Bespoke modular cleanrooms

Tailor-made cleanroom structures crafted to safeguard your processes and manage the surrounding environment.

Custom designed cleanroom structures

Provide excellent cross-contamination protection with our bespoke cleanroom solutions.

At Hampshire Plastics, we will work with you to determine your needs and create bespoke cleanrooms for your manufacturing or scientific workplace.

A cleanroom is a controlled environment, utilised to filter out contaminants such as dust, airborne microbes, and aerosol particles. This ensures the utmost level of cleanliness within the area.

A complete manufacturing service

Hampshire Plastics specialises in crafting customised products for the scientific and pharmaceutical industries. We will work with you from start to finish to realise your project.

Plastic fabrication service Free-of-charge advice

Looking for a plastic fabrication company to help you with a project? If you have a project that you’d like to discuss, give us a call.

We’re always ready to bring your vision to life.

Our free-of-charge advice covers:

  • Proposed materials
  • Recommended processes
  • Timescales for delivery

You can also refer to our previous projects to help you make a decision. You will get an idea of the aesthetics plastic can help you to create.

Looking to discuss a requirement?

If you are in the process of starting your search for a supplier or are ready to kick off a project, we would be delighted to have a conversation with you.

Contact us now by calling 023 9248 6633.

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    Anti-static PVC

    In comparison to acrylic, static-dissipative PVC (also known as anti-static PVC) presents many advantages that effectively reduce operational expenditures and drive down the overall ownership expenses of clean rooms, glove boxes, hoods, desiccators, and similar enclosures. Acrylic exhibits a propensity for generating static charge. The reciprocal motion involved in wiping an acrylic surface generates both positive and negative charges on its surface, which in turn attract and retain small particles. The resultant static adherence creates challenges when attempting to remove contaminants from these charged surfaces without resorting to ionising equipment or frequent cleansing with specialised anti-static solutions.

    Fluctuations in surface charges can result in the unforeseeable release of accumulated particles, posing a risk to materials sensitive to contamination. Consequently, the use of acrylic can escalate the costs associated with maintaining an uncontaminated acrylic enclosure. The most significant concealed cost associated with acrylic emerges when unpredictable electrostatic discharge (ESD) damages or degrades materials susceptible to static, whether it occurs due to manual surface wiping or the micro-frictional effects of strong airflow.

    Despite these drawbacks, acrylic remains widely employed in clean rooms and other contexts requiring a controlled environment. Its cost-effectiveness, lightweight nature, transparency, and durability render it an appealing choice in various scenarios.

    However, for applications demanding heightened criticality, the use of acrylic should be avoided. The lowered overall ownership expenses resulting from simpler cleaning, sterilisation, and ESD management readily validate the initial investment in a static-dissipative PVC enclosure.

    Cleanroom maintenance

    Acrylic panels find widespread usage in cleanrooms, yet they necessitate consistent cleaning and upkeep. Following a straightforward procedure ensures the achievement of flawlessly clean panels, and it’s an uncomplicated process to adhere to. Before initiating the cleaning of the panels, it’s important to eliminate any superficial debris by dusting them. This task requires a solution of dishwasher detergent – opt for a mild variant and mix one teaspoon of it with a pint of water. Spritz this solution onto the surface using a spray bottle and then meticulously dry it with a clean mop or cloth. With this preparatory step completed, your panels are now primed for the cleaning process.

    The primary cleaning method mirrors the initial steps, involving the use of a detergent solution and a fresh cloth. Essentially, you are reiterating the earlier routine. It’s essential to be cautious about the potential build-up of static charge; this concern can be mitigated by running a damp cloth across the surface, effectively discharging any accumulated charge and dust. Remember, it’s crucial to avoid using chemical compounds such as window cleaning fluids – always opt for the gentle detergent solution.

    Experts in Pharmaceutical Plastics

    With decades of experience working in the pharmaceutical and scientific industry, producing a wide range of specialist products.

    Investing for our customers – ensuring unrivaled product quality

    We have invested in some of the most advanced machinery on the market.

    When combined with our deep knowledge of plastic fabrication, we produce some of the most desirable plastic products you’ll find on the market.

    Get in touch with us today, and find out how we can transform your design ideas into beautiful plastic items and displays.

    Cleanrooms – FAQs

    Need a question or two answering before getting in touch to start a plastic fabrication project? Here are some useful FAQs:

    What is a cleanroom?

    A cleanroom or clean room is an engineered space, which maintains a very low concentration of airborne particulates. It is well isolated, well-controlled from contamination, and actively cleansed.

    What's the difference between a cleanroom and a regular room?

    The main difference between a regular household and a cleanroom lies in how frequently fresh air from outside replaces the current volume within a structure or enclosure. In a typical home, an air conditioner can refresh the room air at a rate of 0.5 to 2 times per hour. Conversely, in a cleanroom, the air exchange rate (also referred to as ACR), varies from 10 to over 600 times per hour, contingent upon its classification and purpose.

    How long will the project take?

    This all depends on the complexity and scale of your requirement. We offer free advice to all potential new customers, so why not give us a call today with an outline of your requirements and we should be able to guide you on project timeframes.

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