Cleanroom flooring: A clean room is a space in a sensitive production line, such as a pharmaceutical line, where the concentration of suspended particles in the air is controlled and at a low level. In this room, other relevant parameters such as temperature, humidity, and air pressure are also under control.
One of the basic things in achieving the legal requirements of a clean room is to observe some points when constructing and equipping it. Among other things, all the spaces where there is a possibility of accumulation of particles and dust should be removed. For example, it is not correct to use tiles, ceramics, mosaic, and stone on the floor and walls of the clean room; Because the seams between them provide a place for the accumulation of dust and the growth of microorganisms.
It is recommended to cover the floors of clean rooms with resin seamless flooring. Not only do they have no seams, but due to their very high abrasion resistance, dust is not emitted from the surface.
Also, their very high chemical resistance makes it possible to use disinfectants, and in the case of using Basa Polymer resin flooring, it is possible to create a cornice at the joint of the floor and the wall in an integrated manner and connect to the floor. Provided.
Why Epoxy Flooring in Cleanroom?
A clean room is a place that is usually used in industrial production or scientific research, including the production of pharmaceutical and health items, and the manufacture of electronic circuits such as CRT, LCD, OLED, and micro-LED displays.
Cleanrooms are designed in such a way that the environmental pollutants in them, such as dust and small particles in the air, are at their lowest level compared to normal closed environments.
According to the existing standards, clean rooms are divided into three categories:
1. Clean the room based on the number of particles in the room
2. Clean room based on usage and type of product
3. Clean room based on GMP standard
The air in a typical office building contains 500,000 to 1 million particles 0.5 microns or larger per cubic foot of air.
A Class 100 pharmaceutical clean room (a clean room with 100 particles per cubic foot of 0.5 microns or larger, typically used to manufacture injectable drugs, electronic circuits, and organ transplant surgery) is designed to Never have more than 100 particles (0.5 microns or larger) per cubic foot of air.
Thus, a particle 200 times smaller (0.5 microns) than a human hair can cause a major disaster in a clean room, leading to production stoppages and increased costs. For this reason, choosing the right flooring for a clean room is of particular importance. According to the mentioned points, according to GMP requirements, resin sanitary flooring (Epoxy Flooring, Polyurethane Flooring, Acrylate Flooring) is a suitable option as a clean room flooring.
Considering the importance of protecting the environment of clean rooms from the presence of micro-organisms, Besapolymer company has tried to take an effective step in line with the customer’s needs by providing antibacterial sanitary and medicinal resin flooring with particle separation control. These floorings have the approval of a bacterial culture test from the Pasteur Institute of Iran and a skin irritation test from the Shahid Beheshti Faculty of Medical Sciences.
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When designing a pharmaceutical clean room, or restoring and renovating its previous floor, the choice of flooring is of particular importance. In choosing sanitary flooring for the clean room, attention should be paid to GMP rules and requirements, the compatibility of the flooring with the processes performed in the clean room, the cleaning protocol, and the type of flooring cleaning.
It should be noted that according to the guidelines for the establishment, operation, and inspection of pharmaceutical factories published by the Food and Drug Organization, the use of resin flooring is mandatory in all production departments.
Features of Clean Room Flooring
Joints and joints are always suitable places for the accumulation of dirt and dust. Therefore, it is forbidden to use stone, ceramic, mosaic, and tiles on the floor and walls of the clean room.
The resin floor of the clean room, in addition to having a surface without seams and connections, must have good resistance to wear so that no dust is emitted from the surface during traffic.
Clean room epoxy flooring should be cleaned slowly and there is no need to sweep and clean hard. These types of flooring show good resistance against a wide range of chemicals with different concentrations and are completely non-absorbent and waterproof.
The floor surface of the clean room should be shiny and polished, easily show the dirt on the floor, and be quickly cleaned and disinfected. Also, in order to facilitate cleaning, control pollution, and prevent the growth and life of microorganisms, resin floors for clean rooms are produced and implemented with the feature of antibacterial flooring.
Advantages of using Epoxy Flooring in Clean Rooms
- Epoxy flooring creates a perfectly smooth, waterproof, non-absorbent, seamless, and seamless surface.
- Due to the high abrasion resistance of epoxy flooring, due to the traffic of people and equipment on its surface, particles, and dust will not be removed from the surface of the flooring.
- Epoxy flooring is waterproof, and as a result, it is possible to regularly wash the flooring with water.
- The epoxy flooring of the clean room is integrated and seamless, and at the junction of the floor and the wall, ninety-degree angles are removed by installing a suitable baseboard.
- As a result, the seams and corners that are the main places of accumulation of pollution in conventional flooring are not present in this flooring and it provides a completely hygienic surface.
Antistatic cleanroom Flooring
Resin floors are electrically insulating. Thus, ESD control measures or industrial control measures for your cleanroom should be evaluated before choosing a flooring system.
In the case of using sensitive electronic devices or producing electronic circuits in a clean room, the resin flooring must be designed, produced, and implemented with antistatic properties (antistatic flooring).
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By having an expert team and using modern technology in accordance with international standards, Besapolymer Company has designed and produced quality resin sanitary flooring with antistatic and antibacterial properties suitable for various pharmacies and cleanrooms.