Tag Archives: Automotive

Glove Liners Q & A


GLOVE LINERS Q & A Question: What Is The Difference Between Polyester Glove Liners And Nylon Glove Liners? Answer: It has to do with the weight. While they are both thin, the polyester is a light weight and the nylon is a medium weight. So if you have a wet, heat or cold sensitive application, [Read More…]

‘Automotive Cleanrooms’ – A Contradiction in Terms?

Convertible top Down

When it comes to automobiles, we all have our favorites. A convertible with the top down is the only way to travel the California coast or the switchbacks on Maui’s Road to Hana. Electric hybrids are perfect for those around town trips when you’re never too far from a charging station. Gas-guzzling SUVs do double [Read More…]

Keeping our Hands on the Wheel – Should We Resist the Rise of the Robots?

Tesla Dashboard

Last week, in tracing the rise of the robot in the cleanroom, we looked back in time to the roots of automation in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century’s ‘Second Industrial Revolution.’ And it got us thinking. What could be the future of robots in the cleanroom? In controlled environments? In our everyday lives? Could they [Read More…]

The Truth About “LINT-FREE” Wipes

Lint Free Wipes

“Lint Free Wipes” is a term that evolved with the semiconductor industry since it’s infancy and is a descriptive way of saying the application requires a low-linting solution. A search on the internet returns a plethora of web related searches for Lint Free Wipes. The only problem is that there is technically not such thing [Read More…]

“Lint-Free” Wipes: Available Only Through Your Fairy Godmother

Lint Free Wipes

Web searches for “Lint Free Wipes” provide some interesting information.  A Google search returns 82,300 hits. A search of “lint-free” on the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) site returns 265 hits, and a search of “lint-free” on the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) site returns 737 hits. Of these, three are contained in the <797> document on [Read More…]

Powder Coating: Surface Preparation Solutions


The Customer An aluminum wheel manufacturer is currently using Choice® SuperSorb 12×12″ (30x30cm) disposable wipes for their powder coating applications. The Applications Oil, aluminum oxide and other contaminants in the pre-treatment (surface preparation) process can adversely affect the quality of the final product. Wiping down the bare metal after cleaning and prior to coating will [Read More…]

Why Is Isopropyl Alcohol the Choice for Cleanroom Cleaning?


ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL (IPA) is widely accepted as a good liquid for keeping cleanroom surfaces in pristine condition. But what about methyl, ethyl, or butyl alcohol? Why aren’t these types of alcohols considered for cleanroom cleaning, too? It all comes down to performance, safety, and price. Methyl Alcohol And Evaporation At room temperature, methyl alcohol has three [Read More…]