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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.

A Pharmaceutical Production Line Worker In A Fixed Cleanroom With Dycem Contamination Control Mats

Modular vs. Fixed Cleanrooms: Cleanroom Design

Ensuring product quality and regulatory compliance in industries like pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, electronics, and aerospace hinges on controlling contamination. This is where cleanrooms come in. Cleanrooms provide meticulously controlled environments where dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors are strictly minimized. When designing a cleanroom system, two main approaches emerge: mobile, prefabricated, rapid…

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Contamination Control Strategy

9 Tips to Improve Your Contamination Control Strategy (CCS)

Foundation of a Robust Contamination Control Strategy (CCS): Science and Risk-Based Approach A Contamination Control Strategy (CCS) is a comprehensive approach designed to minimize contamination risks across various environments, particularly in industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food production, and healthcare. A successful CCS must be grounded in scientific principles and a risk-based approach. This involves…

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10 Uses For Dycem Contamination Control Mats

10 Uses for Dycem Contamination Control Mats

Want to stop contamination in its tracks? Dycem contamination control mats capture and retain up to 99.9 % of contaminants, protecting your sensitive environments from costly mistakes. These reusable and washable mats have a lifespan of over three years, with antimicrobial and anti-static properties for enhanced effectiveness and versatility. From preventing imperfections in delicate medical…

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Floor Level Contamination Control

Floor Level Contamination Control: What’s Out There?

Establishing a Contamination Control Strategy (CCS) within cleanrooms or controlled environments is fundamental for safeguarding a company’s reputation, increasing profitability, and maintaining health and safety standards.  The first step in developing a CCS involves understanding the range of contamination risks. Among these, floor-level contamination is a concern you shouldn’t ignore, as research has shown that…

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Esd Mats Vs Anti-Static Matting

ESD Mats vs Anti-Static Matting: What’s The Difference?

In the electronics industry, electrostatic discharge (ESD) poses a significant threat to handling delicate electronic components. ESD can wreak havoc on electronic devices, leading to equipment malfunctions, data corruption, or even complete failure. Electrical safety matting like ESD matting and anti-static mats are used to counter this risk and prevent the buildup and discharge of…

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Cross-Contamination In Research Facilities

Controlling Cross-Contamination in Research Facilities

Cross-contamination presents a significant challenge in research and development facilities, where maintaining the integrity of experiments is essential for scientific advancement. Identifying common scenarios and using effective controls will keep research outcomes valid and reliable. Common Contamination Scenarios in Laboratories  Cross-contamination in research facilities occurs when samples, equipment, or surfaces become contaminated with foreign substances…

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Cross-Contamination In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Preventing Cross-Contamination in Pharma Manufacturing

In the pharmaceutical industry, ensuring the purity and safety of medications is a high priority. A major challenge in achieving these goals is preventing cross-contamination. This problem, if not addressed promptly and effectively, can evolve from a minor oversight into a significant threat to patient safety. It demands continuous quality management and rigorous enforcement of…

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Cross-Contamination In Healthcare

Preventing Cross-Contamination in Healthcare Settings

In healthcare facilities, keeping patients safe and assuring the highest standards of care are the biggest priorities. A major challenge here is infection control, a concern that can escalate from a simple oversight to a significant health threat. This challenge demands constant vigilance and strict adherence to safety protocols to protect patients and healthcare workers.…

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Cross-Contamination In Food

Controlling 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 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: 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

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, It’s 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 Sticky-off Mats

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

Step-by-Step Guide For 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 organization. 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 Sticky 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 sticky 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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