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Our blog delves into the world of contamination control. We explore the techniques, technologies, and best practices that professionals employ to mitigate, prevent, and manage contamination across various fields and industries.

Cross-Contamination In Food

How to Control Cross-Contamination in Food Production

In the bustling world of food and beverage production and preparation, ensuring the safety and quality of food items is a top priority. One of the biggest challenges this industry faces is the risk of cross-contamination—a problem that can quickly turn from a minor oversight into a major health concern. What is Cross-Contamination? Cross-contamination is…

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Cosmetic Cleanroom Standards

Cosmetic Cleanroom Standards: Guidelines to Follow

In the cosmetic production industry, adherence to regulatory standards has emerged as the new pillar of success, especially with the impending changes being enacted by MoCRA. With these significant shifts on the horizon, navigating the complexities of federal medical compliance can be daunting. However, equipped with the right knowledge and guidelines, cosmetic manufacturers can proactively…

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Do Antimicrobial Surfaces Work

Do Antimicrobial Surfaces Work?

We may not consider the development of antimicrobial surfaces against contamination in our daily lives. However, claims abound regarding the capabilities of antibacterial action. These range from countertops repelling bacteria to phone screens resisting viruses. Microorganisms spread through attachment and growth on surfaces like doors, switches, and currency. Understanding the interaction between microbes and surfaces…

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Cleanest-Places-In-The-World

The Cleanest Places In The World

The class 1 ISO cleanroom standard represents the epitome of cleanliness, with less than 10 external particles per cubic meter. With clean being in the name, is there anything cleaner than a cleanroom? Cleanrooms maintain a controlled environment to ensure precision in environments like hospitals and research labs where even the smallest dust particle can…

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Cleanroom Requirements

Cleanroom Requirements – Everything You Need To Know

Cleanrooms, by definition, are an environment free from dust and other contaminants. The use of cleanrooms is indispensable across various industries to ensure product quality. From automotive to pharmaceutical, cleanrooms are used to ensure product quality, contamination control, worker safety, compliance, and much more. They are essential in providing consistent, reliable, safe products and processes…

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Improved Contamination Control

6 Steps for Improved Contamination Control

Welcome, fellow guardians of controlled environments! If you find yourself obsessing over the tiniest particles and dreaming of a contamination-free environment, you’re in the right place. Here are six niche steps to prevent contamination and improve contamination control. Step 1: Embrace the Particle-Size Obsession Contamination often goes unnoticed, but with the emergence of new technology,…

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Cleanroom Environment

7 Rules to Follow In Your Cleanroom Environment

Cleanrooms play a pivotal role in industries such as semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, where the tiniest particle or contaminant can lead to catastrophic consequences. Maintaining a pristine cleanroom environment is not just a requirement; it’s a necessity for precision and quality. Businesses can implement rules and procedures to ensure a cleanroom provides controlled conditions.…

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Cleanroom Classification

What Cleanroom Classification Does Your Industry Need?

Cleanrooms are present in almost every industry to varying degrees. Maintaining a controlled environment is the gold standard way to create safe and quality products when considering precision manufacturing, research, and technology. Cleanrooms play a pivotal role in ensuring that sensitive processes are shielded from contaminants that could compromise the quality and integrity of products.…

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Mocra And Cosmetics Gmp Guidelines

MoCRA & Cosmetics GMP Guidelines: 8 Key Areas

It’s estimated that American consumers use 6 to 12 cosmetic products daily, contributing to the $430 billion personal care market in 2022, expected to reach $580 billion by 2027. With such substantial growth comes the need for heightened regulation and oversight to ensure the quality and safety of cosmetic products. Previously governed by the 1938…

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The Four Types Of Food Contamination

The 4 Types of Food Contamination (and How to Prevent Them)

The journey of our food from farm to plate involves several important steps to ensure a delicious and safe food product is delivered. All the way from production, through distribution and processing, to retail or restaurant, it is crucial to handle, transport, and store food properly to avoid any types of food contamination that could…

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Cell And Gene Therapy

Cell and Gene Therapy: Effective Contamination Control Strategies

Cell and gene therapy are overlapping cutting-edge medical treatments that involve using living cells and genetic material to treat or potentially cure diseases. In some cases, cell and gene therapy are used together to enhance the therapeutic effect of their treatments. It may seem obvious that these environments need to be as clean as possible,…

