We make the difference, part 6: Clean room production with Josef Willenbring.

To meet the highest demands on the cleanliness of plastic components: Clean room production at Pöppelmann FAMAC®.

Pöppelmann FAMAC® produces under clean room conditions since October 2014. – Certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14644 class 7, GMP standard – C. Here, everything is done according to regulations to help keep the particle and germ concentration to a minimum. In concrete terms this means: Less than 350,000 particles/m3 down to a size of 0.6 μm and less than 100 germ formers/m3. In the approx. 400m2 room and at a constant temperature of 21°C, maximum cleanliness is an absolute prerequisite.

Only highly-qualified employees that have been specially trained for the clean room are allowed access. Josef Willenbring is one of the very few who are allowed to enter. His routine starts with disinfecting his hands and dressing up a complete protective suit. He has to pass through three airlocks before getting to his workplace. His responsibility is to ensure a flawless operation. The individual plastic parts and assemblies are inspected and tested in three-shift operation. The items are then packed and prepared for delivery. Samples are taken regularly and delivered in zip bags via conveyor belts to the quality assurance department for inspection. In that area one can only contact colleagues via telephone.

“One doesn't feel lonely but he does find the tranquillity needed to carry out work.”

Josef Willenbring is enthusiastic about his job. “There are always three persons per shift in a clean room. But one doesn't speak much. It isn't that good for the clean air”, he says with a twinkle in his eye. On the contrary, he really appreciates the good working atmosphere and the sense of community at Pöppelmann.
Why not discover more about him: Meet Josef Willenbring and learn more about working in the clean room in a new episode of the series “We make the difference”. Enjoy watching!

Part 6: Clean room. With Josef Willenbring.

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