Hygiene Coating Systems

The performance requirements for Hygiene Coating Systems may include:

  • Washable
  • Durable
  • Airtight
  • De-contaminable
  • Impact resistant
  • Bactericidal

The materials that may meet these requirements for hygiene coatings to walls, floors and ceilings range from single component water based finishes through to multi-component fully reinforced systems. Examples of materials applied by Cousins Ltd to meet the operational requirements of each of the HSE Containment Levels (CL1 – CL4) include:

Example of installation Possible wall finish Possible floor finish
CL1 Residential care bathrooms, hospital consulting rooms Eggshell paint; bathroom paint; vinyl silk emulsion Single pack floor paint; high build epoxy or polyurethane coating
CL2 Kitchen, and food preparation or storage areas; operating theatres; food or drug production areas. Epoxy or polyurethane paint, single pack or two pack. Elastomeric hygiene coating with local reinforcement at corners. high build epoxy or polyurethane coating
CL3 Clinical or biological research laboratories, drug production areas. Elastomeric hygiene coating with local reinforcement at corners, penetrations. Fully reinforced elastomeric coatings high build epoxy or polyurethane coating; Self levelling epoxy screed; reinforced high build epoxy coatings
CL4 Micro-biological research laboratory; Micro-biological waste disposal area. Two pack epoxy coating reinforced with fleece or glass matting Self levelling epoxy screed; reinforced high build epoxy coatings

A few examples of Hygiene Systems for which Cousins are approved applicators:

Sika Liquid Plastics www.gbr.sika.com Sikagard 203W (Steridex)Sikagard 205W (Sterisheen)Sikagard 206W (Sterimatt)Sikagard 307W (Sterisept)Sikafloor 2530W CoatingSikafloor 263SL Epoxy Floor Screed
AkzoNobel www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk Sterishield Diamond EggshellSterishield Diamond MattDulux Trade EggshellDulux Mouldshield Eggshell
CS Construction Specialties http://c-sgroup.co.uk/products/wallglaze-performance-coatings/ WallsheenWallflexArmourglaze