For general cleaning of Rocketbook pages, we typically do not recommend the use of any solvents or chemicals, as this does risk damaging the coating on the pages (see how to clean your Rocketbook pages). However, certain work environments, such as cleanrooms, may require notebooks to be cleaned thoroughly, or you might just want to make sure your notebook is extra clean! Regardless of your reasoning, this article will help you to make certain your notebook is properly disinfected.
We do not claim any FDA or other cleanroom certifications for our products, however, the described procedure was tested and applied in a BSL-2 lab. Objects traveling in and out of such labs must be disinfected by use of either alcohol or bleach. Nominally, the protocol is to wipe down and let stand for some period of time.
As mentioned, strong chemicals may harm the pages and detract from the reusability of your Rocketbook notebook. To best protect the longevity of your product, we recommend taking the following steps to clean your notebook.
- Before entering our exiting your cleanroom environment, wipe your notebook down gently with a paper towel or cleanroom wipe (synthetic) that is damp with isopropyl alcohol. In this specific testing, Curad Alcohol Swabs were used.
- Saturate the pages with alcohol and allow them to sit for a few moments.
- Wipe off the alcohol. It is not important that you clean the writing off at this time - we actually recommend against it, as the scrubbing is going to be what may potentially harm the coating.
- Once confident the notebook has been disinfected, take it into or out of the cleanroom environment.
- You're now free to remove the writing from your pages by use of water and the provided microfiber cleaning towel!
The above described protocol should be effective for all environments listed below, but please check with your own team to confirm with your own guidelines:
- Any BSL-2 lab
- Current advice from the CDC with regards to disinfection for coronavirus and other infectious disease
- Any semiconductor cleanroom up to Class 10 (see here, where for example Class 10 is cleaner than Class 100)
- Any spacecraft assembly area (typically Class 10,000)
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