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Clean room epoxy flooring

Clean room epoxy flooring
Clean room epoxy flooring

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. Clean room flooring are designed in such a way that the concentration of environmental pollutants in them, such as dust and fine particles in the air, are at their lowest level compared to normally closed environments. According to the existing standards, clean rooms are divided into three categories:

1. Clean 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

When designing a new clean room, or renovating an existing floor, the choice of flooring is particularly important. In choosing clean room floor, attention should be paid to the GMP rules and requirements, the compatibility of the flooring with the processes carried out in the clean room, the cleaning protocol, and the type of detergent required for cleaning the flooring.

Read moreGMP requirements in choosing pharmaceutical flooring: epoxy or vinyl?

 

Why do we need resin flooring for a clean room?
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 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 that there are never 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 flooring (epoxy flooring, polyurethane flooring, and MMA flooring) is a suitable option for clean room flooring.

clean room flooring specifications 

clean room flooring specifications: Seams are always suitable places for the accumulation of pollution and dust. Therefore, it is forbidden to use stone, ceramic, mosaic, and tiles on the floor and walls of a clean room. The Clean room epoxy flooring, in addition to having a surface without seams and joints, must have good resistance to wear so that no dust is emitted from the surface during traffic.
The cleaning of the epoxy flooring for clean room should be done 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 epoxy flooring for clean room should be shiny and polished, easily show the dirt on the floor, and be quickly cleaned and disinfected. As a result, to facilitate cleaning, control pollution, and prevent the growth and development of microorganisms, resin floors in clean rooms with the feature of antibacterial flooring are used in this application.

Antistatic clean room flooring

Resin floors are electrically insulating. If the clean room is intended for sensitive electronic uses, suitable flooring (anti-static flooring, electrostatic flooring, ESD flooring) should be used for the clean room flooring. In other words, in the case of using sensitive electronic devices or producing electronic circuits in a clean room, resin flooring must be designed, produced, and installed with antistatic properties (antistatic flooring).
To learn about the types of antistatic epoxy flooring, please read the article "What is anti-static epoxy flooring?"

Advantages of using epoxy flooring in the clean room

Clean room epoxy flooring creates a completely smooth, waterproof, non-absorbent, and seamless surface. Due to the high abrasion resistance of epoxy flooring, due to the movement of people and equipment on its surface, particles, and dust will not be leveled from the surface of the flooring. Epoxy flooring is waterproof, and as a result, it is possible to regularly wash the flooring with water. This flooring 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.

  • Date of Release:8/9/2022
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