When MSR-FSR began offering laundry services for clean-room coveralls at its facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Hillsboro, Ore., it needed to maintain a precise account of each item coming through its two sites. By managing data regarding which items are washed or repaired - and how often that occurs - MSR-FSR and its customers (nearby semiconductor companies) are afforded a record proving when and how the items were cleaned, as well as when they may need to be repaired or replaced. To manage that information, the firm is employing an RFID-enabled solution provided by a laundry, linen and uniform cleaning system company.
Clean rooms are enclosed environments for manufacturing or scientific research in which the level of contamination - such as dust, airborne microbes and other particles or vapors - is closely restricted and monitored. Because street clothes may contain contaminants, clean-room workers must wear special coveralls, and sometimes aprons or smocks, all of which must be laundered according to regulated standards.
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