Modular Devices, renowned experts in mobile cleanrooms, is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Chemtrade Refinery Services Inc. (“Chemtrade”), a leading manufacturer of UltraPure Sulfuric Acid in North America. The partnership aims to create a cutting-edge ISO Class 4 trace metals mobile cleanroom as part of Chemtrade’s expansion project at their facility in Cairo, Ohio.
UltraPure Sulfuric Acid plays a pivotal role in the semiconductor industry, where precision is paramount and airborne impurities are strictly intolerable. With the Semiconductor Fabrication Sector experiencing unprecedented growth, the demand for UltraPure Sulfuric Acid is surging. Chemtrade’s expansion in Cairo, Ohio is a strategic move to enhance their production capabilities in response to this increasing demand.
The new mobile cleanroom from Modular Devices is set to redefine industry standards, delivering ISO Class 4 level air purification. This achievement is made possible by employing over 300 air changes per hour, facilitated by ceiling-mounted Ultra-low Penetration Air (ULPA) filters that cover more than 60% of the ceiling area throughout the sampling and testing rooms.
Greg Mink, CEO of Modular Devices, expressed his enthusiasm for this groundbreaking collaboration, stating, “We are excited to have been chosen by Chemtrade for this challenging project. Our trace-metals mobile cleanrooms allow us to showcase our design/build skills in the construction of a unique cleanroom designed to be operational the day it arrives on site. This approach significantly reduces time and cost for Chemtrade while expanding their capabilities overnight.”
The newly designed prefabricated trace metals mobile cleanroom comprises three distinct units, which will be assembled on-site to form a comprehensive cleanroom complex. Two of these units will be dedicated to creating the ISO Class 4 cleanroom areas, while the third unit will house the essential mechanical systems.
Chris Patterson, Vice President of Cleanrooms at Modular Devices, commended the exceptional experience of working with Chemtrade on this project, emphasizing the trust that Chemtrade has placed in Modular Devices to deliver their trace-metals mobile cleanroom for the Cairo, Ohio facility. This trust speaks volumes about the expertise and in-house capabilities of the Modular Devices team.
The mobile cleanroom project is on a fast track and is scheduled to ‘go live’ in the fall of 2023. This collaboration stands as a testament to the innovation and dedication that both Modular Devices and Chemtrade bring to the forefront of their respective industries.
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