Controlled Environments

In an environment where many people are making use of the same facilities, the specification of high performance easy to clean products is essential.

Laboratories and Clean Rooms are highly demanding environments that need to be free of contamination that could threaten the people within or the activity that is being undertaken. These spaces often have to be completely sterile and products used within them have to be specified in accordance with stringent cleaning procedures. Traditionally these environments are subject to a high level of use and have to be maintenance sympathetic.

SAS metal plain ceiling tiles can meet the most stringent of ‘clean room’ requirements, without the need to apply a silicon sealant between the joints of the tiles. System 120 and System 150 offer a concealed suspension system to give a completely flush ceiling finish. This improves the ease of cleaning whilst still providing total void access. In humid environments the damaging nature of moisture can be combated by coating both sides of the ceiling, this in turn meets the most stringent corrosion tests.

The risk of contamination in the food industry is always high. When preparing food for consumption the environment has to be specified with products that ensure the chance of cross contamination through air conditioning and condensation is limited.

Due to the development of cleaning and infection control procedures within hospitals and healthcare facilities the importance of specifying the best possible solution is paramount. Maintaining a public space and restricting the spread of infection is extremely difficult. Continuous hand washing, cleaning of associated equipment in working environments and using any protective products (e.g. gloves) are all ongoing procedures that are currently being developed to inhibit the cross-contamination of bacteria such as MRSA. SAS AB: an anti bacterial finish acts as an additional supplement to effective cleaning reducing the risk of the growth and spread of bacteria throughout a building. It has been estimated that hospital-acquired infections cost the NHS approximately £1 billion per annum.

For rooms that house MRI and X-Ray machinery a non-magnetic aluminium solution coated with polyester coating can be supplied. In environments where acoustic absorption is required, the inclusion of mineral wool pads encapsulated in cassette form with reinforced aluminium foil is possible. During normal maintenance there is also no release of particulate matter as a result of handling the tiles.