Category Archives: Berkshire Products

What is Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)?


Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) is a type of contaminant. Some say it is an even worse contaminant than particulates. It is a sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects caused by contact. ESD can cause damage to electronic devices used in many industries, such as electronics (televisions, stereos, computers, semiconductors, digital cameras, and integrated [Read More…]

EZ Bleach™ Disinfectant Tablets Comparison Chart


Bactericidal & sporicidal bleach alternative disinfectant in an effervescent tablet form EZ Bleach™ is a solid-form, safer alternative to traditional bleach that is EPA-registered and included on List N, the EPA’s index of products certified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. EZ Bleach™ comes in an easy-to-use 5g tablet.  When mixed in [Read More…]

Do Berkshire products use PFAS compounds?


Do Berkshire products use PFAS compounds? No, Berkshire Corporation does not knowingly use PFAS* compounds in any part of the manufacturing of these products. Since PFAS compounds are not intentionally added to any of Berkshire’s final products, routine testing for their presence or absence in the final products is not conducted.** *Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances [Read More…]

Q&A – What is the Delta P and BFE of Berkshire’s face masks?

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Q&A – What is the Delta P and BFE of Berkshire’s face masks? The Differential Pressure (DP) is a test that measures how easily air is passed from one side of the mask to the other. This indicates how easily the wearer can breathe through the mask and is indicated by the Delta P. Higher DP [Read More…]

PureSorb® is a hydrophilic cleanroom wiper – what does that mean?

PureSorb Foam Wipes

Put simply, hydrophilia is the love of water. It is the property of absorbing water, having a strong affinity for water. What this means for PureSorb® is that it attracts and readily absorbs water molecules or other liquids on contact. This wipe is recommended for use in ISO Class 3 (Class 1) – ISO CLASS [Read More…]

What are the Differences and Similarities Between H2O2 and HOCl for Disinfecting a Cleanroom Surface?

Of all the contamination control activities in a cleanroom, perhaps the most critical are disinfection procedures. That’s because human health depends on the quality and thoroughness of surface disinfection. Many solutions can be considered for surface disinfection, but hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and hypochlorous acid (HOCI) rate special attention. Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Hydrogen peroxide is a [Read More…]

VersaHOCl™: A Safer Disinfectant Technology


People who use disinfectants face many dilemmas when cleaning their environments effectively. For example, they need to safely disinfect surfaces and equipment while minimizing the harmful effects of traditional disinfectants. Some of these effects include corrosion of metals and plastics, pungent odor and fume, the residue left behind that is difficult to remove, and even [Read More…]

Current EU GMP Annex 1 Update: What Does It Mean for Your Socks?


Have you been keeping track of the recent developments in cleanroom apparel requirements? Have you already begun incorporating the updated EU GMP Annex 1 chapter regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) into your Contaminations Control Strategy (CCS)? If not, please read on and learn about the impact of the new specifications regarding PPE for cleanroom personnel, [Read More…]