We offer a comprehensive range of products to meet the specialized needs of cleanrooms and controlled environments that require ultraclean conditions for research, manufacturing and other processes. We offer controlled environment products from industry-leading manufacturers to support biotechnology, pharmaceutical, microelectronics, semiconductor, medical devices, aerospace, automotive and other industries.
Controlled Environment, Safety and PPE
In any lab, cleanroom, controlled environment or facility, employee and product safety are top priorities. Avantor® offers an extensive selection of controlled environment, safety and PPE products to maintain a healthy and safe work environment.
Personal and Product Protection
A comprehensive range of personal and product protection solutions made by industry leaders and brands you trust.
First Aid and Emergency
All of the products you need to deal with accidents, injuries and wound care on-site.
Facility Protection and Cleaning
Everything you need to keep your facility as safe, clean and contamination-free as possible.
Equipment and Accessories
From printers to environmental monitoring devices to packaging, Avantor has the products to keep your facility running efficiently.
Tools and Industrial Supplies
Get the job done safely by using the right tools and supplies.
Controlled Environment Workflows
What is a Controlled Environment?
A controlled environment is one in which multiple environmental factors are monitored and controlled using controlled environment equipment. The controlled parameters typically include:
What is a Cleanroom?
Cleanrooms are controlled environments that limit the number of pollutants, or contamination, to a specified number of particles (by size) per cubic foot or cubic meter. Cleanrooms are tested regularly to ensure standards are met and systems are in place to control the environment by limiting dust, chemical vapors, airborne microbes and aerosol particles.
Cleanrooms are used by manufacturing companies when a high level of sterility is necessary to avoid adversely affecting the product being manufactured. Cleanroom solutions vary based on the manufacturer’s needs and are used in a variety of industries, including:
- Medical device
- Life science
- Semiconductor manufacturing
- Department of Energy
Controlled environment equipment is used to reduce particulate contamination and ensure the humidity, temperature, air pressure and other environmental factors are kept within the appropriate parameters.
Equipment and Supplies Needed to Ensure a Cleanroom Meets Necessary Standards
The type of controlled environment lab equipment and supplies necessary to make sure a cleanroom meets necessary standards includes:
- High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters
- Ultra-Low Particulate Air (ULPA) filters
- Air showers
- Special gowning designed to trap contaminants
- Environmental monitoring
What Are the Standards for a Cleanroom?
The standards for a cleanroom are based on the number of particles measured in one cubic foot or one cubic meter of air. Cleanrooms are classified using either the Federal Standard 209E of the USA or ISO 14644-1 standard.
Federal Standard 209E classifies cleanrooms with numbers like “class 1,000” or “class 10,000,” and classifications are based on the number of particles of size 0.5 μm or larger allowed in one cubic foot of air.
ISO 14644-1 standard classifies cleanrooms with smaller numbers like “3” and classifications are based on a decimal logarithm of the number of particles 0.1 μm or larger allowed in one cubic meter of air.