Expo & Congress

Clean: design, production, assembly and packaging

January 28, 2020  

De Run 1115, Veldhoven

From 09.00 to 17.00

Expo & Congres

Members High Tech Platform: 75 euro (excl. BTW) or use your voucher for free participation Not a member High Tech Platform: 95 euro (excl. BTW) If you do not belong to the visitor target group, you pay € 395 excl. VAT It is not appreciated when you visit the CLEAN event for commercial relationship management and / or acquisition.

An experts view on cleanliness

The cleaning of components is one of the critical steps in modern production processes. Whether it comes to ensuring the required cleanliness for subsequent steps in the process, or guaranteeing the quality and functionality of the component to be cleaned, the cleaning of components is a crucial step in many industries, such as metal working and processing, automotive, medical technology, and aerospace.

What is the definition of ‘clean’?

A component or surface is clean when the number of particles or the degree of molecular contamination no longer affects the system’s functioning.
The overall trend is for the size of the particles interfering with functionality and the maximum number of permissible particles per surface area to decrease, while the impact of molecular contamination continuously increases.

Speakers from industry, science, and research will present new developments, process and cost optimization, and quality control, and will share best-practice applications with you.
Everyone involved in clean design, production, assembly, and packaging of products.

If you are looking for more knowledge, new products, and innovative processes for the cleaning of industrial components and surfaces, don’t miss CLEAN 2020!

Who will you find at the exhibition?

Suppliers of cleaning services, cleaning systems, and cleaning products for:

  • Wet cleaning processes
  • Thermal cleaning processes
  • Special cleaning processes and applications
  • Mechanical cleaning processes

Program is in development. Speakers so far are:


ASML’s new standards for cleanliness

Cleanliness is becoming ever more important for ASML. Particles as small as 30 nm can cause defects for our customers, and trace amounts of certain elements can have a devastating effect on the optics. To secure performance of our systems in terms of defectivity and optics lifetime, we must be more stringent when it comes to cleanliness. To facilitate this, a new set of cleanliness requirements for suppliers was required: the new cleanliness GSA (Generic Standard of ASML) framework. While creating these GSAs, we also focused on creating more awareness for the importance of cleanliness, a clearer document structure and reducing the amount of text. In this presentation, we will present the new GSAs and the new way of working associated with it. We also briefly zoom in on the approach for the most critical (grade 1) parts, where simply performing a cleaning action after manufacturing will not suffice anymore. In the new approach for grade 1 parts, suppliers and ASML work together to pro-actively determine and eliminate risks with respect to contamination in the production process.
Dirk Trienekens, Cleanliness Expert, ASML
 Christian Schelle VAT

Ultra clean vacuum components for the semiconductor industry

The demand for precision cleaned semiconductor components has been growing fast in the past 5 years. Furthermore, allowed particle emission of vacuum valves had to be reduced strongly to comply with requirement of sub 10 nm and introduction of EUV technology. Due to our strong focus on the semiconductor markets VAT has invested heavily into efficient precision cleaning technology as well a vacuum particle lab, which is unique for a component supplier. VAT has realized early that to fabricate and deliver a clean part, the complete manufacturing process and supply chain has to be understood and monitored. Automation and in-line process control are key elements to deliver a continuous quality to our customers. In our presentation, we will give you insights in VAT High Purity and Zero Particle program. We will explain the importance of the selection of materials, machining and cleaning equipment, packaging, automation and process control.
Christian Schelle, Cleaning specialist Switzerland, VAT Vakuumventile AG

Robert meier Zeiss Goed

Part cleanliness for application in lithography systems and how to achieve it within the complete supply chain
In the context of manufacturing complex optics for semiconductor lithography systems great importance is attached to highly specialized EUV cleaning processes including the installation of specific machinery and specialized cleanliness processes. A key function for the successful realization was ascribed to standardization of the related processes and metrology procedures throughout the complete supply chain. This presentation puts is focus on organic contamination and the presence of critical elements on atomic level and their influence on optical lifetime in the EUV systems. The jointly taken effort of ASML and CZ SMT covers the alignment of guidelines which should reach down to the n-th tier of the supply chain, over the common release of international positioned cleanliness service providers.
Robert Meier, Head of Cleaning Process Technology, ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

 Interflow Alex

 Kees de Wit ASML

A cleanroom concept for flexibility and better use of capital
A cleanroom is usually built as a permanent fixture in a building. But what if capacity needs to grow over time, if you have to relocate, the cleanroom qualification needs to be higher, or the air conditioning needs to be adjusted?
The flex cleanroom concept provides answers to these questions. In a presentation of Interflow together with ASML, you will be explained about the concept and insight into the way in which ASML creates flexibility and an even better use of capital.
Alex Jansen, Managing Director, Interflow
Kees de Wit, Principal Architect Clean Technology, ASML

