Choosing the right furniture for your cleanroom ensures your environment is kept sterile at all times while also providing practical surfaces and comfortable seating for lab technicians.

Any equipment or furniture that is introduced to a cleanroom should be made of non-shedding, nonporous material that is easy to clean. Check that all furniture suppliers are able to provide documentation in writing that clearly matches the ISO classification requirements of your cleanroom. For example, if your lab has an ISO 3 classification, you will need to choose furniture with the same classification or higher.

GOWN RACKS AND BENCHES
Gowning racks and benches are typically made from stainless steel and may offer optional compartments for masks, caps and shoes.

  • Gowning areas are another area that you will need to provide sterile and suitable furniture for.
  • Gowning benches and racks are specifically suited to this purpose, giving a practical and comfortable space for technicians to change into and out of their gowns and protective equipment

CHAIRS
Cleanroom chairs must meet a range of criteria before they can be introduced into a cleanroom. Only chairs that have been tested and proven to prevent electrostatic charges and cause minimal particle emission should be considered in a clean and sterile environment or when static charging needs to be avoided

TABLES

Easy to keep clean and electrically conductive, stainless steel cleanroom tables are specifically designed for a number of applications and sterile environments.  Plastic, melamine chipboard and chrome-plated tables are also available and should be chosen based on the materials they will come into contact with.

Investing in the right cleanroom furniture will ensure your clean environments stay that way and help reduce the risk of contaminants jeopardizing your projects.   One of the most important considerations when selecting cleanroom furniture is how easy it is to keep clean and hygienic. Harsh disinfectants can cause damage to some materials, so it is wise to choose furniture made from aluminum or stainless steel or furniture with powder-coated finishes.

The expected lifespan of a product is also very important. How long will the furniture last in a cleanroom environment? Will it degrade if exposed to corrosive materials? Could a humid environment cause rust over time? Knowing the lifespan of your equipment will help you make sensible buying decisions and plan for replacements in the future.


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