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22nd Sep 2017

How Big is a Micron?

In the world of cleanrooms, we are used to talking about microns. 

If you ask the question "how big is a micron?" in our office, you will get the automatic response of "a micron is one thousandth of a millimetre". Probably by at least 5 people at once.

We all know that its SI symbol is µm, that 1 micron can be written 10-6 and that you are allowed no more than 102,000 particles of size 0.3µm in an ISO Class 6 Cleanroom.

But how often do we actually think about how small a micron actually is? 

Take a look at the diagram below to find out.

How big is a micron?
How big is a micron

Now isn't it impressive that our cleanrooms can control such microscopic particles at such a large scale?! Mind blown.

Find out more during Interplas 2017, which is taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on the 26-28 September.  Come and see us on stand C20 to discuss your cleanroom requirements.

Rebecca Smith, National Territories Manager and Oliver Barker, Territory Account Manager will be speaking at Interplas on Wednesday 27th September 15:00-15:30, discussing the fundamentals of cleanrooms in design and operation.

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