VIVARIUM

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Diverse challenges
Animal Care Facilities

Vivarium

Animal care facilities in the biomedical field must address and meet the safety and security guidelines of not only human personnel, but of the animals it houses. Continuous waste production, feeding and handling procedures, as well as the research that goes on demand stringent sanitation of all surfaces in the environment. With this comes the need for walls and ceilings that provide a highly durable and impervious containment barrier.


Antimicrobial gel coat finish

Animal care facilities in the biomedical field must address and meet the safety and security guidelines of not only human personnel, but of the animals it houses.

Continuous waste production, feeding and handling procedures, as well as the research that goes on demand stringent sanitation of all surfaces in the environment.

With this comes the need for walls and ceilings that provide a highly durable and impervious containment barrier.

With low flame, low smoke development and low toxicity, they have become the gold standard for state-of-the-art vivarium facilities.





ANTIMICROBIAL GEL COAT FINISH

Major universities and research facilities have turned to Arcoplast to meet the diverse challenges faced by vivarium. Our composite wall and ceiling systems create an impenetrable barrier with an antimicrobial gel coat finish that is both impact and chemical resistant to withstand constant abuse. Their white high gloss surface allows for easy spotting of contaminants and won’t fade or yellow, even after years of daily sanitation.



Seamless joints

Plus, our exclusive finishing compound creates seamless joints, coved interior corners, and edges to halt the penetration of moisture, fumes, and pests while eliminating exposed crevasses that encourage bacterial growth. Available in a variety of substrates and designs, Arcoplast panels suit any construction requirement a vivarium may need.

construction requirement

Arcoplast Gel Coat Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer “GFRP” solid core matrix panels, are perfect for cladding existing and new walls and are ideally suited for hard ceilings while exceeding fire rating specifications for housing animals of all sizes. It is now possible to build large animal holding and necropsy rooms with an Arcoplast GFRP panel and a light gauge steel stud structure. This innovative wall system dramatically reduces construction costs and timelines associated with poured concrete construction, traditionally used in large animal care facilities.

Arcoplast insulated closed edge ceiling panels are well suited for service corridors and dirty cage wash areas. Installed in a fiberglass grid, this ceiling system will never corrode and will enable easy access to MEP services in the interstitial spaces.