Category Archives: Berkshire Products

VersaHOCl™: A Safer Disinfectant Technology

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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?

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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…]

What Are the Benefits of a Wiper Dispenser Box?

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The new line extension to Berkshire’s Pro-Wipe® family of industrial wipers offers specifically sized 9 x 14”, c-folded wipes delivered in a dispenser box made of premium grade SBS. Benefits: Easy to open and close with a perforated top, the operator can control the size of the opening depending on their preference The dispenser box [Read More…]

What Wiper Do You Recommend for Cleaning Product Surfaces and Production Surfaces?

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The cleaning requirements for cleanrooms in non-healthcare industries like microelectronics and aerospace – where critical component manufacturing occurs – allow wipers to get by with either 6% IPA or 100% IPA solutions. However, these non-healthcare industries have more than just gowning room and environmental surfaces to clean, which can tolerate 6% IPA. These can be [Read More…]

What Wiper Do You Recommend For Gowning Room Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)?

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Since the gowning room involves personnel arriving or leaving in street clothes and changing into and out of cleanroom outfits, the activity level and the load of the particles from street clothing will cause this environment to be “dirtier” than the production area. So, it’s crucial to take preventative measures in this area also. Therefore, [Read More…]

Cleanroom Mop Assembly Instructions

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A guide for assembling the Cleanroom Mop Cart with Buckets, Ergonomic Flat Mop Wringer, and Ergonomic Flat Mop. STEP 1. Open package and make sure all parts are included: cart, buckets (x2), handle, wheel brakes (x2),screw, lock washer, lock nut. STEP 2. Install wheel brakes: depress the wheel brake from the back of the wheel [Read More…]

Does Berkshire Offer Isometric (triangle/diamond pattern) Cleanroom Paper?

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Berkshire offers a ¼ grid (square pattern) spiral cleanroom notebook. The notebook comes in two sizes, 5.5 x 8.5” (14 x 22cm) and 8.5 x 11” (22 x 28cm). Click below for more technical information and to order online. Currently, Berkshire does not offer loose isometric or grid patterned cleanroom paper. We do provide single-sheet [Read More…]

Unlock the Most from Your Pre-Wetted Wipers Packaging

Up to this point in this 8-part series, we have addressed several things related to pre-wetted wipers, including the convenience and consistency of presaturated wipers, how to unlock the best wiper for your cleanroom, the powerful wetting solution of isopropyl alcohol, and most recently important wiping techniques for effective cleaning. So, now that we’ve explored [Read More…]

Nonwoven or Knitted? When It Comes to Wipes, What’s the Difference?

Within the cleanroom or contamination-controlled environment, one of the most useful pieces of equipment is the wiper. From preparing work surfaces to cleaning up after spills, the wiper is expected to perform perfectly whatever the task. We depend on them every day, but how much do we really know about them? What’s the difference between [Read More…]