Modular Cleanrooms

Modular Cleanroom

Modular Cleanrooms

Modular cleanrooms are most often used in manufacturing and research facilities, but, thanks to their versatility and ease of installation, they’re finding use in new industries every day. Any industry or application where small particles can adversely affect manufacturing, production, or packaging processes can benefit from the use of a modular cleanroom.

By definition, a cleanroom is a controlled environment with a low level of pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. To be exact, a cleanroom maintains a controlled level of contamination, which is specified by both particles per cubic foot and allowable particle size.

Modular cleanrooms are used in clean-critical processes in numerous markets, including:

Many cleanrooms are permanent construction—that is, built into a building. But more and more cleanroom users seek a solution that provides more flexibility than a standard cleanroom.

Benefits of Modular Cleanrooms

  • Perhaps the greatest benefit of modular cleanrooms is that they can be modified or even relocated with minimal expense and downtime. Many prefabricated modular cleanrooms are almost 100% reusable.
  • In general, modular cleanrooms from are far less expensive than standard sheetrock construction, and can be installed in just a fraction of the time.
  • Many prefabricated cleanrooms are factory-cut, with prewired UL-classified raceways that provide a flush interior surface for electrical outlets and phone/data wiring. These raceways can also be used as service chases to house deionized water, compressed air, or nitrogen lines. Built-in raceways eliminate the mess of cutting and sanding drywall on site, and minimize construction time and facility disruption.
  • Many modular cleanrooms feature an insulated wall system that provides a thermal barrier and improves the efficiency and performance of the cleanroom’s mechanical system. This reduces energy costs and maintains temperature levels far better than non-insulated systems.
  • Depending on the classification level or function of a cleanroom, entry and exit through anterooms and/or gowning rooms may be required. Many modular cleanrooms can be built with accommodations for these rooms to reduce contamination from external environments. Airlocks, air showers, and pass-through boxes can be integrated so that personnel, products, and materials can be safely brought into and out of the cleanroom space without the risk of contaminant infiltration.

Contact Cleanrooms by United for more information on the benefits of modular cleanrooms. Have questions? Call us today at 800-959-0878.

Cleanroom Systems Are Flexible and Affordable

Modular cleanroom systems are highly configurable because they are constructed of hard or soft panels with a hard ceiling. Soft panel cleanrooms have walls made from clear PVC and one small opening for entering and exiting the area. Hardwall cleanroom systems consist of prefabricated panels that join to create a square or rectangular room. This style of prefab cleanroom is fully enclosed and can be fitted with doors, windows, and transfer hatches, just like a permanent cleanroom.

Some of the advantages modular cleanroom systems provide over permanent cleanrooms include:

  • Versatility: A modular cleanrooms can be readily assembled, disassembled, and relocated, often in just a few days or less
  • Easily reconfigurable: The layout of a modular cleanroom can be rearranged, expanded, retrofit, and/or upgraded as the user’s cleanroom needs change.
  • Cost-effective & time saving: Modular cleanrooms are designed and manufactured offsite for just a fraction of the cost of permanent construction, and installed onsite in a fraction of the time.
  • Reduced downtime: Modular cleanroom installation causes far less disruption to daily operations, allowing many users to keep some or all of their processes up and running throughout the set-up process.
  • Leasing: If you lease your space, the modular option allows you to uninstall the cleanroom you need and take it with you if your operation changes locations.
  • R.O.I.: Because it can be taken down, moved, and re-erected, a modular cleanroom is considered a piece of capital equipment, and can be treated as such for taxation purposes.
  • Cleanliness: A modular cleanroom is the better option for cleanroom requirements above ISO 6 classification. The materials used in these systems do not shed like drywall or metal studs, reducing the level of contamination.

Cleanroom Solutions for Many Industry Uses

A modular cleanroom is an easy way to achieve climate control and regulatory compliance. From semiconductors to medical devices, manufacturers and researchers in all markets can use modular cleanrooms to meet stringent cleanliness standards.

CMM Enclosures & CMM Rooms

CMM enclosures provide a controlled environment for part testing and fabrication. They feature viewing windows, temperature and humidity controls, and roll-up doors. We offer CMM enclosures with walls up to 22 feet high or taller.

CNC Enclosures

Control machine-generated debris with a CNC enclosure. Create a custom, turnkey solution by adding as many viewing windows, roll-up access doors and removable wall sections and as you need. CNC Enclosure Systems are available complete with lighting, temperature control, and sprinklers.

Commercial Grow Rooms

As an industry-leading manufacturer of cGMP cleanroom environments, and with extensive knowledge of the requirements of pharmaceutical sterile and non-sterile compounding labs, Cleanrooms By United proudly offers modular indoor growing rooms for plant cultivation. Our versatile, customizable modular grow room solutions are ideal for a wide range of applications, from hybrid plant pollination to temperature- and humidity-controlled incubation environments.

