Overview of the U.S. cleanroom garment services industry

The TERSUS Solutions team published a white paper this week which details the current state of the United States cleanroom garment services industry. The white paper highlights the lack of innovation in technology and services deployed to service cleanroom garments, a critical component of high-tech manufacturing.

In the high-tech manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, electronics, and biotech, employee garments must be free of contaminants during production to ensure product quality. These industries drive innovation and manufacturing in the U.S. but their support services have not changed in nearly 50 years. The industry is prime for innovation in both technology and services to support these important industries. 

Here is an excerpt from the white paper “Overview of the United States Cleanroom Garment Services Industry”: 

United States cleanroom garment laundering service models have not changed in decades to the detriment of innovators in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and electronics. The cleanroom service model used in the U.S. has been used for almost 50 years with little change in technology or key service providers. As a result, cleanroom manufacturers remain tied to inflexible contracts and are increasingly exposed to regulatory and environmental risks. The industry would benefit from from an innovation approach to processing cleanroom garments that offers cost, performance, and environmental advantages. TERSUS Cleanroom Solutions, offered by CO2Nexus, Inc., is a proven platform that disrupts protocols for cleanroom laundering using liquid carbon dioxide to replace water. 

Download the entire white paper here

Please share your experiences with us about your cleanroom garment services. We hope to start a dialogue on how to improve garment performance, garment life, and the environmental footprint of cleanroom manufacturing services. 

Photo: traditional cleanroom laundry washing machines require substantial water infrastructure and square footage, driving up costs.