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When you are in charge of laboratory procurement, you need to provide your lab staff with the best tools for them to do their work. This includes the technical, scientific tools such as microscopes, as well as the day-to-day disposable supplies that ensure the quality of the data being gathered or products being manufactured in your lab. Specialty Optical can be your source for both of these categories of products. We carry Meiji microscopes that allow your scientists to have the best tools and Texwipe products to ensure that your clean room complies with cleanroom protocol easily and effectively.

Depending on the industry in which the cleanroom is found, the contamination limits and procedures will vary. For example, when it comes to microbial contamination, food production, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical cleanrooms require a higher level of hygiene than do plastics and injection/mold cleanrooms.

Our CleanTex CT811 Optic\Pad Optical Surface Cleaning pad can be part of the standard protocol to keep your cleanroom hygiene up to industry standards. These pre-saturated wipes are soft and non-abrasive and are meant for cleaning and polishing front and back surface mirrors, microscope lenses, machine optics, magnifying glasses, optical sensors, and safety goggles.They have very low extractable levels of nonvolatile residue. OpticPad is a disposable, lint-free pad pre-saturated with solvent for cleaning and polishing optical-grade surfaces. These wipes are ideal for absorbing oil or grease. They are perfect for use in environments where a low level of nonvolatile residue is essential. They should be standard for environments where delicate optical-grade components such as coated lenses, fiber optic sensors, and mirrors are used. Even the bag in which they come is designed for a clean room with a bag-in-a-bag packaging. Shop the Specialty Optical site today to get the tools you need to save your reputation, your time and the company’s money.

Specialty Optical also carries a line of swabs designed to help keep your lab running without stoppages that can ruin samples or batches of product. Anyone who works in a cleanroom knows that a single dust particle can be a terminal error and can stop all work and require that the the entire cleanroom be shut down for days while it is cleaned again. To avoid such problems, use the Microdenier Series of swabs. Texwipe’s Microdenier Swab Series is made from the cleanest swab material. The complete thermal bond construction eliminates adhesive contamination. This 100% polyester fabric increases the lifting and capturing power to capture particles, as small as microbes, and offers streak-free cleaning with scratch-sensitive surfaces. Cleanroom manufactured, made to exacting and consistent tolerances using high-precision automated processes. Lot coded for traceability and quality control. Packaged in a resealable, silicone-free bag, so you never have to worry about contamination for accessing the product.

To make sure that your cleaning has been done correctly, use the TOC Cleaning Validation Kits, such as the TX3340 TOC Cleaning Validation Kit for 12 Samples. This kit contains swabs, vials, labels, a container, and applications. All products in the testing kit are cleanroom compatible and are an essential tool in cleanroom compliance compatibility. 

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