Pharmaceutical & Biotech
Safe, Clean and Hygienic
Epoxy Flooring for Pharmaceutical Facilities
For over 30 years, Ascoat has built a reputation as one of Australia’s most trusted applicators of epoxy floors for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. With an appreciation for the strict requirements, we ensure your floors achieve legally compliant outcomes while minimising risk and protecting your people.
Experts in Pharmaceutical & Biotech Flooring
Over time, chemical exposure can deteriorate unprotected concrete floors, while high foot and equipment traffic can lead to cracking or chipping. This, in turn, can make floors difficult to clean and maintain, leading to physical and bacterial hazards and contamination risks.
Having serviced the pharmaceutical and biotech industry for over three decades, we possess an intimate understanding of the specific compliance and operational needs to mitigate risk and ensure your floors last. Our expert team provide reliable advice and a proven approach to the right system, texture and finish for your laboratory.
Durable & Compliant Floors for All Environments
Protect Your People and Minimise Risk
Our epoxy coatings are extremely tough and hardwearing and tailored to meet the unique demands of pharmaceutical applications, with the added benefits of being:
Flooring for Commercial & Industrial Facilities
See our portfolio of high-quality commercial and industrial flooring projects that we have completed for leading Australian businesses. From luxury car workshops and pharmaceutical laboratories to electronics manufacturing facilities, we deliver trusted advice, expert application and compliant outcomes for epoxy, resin and ESD flooring.
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Pharmaceutical & Biotech Flooring FAQs
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The single most important feature of a resin flooring system in a pharmaceutical or cleanroom environment is that it not shed anything from its surface which can contaminate whatever is being produced in the cleanroom. This is closely followed by the ease of maintaining a very clean, hygienic environment that is resistant to damage caused by possible spills or from pedestrian, palletised or vehicular traffic.
There is growing awareness of the dangers that accompany processing or handling flammable or explosive substances, even in a highly controlled laboratory environment. Solvents and alcohols and fine powders commonly present in these environments and have the potential to ignite by activities that generate static electricity. Sensitive electronic equipment can also be damaged by uncontrolled static discharge. Ascoat has substantial experience in installing ESD floors in these environments.
Coving that is typically installed in other environments, like food and beverage environments, is generally not suitable for use in a more critical environment like a laboratory. The level of finish required to ensure the surface is completely smooth and seamless is of a much higher level than typical coving. Use of arrowhead mouldings is not generally acceptable. Ascoat’s propriety coving methodology is of the highest standard and compliant in the strictest cleanroom environment.
To remove any spores in the air and to kill airborne germs, pharmaceutical sites tend to fumigate to control the microbial contamination in specialist areas. This essential cleaning can be aggressive on certain floor finishes and more so with vinyl. More importantly, resin-based flooring can be seamless, unlike vinyl, which must have joints installed because it is applied from a prefabricated roll. Eliminating joints means there is less risk of the floor breaking down due to traffic and, very importantly, it reduces the opportunity for bacterial growth. Making sure that there are only smooth surface transitions free of joints is critical to protecting against the more serious problem of bacterial infection in any of the transition points.