The mission of Advanced Polymers, Inc. is to provide customers with innovative and superior products and services that consistently exceed expectations – so it’s no surprise that their building is nothing short of state-of-the-art. The Salem, NH, facility provides products and components used to manufacture minimally invasive medical devices, such as medical balloons and catheter tubes. When moving to a brand new facility, the company looked to rubber flooring to create a low-maintenance workspace that aligned with their innovative goals.
At the recommendation of their contractor, president Mark Saab chose to use approximately 10,000 square feet of nora® flooring in the main hallway, balloon manufacturing room, balloon R&D lab, packaging area, quality control area, assembly, cutting and inspection departments and gowning room. Along with its low-maintenance regimen (important in sensitive areas like cleanrooms) the flooring has provided additional comfort underfoot and a sustained appearance that is attractive to both customers and employees.
The ease of maintenance presented by floors has had resounding benefits for the lab space. “You really don’t want to wax floors in a cleanroom, because…you create a lot of dust and debris when stripping them,” says Saab. Additionally, workers achieve greater workspace flexibility and fewer interruptions with maintenance efficiency.
To learn more, read our project brief about Advanced Polymers.