What is a Cleanroom?

A cleanroom is a controlled environment designed to minimize the presence of dust, aerosol particles, airborne microbes, and other contaminants. These sterile spaces are required for performing many types of sensitive processes. Cleanrooms are used throughout diverse industries for tasks like building electronics, packaging pharmaceuticals, automotive manufacturing, and much more.

At Plastic Design, Inc. we offer a wide selection of cleanroom equipment to meet virtually any industry requirement. Our product offerings include everything from access panels to furniture, automatic bottle-washing equipment, and much more. Below you’ll find an overview of our solutions with links to product pages for more detailed information.

Our Cleanroom Equipment Offerings

Plastic Design, Inc. provides a comprehensive range of essential cleanroom equipment for any industry need. We offer a combination of off-the-shelf solutions as well as custom-designed products.

  • Ceiling Tile Access Panels

    Plastic Design, Inc. manufactures ceiling tile access panels from durable, chemical-resistant, and non-corrosive materials. These products are designed to be washed down and sterilized repeatedly and are ideal for biotech, pharmaceutical, and hospital cleanrooms. Each custom-made panel fastens securely with an easy-open latch, providing quick access to electrical sources, gas, or liquids within a lab environment.

    We manufacture access panels according to any dimensions and/or design specifications you require. Our custom products can be designed to fit any existing wall or ceiling framework. In addition, we also offer several designs in pre-set dimensions, including standard, half, and quarter ceiling tile access panels.

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  • Auxiliary

    We offer auxiliary cleanroom furniture and cabinets fabricated from durable polypropylene. Polypropylene can easily withstand repeated daily sanitization and is non-conductive as well as non-corrosive. It also inhibits microbial growth and is free from particle generation, helping our clients pass their FDA audit inspections.

    Our auxiliary products are used in gowning areas and many other spaces throughout the cleanroom. Our comprehensive catalog features everything from TEX wipe holders to hand sanitizing stations, shelves, binder holders, isopropyl alcohol bottle holders, and much more.

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  • Gowning and Dispensing

    It’s very important to maintain a contaminant-free gowning area in cleanrooms for pharmaceutical research, biomedical, and semiconductor industries. To encourage compliance, we offer functional yet cleanable garment dispensing centers, custom-fabricated carts, storage cabinets, and cabinets.

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  • Gowning / Laundry

    Handling cleanroom-related laundry requires a washable and easy-to-use solution. We offer everything from 4-compartment gowning bins and gowning cabinets to single-tier laundry hampers and privacy screens.

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  • Shoe Management

    Managing street/clean lab shoes is extremely important for maintaining cleanliness in small spaces. At Plastic Design, Inc., we’ve created a series of shoe management cabinets designed to keep shoes clean until they are needed. Our shoe cabinets are not only built to be tough and sturdy, but they’re also completely washable.

    These custom products can feature any number of compartments you need and adhere to any dimension requirements you have. We can add casters, solid or clear doors, and many other features to enhance your lab. Our team can take a look at your cleanroom and create ideas for using your space as efficiently as possible.

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  • Carts and Dollies

    Our line of carts and dollies is not only functional but simple to clean. Made from durable polypropylene, each unit is durable enough to withstand repeated daily usage and can simply be wiped down to comply with cleaning requirements.

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  • Bottle Washing

    Chemical bottle washing is crucial for complying with local disposal regulations. We offer both bottle washing sinks, as well as fully automatic bottle washing stations that accommodate the washing of between 1 to 12 one-gallon bottles simultaneously. Simply place empty bottles upside-down over the spray heads and when the containment cover is closed, the cleaning cycle is initiated. The cleaning cycle will wash either for a pre-set time or until water equal to three times the container’s volume has been used. Both the inside and outside of containers are washed.

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  • Totes, Soak Bins, and Accessories

    Clean, sanitize, or organize your laboratory or manufacturing components in our totes and soak bins. We offer both small soak baskets, 200 L soak tanks, and hose racks.

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Cleanroom Capabilities

Cleanrooms are designed to maintain extremely low particulate levels. They use a variety of products to filter out everything from dust to vaporized particles and airborne organisms. Some of the most common cleanroom capabilities include:

  • Air control:
    Cleanrooms keep the concentration of airborne particles within specified limits. This is achieved through the use of HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) or ULPA (ultra-low penetration air) filters along with regular air changes.
  • Clean internal surfaces:
    The inside of a cleanroom and the equipment it contains are designed to accumulate minimal particulates and be easy to clean.
  • Operational controls:
    Cleanrooms deliver several operational controls for reducing particles, including controls for how particles are introduced, generated, and retained.
  • Diverse designs:
    Cleanrooms are highly customizable, facilitating individualized design features like filter coverage percentage, filter efficiency, ceiling type, light fixture type, wall and floor system type, and more.

At Plastic Design, Inc., we support all of these capabilities with easy-to-sterilize products that can be custom-designed to efficiently fit within your cleanroom’s space.

Industries that Utilize Cleanroom Equipment

Many industries perform tasks that would be harmed by contamination from small particles. Some of the most common industry uses for cleanrooms include:


Cleanrooms create a controlled environment for producing and packaging drugs, vaccines, and biomedical devices.

Life sciences

Cross-contamination is a serious issue for science experiments. Cleanrooms with interlocking anterooms create a high-quality, controlled space.

Medical device manufacturing

Cleanrooms play a critical role in the manufacturing of medical devices. They help to maintain the required pressure, humidity, temperature, and airborne particulate levels.


Due to the sensitive and delicate nature of semiconductor chips, a highly regulated manufacturing environment is required. Cleanrooms used for semiconductor manufacturing rely on super-fine filters to remove particulates, as well as carefully controlled pressure conditions.

Hospital and healthcare facilities

Patients with delicate immune systems or those recovering from surgery benefit from the safe environment cleanrooms create.

Benefits of Cleanrooms

Besides limiting the amount of airborne particles, cleanrooms deliver many additional benefits:

  • Industry compliance:
    Certified and validated cleanrooms help many types of businesses adhere to industry-specific standards.
  • Improve product ranking and brand reputation:
    Minimizing contaminants and controlling environmental factors during production helps brands create more effective products with an improved component lifespan.
  • Allow for experimental procedures:
    Cleanrooms create the sterile environment needed for medical and technological experiments, fueling innovation.
  • Delivers custom solutions to unique problems:
    In addition to controlling airborne particles, cleanrooms also allow businesses to regulate temperature, humidity, static, biological particles, ESD, and other harmful environmental factors.

To get the most out of your cleanroom, start with expertly designed products developed to improve how you work within your space. Cleanroom equipment from Plastic Design, Inc. can keep your environment better organized and easier to clean.

Cleanroom Equipment by Plastic Design

As an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer with over 45 years of experience, Plastic Design, Inc. is your source for effective and reliable cleanroom equipment. We create innovative solutions to even the most challenging industry-diverse process issues. No matter what supplies your cleanroom requires, our knowledgeable team can help you access the products you need. For more information about our cleanroom equipment, or to get started on your custom solution, contact us or request a quote today.