Workshop Topics

  • Value-added processes for general cleaning, precision cleaning, critical cleaning, surface preparation, and contamination control.
  • Selecting your optimal cleaning process: cleaning agents and cleaning equipment (solvent and aqueous)
  • Avoiding product damage
  • Understanding surface tests and monitoring
  • Choosing analytical tests that do the job
  • Navigating safety / regulatory hurdles
  • Cleaning to specifications and cleaning for quality

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About the Instructors

Barbara Kanegsberg, President of BFK Solutions, LLC, is a recognized expert in critical/industrial cleaning and contamination control. She develops critical cleaning processes, conducts validations, and resolves product-related regulatory issues. Barbara is a member of the ASTM medical device Cleanliness Testing Task Force and a US Expert to the ISO/TC 209 WG 12: She has a master degree in biological chemistry, and is co-author of the two-volume CRC Handbook for Critical Cleaning.

Ed Kanegsberg, Vice President of BFK Solutions, is a chemical physicist and engineer who troubleshoots and solves manufacturing production problems in medical device development and in other high-value products. He is a recognized consultant in industrial cleaning process design and process performance with decades of experience helping companies transition from prototype to production. Ed has a Ph.D. in physics and is co-author of the CRC Handbook for Critical Cleaning.

Darren Williams, Professor of Physical Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, has 18 years of experience in cleanliness verification processes. His university research is applied to industrial process issues solvent selection, surface preparation, surface cleanliness, and analytical instrumentation. Darren Williams has a Ph.D. in chemistry and is trained in six sigma process improvement. He has authored over twenty articles, two chapters, and filed two patents related to cleanliness verification.

Official Media Sponsor


We are pleased to announce that Gardner Business Media has joined the Product Quality Cleaning Workshops as our official media sponsor.

Gardner Business Media is the premier publisher in the manufacturing sector and publishes brands that serve all aspects of discrete parts manufacturing. Products Finishing (application of coatings) and Production Machining (small parts machining) magazines are just two of those properties that have been serving their respective fields for decades. Once a quarter a Parts Cleaning Section is published between both magazines which provides the market the latest trends in technology along with best practices for cleaning professionals. This section publishes to over 50,000 subscribers and is the only trade journal in the US focused on industrial cleaning applications.

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