Health and safety are at the core of modern-day construction codes. Interior wall cladding systems are especially important in facilities that operate under strict compliance. As safety standards continue to evolve, many facilities throughout healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and other industries need to update their facility’s features accordingly.
LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ is a non-brominated, non-chlorinated hygienic wall paneling solution developed by SABIC, a global leader in plastics manufacturing. CLINIWALL™ wall protection uses high-strength polycarbonate sheets specifically developed to improve the health and safety of your facility. It is an environmentally friendly material equipped with the qualities needed to provide long-lasting protection.
Polymershapes provides facilities throughout North America with high-performance wall cladding solutions. LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ sheets are developed with sanitation, health, safety, and durability in mind. Contact your nearest Polymershapes distribution center today to learn more.
What Places Use Wall Cladding Panels?
Wall cladding is a common feature in many different facilities across various industries. Vinyl cladding, stone cladding, and aluminum cladding tend to be more decorative features, while glass and plastic tend to be more commonly used in heavily regulated environments. Plastic wall covers are common in:
- Primary care centers
- Urgent care centers
- Sterile rooms
- Pharmaceutical facilities
- Refrigeration/storage areas
- Waste management facilities
Plastics like polycarbonate feature additional chemical resistance, stain resistance, and durability. These qualities help promote a clean and safe working environment in compliance with current operating standards.
LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ Benefits and Features
- Environmentally friendly: Non-brominated, non-chlorinated material.
- Chemical resistance: Resists absorption, contamination, or damage from chemicals, bodily fluids, and other hazardous material.
- Easy cleaning: Chemical resistance also allows it to endure harsh sanitation methods, allowing for more cleaning options.
- Low absorption: CLINIWALL™ hygienic wall cladding material features low absorption, which reduces contamination risk.
- Durability: Polycarbonate’s impact and scratch resistance make it a stronger, more reliable alternative to other cladding options, such as glass.
- Fire-resistant and anti-bacterial grades available.
LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ vs PVC Wall Covers
Most plastic wall coverings are made out of PVC, or polyvinyl chloride. PVC has been the go-to material for hospital wall cladding and similar applications for decades. It is known for its weathering resistance, fire resistance, and most notably, its very low moisture absorption. PVC has proven to be an effective material for many different types of wall cladding applications.
While many industries rely on PVC wall covers, LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ is a stronger alternative that may satisfy stricter guidelines and health/safety standards. CLINIWALL™ is clinically proven to provide extreme protection against the spread of bacteria such as MRSA and E. Coli. It also includes additional features that improve fire/smoke safety. CLINIWALL™ is a durable, chemical/stain resistant, and easy-to-clean material developed for extremely hygiene-sensitive environments.
PVC can satisfy most health and safety standards, making it a good material overall. However, some facilities may operate under stricter guidelines and require more robust material. LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ has more qualities that satisfy more intensive health and safety standards.
How Facilities Benefit from LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™
Easy to Form/Install
While other wall cladding options may be cumbersome to install, LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ is very easy to install, even on pre-existing buildings. In many instances, installation may be as simple as gluing the sheet directly onto the wall. The sheets can also be cut or thermoformed to accommodate door frames, corners, bumper rails, and other pre-existing features.
Easy to Clean/Disinfect
Polycarbonate sheets feature innate chemical resistances. It is naturally resistant to many different types of acids, oxidizing agents, detergents, salt solutions, and more. LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ can endure some of the harshest sterilization methods currently in use, including EtO (ethylene oxide) sterilization, autoclaving, gamma sterilization, and more.
Healthcare facilities are keen to provide high-quality service. Halogens found in some material options could compromise overall safety and quality of service. LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ is a halogen-free material, meaning facilities will not need to worry about toxic or corrosive gases originating from their wall covers.
More Controllable Environment
The right wall covering material gives the facility total control over its environment. LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ is halogen-free and resistant to a lot of chemicals, which gives healthcare facilities more control over the substances and materials they work with. It also provides more options for accident mitigation and prevention.
Due to its high-performance qualities and ease of installation, facilities have more design freedom. LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ can be shaped and formed to fit your location, whether you are designing a brand-new complex or renovating an existing one.
Invest in Wall Cladding Materials with Polymershapes
Polymershapes is one of North America’s leading distributors of high-quality plastics. From common plastic sheets, rods, and tubes to specialty-grade LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™, we are North America’s source for all industrial plastic needs.
Healthcare facilities and hygiene-sensitive environments rely on sanitary materials to ensure safety and control across the entire operating space. LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ is a high-performance wall cladding material developed for use in patient care settings, laboratories, and more. It is also a long-lasting option for bathroom wall coverings, industrial kitchen wall coverings, and many more hygiene-sensitive spaces.
LEXAN™ CLINIWALL™ is an easy-to-install material that will equip your facility with a robust wall system. Polymershapes is a leading supplier of wall cover material options. To learn more about polycarbonate and its many benefits as a wall-cladding material, contact Polymershapes today.