1979

1985

1988

1990

1992

Purchase of a 1.5-hectare site in the Lübeck industrial area Glashüttenweg.

Founding of the Clear & Clean Research Laboratory.

Production of the first standard cleaning wipers in the Interfold system, introduction of single-removal dispenser systems for cleanroom wipers.

Participation in the Guidelines Committee for Cleanroom Technology of the German Association of Engineers (VDI).

Founding of the company Clear & Clean GmbH by Win Labuda.

1996

Part-Lift Method to determine particulate cleanliness of flat surfaces presented by Win Labuda.

1994

1995

Labuda Bowl Method I to measure particles released during wiping of surfaces with a defined roughness

Beginning of research collaboration with the German Textile Research Center North-West (DTNW), an institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen, in Krefeld, Professor E. Schollmeyer.

1997

1997

1998

Installation of a system to format precision cleaning wipers by means of laser beams.

Presentation of the Labuda Bowl Method II to determine particle release in the wiping procedure dependent on pressure and the friction coefficient.

Cleaning efficiency test devised by Labuda (ellipsometer method to test cleaning efficiency of cleaning wipers for very thin contamination layers).

2000

Patent application for the production of glove wipers for use in the cleanroom (GRIPFOLD™ wipers).

Scientific recognition of the three test methods devised by Labuda.

2000

2002

2002

First Lübeck Clean Technology Symposium.

Second Lübeck Clean Technology Symposium.

2001

Expansion of the production capacity for clean papers.

Inauguration of the renovated warehouse in the Lübeck factory.

2003

2004

Company’s 25th anniversary.

2005

Expansion of production capacity for washable cleaning cloths.

2006

Serial production of the patented GRIPFOLD™ wiper using a new ultrasonic cutting machine.

2007

Commissioning of fully automatic production facility for the manufacture of precision cleaning wipers.

2006

Certification according to ISO-EN 9000.

2009

Commissioning of the new laser fluorescence measuring station.

2010

Participation in the guidelines committee of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) to develop new VDI guidelines.

2014

Company’s 35th anniversary.

2015

Clear & Clean Research Award Goes to Udo Riss .

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