is industrial, controlled, critical or sterile, Dycem enables all organisations to reduce particle counts by up to 99.9%.

The illustration below identifies the types of particulates present in these environments and how Dycem uses these groups to assess and address your facility's decontamination needs.


INDUSTRIAL

(SUPERCOARSE)
100 micron +

Environments include heavy wheeled
pallet trucks, trolleys and forkifts.

Typical locations include:

Warehouses, Factories, Goods in/out

CONTROLLED

(COARSE)
10-100 micron

Environments include heavy wheeled
forklifts, medium to light wheeled pallet
trucks, trolleys and pedestrian traffic.

Typical locations include:

Transfers Areas, Loading Bays, Granulation Bays

CRITICAL

(FINE)
0.5 - 10 micron

Environments include light weight trolleys
and pedestrian traffic.

Typical locations include:

Changing Rooms, Air Showers, Gowning Areas

STERILE

(ULTRAFINE)
0.5 micron <

Environments include pedestrian traffic

Typical locations include:

Pedestrian Airlocks, Isolation Chambers, Aseptic Processing

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