Excessive exposure to x-rays by healthcare staff who operate x-ray equipment, or to people in adjacent areas, can be harmful.  Great emphasis should be placed on the provision of adequate protection by using building materials designed for this highly regulated environment.
Addressing this construction challenge, Saint-Gobain Gyproc has launched XRoc™ – a lead-free board protection system which absorbs the electromagnetic energy from x-rays and converts it into harmless heat.

An innovative board
Aimed at clientele such as architects, developers and other professionals who operate within the healthcare sector, this new interior innovation is fast to install and is fully recyclable because the board is based on a barium sulphate – an effective x-ray protection material – which is  very similar in environmental credentials to gypsum.

XRoc™ has been independently tested and certified at an international standard and found safe for use as an X-ray protection solution.

The system is lighter as well as easier to cut and fix than lead-lined boards and boasts high levels of sound insulation. An ideal product attribute to ensure that patient confidentiality isn’t compromised and that unwanted noise from adjacent spaces is reduced.

Safe spaces
The performance of this x-ray protection system will also not deteriorate over its lifetime and supports hospital developer in their objectives to create sound, safe and healing environments.

Furthermore XRoc™ has been tested for fire resistance of up to120 minutes, which in the event of a fire emergency will help prevent the fire from spreading to escape routes, aiding in overall staff and patient safety.

Healthcare solutions
Saint-Gobain Gyproc is continuously working towards providing innovative solutions for a variety of construction challenges including growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With this latest addition of XRoc™, the company now offer a complete range of solutions for even more areas within a healthcare building.

For more information, visit http://www.gyproc.co.za.

Saint-Gobain Gyproc
Tel: 011 345 5300
Website: www.gyproc.co.za

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XRoc™, a lead-free board protection system which absorbs the electromagnetic energy from x-rays and converts it into harmless heat, is ideal for creating sound, safe and healing environments.