Contamination

top contamination risks

Threats to your business

Air, foot and wheelborne contamination can pose a major threat to quality, product yield, operational effectiveness, profitability, and your reputation. It can often result in:

Quarantined batches
One microbe in a batch of aseptic drugs can threaten the whole batch, leading to it being quarantined, scrapped, or even requiring a full company shutdown.

Rejected goods
Your company’s reputation will be damaged, perhaps irreparably, if you have to recall a contaminated product.

Product yield impact
Contamination, and consequent reworking, will have a negative impact on product yields and overall profitability.

Hospital acquired infections
Contamination in healthcare environments increases the risk of hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA.

Health and safety issues
A contaminated environment and contaminated products pose a health and safety risk to your employees and customers.

Is your business at risk?

A staggering 80% of contamination entering your critical environment does so on feet or wheels (Source: 3M). Using a correctly sized and maintained piece of Dycem at all entrance ways can reduce this by up to 99.9%.

For a quick and easy way to find out if contamination is entering your critical space, place a sample of Dycem on the floor and walk over it, if the first step leaves an imprint, there are particulates from feet present. Take multiple steps until no more contamination is being visibly removed. This will give you a good indication as to the size of Dycem Contamination Control mat or flooring you need.

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