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Angstrom’s Guide to Cleanroom Garment Materials

At Angstrom, we pride ourselves on our extensive selection of product options, and cleanroom garments are no exception. Of course, with so many choices, it can be difficult to know what’s right for your own business. One of the first things to decide is what material you need your garments made with. To make that decision as painless as possible, we’ve put together a description of the most common garment materials.

Single Layer Polypropylene

Polypropylene, also known as PolyPro, is the basis for almost all disposable garments. Single layer Polypropylene makes up the most cost-effective garments used in higher ISO cleanrooms, as well as the majority of bouffant caps and beard covers. Single layer construction is available in a variety of basis weights and material thicknesses and makes up garments ideal for higher particle count environments.

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SMS - Three Layer PolyPro

Three Layer Polypropylene is abbreviated SMS, representing how each of the three layers is constructed: Spunbound, Meltblown, Spunbound. Two layers of Spunbound Polypropylene surround a single layer of Meltblown PolyPro, adding significant durability and liquid resistance over single-layer designs. SMS is the perfect garment material for mid-ISO environments where protection and durability are imperative.

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Microporous - PE Laminated

In Low-ISO Cleanrooms, particles are the top priority. Microporous is designed with that fact in mind. A thick layer of Laminated Microporous Polyethylene protects a lower layer of Polypropylene fabric. This method creates an extremely clean, highly resistant material that thrives in even the most critical environments. When cleanliness and safety are of paramount importance, Microporous is the clear answer.

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Of course, these are only a few of the many materials and options available for cleanroom garments. Check out our complete catalog of cleanroom garments or talk to one of our cleanroom experts to find exactly what your cleanroom needs. Once you've found what you're looking for, be sure to review our Cleanroom Garmenting Procedure Guide to stay up-to-date on the best garmenting procedures for each cleanroom class.

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