Choosing a Hygienic Coating

When choosing a hygienic coating the end use of the facility, any relevant regulations and the specific conditions that the coating will be exposed to must be considered for example internal walls and ceilings in food and beverage production plants must frequently withstand extreme situations, including high humidity and wet conditions due to the amount of water usedfor cleaning and flushing, plus thermal shocks, caused by the sudden changes in temperature. Whereas hygiene sensitive environments in healthcare facilities and the pharmaceutical industry place other highly specific demands on wall and ceiling coatings.

Healthcare

NOTE: HBN 00-10 Part B outlines the policy and performance requirements for walls and ceilings used in healthcare facilities, superseding HTM 56 and several other building components HTMs.

† Areas of impact must be reinforced.

Area of Use   2 Coat   3 Coat   Reinforced   Double Reinforced  
Clinical specialist - theatre suite
•   
Clinical specialist - X-ray room    
Clinical specialist - post mortem room
   
Clinical specialist - aseptic suite
     
Clinical - wet (high/medium impact) e.g. assisted bathroom/shower
   
Clinical - wet (low impact) e.g. dirty utility
     
Clinical - dry e.g. multi & single bedrooms, consulting rooms
   
Non-clinical - wet (high/medium impact) e.g. shower room (en-suite)
     
Non-clinical - wet (low impact) e.g. cleaner's room
     
Non-clinical - dry e.g. offices, stores
   
Heavy traffic e.g. corridors, entrances, lobbies, stairs etc. •   

Food & Beverage

Area of Use   2 Coat   3 Coat   Reinforced   Double Reinforced  
Preparations & processing areas    
Storage & serving areas
   
Refrigeration (not below 5°C)    
Kitchens/ canteens •   

Pharmaceutical

Area of Use   2 Coat   3 Coat   Reinforced   Double Reinforced  
Corridors  
Laboratories
Storage •     

Leisure

Area of Use   2 Coat   3 Coat   Reinforced   Double Reinforced  
Swimming pool environments
   
Gyms •   

General Industry/ Commercial

Area of Use   2 Coat   3 Coat   Reinforced   Double Reinforced  
Prison cells
   
Workshop/ production areas
 
Changing areas    
Washrooms    
Splashbacks/ continually wet areas
   
Impact areas    
General areas
   
Ceilings •       

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