Cleanroom Swing Doors

Cleanrooms are tightly controlled environments used in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and healthcare. The key objective of cleanrooms is to minimize particulate contamination and maintain specific levels of cleanliness. To achieve this goal, every component within a cleanroom must be carefully designed and specified, including the doors. Cleanroom swing doors play a vital role in maintaining the integrity of cleanroom environments by preventing the entry of contaminants while allowing access for personnel and equipment.

Specialized cleanroom doors are designed with meticulous attention to detail, considering factors such as air leakage prevention, durability, ease of cleaning, and compliance with stringent industry standards.

Key Features of Cleanroom Swing Doors

Cleanroom swing doors offer a range of key features and benefits that make them an ideal choice for controlled environments. Firstly, these doors are designed with airtight seals, ensuring minimal air leakage and maintaining the desired level of cleanliness within the cleanroom. This helps to prevent contamination and maintain sterile conditions. Furthermore, cleanroom swing doors are constructed using materials that are resistant to chemicals, making them highly durable and long-lasting.

Their smooth surfaces also make them easy to clean, reducing the risk of particle accumulation. Additionally, these doors can be equipped with interlocking systems to control access and enhance security. Another advantage of cleanroom swing doors is their ability to provide excellent sound insulation, minimizing noise pollution in sensitive work areas. Moreover, they are available in various sizes and configurations to suit different requirements.

Types of Cleanroom Swing Doors Available

Cleanroom swing doors are an essential component of controlled environments, ensuring the highest level of cleanliness and preventing contamination. Various types of cleanroom swing doors are available, each designed to meet specific requirements and standards. Firstly, flush cleanroom swing doors are widely used for their sleek appearance and seamless integration into the cleanroom walls. These doors have a completely flat surface without any protrusions or ledges, minimizing particle accumulation and facilitating easy cleaning.

A blue cleanroom swing door. The corner of a cleanroom swing door.A window on a cleanroom swing door.









Secondly, fire rated cleanroom doors provide an added layer of safety by offering fire resistance for a specified duration. These doors are constructed with special materials that can withstand extreme temperatures and prevent the spread of fire within the cleanroom. Moreover, double-leaf cleanroom swing doors allow wider access points while maintaining cleanliness standards. These doors consist of two independent leaves that can be opened simultaneously or individually, providing convenience in high-traffic areas.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Cleanroom Swing Doors

When selecting cleanroom swing doors, several crucial factors need to be taken into consideration. First and foremost is the door’s material. The chosen material should be compatible with the cleanroom environment, ensuring easy cleaning and preventing particle contamination. Secondly, the door’s design and construction must provide an airtight seal when closed, maintaining the desired pressure differentials inside the cleanroom. Additionally, considering the frequency of use is important as it affects durability and maintenance requirements.

Swing doors should be designed for smooth operation and withstand constant opening and closing without compromising cleanliness levels. Another factor to consider is the size of the door. It should be appropriately sized to accommodate equipment or personnel traffic while minimizing air exchange during entry or exit from the cleanroom. Furthermore, compatibility with access control systems may also be crucial, enabling secure entry while preventing unauthorized access.

Dortek’s range of door sizes and thicknesses are designed to integrate into all cleanroom modular panels. Our unique frame design offers a completely flush finish to any cleanroom wall panel of choice.

Considerable care and quality control goes into every Dortek door blade to ensure the smoothest possible finish. The fiberglass door blade is designed to have no sharp edges or 90-degree angles for ease of cleaning. Our frames are seamless, smooth, with round edges and seamless mitres with no crevices or dirt gathering areas.

We are constantly developing innovations to our product offerings to enhance the hygienic performance of our products. Small, but critical, features including flush fitting frames, recessed hinges, vision panels, lock keeps and receivers have all been continuously re-designed to minimise and eliminate dirt gathering areas in cleanrooms.


A Case Study From When We Supplied Cleanroom Swing Doors

We’ve collaborated with The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing in the United States on a couple of occasions. Initially, when they were inaugurated in 2019, we provided them with our cleanroom swing doors. In 2023, they had a similar requirement, and we were pleased to supply them with the same once again as well as a few other products like cleanroom windows and pass-through hatches.

If you’d like to check out the full case study, please follow this link – The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing



Test Shows Our Doors Are Resistant To Spor-Klenz

Dortek GRP doors are designed to be extremely functional, robust and chemical resistant. A test we have carried out demonstrates this further by proving our doors resistance to the popular sterilant Spor-Klenz. Our doors were tested by the US approved independent test laboratory Intertek. The results in the report indicated that there were no changes to the finish when Dortek GRP doors were exposed to the disinfectant.

Dortek GRP doors have a smooth, seamless surface which facilitates easy cleaning and chemical and moisture resistance. Our doors are completely free from joints, voids and crevices which can harbour bacteria.

This makes them ideally suited for pharmaceutical, medical, research and biotech applications or other areas requiring a long lasting door solution which is easy to clean and also impervious to water or common chemicals.

You can view the full report of our recent test here.

Exploring the Benefits of Hermetic Doors in Healthcare Environments

Innovation is the key to improving patient care and maintaining stringent cleanliness standards. One such innovation that has significantly impacted healthcare facilities and many other facilities around the world are hermetic doors. In this blog post, we’ll delve into these doors, highlighting why you should choose them and also the options that come when purchasing with Dortek.

Hermetic doors are a remarkable addition to any facility. They are designed to maintain airtight seals, preventing the passage of air, moisture, and microorganisms. This technology not only enhances the hygiene of the environment but also contributes to energy efficiency. The airtight seal achieved by hermetic doors can be particularly vital in areas like operating rooms, isolation rooms, and cleanrooms, where infection control is paramount.

Why Choose Hermetic Doors?

  • Infection Control: Hermetic doors are at the forefront of infection control. In healthcare settings, where the spread of infections can be life-threatening, hermetic doors act as a robust barrier against the transmission of germs and bacteria.
  • Enhanced Patient Safety: These doors ensure patient safety by maintaining a sterile environment. Patients in isolation or post-surgery can recover without the risk of secondary infections.
  • Energy Efficiency: Hermetic doors contribute to energy savings by reducing the exchange of conditioned air. This not only helps in maintaining a controlled environment but also lowers energy costs.
  • Ease of Access: Designed with user convenience in mind, hermetic doors can be seamlessly operated, allowing for easy entry and exit while maintaining their airtight integrity.
  • Customisation: These doors are available in various sizes and designs, catering to the specific needs of your facility. They can be integrated into other door systems, depending on your individual requirements.

The Benefits of Dortek Hermetic Doors:

  • Airtight
  • Hygienic finish
  • Radiation proof
  • Smoke proof
  • Sound Insulation
  • Automated or manual
  • Up to 60 minutes fire rating & much more.

Please contact our team today on +44 (0)1482 226848 for more information on hermetic doors or alternatively please send us an enquiry via our contact us page.

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