Water-repellent, disinfectable, hygienic ceilings
Modern construction philosophies have changed the way we look at building materials. Interior building finishes, particularly in the healthcare sector, have expanded well beyond simply fulfilling technical conditions.
Planning, construction, and operation of healthcare facilities has become a very detailed, complex process in recent years. The various functions of operating suites, patient rooms, corridors and even cafeterias each have their own unique requirements that must be fulfilled. Beyond the essential hygienic conditions that must be delivered in each of these areas, attention must be paid to improving overall ambiance and mood. Studies have shown that an environment which effectively contributes to reducing noise, stress and anxiety in everyday medical practice is equally as important as containing pathogens.
With a complete line of ceiling solutions, OWA offers architects and installers proven solutions for all industries, including products engineered specifically for the healthcare sector. OWA’s fleece-laminated mineral wool Humancare Sinfonia range have notably passed the world’s most stringent test series; the NF S 90-351 standard covering Cleanroom Class, Decontamination Class and Bacteriological Cleanliness Class. Both satisfy the standard’s guidelines for Zone 4 areas, the highest risk level areas in healthcare facilities as determined by the NF S standard.
The fleece laminated surface of Humancare delivers targeted hygienic features, inhibiting the growth of bacteria, fungi, germs, noroviruses, and multi-resistant pathogens. Additionally, each surface can be spray disinfected, having been successfully tested for compatibility with numerous disinfectant products.
Manufactured with high-quality mineral wool from Germany’s Odenwald Mountains. Each product possesses a dense core, meaning extremely low filtering effects and minimal dirt, dust, and debris settlement over time. Additionally, this high-quality core delivers excellent acoustical properties in both sound absorption and sound attenuation. The ‘weighted sound absorption coefficient’ value of αw 0.85 for Humancare Sinfonia makes this product particularly well-suited in areas where speech intelligibility and optimised acoustics are crucial, including patient rooms and recovery wards.
* Tests were conducted by the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene at the Philipps University of Marburg under the direction of Prof. Dr. R. Mutters.
** Eight test germ species were used in the stress test for disinfection procedures:
– Staphylococcus aureus – Pseudomonas aeruginosa
– Enterococcus faecium – Proteus mirabilis
– Enterococcus hirae – Candida albicans
– Escherichia coli – Aspergillus niger
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