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Cannabis Cleanroom

The Success of Cannabis Cleanrooms: The New Standard in Cultivation

If you’re involved in the cannabis industry, you’re likely familiar with the challenges of maintaining consistent quality. For the success of commercial cannabis cultivation, maintaining consistent crop yields is imperative to ensure sustained profitability. Consistency in all aspects of cultivation is crucial for achieving successful and profitable outcomes in a commercial setting. While factors like…

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Cleanrooms In Electronics Manufacturing

Understanding the Importance of Cleanrooms in Electronics Manufacturing

Contamination poses an enormous risk to electronic products during the manufacturing process. If electronic products become contaminated, it can lead to complete failure of the device and unreliable and low-quality products. Contaminated products cost electronics manufacturers millions of pounds each year and even the loss of their ISO certification. This means that when manufacturing electronic…

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Contamination Control In The Food Industry

The Importance of Contamination Control in the Food Industry

Consuming food and beverages constitutes an essential aspect of daily life for everyone. Yet, few individuals contemplate the origin and conditions of food production and the need for contamination control in the food industry. This places a substantial obligation on food and beverage manufacturers to uphold contamination-free environments in their production, packaging, and storage facilities.…

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Blogs

Is Your Data Center at Risk From Rust and Debris?

According to IMB Today, one hour of downtime can cost on average, a whopping £300,000. It is shown that 70% of computer-related breakdowns are caused by dust and other debris. These contaminants can enter your data center through various sources, including open doors, air conditioning units, on clothes and anything else brought into the room.…

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Hospital

Contamination Control in Hopsitals and Healthcare Facilities, Is a Must!

Hospitals and healthcare facilities face many risks every single day, especially from contamination. Contamination in these settings can put people at risk, meaning hospitals and healthcare facilities must do the utmost they can to avoid contamination. Hospitals and healthcare facilities are at risk of various types of contamination and are constantly being adapted to adjust…

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Dycem, Contamination Control Flooring

Long-lasting Alternative to Peel-off Mats for Contamination Control

With 80% of particulates said to enter critical environments via feet and wheels, now more than ever, having a floor-level contamination control plan is key.   Cleanroom floor mats play a crucial role in this. They are used to capture dirt from “street shoes” upon entering the gowning room. There are several different options available for…

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Cleanroom

Cleanroom Gowning: A Step-by-Step Guide to Scrubbing Into a Cleanroom

Cleanroom gowning is the term used for putting on specialized coveralls or personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize contamination in a cleanroom environment. Cleanrooms are highly controlled spaces found in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, and medical device manufacturing, where cleanliness and sterility are of utmost importance. The primary purpose of cleanroom gowning…

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6S Lean, 6S Lean Management

6S Lean Management: Your Comprehensive Guide

In many industries, floor-level contamination control is a critical aspect of ensuring high-quality, safe and efficient processes. Contamination can arise from various sources, such as human activities, machinery, or raw materials. A systematic approach to floor-level contamination control is necessary to maintain a clean and hygienic environment. One such approach is based on the 6s…

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Contamination Control Strategies

4 Tips for Contamination Control Strategies

At Dycem, our main aim is to help keep your facilities free of contamination. So, here are a few tips to keep in mind when thinking about contamination control strategies at your organisation. Don’t ignore floor-level contamination Believe it or not, 80% of contamination enters your critical areas via floor-level contamination, including on feet and wheels.…

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Blogs

Why You Should STOP Using Peel Off Mats

Critical environments, clean rooms, and controlled areas should be protected within manufacturing facilities to minimize the presence of viable and non-viable contamination during manufacturing. Disposable tacky mats and peel-off mats are often the go-to for floor-level contamination control. However, there are many reasons to suggest that these so-called solutions are causing more problems than they…

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Blogs

Are You Using The Proven Leader In Contaminant Removal?

When it comes to keeping clean rooms as clean as possible, especially in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry, you want products that do what they say they will in the most efficient manner possible. You want (and need) products that are the best at what they do.

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Blogs

Contamination Control: Don’t Go Half-In

When you have a site with highly technical needs, you need a contamination solution that addresses that in the most efficient manner possible. Using the right equipment (equipment that has proven reliability and results) can be just the solution you need.

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Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste

Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste with Dycem Contamination Control

Contaminated plastic waste is harmful to your environment, therefore by using disposable peel-off mats and plastic overshoes, YOU are harming your environment.

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