Vendor Round Up – August 2012

by Andy on August 10, 2012

Here is what some of our vendors have been up to in the past month!

Worklon Superior Uniform Group



Superior Uniform Group, parent company of Worklon, has been recognized as a 2012 Top 50 company by APPAREL Magazine.  Superior Uniform Group is ranked 41.

Vision Engineering - Mantis




Vision Engineering’s award winning Mantis stereo microscope has sold more than 150,000 systems, since its launch over 18 years ago.

StaticWorx Grounded Solutions



Staticworx was named to the 2012 Inc. 500/5000 fast growing company list for the 3rd year in a row.




3M donates $170,000 worth of denibbing kits through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.



Care and Maintenance of ESD Wear

by Andy on April 23, 2012

Worklon ESD-Safe Wear One question we get a lot at All-Spec Industries is how to properly launder ESD-safe garments. Generally your best bet is to check with the manufacturer for their garment specific instructions, but there are a few tips that you should keep in mind when cleaning any ESD-safe wear.

  • Repair any holes or snags in garments before washing
  • Do not use bleach or fabric softener

Bleach can cause deterioration in the conductive components of your garments, and fabric softener may interfere with moisture absorbency as well as mask any soil release finish it may have.

  • Wash different types of garments in separate loads

Avoid cross-contamination of fabrics by only washing like garments together. This will also prevent stiff or abrasive fabrics from hurting more sensitive garments.

  • Hang dry your garments when possible

Tumble dry only on lowest setting. Many ESD-safe garments are temperature sensitive, so you do not want to hurt their conductivity during the drying process. Also ESD-safe garments tend to dry fast, and you do not want to over dry them.

  • Only iron on lowest setting

Avoid ironing if you can, as the heat may hurt the ESD-safe properties of your garments. This is another reason why it is best to hang dry, as you will have to iron your garments less.

Overall it is best to contact the manufacturer to find what chemicals should be used to clean ESD-safe garments. Different fabrics call for different care, so each garment will have different requirements to keep clean and ESD-safe.

We do carry a number of ESD-safe garments at All-Spec Industries! Here is a list of garment specific washing instructions for all of our ESD-safe wear.

Lab Tech™ ESD-Safe Garments

EEC Garments

Tech Wear Smocks and Lab Coats:

OFX-100 Fabric

IVX-400 Fabric

ECX-500 Fabric

Nylostat Fabric

Worklon ESD-Safe Garments

Work-Stat and 98/Two ESD-Safe Lab Coats

Microstat ESD-Safe Lab Wear


(special thanks to Pam George at Worklon for guest blogging the content below!)

Worklon Lab Wear Know The Numbers: The ESD Lab Wear you select should meet the best practices as set by the ESD industry. Make sure the garment has been tested per ESD STM 2.1 Method and has met the compliance standards required by ANSI/ESD S20.20.

Know The Performance: A quality ESD Lab Coat will be made of fabric that is breathable and comfortable. Make sure you select a garment that also retains its full ESD properties after many washings.

Know The Environment: Make sure the Lab Wear you select meets the criteria for a particular ESD device and the environment where it will be worn. This helps protect against unnecessary product loss.

Worklon Lab Wear Know the Manufacturer: Select ESD Lab Wear and Cleanroom garments made by an experienced company, known for quality. This ensures the manufacturer knows and adheres to the stringent requirements for ESD control. An experienced manufacturer can also design a custom style for a company’s unique ESD requirements.

–Pam George, Director of Worklon®, Superior Uniform Group

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As a manufacturer of Cleanroom and peripheral area apparel, Worklon® offers a comprehensive line of ESD Lab Wear. Since 1962, the Worklon brand has represented comfortable, high quality garments that meet the stringent requirements for ESD control.