New Peer-Reviewed Paper Reveals Savings of 58% When Cleanrooms Choose Resuable Garments


IRVINE, CA – September 30, 2021,

Now published in the peer-reviewed PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology is the first economic impact report on cleanroom garments. The study was conducted for ARTA's Cleanroom Committee by Environmental Clarity (EC) and reveals that annually cleanrooms can save 58% on garment costs when they choose reusable garments versus disposable ones.

ARTA began conducting life cycle analyses (LCAs) for the industry in 2013 in conjunction with EC. Since then, LCAs have been completed on isolation and surgical gowns, as well as incontinence pads. To date, all the LCAs have proven that reusable textiles are the environmentally sustainable choice versus disposable items. A new LCA is now underway for microfiber cleaning products.

Up next: Economic impact studies for all ARTA LCAs

The next step in this work is to gather and share data on the economic impact of choosing reusable versus disposable isolation and surgical gowns, incontinence pads, and microfiber cleaning products. Combined with the environmental benefits of reusables, these reports will make a compelling case for reusables!

Why is peer-review important?

Peer review is the standard that determines whether research, a study, or literature review is considered scientifically valid. Without the peer-review stamp of approval, data is considered anecdotal.

ARTA is building a library of peer-reviewed research on textile products, which allows the textile services industry to irrefutably claim that reusable textiles are the sustainable choice — because the future is NOT disposable!

Check out ARTA resources on its website

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About Prudential Cleanroom Services

Prudential Cleanroom Services is a division of Prudential Overall Supply, established 1932. Since 1960, Prudential Cleanroom Services is recognized as a world leader in cleanroom laundry processing services. Prudential’s network of ISO 9001: 2015 certified ISO Class 3 cleanroom laundry processing facilities extend services throughout North America and Puerto Rico.

Release date: 09/30/2021

Contact: Jerry Martin, V.P. of Sales & Marketing (949) 250-4850 ext 275

By: Jerry Martin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Prudential Overall Supply

About the author

Jerry Martin is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Prudential Overall Supply, a leading provider of workplace uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE) to a wide range of industries and organizations. Currently President of the Board of Directors for the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) where he works on projects to further the benefits of reusable textiles versus disposable alternatives. Martin also contributes to the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) where he is a former chairman of the association's Marketing & PR committee and helped establish TRSA’s international standard for its Clean Green certification program.