Hygienic Wall Cladding

Durable and Impact-Resistant Cleanroom Walls

Today’s cGMP regulations demand that surfaces are smooth and easy to clean and that cleanroom walls are durable, impervious to attack, and impact resistant. The traditional approach has been to use epoxy paint over drywall. Unfortunately, this can be problematic in addressing modern sanitary and durability issues, as epoxy-painted walls require constant maintenance and repairs. Interior finishes, such as wall paneling, are under close scrutiny in sterile application areas. Regulations require that wall finishes must be smooth, non-porous, non-shedding, easy to clean, and resistant to chemicals and staining. All cleanroom wall systems must be installed seamlessly to prevent cracks, gaps, and fissures where contaminants can collect. Frequent activities occur in a cleanroom setting, and operators regularly move carts and equipment around. A coated wall system can chip, flake or crack, causing costly shutdowns.

Hygienic Wall-Cladding Partners

Takiron

Takiron

Takiron is an international company specializing in plastics and resin manufacturing since 1935. Takiron IVY-ONE wall panels are a pressed laminate cPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) panel, specifically manufactured for interior wall-cladding applications in cGMP production facilities where flame- and smoke-resistant, antimicrobial and durable materials are required. See more details on Takiron.

AM-Clad

AM-Clad provides Antimicrobial & Hygienic PVCu Wall Cladding systems for Panels for hygiene-critical environments including pharmaceuticals, hospitals, healthcare and food & beverage.  As a global provider of high-quality wall cladding, AM-Clad offers one of the broadest product portfolios with a variety of sizes, colors and accessories. See more details on AM-Clad.

Altro

Altro

Altro has been at the forefront of innovation for almost 100 years. Today, working closely with architects, end customers, engineers, designers and contractors around the world, Altro’s insight and expertise helps them transform everyday spaces into environments that can improve the well-being of everyone who uses them. See more details on Altro.

Takiron IVY-ONE

Takiron IVY-ONE cPVC wall-cladding system provides users with the cleanest possible environment due to its high-density, non-porous construction, smooth surface finish and natural chemical resistance. The Takiron IVY-ONE system is made from IVY-ONE 573®, a thick durable material with tremendous impact resistance and durability. It won’t flake, chip or crack. Once the panels are heat-welded together, it becomes a seamless configuration. IVY-ONE is manufactured to withstand strong sporicidal cleaners as well as harsh chemical cleaning agents. It is even strong enough to handle high-pressure washing and direct steam.

One of the biggest advantages of using Takiron IVY-ONE is it’s one of the few wall panel systems that is FM 4882 approved. FM 4882 is the standard developed by FM Global for products used as interior cleanroom wall materials. The standard combines FM 4880 and ASTM E84 standards into one harmonized standard for pharmaceutical, biotech, and food industries. FM 4882-approved panels are low-smoke emittance and will not allow self-propagation of a fire.

Click here to view the FM document that reviews the benefits of FM approval.

Click Here to view the FM Certification.

Takiron Installation Videos

Product features:

      • 2mm thick cPVC panels with high-impact resistivity
      • Panels available in 4 feet x 8 feet sheets
      • FM 4882 approved
      • Available in white color
      • Won’t rot, rust or corrode, and is stain resistant
      • Low VOC emitting
      • Meets ISO Class 2 cleanroom requirements
      • Preformed corners and 3-way corner transitions eliminate the need to thermoform corner

For more detailed information, click here for the Takiron website.

For more information on Preformed Corners, click here to download the drawing.

For more information, click here to download the Takiron brochure.

Click here to request a download of the Takiron Installation Guide.

Click here to request a download of the Application Note.

Click here to request a download of the Takiron Specification

AM-Clad

AM-Clad PVCu (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) panels have a smooth, durable, hygienic, and easy-to-clean surface that helps users meet demanding regulatory requirements, maximize production time and provides superior levels of hygiene and infection control.  AM-Clad offers two types of PVCu panels to meet different levels of protection – standard Hygienic Panels and Antimicrobial Panels.  Both types of Panels are heat-welded together using a color-matched vinyl weld rod. This process creates a smooth, seamless surface that ensures there is no place to harbor contaminants.

Antimicrobial Panels

For hygiene-critical environments to be truly optimized, antimicrobial protection is becoming essential.  The COVID pandemic has taught us that it is more important than ever to protect employees and clients from the spread of bacteria and viruses.  Antimicrobial is defined as any substance that demonstrates the ability to resist, inhibit and prevent the growth of microbes such as bacteria, mold, fungi and viruses.  Antimicrobial should not be confused with Antibacterial.  Antibacterial is different in that it is only effective against bacteria.  Antimicrobial is effective against a much wider spectrum of microbes.

