Each and every industry or market sector has their own
specific requirements when it comes to paints, coating
systems and of equal importance, the selection of colours.
SigmaCare addresses specifically and directly the needs
of healthcare facilities, as well as the needs of the environ-
ment, whether it is a new build construction project or
the repair and maintenance of an existing healthcare facility.
Health and Hygiene are the prime considerations through-
out these facilities and the individual paint systems must be
able to withstand not only the everyday wear and tear of
human traffic but also the vigorous cleaning procedures
common in these facilities.
Specific areas such as treatment rooms, intensive care units
and recovery rooms are identified, the paint systems in
these critical areas must eliminate the risks associated with
cross contamination or the spread of harmful bacteria.
Other functional areas of healthcare are also included
within the SigmaCare concept, restaurants, kitchens,
bathrooms and laundry facilities, where there is a higher
risk of mould growth due to steam and or condensation.
The health risks from the fungi and mould spores are well
documented, an anti-fungus paint system therefore is
essential.
In addition to the functional aspects of maintaining and
promoting Health and Hygiene, colour plays a pivotal role
in the SigmaCare concept. Particular attention is given to
the beneficial psychological and positive influences of
colour as well as the advantageous use of colour as both
a directional aid and in the identification of various
individual areas.