 PeterBuscher Olympus

Technical cleanliness inspection using an innovative optical system for particle detection.
Enhancing component and surface cleaning tasks across all sectors like: Electronics, Aerospace, Automotive and special for his event semiconductor industry.
We will show you how to measure partical contamination of component surface. And why it is important to detect particals.
An innovative illumination system enables the fast separation of metallic and non-matallic particles in cleanliness inspection.
The complete workflow from particle extraction to their detection, enumeration and classification is described based on industry standards.
Peter Büscher, Application Specialist, Olympus Nederland

Luigi Raspolini Thermo Fisher

Automated SEM + EDS analysis for process-contaminants classification
Particulate in the production environment poses a threat to mass production. Scanning electron microscopes (SEM) with energy dispersive spectrometers (EDS) are valuable and widely recognized tools that can effectively determine the presence of contaminants and reveal their chemical composition. The analysis - normally manually operated - is performed on every single particle, resulting in a long and tedious process with high chance of error, typically resulting in outsourcing of the analysis to a specialized and expensive center. Phenom ParticleX is an automated imaging and analysis workflow, cherry-topped by an advanced classification system that will recognize the particle material directly from its chemical composition in just half a second per particle – thus allowing for a timely intervention on the production line as soon as threats are identified.
Luigi Raspolini, Application and Product Specialist Electron Microscopy, Thermo Fisher Scientific

 Freek Molkenboer 2

Molecular surface cleanliness of Products
There are many work areas where molecular contamination of a surface is a problem for the proper functioning of a system. During the design stage of a product or a system, it is important to set the surface cleanliness requirements in a realistic manner. This is to prevent that the product is either not clean enough or that unnecessary cleaning costs are incurred. A practical example will be used in the presentation to show all aspects of clean production; from setting up a pollution budget to validating the end product.
Freek Molkenboer, Systems Engineer, TNO

PaulKrusemann Goed

Contamination Control: Airborne Molecular Contamination In Clean High-tech Manufacturing
The effect of particles on products and production resources has been known for a long time. It is for that reason why production and assembly are performed in a clean room. Care is taken into preventive cleaning of basic materials and tools, and research is being conducted into applied materials to prevent the generation of particles during various process steps. However, the presence of gases and vapours (Airborne Molecular Contamination, AMC) can also have a disastrous effect on products and machines with similar negative phenomena as with particle contamination. For this reason, the control of chemical contaminants in clean room air and release by outgassing of materials is crucial for successful production. The effects have been recognized for a long time in the semi-conductor industry and much effort is required to keep this potential contamination source to a minimum.
Paul Krüsemann, Specialist contamination control, Eurofins Materials Science Netherlands

 Bild Herr Koblenzer Goed1
Cleaning through a Keyhole!

LPW`s High Purity Division is a desirable partner in sectors with challenging cleaning specifications in Medical, Optical, and Semiconductor Industries. LPW provides standard as well as customized solutions, optimizing customers production processes.

We are especially focused on energy efficiency, uptime, and yield improvement on tool availability and quality terms. We combine established cleaning and drying methods with new state of the art methods, and develop solutions to outperform customers process requirements. Therefore LPW is able to set the benchmark for the currently relevant undesired impurities (particulate, organic or biological).

Our hermetically sealed process chambers, which facilitates the exclusion of interfering environmental factors, are key for the above mentioned performance. Applying and combining physical factors, such as pressure, vacuum, spray technology, and flow dynamics are opening a multitude process of window, optimizing or increasing our total performance. Smart process engineering, in conjunction with the customers expertise, reflects the principal element of our continuous R&D work

In recent years, LPW has been able to demonstrate its system systems to several ASML suppliers. The LPW team was able to demonstrate its skills, particularly in the case of complex geometries, densely packed and varied goods and the highest demands on technical cleanliness.

In the presentation, LPW presents the challenge and the suitable solutions for precision cleaning directly on the boundary layer and illustrates this using suitable examples.

Gerhard Koblenzer, Managing Director, LPW Reinigungssysteme

Hein Verschuuren

High Precision Cleaning
Hein Verschuuren, Managing Director, Unicorn industrial cleaning solutions

 Philip van Beek VCCN

Your chairman of the CLEAN event 2020
Philip van Beek, Board Member, VCCN


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