We are proud to introduce you to an alternative construction material with many practical applications and that is a safer and recyclable replacement for MDF, Chipboard, Melamine Board and Plywood. Hygiene Board comes in sheet format from 3mm-32mm that can be machined and finished like traditional materials; but it’s SIMPLY BETTER.

The product is a homogeneous material with a foam core made of closed cell PVCU with a hardened skin on both surfaces.
Hygiene Board is non-toxic, formaldehyde free, non-porous and can be used and processed using the same methods as wood-based panel products. The unique properties of Hygiene Board enables unparalleled possibilities for curves, profiles and bends, without affecting its structural integrity.

Germ and pathogen resistant.  Anti-bacterial – 97% effective against MRSA and E.coli.

Prevents the formation of biofilms on surfaces and the contamination by harmful microbes, such as bacteria and fungi.

UV Print, paint, duco, lamination with timber veneer or an HPL Laminate. 100% UV.

Moisture resistant, non-porous, impermeable and invulnerable to mold and mildew.

Excellent thermal and insulation properties.

Machined, saw-cut, CNC-cut, routed, profiled and edged with no special or additional tooling required, yet generates less wear and tear on machines and blades.

30 year lifespan with excellent chemical resistance.

Formaldehyde-free, non-toxic and entirely recyclable after use.

HygieneBoard PLUS is the medical grade workspace alternative that offers value, while delivering on all the required protection, benefits and specifications of the modern laboratory and medical workspace.

Using HygieneBoard as the core, the board is finished with a certified labgrade laminate (manufactured using unique Electron Beam Curing (EBC) technology).

HygieneBoard PLUS is the ideal choice where hygiene, avoidance of contamination, sustainability, ergonomics and safety are of importance. It can be used in a wide variety of lab environments, including chemical, physical, analytical and microbiological laboratories.

Currently vailable in White or Grey Labgrade Finish with a wide choice of PVC edging.

Hygiene Tops Specifications

Chemical Resistance

The inherent nature of the base PVC polymers has excellent chemical resistance. Resistant to:

  • Salt Solutions
  • Most Acid Solutions
  • Petrol, alcohol, fats, and oils

PVC is, in varying degrees, not resistant to organic chemicals containing nitro and chlorine groups, aromatic hydrocarbons, amino compounds and some ethers.


Hygiene Boards do not absorb moisture from precipitation and will not deteriorate or degrade in the presence of moisture. Hailstorms may cause damage through the impact of large hailstones on cold panels.


Surfaces should be cleaned and free of any residue.

Fixing Methodology

  • When fixing PVC foam sheet, the maximum spacing between screws is detailed below:
    Thickness Spacing
    • 1mm 100 – 150mm
    • 2mm 150 – 200mm
    • 3mm 250 – 300mm
    • 4mm 350 – 500mm
    • 5mm+ 500mm

Suited to both interior and exterior environments, our non-toxic, eco-friendly PVC foam-based Hygiene Board, are a perfect alternative to wood, melamine, chipboard, and MDF.

A relatively lightweight yet highly durable lifetime investment product, Hygiene Board complies with European emissions standards and RoHS Standards and is gaining popularity in international markets, as well as South Africa.

Ultraviolet Resistance

Sunlight affects all materials to varying degrees. The weathering properties of Hygiene Board sheets are excellent but can be further enhanced by increasing the density from 0,50g/cm3 to 0,70g/cm3.

The maximum, in service temperature is between 60°C and 70°C.
For exterior use, lighter colours are preferable as darker sheets absorb heat from sunlight and can deform. If used behind glass, ensure adequate spacing is left between the foam sheet and the glass to ensure adequate ventilation.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Clean lightly soiled surfaces with water and solvent-free, non-abrasive, and non-scouring liquids. Heavily soiled boards can be cleaned with methylated spirits, methyl petroleum and alcohol ether solvents. Normal precautions should be taken.

Due to good electrical insulation properties, a static charge could develop during cleaning or handling.

Adhesive Systems

  • Solvent or cement solutions of PVC Tetrahydrofuran  dimethylformamide etc. containing 10-25% solid content.
  • Reaction adhesives. One- or two-part polyurethane or epoxy.
  • Contact adhesives using synthetic rubbers such as neoprene.
  • Adhesive films.
  • Pressure sensitive adhesive tapes.