Dry Rooms

Dry room labs from Cleanrooms By United are manufactured to stringent industry requirements, providing ISO certification standards that meet or exceed your project specifications. Dry room considerations include structural rigidity, electrical capacities, and mechanical systems.

E-Liquid Cleanrooms

E-liquid cleanroom systems are used for batching, filling, and packaging, and ensure a superior quality product by eliminating contamination. HEPA filtration and air conditioning provide a secure temperature-controlled environment for your E-liquid cleanroom.

Hardwall Modular Cleanrooms

Designed for flexibility, hardwall modular cleanrooms are easy to assemble and relocate. Modular cleanrooms are cost-effective and great option when you need a cleanroom quickly or want the option to expand in the future. We outfit all modular cleanroom systems with windows, doors, flush mount electrical outlets, and full insulation for temperature control.

High Bay Cleanrooms

High bay cleanrooms perform the same function as hardwall cleanrooms but on a much larger scale by providing higher ceiling heights. Organizations like NASA rely on high bay cleanrooms to create an extremely large and exceptionally clean environment.

Machine Enclosures & Test Rooms

Machine enclosures can help reduce product rejection rates while controlling noise. Our modular cleanrooms are a cost-effective option and are easy to install. We offer fast and efficient installation of machine enclosures and most facilities experience little to no downtime while our factory crew takes care of the installation.

Medical Cleanrooms

From medical catheter assembly to face shield manufacturing to medical device assembly, including separate gowning rooms, we've got the cleanroom solution you need.

Metrology Labs

Enclosed metrology lab rooms are specifically designed to protect CMM measuring machines and similar equipment from the altering effects of outside particles and debris. Since the equipment used within metrology labs is susceptible to damage, these machines must be only used within protected areas such as an enclosure or cleanroom specifically dedicated to metrology applications. Modular metrology lab enclosures from Cleanrooms By United comply with all metrology application specifications and ISO standards. 

Nanotechnology Cleanrooms

Cleanrooms By United offer modular cleanroom design and construction services for nanotechnology and other applications. Our prefabricated panels are easy to install and reconfigure as your needs change. Create a single nanotechnology cleanroom or link multiple cleanrooms together to create separate areas for gowning and different testing or manufacturing processes.

Pharmaceutical Research Laboratory Cleanrooms

Cleanrooms by United can build batch mixing areas, blending labs, gowning rooms, and other solutions for pharmaceutical research laboratories. These modular cleanroom laboratories are available at any ISO level you need for your research.

Powder Coating Enclosures

Powder coating enclosures function as a buffer in dirty environments and prevent airborne impurities from contaminating the bonding process. Powder coating enclosures can be fitted with high-speed roll-up doors, wall conveyor openings, and temperature control.

Softwall Cleanrooms & Curtain Dividers

Softwall cleanrooms work well in an existing controlled environment where increased airflow or spot clean areas may be needed. Available with casters, softwall cleanroom can be easily moved around your facility for use in multiple areas. We fit our softwall modular cleanrooms with HEPA filters and air conditioning, available to ISO Level 5. Curtain dividers can be used in place of doors or to subdivide your cleanroom space, or to assist in directing airflow to more stringent areas.

Two Story Cleanrooms

In instances where there are space constraints, a two-story or multi-story cleanroom system could be your best solution. When you can’t expand outward, you can build up to take advantage higher warehouse roof space. Cleanroom design solutions are available for ground floor cleanrooms with additional office or lab space above, or designed with office, lab, or packaging rooms below a cleanroom system on the upper level.

Wet Labs

As implied by the name, wet labs deal directly with chemicals, liquids, and biological matter that would be classified as “hazards.” Wet room chambers offer a controlled environment. Similar to dry rooms, wet labs can be used for similar applications but often have stricter requirements.  Biological Safety Levels (BSLs) are an important metric for certifying these enclosures. While dry room enclosures utilize ISO, wet rooms use BSLs. Several different industries work in wet room enclosures, including life sciences, medical technology, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

Choose a Trusted Cleanroom Manufacturer for Your Modular Cleanroom Project

Cleanrooms by United is a trusted modular cleanroom manufacturer offering a range of flexible solutions. We design and build our modular cleanroom systems in compliance with ISO 16444-1 to meet regulatory requirements. We also offer cleanroom installation services. Contact Us for more information, Request a Quote, or give us a call at 800-959-0878 for additional assistance.

Learn how Cleanrooms By United has helped our clients solve their cleanroom needs by reading some of our Case Studies.