- What are the Industry Requirements for Pharmaceutical Flooring?
- What Type of Flooring do we Recommend?
- How Can RESPOL Help?
RESPOL is a leading UK contractor of a range of commercial and industrial flooring solutions for a variety of sectors and industries. With over 30 years of experience in the flooring industry, we have mastered the art of creating bespoke solutions that fit all of your flooring criteria. One of the areas we specialise in is pharmaceutical flooring.
What are the Industry Requirements for Pharmaceutical Flooring?
Pharmaceutical flooring is judged against high hygienic standards that ensure a safe, contamination-free surface. Flooring is also required to be easy to clean and sterilise as well as resistant to chemical spillages and temperature changes depending on the specific applications of the facility. Pharmaceutical flooring may also need to be VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) compliant, meaning low-odour systems and environmental air quality are both important to consider when choosing your flooring system.
What Type of Flooring do we Recommend?
For a pharmaceutical manufacturing or processing environment, we would recommend an
epoxy resin flooring system to ensure optimum sanitation and hygiene levels. This is especially important for the pharmaceutical industry to ensure the safe handling and packaging of medicines, chemicals and other materials. Epoxy resin is the ideal choice, as not only can it be adapted to be chemical and heat-resistant, but it also creates a dust-free surface. Not only does this prevent contamination, but it also prevents the permeation of substances that may erode or damage your floors, therefore helping to lower your repair and maintenance costs.
Most pharmaceutical companies will choose an epoxy resin that is also electrostatic charge resistant as this makes the flooring fire resistant, which is of great importance when handling drugs and chemicals. Safe and hygienic handling of these materials is of optimum concern to ensure employee safety and end product quality. Therefore, epoxy resin is the best non-toxic solution that guarantees reliability, durability and easy cleaning, even in more challenging pharmaceutical environments.
How Can RESPOL Help?
We pride ourselves on being experts in creating chemical-resistant, non-slip, contamination-controlled surfaces for a range of industries in the medical field, including pharmaceutical, cleanrooms, healthcare and the public sector. In the past, we have supplied a range of pharmaceutical environments, such as processing and packaging plants, vivariums and laboratories, with bespoke, seamless epoxy resin systems to suit their exact application requirements. This is made possible by using innovative co-reactants that create coatings to alter your surface to be chemical-resistant, anti-slip and static dissipative to create a safer, contaminant-free environment. This also makes our pharmaceutical flooring systems easy to clean and also resistant to evaporation and abrasion, again enhancing the safety of your laboratory or plant.
From design to installation, you can rely on RESPOL’s team of flooring experts and specialists to provide you with a reliable, durable system specifically tailored to your exact requirements.
To enquire about any of our expert range of pharmaceutical flooring solutions, or to find out more, get in touch for a free, no-obligation survey. Contact us here or call us on 01952 740400 for more information.