We have created a list of commonly asked questions by industry professionals, but we are always available to assist with any questions you may have.
According to independent tests conducted by GlaxoSmithKline, disposable adhesive peel-off mats are only 27% effective in preventing foot and wheel-borne contamination. Dycem is the most effective solution for controlling contamination at floor level, capturing, and retaining up to 99.9% of contamination from shoes and wheels. Find out more reasons why Dycem is a superior choice to tacky mats:
80% of all contamination enters a critical environment at floor level on shoes or wheels (Source: 3M). Controlling contamination and cross-contamination at, or near floor level is an essential and fundamental part of protecting your critical environment from dangerous contamination.
Dycem products are protected by Polygiene BioMaster Antimicrobial Technology; a silver ion-based antimicrobial additive, proven to provide effective and lasting protection against various microbes, including Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and MRSA.
Dycem products have an average lifespan of 3-5 years depending on traffic and general usage, creating minimal waste. Dycem’s reusability can help you meet your sustainability goals by helping you keep over 20 pounds of tacky mat waste out of landfills each year.
Dycem has a range of product types and installation methods that can be combined to suit your unique needs:
Our CleanZone product range is designed for pedestrian traffic and light-wheeled traffic (up to 70kg/cm2).
Our WorkZone product range is specifically designed for heavy-wheeled traffic such as forklifts and pallet jacks (up to 90kg/cm2).
Dycem floating mats are an antimicrobial, loose-laid solution to controlling contamination. They have the same benefits as CleanZone, but without the need for permanent installation.
Dycem's Access Tiles are primarily employed in Data Centers, where flooring segmentation is required. Our tiles measure 60cm x 60cm and are available in two options: inlaid (to replace the existing tiles) or retrofit (placed on top of the existing tiles).
Request a site survey today and our team of Dycem contamination control specialists will help you decide which product or combination of products is the best fit for you. After a site survey at your facility, our specialists can make recommendations to ensure you have the best type of floor-level contamination control in your cleanrooms and controlled environments.
A study by 3M shows that 80% of contamination enters critical areas via 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 critical area. Once a free site survey has been conducted at your facility by your local Dycem specialist, we will help you to evaluate the appropriate size and placement of Dycem contamination control products.
Dycem has helped many companies save money by reducing consumables, waste disposal, cleaning, and maintenance costs. Contact us today and find out how cost effective Dycem can be.
After a site survey of your facility, your dedicated customer support specialist will put together a proposal customised for your specific needs.
Our contamination control flooring and mats are manufactured in ISO14000 approved facilities to the highest International Standards with a minimized carbon footprint. We will half our carbon footprint by 2030 and are committed to net-zero.
You can help reduce your carbon footprint by using Dycem products rather than alternatives:
- An 8in. ball of waste is created each time a peel-off mat is used, generating enough waste to fill multiple dumpsters per year. Used peel-off mats are classified as secondary waste, making it impossible to recycle and more costly to dispose of safely.
- The contaminated bleach used in foot baths needs to be disposed of safely and can pose health and safety risks due to spillages during use.
- Shoe covers, which need to be changed per person/per shift, generates significant amounts of non-recyclable waste.
Find out how you can not only reduce contamination but also reduce your carbon footprint by selecting Dycem for your contamination control needs:
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To ensure optimal performance of your Dycem product, we highly recommend scheduling a consultation and site survey with your local contamination control specialist. Based on the findings, we will collaborate with you to identify the most suitable products for your facility.
Dycem mats are designed for easy cleaning, allowing for hassle-free maintenance during busy workdays. The mats can be effortlessly integrated into your Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by simply wet mopping the entire product with an approved cleaning solution and squeegeeing it dry.
As part of our commitment to quality assurance, we offer a complimentary Particle Collection Efficiency Test (PCET) for all installed Dycem products. This test, conducted annually by your local contamination control specialist using a force gauge, measures the mat's tackiness and particle capture effectiveness. The resulting report can be used to support compliance during audits and is provided for your records.
Between cleaning, the mat will look dirty. This is good – if the contamination was not on the mat, it would be in your controlled environment. Dycem’s CleanZone, Workzone and floating mats are available in a speckled, decorative finish that will help reduce the visibility of the collected contamination.
Dycem operates a variety of industries including Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Semiconductor, Biomedical, Hospitals, Medical Device, Fiber Optic, Data Centers, Optical, Automotive, Packaging and Food. Our customers include Sony, Lilly, Abbott, Johnson and Johnson, Motorola, Roche, IBM, Pfizer, Rolls Royce, Nestle, Bombardier, Intel, Seagate, Nokia, Honda, BMW, Heinz, and Texas Instruments and many more.