Table 1: Cleanliness as advantage in competition
Cleaning is often an underestimated, but necessary part in the production process without any creation of value. It is done at the end of the process and should remove all production residues. The question is: How clean is clean enough? To meet the regulatory specification is difficult enough, because there are no regulatory safety values for implants or chirurgical instruments. Soon we discovered that cleaning
- is part of nearly every step of the production
- process is a topic for material science, especially surface science
- can improve your productivity
- can improve your customer satisfaction
- is a real advantage in competition
This was the start of the cooperation network CleanMed with MedicalMountains, manufacturers of medical devices manufacturers, cleaning agents, and equipment and research institutes. The network addresses different topics such as standardization, validation, construction with materials and production processes, functional surfaces, activation and cleaning of surfaces, technical cleanliness in machined and forming production processes, particles and cooling lubricant, and cleaning with alternative cleaning methods.
- Do you agree with our statements?
- Do we need regulatory safety limits for cleanliness?
- Is the total amount of carbon sufficient or do we need limits for each substance because of toxicological aspects?
- Is the topic cleanliness part of each step in your production process?
Moderator: Dr. Dagmar Martin, The Natural and Medical Sciences Institute NMI