Gerflor and 3D Flooring
GERFLOR says it’s been managing life sciences contamination for more than 80 years, delivering what it describes as new, innovative solutions to meet the stringent demands of the market and its environments which embraces pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical devices, together with research labs and the biotechnologies sector.
Its ‘vast experience’ in the healthcare sector has enabled it to become what it describes as a true expert in this field, creating, manufacturing and marketing innovative, decorative and environmentally-responsible flooring.
Gerflor says it’s a single supplier to a raft of healthcare facilities, providing a host of contemporary flooring, wall-and-door protection solutions.
Mipolam Biocontrol from Gerflor is formulated for cleanroom environments. ‘Treated with a high-performance coating, it’s extremely resistant to chemicals, highly resistant to scratching and can withstand very heavy loads,’ the company says.
‘Mipolam Biocontrol is tested by the Fraunhofer Institute and complies with GMP Class A for micro-biological cleanliness and provides resistance to bio-decontamination procedures,’ it adds. ‘It’s bacteriostatic against the development of micro-organism on the flooring. Certified for use in ISO-4 cleanrooms and is completely recyclable.’
In partnership with cleaning professionals Gerflor has developed the Clean Corner System which it says is a patent pending, innovative corner solution. ‘Years of research and development has led to this unique system which is only effective with Gerflor floors,’ the company says.
‘The Clean Corner System technology meets the requirements of professionals in the pharmaceutical industry in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) including easy coving with limited and easy welding.
‘The Clean Corner System for contamination control in cleanrooms is watertight, resistant and durable, easy to clean and decontaminate, offering a clean, attractive and uniform finish.
‘MeiraGTx is a company committed to the development of novel gene therapies to transform the lives of patients suffering from acquired and inherited disorders.
‘They’d task Rochester-based Clean Room Construction (CRC) to deliver suitable flooring for their inaugural cleanroom facility in London that could meet the companies’ rigorous standards in cleanliness and bio control. CRC is one of the UK’s leading specialists in the design and construction of cleanrooms and controlled environments for science and technology,’ says Gerflor.
CRC would in turn appoint Brentwood-based 3D Flooring to install the specified products.
Paul Quinn, director and co-owner, 3D Flooring said, ‘Gerflor’s Mipolam Biocontrol and its Clean Corner System are fantastic products.
‘The Clean Corner System is quick to work with and extremely easy to install. The corner details are absolutely spot-on, delivering an excellent result every time.’
Ian Isted, projects director at CRC commented: ‘We specified about 1,200sq m of Gerflor’s Mipolam Biocontrol, together with the Gerflor Clean Corner System throughout the facility.’
Ian Isted went on to say, ‘We chose Gerflor’s Mipolam Biocontrol as we wanted a high-quality floor finish to match the performance criteria in-line with the structures and services on the rest of the project.’
Paul Quinn ended by saying: ‘For me there’s no better products on the market when it comes to cleanroom and biotechnology in flooring.’
Ian Isted concluded: ‘We haven’t used Gerflor products before, but certainly would again as we found them very easy to work with.’