What is Contamination:

According to a   study 80% of contaminants/harmful particulates enter the critical area of a pharmaceutical environment via the feet or wheels of trollies.

Contamination is a major and growing concern in cleanrooms, critical areas and controlled environments of any pharmaceutical facility. Although contamination from foot, wheel and airborne particles is often dismissed as simply ‘dust’ or ‘dirt’, the dangers it poses can be devastating. Contamination in the pharmaceutical critical environment can have a major impact on quality, product yield, effectiveness and profitability.

Particles in a pharmaceutical facility can be viable or non-viable, made from different materials, come from different places and travel large distances.

Particles outside the critical area can also be a potential problem, especially the small, light, invisible particles. Even fairly large particles that have settled on the floor are easily crushed into very small particles and redistributed back into the air. These airborne particles then get transferred into the critical area of your pharmaceutical facility where they present a potential hazard. A 1-micron particle may take as long as 15 hours to settle without movement.


Effectiveness Of Polymeric Mats:

CC Matting polymeric anti-microbial mats protect aseptic cleanrooms from viable and non-viable microbial contamination and eliminate the threat of cross contamination outside processing suites and in potent compounding suites in any form of environment.

A polymeric contamination control mat supplied and installed by CC Matting is proven to reduce particle counts by up to 99.9% from these harmful particulates over 6 falls of the feet.

How Polymer Mats Work:

The high tack contamination control mat is made of a polyester polymer with a polyester fabric backing. The properties of the cocktail of materials used in the sophisticated manufacturing process together create a material that has a very optically smooth, soft and supple surface with a natural tack and a high level of short-range electromagnetic forces, known as van der Waals forces.

These properties enable the surface to attract, collect and retain particles ranging in size from over 100 microns down to a few nanometres.

To enhance the performance of the material special additives are mixed in to give static dissipative and anti-microbial properties.

All of these properties combine to ensure that your pharmaceutical facility is being optimally protected for both your staff and contractors alike. There is no other proven method in the world today that can remove 99.9% of potential harmful particulates/contaminants from the feet or wheels of trolleys.


Types Of Polymer Mats:

CC Matting supply and install 3 types of polymeric anti-microbial contamination control mats. See the links below.