In facilities that have hygienic cleanrooms it is important to consider the type of ceiling used. In Cleanrooms, Healthcare, Laboratories and Food preparation areas the focus is typically on the floors and walls. These surfaces need to be cleaned and disinfected oftentimes with harsh cleaning solutions. In some sanitary applications it is imperative to have surfaces that don’t allow the growth of mold, fungi and bacteria. While not exposed to the same level of contact as walls and floors, ceilings can have some of the same requirements that make the choice of the ceiling critical to the operation.
Another important consideration for cleanroom applications is the ceiling should not use materials that can generate particulate matter if scratched or dented. Traditional mineral fiber ceiling tiles should be avoided. The ceiling surface should be coated, resistant to scratches/dents and maintain its color and rigidity for years of use.
For hard ceilings using a substrate, AM-Clad Hygienic PVCu Panels can be utilized to provide a ceiling that can withstand the harshest cleaning regime. AM-Clad also offers an Antimicrobial Panel that is manufactured with silver ions embedded throughout the panel to provide a superior level of hygiene and infection control.
For those cleanroom applications using a suspended ceiling with a track system, AM-Clad’s K13 Ceiling Tiles are the perfect choice. Using a PVC material these tiles can withstand virtually any cleaning regime for many years without corroding, fading or absorbing liquid. The smooth satin finish provides a high level of protection while giving it an attractive finish.