Cleanroom Materials Science

Materials science is an interdisciplinary field, often referred to as ‘materials science and engineering’. It encompasses the physics and chemistry of matter, as well as engineering applications and industrial manufacturing processes. We live in a world that relies on advanced materials such as optical fibres for silicon microchips, telecommunications and lightweight composites for faster, more efficient vehicles.

Materials scientists study the make-up and relationship between the properties and structure of a material. They also create materials and develop new processes for manufacturing them.

It is a critical aspect of quantum computing, medical technologies, nanotechnology, biotechnology, healthcare, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, transportation, aerospace and nuclear fusion.

Materials scientists understand the history of a material, the influence on its structure and the material’s properties and performances.

Modular Cleanroom Benefits

  • Modular Construction
  • Quick Assembly Time
  • Versatility
  • Reconfiguration
  • Airflow Control
  • Inexpensive Modifications

Materials science applications that require cleanrooms for manufacturing and research

Semiconductors and Microelectronics

The existence of semiconductors has been recognised since the 19th century. The concept wasn’t tested until the mid-1940’s when the advent of zone refining made it possible to purify silicon and germanium to higher levels.  Since silicon is found in all electronic devices, it is the most-used semiconductor material.

Today, semiconductors, ceramics and metals are used in the manufacture of sophisticated systems such as optical mass storage media, optoelectronic devices and integrated electronic circuits.

Before using silicon for manufacturing, it must be refined to 100% purity to ensure the manufactured chips function properly. The smallest speck of dust or contamination in the process could ruin an entire batch and lead to a recall of products, worth millions of dollars.

The only way to control contamination is to conduct manufacturing within a cleanroom. Here, temperature, humidity, pressure and air flow will be closely monitored. Total Clean Air builds cost-effective semiconductor manufacturing cleanrooms that meet your industry requirements and cleanroom classification.

Cleanroom Design, Build & Validation

  • Budgeting and planning
  • Engineering, design & layout
  • Airflow and filtration design
  • Construction and Installation
  • Full Certification of our product
  • Industry-specific equipment installation
  • Validation

Automotive and Aerospace

Weight reduction, minimal component rust and deterioration, as well as aerodynamic body design are all chemical limitations of using combustion reaction as a source of power. Regulations demanding cleaner, safer vehicles for mass consumption have driven engineers to constantly build new technology to solves these problems.

As a result, the growth of the automobile industry is linked with current development in materials science. Engineers work with the relevant tools to hand. Hence, any advances in chemical manufacturing, metallurgy and plastics help car makers create better automobile and aerospace designs.

Better ceramics mean better engine parts and brake pads. Electronic components, chemical fire-resistant ceramics and composite ceramics have found their way into different parts of vehicles.

Automotive and aerospace engineers need contamination-controlled environments in which to work. Electrostatic colour-plastic painting tunnels are used to spray vehicles in paint shops. The tunnels are connected to the contamination-controlled vestibule to maintain positive pressure between the vestibule, paint shop and automotive plant. Filtered air enters through HEPA filters and exits through a grated floor.

In car assembly plants, hair sprays, deodorants and other personal hygiene products could lead to particle generation and destroy the entire manufacturing process. Considering that the car manufacturing process includes powder coatings and water-borne paints, a cleanroom ensures workers are properly gowned and the manufacturing process remains contamination-free.

Total Clean Air designs and builds cleanrooms for companies in the automotive and aerospace industries. Your cleanroom design and construction will comply with the required specifications and meet the relevant cleanroom standards. We also conduct contamination control training for your employees.


Nanomaterials describe materials where a single unit is between 1 and 1000 nanometers. Nanomaterials research applies a science-based approach to nanotechnology. The goal is to leverage current advances in materials synthesis and metrology, developed in support of microfabrication research. At this nanoscale, such materials have unique mechanical, electronic or optical properties.

Nanotechnology builds the bridge between the fields of chemistry, biology, engineering and physics. Hence, several analytical techniques are employed to study or alter the nano-cosmos and generate usable products.

Materials include:

  • Nanofabrication
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanomedicine
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Nanoplatelet
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Nanomagnetics
  • Carbon Dots and Quantum Dots
  • Transparent electronics

For years, scientists have created and tweaked extremely tiny materials, atom by atom, in contaminant-free cleanrooms. Cleanrooms are important for nanotechnology research, as the smallest dust particle, water vapour, vibration or fatty fume could damage fabrication.

Total Clean Air builds cutting-edge cleanrooms that enable more efficient and faster materials science. Our comprehensive design and construction ensure a cost-effective and high-quality solution for your nanotechnology project. We also offer a full range of specialised cleaning products and cleanroom consumables for nanotechnology cleanrooms and laboratories.

Contact us today for your pre-fabricated research and manufacturing cleanrooms

Total Clean Air is an expert in cleanroom construction and installation across a wide range of industries. Your cleanroom includes innovative modular walls, pass-throughs, windows, ceiling systems, HEPA filters and other customisable features. We also provide cleanroom certification and training services.

Phillip Godden

Phillip Godden is the Founder & Chief/Executive Officer at Total Clean Air.

Working Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:30
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:30
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:30
  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:30
  • Friday 08:00 - 19:30