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Clean Room Apparel

American Hospital Supply Corporation (AHSC), Baxter Healthcare Corporation's predecessor, used the NASA informational base on contamination control technology to improve industrial contamination control technology. When a study determined that microscopic body particles escaping through tiny windows" in woven garments worn by workers were the greatest source of contamination AHSC developed TYVEK. This non-woven material filters 99% of all particulate matter larger than half a micron. Baxter Healthcare added a polyimide coating which seals and ties down any loose fibers providing greater durability. Stress points along seams have been minimized to make the garment almost tearproof. Micro-Clean 212 garments are individually packaged and disposable."
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
MSFC-SO-112
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Alabama
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