Lint Free Paper and Sterile Cleanroom Documentation
When it comes to working in a cleanroom, cleanroom-compliant apparel and cleaning supplies for critical environments are top of mind for maintaining sterility and cleanliness. But, a common source of contamination is a simple thing like paper, pens, and clipboards used in a controlled environment. Particles shed from standard printer paper and notebook paper from the edges as well as from the ream packaging when you open it. So, nothing, even paper and pens, is really simple when it comes to your cleanroom environment. Each item that enters must be evaluated.
Cleanroom paper is manufactured using synthetic substrate materials that will not shed particles. The edges are cut in a way that seals them. Cleanroom paper is manufactured and packaged inside of a cleanroom as well, to ensure that no particles are trapped in the packaging. Depending on your industry and application, you may require sterile cleanroom paper. Lint-free paper is available in many different colors including white, blue, pink yellow and green. Standard sizes for this paper is 8.5″ x 11″ and 11″ x 17″, the same as standard copier or printer paper. Our stock of cleanroom paper is autoclavable, as well as available pre-sterilized in certain colors.
Cleanroom Pens and Sterile Writing Instruments
Cleanroom pens are manufactured with a non-shedding barrel material along with low-sodium ink that is non-smearing and free of chemicals that can contaminate your critical environment. Our specialty pens for cleanrooms come in capped or mechanical styles.
We offer sterile pens and markers for use in aseptic cleanrooms to maintain the sterility of your application. Best practice is to introduce a single sterilized pen per work shift.
All our sterile writing instruments come individually packaged to ensure sterility is maintained. Aseptic pens come in blue, white, or black ink. All our sterile pens and markers are specific-lot sterilized using EO gas. These pens come with a specific lot number for traceability.
Sterile sharpies are another very popular aseptic writing instrument for bolder marking on labels. These felt-tip cleanroom markers are available in capped or click-style depending on your cleanroom staff’s preferences.
We offer free samples so you can decide what works best for your environment.
Cleanroom Notebooks & Post-It Pads
Cleanroom notebooks are another handy item for record-keeping and documenting in your critical environment.
These lint-free notebooks follow the same manufacturing procedure as the paper. They arrive individually wrapped and come with a plastic spiral binding and plastic cover making it easy to wipe down and completely decontaminate.
Lint-free non-shedding notebooks are made with cleanroom paper inside and come in blue and white colored paper. Choose from college-lined or graph style paper depending on your application. Sizing on these notebooks ranges from 3″x5″ to 8.5″x11″.
Cleanroom Post-It notes are another great product for note-taking and temporary labeling in a controlled environment. These post-its are made using cleanroom paper and are also cut in a way that seals the edges to prevent particulates from contaminating your environment. These Post-its are 3″x3″ and come in blue and white colors.
Cleanroom Binders, Clip Boards, Tab Dividers & Sheet Protectors
Relatively new to the cleanroom industry are non-shedding, cleanroom-compatible binders, tab dividers, and sheet protectors. These cleanroom documentation products are manufactured and packaged with materials that are safe to use in your critical environment. These products are white in color and made of materials that are easy to wipe down with isopropyl alcohol and other common cleaning chemicals.
Binders, tab dividers, sheet protectors, or related items from standard office supplies stores like Staples or OfficeMax, if used inside your critical areas, will shed particles and chemicals that degrade your environment. When our cleanroom consultants troubleshoot cleanliness of rooms for our clients, we often discover that standard office supplies are introducing particles and other contaminants.