Dortek achieves further success in Fire Testing

Throughout the year Dortek have continued conducting further fire tests in Europe and Asia in order to strengthen our product offerings for customers.

Les Blennerhassett, Dortek’s Technical Director and his colleagues were in France at the start of the year and in China earlier this month carrying out further 1 hour tests. He commented: “I am delighted with the recent successful tests in Tianjin which were carried out to the extremely stringent Chinese GB-12955 standard.”

According to Les, “this brings our total number of individual fire tests for our doors to over 50 separate certifications, covering large parts of the world”.

Dortek continually invests in new materials and fire tests to ensure that our customers get the best possible door solutions. We’re able to offer the unique combination of both a hygienic and fire rated door for environments where both hygiene and fire protection are priorities. Our fire doors have been supplied in China and throughout SE Asia in infant nutritional and pharma plants.

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Dortek Ltd – a member of the RIBA CPD providers network

Dortek Ltd is a member of the RIBA CPD providers network.

CPD presentation: The advantages of using GRP doors in hygienic environments.

This seminar offers an overview of hygienic doors:

– An introduction to GRP doors – Applications – Key features – The construction – Competing door technologies – Fire resistance – Automations and interlocking – Maintenance and life cycle costs.


MSD Vaccine Plant in Facility of the Year Awards

The MSD Carlow €300m state-of-the-art vaccines, biologics and sterile manufacturing facility has won the Operational Excellence Category Award at the ISPE Facility of the Year Awards.

Selected from 27 international entries, the other category winning projects are located in Switzerland, the UK and USA.

The ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers) Facility of the Year Awards programme recognizes the pharmaceutical industry’s innovation and technical advances in facility manufacturing, which ultimately is about helping patients who need and depend upon a reliable supply of quality medications.

Dortek supplied and installed 135 hygienic door systems throughout the manufacturing facility. The unique properties of Dortek doors mean they are seamless, easy to clean and fully compliable with good GMP requirements. This makes them  ideal for vaccine facilities where hygiene is paramount. Dortek doors are used worldwide by major vaccine manufacturers including GSK Biologicals, Novartis and Merck & Co.

The MSD Carlow project also won the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award (Best International Project) and received a NISO Irish safety award.

Read more about the facility of the year awards here:

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