Critical & Controlled Environments
VR® Die-Cut Aprons, Gowns, Sleeves, Boots and Sleeve Gloves are especially adaptable to the protective requirements of critical environments:
- Semiconductor Chip Manufacturing
- Pharmaceutical Laboratories and Manufacturing
- Aerospace Cleanrooms
- Food/Biotech Cleanroom Environments
- Nuclear Waste Disposal
In Particle and Electrostatic Discharge Controlled Environments where chemical resistance of impervious garments is essential, VR® has proven to be superior to traditional vinyl garments. For example, semiconductor cleanrooms work with acid chemicals that pose a significant danger to employees not properly protected with quality, chemical-resistant protective wear. Because of it’s exceptional chemical resistance, low particle count, and surface resistivity, VR® protective apparel is rapidly becoming the product of choice in the semiconductor industry. Contact PolyCo for specific data regarding particle and resistivity levels of typical cleanroom packaged VR® Protective Wear. In critical environments where low-temperature climate control is important, VR® excels with its cold crack resistance. Unlike vinyl, VR®’s softness and durability is not compromised by low temperature work environments and continues to provide comfortable protective wear even in the coldest operating temperatures. With VR®’s low attraction to radioactive particles, Nuclear Power Plant facilities favor the use of VR® Boots and Gowns over vinyl protective wear in the handling and management of radioactive contaminated materials.
VR® is specified as a durable barrier requirement in Critical Environments where there is the potential for biological contamination from bloodborne pathogens. VR® Protective Gowns, Sleeve Gloves, Aprons, Boots, and Sleeves are used in Hospital Sterile Processing, Central Services, Clinical Laboratories, Outpatient, Surgical and other hospital critical care departments.