80% of all contamination enters a critical environment at floor level on feet or wheels (Source: 3M). Therefore, controlling contamination and cross contamination at or near floor level is an essential and fundamental part of protecting your critical environment from particulates and the harm they can cause.
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Dycem products have a life span on average of around 3-5 years and depending on traffic and general usage, a Dycem mat or floor will continue to be effective for longer than 5 years. Over time, the effectiveness of the flooring will diminish, but studies have shown even after several years of use, a well maintained Dycem floor is still twice as effective as a brand-new peel-off mat.
Dycem has a range of product types and installation methods that can be combined to suit the unique needs of our customers.
Our CleanZone product range is designed for pedestrian traffic and light carts.
Our WorkZone product range is designed for the rigors of heavy wheeled traffic such as forklifts and pallet jacks.
Request a site survey from our team of Dycem contamination control specialists to help you decide which product will work best for you. After a site survey at your facility, the specialist can make recommendations to ensure you get the right type of control in your cleanrooms and controlled environments at the best value.
Studies by 3M have shown that over 80% of contamination enters the cleanroom through entrances and exits, mostly at or near floor level. Dycem should be used at all entrances, exits, hallways, gowning rooms, airlocks and areas leading to the cleanroom or critical area. A complete consultation and site survey can be conducted at your facility by your local Dycem contamination control specialist to evaluate appropriate size and placement for Dycem products.
The majority of our customers find Dycem to be an extremely cost-effective way to eliminate dust and dirt particles from entering their cleanroom or controlled environment. Dycem has helped companies save money by reducing consumables spending and waste disposal costs, improving product yields and by lowering cleaning and maintenance costs.
After a site survey of your facility, your dedicated customer support specialist will put together a quote customized for your specific needs.
Our contamination control mats and flooring are manufactured to International Standards with the minimum carbon footprint, and we constantly seek to improve our processes to protect the future of our industries, our environment and our planet. Find out how you can reduce your carbon footprint by selecting Dycem for your contamination control needs by clicking here:
Because of the highly customized nature of Dycem contamination control mats and flooring, it is not something you can order online or through a catalog. For optimal performance of your Dycem product, a consultation and site survey by your local contamination control specialist is recommended. From there, we’ll work with you to recommend the most appropriate products for your facility.
Cleaning is a very straightforward process; simply wet mop the entire product with an approved cleaning solution and squeegee dry. One of the many benefits of Dycem mats and flooring is that they can be easily incorporated into your current Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and cleaned as part of your regular cleaning and maintenance schedule, provided the right size has been installed to accommodate the amount of traffic.
As part of our ongoing customer service, we provide a complementary particle collection efficiency test of your Dycem products, completed on an annual basis by your local contamination control specialist. A report will be produced for your records.
Between cleaning, the floor will look dirty. This is good – if the dirt was not on the floor, it would be in your critical environment. Dycem manufactures both CleanZone and Workzone in a speckled, decorative finish that will help mask the dirt if a reduced visibility option is desired.
Dycem’s commitment to quality, total customer satisfaction and product innovation has earned the company recognition across the globe and today Dycem operates in most markets serving a variety of industries including: Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Semiconductor, Biomedical, Hospitals, Medical Device, Fiber Optic, Data Centers, Optical, Automotive, Packaging and Food.