The correct humidity level in a cleanroom manufacturing environment is vital to maintain production yields and minimize waste.
The correct humidity level in a cleanroom manufacturing environment is vital to maintain production yields and minimize waste. Even slight variations in humidity levels can cause coatings to dry too quickly, static to cause packaging problems or issues with sensitive printing applications.
These fine humidity tolerances can often not be achieved using standard humidification equipment employed in office or other human health applications so specialised humidification systems are needed.
As environmental conditions often need to be controlled 24/7, it is also important to consider a robust humidification strategy that takes into account necessary service requirements and ongoing operating costs and energy consumption.
By working alongside clients' R&D teams, Nortec has managed to increase production yields in some cleanroom environments by as much as 60%. Through testing production at different humidities and then holding optimum levels indefinitely during manufacturing, wastage due to poor environmental control was virtually eliminated.
Benefits of Nortec humidification in cleanrooms & laboratories
- Abbott Vascular, Eire
- Smith & Nephew Medical, UK
- Lifescan Scotland, UK
- Boston Scientific
- Galen Pharmaceutical
- National Semiconductor
- Oxford University
- Wellcome Trust