It is well known that critical environments, cleanroom or controlled areas should be protected within the manufacturing facility. This is to minimise the presence of both viable and non-viable contamination during manufacturing.
Foot and wheel-borne contamination are the two major sources of both viable and non-viable contamination.
It is essential that some form of control or preferably, removing these particles entering cleanroom areas is practised.
This is due to contamination particles which can affect productivity, product quality and cost.
Disposable tacky Mats and sticky mats have been the go-to solution to use to reduce these forms of contamination for a while. However, there are many reasons to suggest why these so-called solutions are causing more problems than they are solving.
Tests by GlaxoSmithKline have proven that disposable sticky peel-off tacky mats are only 27% effective in preventing foot and wheel-borne contamination, yet there are various problems when it comes to using disposable sticky mats and peel-off mats.
On average disposable tacky mats has a surface area that is 5 times smaller than your average Dycem Contamination Control floor mat.
This is too small to decontaminate effectively and makes full wheel-borne decontamination almost impossible.
A singular peel-off mat, 90 x 60cm can still cause up to 73% contamination to enter your critical environments. Even when 10 of these sticky mats are put together 20% of the contamination ‘captured’ is still entering your critical areas and contamination-free zones.
The low initial cost of peel-off mats may seem attractive. However, when comparing Dycem with peel-off mats, Dycem not only costs less over the longevity of both products but, most critically, Dycem vastly outperforms in terms of size, quality and retention of decontaminants – significantly reducing the risks to your business.