AM-Clad’s Antimicrobial Panels are PVCu panels that are infused with billions of minuscule particles of silver ions during the manufacturing process.  The silver ions are invisible to the naked eye and are dispersed throughout the panel, not just on the surface.  These silver ions provide the extra level of antimicrobial protection that traditional PVCu panels cannot.

Product features:

      • Antimicrobial design protects against the spread of contagions
      • 2.5mm thick PVCu panels with high-impact resistivity (2mm thickness available upon request)
      • 4 foot wide Panels available in 8, 9, or 10-foot heights
      • Available in white color as standard (5 other colors available upon request)
      • Won’t rot, rust or corrode, and is stain resistant
      • Meets ISO Class 2-9 cleanroom requirements
      • FDA compliant, USDA compliant and conforms to the standards of USP797 and cGMP
      • ASTM E 84 Class A smoke and fire rating
      • Can be thermoformed into corners (preformed corners and 3-way corner transitions are available upon request)
      • Can be used to clad full walls or as ½ height wainscoting to add increased wall protection
      • Easy to clean – withstands the harshest cleaning agents and can withstand up to 140temperature
      • 20-year guarantee

For more information, click here to download the Antimicrobial Panel System Data Sheet

For details on Chemical Resistance, click here to download the Chemical Resistance and Stain Report

Click here to request a download of the CSI Specification

Click Here to request a download of the AM-Clad Installation Guide.

Click Here to request a download of the Antimicrobial Wall System Advantages Application Note.

Hygienic Panels

For a typical hygiene-critical environment, Am-Clad’s standard Hygienic Panels are more than adequate to provide the protection required.  These Hygienic, premium grade, non-toxic, solid PVCu wall panels ideal for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical, and Food & Beverage facilities.

Product features:

      • Hygienic Panels are a cost-effective wall cladding solution that meets most hygiene requirements
      • 2.5mm thick PVCu panels with high-impact resistivity (2mm thickness available upon request)
      • 4 foot wide Panels available in 8, 9, or 10-foot heights
      • Available in white color as standard (21 other colors available upon request)
      • Won’t rot, rust or corrode, and is stain resistant
      • Meets ISO Class 2-9 cleanroom requirements
      • FDA compliant, USDA compliant, and conforms to the standards of USP797 and cGMP
      • ASTM E 84 Class A smoke and fire rating
      • Can be thermoformed into corners (preformed corners and 3-way corner transitions are available upon request)
      • Can be used to clad full walls or as ½ height wainscoting to add increased wall protection
      • Easy to clean – withstands the harshest cleaning agents and can withstand up to 140temperature
      • 20-year guarantee

For more information, click here to download the Hygienic Panel System Data Sheet

For details on Chemical Resistance, click here to download the Chemical Resistance and Stain Report

Click here to request a download of the CSI Specification

Click Here to request a download of the AM-Clad Installation Guide.

AM-Clad Accessories

SPS Cleantech offers several AM-Clad Accessories to complete any installation.

2-part Adhesive            strong adhesive to ensure the bond between the Panels and substrate

Weld Rod                        heat weldable rod to fill in the seams between Panels

Double-faced Tape      used in the initial installation to keep Panels in place

Preformed Corners      when thermoforming is not desired, Preformed Corners can be used

2-part H Dividers          when heat welding seams is not desired, 2-part H Dividers can be used in between panels

1-part Edge Trim           for added protection at the edges of panels, 1-part Edge Trims can be used

For more information on Preformed Corners, click here to download the drawing.

Altro Whiterock

Altro Whiterock PVCu (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) panels have a smooth, durable, hygienic, and easy-to-clean surface that helps users meet demanding regulatory requirements, maximize production time and ultimately increase the speed to market — with no surprises along the way.

The Altro Whiterock wall panel system meets ISO Class 2 and above cleanroom requirements, and it can be installed in even the most stringently controlled environments. Once installed, Altro Whiterock wall panels are heat-welded together using a color-matched vinyl weld rod. This process creates a smooth, seamless surface that ensures there is no place to harbor contaminants.

Because Altro Whiterock wall panels are thermoformed around internal and external corners on-site, they form an uninterrupted surface that’s resistant to impact and damage. There are no seams or need to add corner trims, which can form potential dirt traps that are difficult to access and clean.

Product features:

  • 2.5mm thick PVCu panels with high-impact resistivity – no denting or cracking on impact
  • Panels sizes include 4 feet x 8 feet or 4 feet x 10 feet
  • Class A fire and smoke rating
  • White color is standard but other colors are available
  • Won’t rot, rust or corrode, and is stain resistant
  • Low VOC emitting
  • Meets ISO Class 2 cleanroom requirements

For more information, click here to download the Altro Whiterock brochure.

Click Here to request a download of the Altro Whiterock Installation Guide. Click here to request a download of the CSI Specification.

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