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. After hardware and components under go precision cleaning and cleanliness verification testing, the final step is most often the packaging. Precision cleaned parts can then be safely transported and stored outside of cleanroom environments without compromising cleanliness. The material must also be capable of protecting the part during transportation and handling, which means it must resist punctures and tearing. Additionally, the packaging material itself cannot be the source of contaminants. Particles resulting from friction between the material itself and the part inside or outgassing of plasticizers are commonly found in flexible materials in everyday commercial packaging.
Astro Pak uses specialized precision cleaning packaging options such as 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.
The plastic films that we employ undergo rigorous testing prior to use. The amount of particulate contamination and residue on the film surface is measured and then certified to a corresponding cleanliness level.
Precision Cleaning & Packaging Experts Since 1959
Astro Pak was founded in 1959, providing precision cleaning, testing, and packaging services for the first NASA space programs, hence the name “Astro Pak.” Since then we have packaged hardware and components for numerous industries ranging in size from small fasteners or washers, to large 70 ton vessels and satellites. Our packaging services also meet the requirements of hundreds of industry specifications including aerospace contractors, ULA, NASA, the Department of Defense, and many private industries and organizations.