With over 50 years of experience, Astro Pak performs clean assembly and packaging on almost any type of hardware imaginable. We routinely package contamination sensitive hardware components and tubing to a variety of military and industry specific specifications. We can package items ranging in all different sizes, such as fasteners and washers, up to huge 70 ton vessels!
Why is Cleanroom Packaging Important?
Cleanroom Packaging is the method of using clean, certified packaging materials and sealing techniques to protect the cleanliness of precision-cleaned surfaces and components. This allows materials to safely transport and be stored outside of Cleanroom environments without a degradation of cleanliness. When parts and components pass precision cleaning process, the final step is most often the packaging. The material must also be capable of protecting the part during transportation and handling, which means it must resist punctures and tearing. It must be a material that will not generate contaminants such as particles from friction between the material itself and the part inside or outgassing of plasticizers that are commonly found in flexible materials. Commercial packaging cannot meet all of these requirements.
Fortunately, there are special packaging materials available for use in the precision cleaning industry which do solve all of these problems. These packaging options include polyethylene film, nylon film, or Aclar film. Polyethylene and nylon films are available in plain or antistatic varieties, which protect sensitive electronic components from damage induced by static electricity.
All of plastic films undergo cleaning and rigorous testing tests prior to use. The amount of particulate contamination and residue on the film surface is measured and then certified to a corresponding cleanliness level.
Trust the Experts
Astro Pak Corporation has over 50 years of experience in packaging precision clean hardware. We package items ranging in size from small fasteners or washers, to huge 70 ton vessels and satellites. Our packaging services also meet the requirements of literally hundreds of industry specifications. This includes aerospace contractors, ULA, NASA, the Department of Defense, and many private industries and organizations.
To ensure quality packaging of hardware, all plastic films are precision cleaned, tested for contaminants and certified prior to use. Our material is capable of protecting parts during transportation and handling, resistant to punctures and tearing. It is also free from generating contaminants such as particles from friction between the material itself and the part inside.
We offer this service in multiple locations including Assembly and Packaging in our California ISO 9001:2008/AS9100 Certified Class 5 (class 100) and Class 6 (Class 1000) cleanrooms. We also offer this service in our newly acquired location in Florida, called Chemko, as well as in Virginia. All hardware and components that enter our cleanroom include real time electronic tracking to keep customers better informed on the status of order. In addition to Cleaning and Packaging, we also allow customers to come onsite and assemble their own parts after cleaning.
Astro Pak commits to providing customers with the level of excellence they expect and deserve by:
- Advanced Chemistry & Process Technology
- Highly Trained Personnel delivering superior consulting services
- Rapid Response
- State of the Art Equipment and Locations Nationwide
- Superior Documentation (Meeting cGMP Requirements)
In addition, our Certification packages are QMS/cGMP compliant for your systems and equipment maintenance records. Let our experienced and credentialed team of chemists, engineers, and other professionals on staff EXCEED your expectations.Contact us today for more information.