Medical Injection Molding in Clean Room Environments

The process of medical injection molding for medical prototypes and equipment means working in a clean room to ensure ultra-sanitary products. Medical injection molding in clean room environments is different from injection molding on a standard factory floor. Medical injection molding in clean room environments requires the use of advanced air exchange systems and filtering devices, booties, special gowns, and ultra sterile cleaning products.

Levels of sanitation of injection molding in clean room environments are designated by classes between 1 and 100,000 with 1 being the highest level of sanitation. Classes between 1 and 1000 are generally used for most medical injection molding and late stage medical prototypes. The number in the class represents the maximum concentration limit of .1mm particles per cubic meter of air inside of the injection molding clean room.

Class guide to medical injection molding in clean room environments for developing medical prototypes and supplies:

Class .1mm parts per cu m of air
1 10
2 100
3 1000
4 10,000
5 100,000
6 1,000,000

Generally, the higher the class of the injection molding clean room, the more expensive the medical injection molding product. Most companies that offer medical injection molding in a clean room environments also have an area for standard injection molding for developing medical prototypes. Because early stages of medical prototypes may not necessarily need to be as highly sanitized as the final medical injection molding parts, consider choosing a company that offers injection molding in a clean room as well as a standard process of plastic injection molding.


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