NASA Spinoff Database: Clean Room Apparel

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 1989
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-112
Category: Health And Medicine
Origin: NASA Contamination Control Technology Used To Prevent Contamination in Spacecraft Equipment

Abstract:
American Hospital Supply Corporation (AHSC), Baxter Healthcare Corporation's predecessor, used the NASA informational base on contamination control technology to improve industrial contamination control technology. When a study determined that microscopic body particles escaping through tiny windows" in woven garments worn by workers were the greatest source of contamination AHSC developed TYVEK. This non-woven material filters 99% of all particulate matter larger than half a micron. Baxter Healthcare added a polyimide coating which seals and ties down any loose fibers providing greater durability. Stress points along seams have been minimized to make the garment almost tearproof. Micro-Clean 212 garments are individually packaged and disposable."

Full Article:
http://hdl.handle.net/hdl:2060/20020087642

Page Number in Published book: 88-89
Manufacturer: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
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