The thought of using a garment once and throwing it away may seem like an expensive option for your cleanroom operations, but do you know the risks of using launderable garments within your critical processes?
The decision to use reusable garments may appear to be more cost effective, but in the long run they could cost you time and money. Launderable garments carry with them many hidden costs and risks.
Are you aware of the hidden costs associated with launderable garments?
While single use garments have clear upfront costs, launderable garments often have hidden costs, which don’t arise until you are tied into a contract. These costs include; sterilisation, garment repairs, loss of garment, barcoding, fuel surcharges, additional garments and of course the actual cleaning.
Increased risk of cross contamination
The Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of your reusable garment deteriorates each time it is washed, increasing the chance of contamination within our cleanroom and causing damage to sensitive processes. The laundering process includes; sorting, multiple wash cycles, drying, cool-down and inspection – all put the fabric under additional stress, often invisible to the naked eye.
Reusable garments offer choice and comfort
Single use disposable garments offer increased choice whilst guaranteeing optimal performance and consistency to ensure that the highest levels of sterility are being met. Offering greater comfort and breathability, as well as flexibility in sizes to suit operator turnover, changes in size and visitor/service personnel requirements.
Don’t put your products at risk
Don’t rely on statistics to measure the condition of your reusable garments, settle for ill-fitting and oversized apparel or risk contamination during the donning process simply due to how your launderable garments have been re-packed.
Consistency and predictable performance, ease of donning and comfort are just three reasons why cleanroom operators are choosing disposable garments over traditional launderable options.
Don’t put your products at risk. Ensure you use the most reliable cleanroom garments for your processes, the risk of cleanroom contamination is simply too great.
Contact a member of our expert sales team today on +44 (0)1524 813020 to discuss your requirements and we will assist you with finding the perfect solution for you as well as support you with the transition from contract to single use.