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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.