The construction of a clean room needs to consider various specifications and industry standards. As a closed space designed to control pollutants (dust, airborne microorganisms, aerosol particles, etc.), the selection of construction materials is very important.
What type of wall is best for a clean room?
When designing clean rooms for the pharmaceutical industry, there are further considerations aimed at reducing pollution. These mainly ensure that the clean room is constructed in a way that is easy to clean and disinfect. Therefore, the ideal wall finish of a pharmaceutical clean room must have:
1. The surface is smooth, flat and does not fall off.
2. There are no uncleanable cracks and crevices.
3. Impact resistant inner surface.
4. A top coat that does not penetrate detergents and disinfectants.
5. Minimal seams, ledges and corners.
PVC wall panels meet all these requirements and even outperform other options in doing so.
A pharmaceutical manufacturer recently tested several different wall finishes in their clean room-including stainless steel cladding, epoxy-coated concrete block units (CMU), and fiber reinforced panels (FRP). Among them, our PVC panel clearly wins.
The surface of the stainless steel wainscot is smooth, but it is easy to dent due to impact. Epoxy-coated CMU scores high for durability, but because these walls need to be repainted regularly, maintenance costs are high. Although FRP is a good choice, it involves OSB or drywall backing, which increases material and installation costs.
In addition to the perfect seamless finish, COOWIN PVC panels also demonstrate outstanding durability, high impact resistance, and the best moisture protection to date. The PVC wall system is the easiest to clean and can withstand the heavy flushing requirements of a pharmaceutical clean room.