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Responsible for developing, testing and distributing countless prescription drugs for the general public, pharmaceutical facilities adhere to a strict hygienic code. These environments strongly enforce protocols intended to prevent infections in patients that can occur when sterile compounds used to create medications are contaminated with harmful microbes during the manufacturing process or when stored improperly.
Interior finishes, such as wall panelling, are under close scrutiny in sterile application areas. Regulation requires that finishes must be smooth, non-porous, non-shedding, easy to clean and resistant to chemicals as well as staining. The actual installation must also be seamless to prevent cracks, gaps and fissures that can harbour microscopic bacteria.
A hospital pharmacy unit in Richmond, Canada realized that Altro wall panels satisfy these regulatory requirements and specified a combination of Altro Whiterock Satins and its glossy counterpart, Altro Whiterock Chameleon, for their recent renovation. Those involved in the decision were particularly fond of Altro Whiterock’s impressive hygienic properties and bacteria resistance.
Once installed, Altro Whiterock wall panels are heat welded together using a colour matched vinyl weldrod. This process creates a smooth, seamless surface that ensures there is no place to harbour contaminants.
Altro Whiterock is the hygienic alternative to tiles that’s impact resistant, grout-free and easy to clean. Its smooth white surface and classical purity make it a timeless choice for any interior. It is Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) approved and is made from a high-quality, food-safe PVCu polymer that can handle temperatures up to 60°C. It meets all current European Union (EU) Directives on health and hygiene. This makes it particularly suitable for use in commercial kitchens.;