Hygiene is one of the pillars of Thermod's products. Our fiberglass doors are developed to meet stringent requirements in terms of dirt-repellent construction and continuous cleaning capabilities. The doors are therefore sought after in both healthcare and food environments.

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Hygiene standards for doors in healthcare environments

Hygiene is essential in all medical environments. Interior design and surface layers have a construction that counteracts the accumulation of dirt and bacteria. In addition, the surface layers must have surface layers that are easy to wash and keep clean.

Specific rules also apply to the details and fittings of the door. Door handles should be easily dryable and withstand cleaning and disinfectants. In addition, handles for care rooms shall be designed so that the door can be opened without using the hands through e.g. jumper handles/"elephant ear" or door automation.

Existing sliding doors must not be fitted with a floor rail. The sliding door to the operating room shall be capable of being operated in such a way that it can be opened fully or in part.

Recommendations and instructions for the construction of care facilities can be found, among other things, in guidelines for health hygiene aspects and catalogues for technical standards. The regulations are clearly stated in Boverket's hygiene classes.

Hygiene requirements vary based on where in the environment the door is located. Hygiene class 0 refers to spaces without health hygiene requirements such as administrative premises. The requirements then get stricter on a rising scale up to Hygiene Class 3, which includes highly sterile environments such as surgical wards, infectionwards and sterile devices. The hygiene classes are shown in the table below.

Hygiene standards for doors in food environments

Hygiene requirements for premises where food is handled are addressed and specified in a number of EU regulations and are reported by the Swedish Food Agency, among others. Rules on the characteristics of the premises are established in EU Regulation No 852/2004. The user of the premises where food is handled is responsible for ensuring that the premises and their interiors meet the legal requirements.

The basics are broadly consistent with what applies in medical environments. The premises should be easy to maintain, keep clean and have a design that enables good food hygiene.

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Hygiene characteristics of Thermod’s doors

Thermod's specially developed hygiene doors meet the requirements in both medical and food environments. Design and choice of materials make the doors durable and insensitive to water and repeated cleaning. Materials and surface layers can also be cleaned with alcohol, which is a requirement in healthcare and lab environments.

Hygiene door ID is an excellent option in premises with Hygiene class 0-3. The hygiene door is available as both a single and a double door.

Hygiene door ID Hermetic has all the characteristics of the hygiene door but also a design that ensures sealing and the right air pressure around the door leaf, which is crucial in environments where it is important to maintain pressure or where virus and spread of infection must be prevented. ID Hermetic is only offered as a hinged door with a maximum width of 1300 mm and meets Hygiene class 0-3.

Our hermetic sliding doors are available in manual or automatic design. The sliding doors are offered as single doors in hermetic class 6 (class 0-6) and as a double door in hermetic class 4 in accordance with EN-12426.

Hygiene class

Type of premises

Essential requirements

Hygiene class 0 Administrative premises Administrative premises
Hygiene class 1 Waiting room Surface layers must withstand cleanerand spot disinfection.
Day room Furniture must have liquid-repellent and wipeable surface cladding (furniture in own housing excluded).
Corridor, culvert  
Public toilet  
Staff space  
Rooms in special accommodation  
Hygiene class 2 Care room Toilet and hygiene rooms within the care room and special accommodation.
Treatment room Surface layers on walls and floors must withstand cleaner and spot disinfection.
Examination room Furniture must have liquid-repellent and wipable surface cladding.
Laboratories Washbasin with associated equipment. Space for gloves and protective apron.
Kitchen Folded carpet against wall.
Disinfection room  
Hygiene class 3 Special hygiene requirements for certain rooms within: Surface layers on walls and floors must withstand cleaner and spot disinfection.
Operations department Furniture must have liquid-repellent and wipable surface cladding.
Decentrally located operating room Washbasin with associated equipment. Space for gloves and protective apron.
Sterile technical unit Folded carpet against wall.
Endoscopy unit Also consider, for example: qualified ventilation and air locks.
Intensive care and neonatal care  
Intervention lab  
Infection ward  
Care of infection-sensitive patients