New paint ups the hygiene stakes at medical institution

by Ofentse Sefolo
New paint ups the hygiene stakes at medical institution

Completed in February 2018, Eden Gardens Private Hospital is a 12 500m², 130-bed hospital located in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg. The R205-milllion project was undertaken by BVA Architects as the principal agents and took 21 months to complete.

Plascon supplied their Professional Hygiene™ Low Sheen paint to assist in creating the most hygienic environment possible, ensuring the new facility was primed for the important job of healing. They assessed the Eden Gardens site and compiled a fit-to-purpose paint specification and solution appropriate for this medical space. “We recommended low volatile organic compound (VOC) Professional Hygiene for the hospital’s internal walls because it’s hygienic and environmentally-friendly,” says regional sales manager, Sharon Madanlal.

Plascon Professional Hygiene was used in the recently completed Eden Gardens Private Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. Using this paint product will combat infection caused by harmful bacteria to ensure a healthy environment for healing. BVA Architects.

A paint best suited for sterile environments

Scientifically-developed Professional Hygiene™ Low Sheen paint is a high-performance paint designed for environments where infection control and anti-microbial performance are essential. Plascon’s unique BIODEFENCE™ silver technology, which actively inhibits microbial growth, provides proven protection against harmful bacteria such as E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus.

“Our Hygiene paint reduces the Staphylococcus aureus count to less than 1% after six hours and 99,9% of E. coli bacteria,” says Carol Ras, market manager: professional. “Conventional paints can take between twelve and 24 hours to achieve the same result.”

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Durable and tintable, Plascon Professional Hygiene is available in white and can be tinted to a variety of pastel colours. Eden Gardens’ interior colours were neutral Ravine (62) and Atlantic Cliff (B2-C1-2). “This soothing combination is ideal for a hospital environment,” says Madanlal.

Soothing blues and greys provide a calm and clean aesthetic in this eating area. BVA Architects

Low VOC and hygiene properties

With a low VOC of less than 16g per litre, Plascon Professional Hygiene complies with the Green Building Council of South Africa’s strict guidelines. “The low VOC and low odour allowed doctors and patients to move in soon after the building’s completion, as they would not be affected by paint fumes,” Madanlal adds.

Ras concludes by saying when it comes to a safe and hygienic space, Plascon Professional Hygiene Low Sheen is the number one choice for hospitals, doctors’ rooms, catering establishments or any other space where infection control is paramount.

Tel: 0860 20 40 60
Website: www.plascon.com

CREDIT: BVA Architects.

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