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Subzero Engineering donates SIS 212 cleanroom to Purdue University

  • Subzero Engineering provides Simplex Cleanroom Solution to Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana for food testing and training facility
  • The adaptable, heavy-duty, softwall cleanroom is designed for fast construction and can be easily customized. 
  • Enclosures can be fitted with HEPA filters and modular air conditioning units, or can be quickly adapted to existing ventilating and dust collection systems.

Subzero Engineering provides Simplex Cleanroom Solution to Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana for food testing and training facility

15th June 2023Subzero Engineering, a leading provider of Modular Cleanrooms and Separation systems, has donated a Simplex SIS 212 industrial cleanroom to Purdue University, a top ten public university in the United States, advancing discoveries in science, technology, engineering and math.

Built around simple, strong, and easy-to-assemble modules, the SIS 212 softwall cleanroom is designed for fast construction and can be 100% customized to suit the requirements of any application. The cleanroom donated to the university will be utilized in training and testing related to food preparation and processing and features extrusion technology for food production. The cleanroom is integral to Purdue’s ethos of setting the standard for food production and inspection training.

The cleanroom was launched at a dedication ceremony on 6th June hosted by Purdue, Hillenbrand and Coperion. The event featured live food extruder demonstrations and taste testing of extruded food products, showcasing Coperion’s ZSK 27 hybrid food extruders. Invitees also toured the pilot plant and sat in on technical presentations.

Jerry Cross, Central US and Canada Sales Manager for Simplex Isolation Systems said “We are very excited to be part of this program with Purdue. Our SIS-212 cleanroom will be enclosing the extruder being used for training various state authorities. The regulatory agencies, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and food industry professionals will be using it for training in food inspection and regulations in a physical, live, functioning room, that’s producing real products.”

Dr. Dharmendra Kumar Mishra, Associate Professor and Director of Food Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Institute (FEMI), Department of Food Science, Purdue University has said “This is a first-time application of the cleanroom for academia in the United States for extruded food production and in the entire history of the Department of Food Science at Purdue University. The ultimate aim is to train food industry and regulatory professionals on the latest procedures while in a true-to-life cleanroom. Here, students can interact with process experts on what they should expect to see out in the field. We also expect there will be an elevated level of education for those students studying in the food science and precision food production services faculties going forward.”

Dr. Subhashis Chakraborty, who is leading the qualification and validation activities of the extruder said, the world class cleanroom is surely the first of its kind achievement in State of Indiana USA, to be designed and installed in pilot conditions and presents an exciting opportunity for the industry and the students who are future food professionals. This also presents a unique opportunity for the industry to carry out pilot scale human-food trails following FSMA regulations in the Purdue University, Pilot food Plant. This is an encouraging advancement for the food safety and food security of the Indiana State as it encourages the utilization of alternative proteins for human food.

Jerry Cross and Dr. Subhashis Chakraborty with the newly installed SIS 212 cleanroom

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top ten public university in the US, advancing discoveries in science, technology, engineering and math. It aims to fuel economic growth in the region and beyond by enabling food and beverage companies to ideate, develop and commercialize novel improved and sustainable products. The university provides learning experiences in innovation and entrepreneurship for students in the College of Agriculture and contributes to the land-grand research missions of Purdue University.

About Simplex Cleanrooms (By Subzero Engineering)

Subzero Engineering is the global leader in turnkey engineering solutions for industrial cleanrooms, data centers, and mission-critical environments.

Simplex Modular Cleanrooms and Separation Systems by Subzero Engineering is one of the most prominent names in modular cleanrooms, softwall curtains, strip doors, separation and process isolation. Subzero Engineering’s Simplex cleanroom product line has set industry standards for over 40 years and is engineered to optimize and protect your mission-critical environments.

Whatever the unique requirement, our team brings industry expertise and a proactive approach to solving even the most difficult isolation challenges.

We believe that no other organization can match our unique portfolio of critical infrastructure optimization technology + services.

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