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NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                AUGUST 2013

Cleanroom Hardware Sales to Exceed $4.3 Billion Next Year

Sales of modular cleanrooms, walls, floors, filters, devices and other cleanroom hardware will exceed $4.3 billion in 2014. This is the most recent forecast appearing in World Cleanroom Markets published by the McIlvaine Company.

($ Millions)

     
  

Subject

  
  

2014

  

 Total

 4,349  

 Devices

 756

 Engineering   & Design

 449  

 Floors

 318  

 HVAC

 1,587  

 Monitoring

 290  

 New &   Prefilters

 289  

 Replacement   Filters

 372  

 Walls

 288  

The market for devices is growing faster than the other segments. The reason is that mini-environments are continuing to take market share away from the ballroom cleanrooms. There is considerable penetration in the semiconductor industry and a growing interest for this concept in the pharmaceutical industry.

The minienvironment encloses the product.  The cleanroom workers are outside the enclosure and, therefore, are not a source of contamination.  The result is a much cleaner space and the use of less air and energy.

The limitations of this approach are the requirements to automate the process, so that the worker does not have to be in contact with the product during processing.

For more information on World Cleanroom Markets, click on: http://home.mcilvainecompany.com/index.php/markets/2-uncategorised/474-n6f-world-cleanroom-markets