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Cleanroom Ceilings

American Cleanroom Systems® Cleanroom Grid Ceiling Offering


  • 1” wide heavy duty painted steel
  • 1” wide stainless steel
  • 1.5” wide barrier grid (aluminum capped steel)
  • 1.5” wide barrier grid (aluminum capped steel) with gasket
  • 2” wide aluminum with gasket

Cleanroom Tiles

  • Vinyl coated
  • FRP faced
  • Aluminum faced
  • Stainless steel faced


  • Class 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 cleanrooms
  • ISO5, ISO6, ISO7, ISO8 cleanrooms
Mounting Options
  • 1/4” thread rod & turn buckle
  • 12 ga. wire hangers

American Cleanroom Systems® Modular Panel Ceiling Systems

  • 3″ thick
  • Melamine, FRP or Painted Aluminum Surface
  • Allows for ceiling electrical outlets
1” Steel 1” Stainless steel 1.5” Barrier 2” Aluminum
Class 10k, Class 100k Class 10k, 100k Class 100, class 1000, class 10k Class 100, Class 1000
Standard cleanroom Chemical resistance Higher class cleanroom 100% HEPA coverage ceilings
Tear drop cleanroom lights
Flex head sprinklers
1" Steel
Class 10k, Class 100k
Standard Cleanroom
1" Stainless Steel
Class 10k, Class 100k
Chemical resistance
1.5" Inch Barrier
Class 100, class 1000, class 10k
Higher class cleanroom
2" Aluminum
Class 100, Class 1000
100% HEPA coverage ceilings
Tear drop cleanroom lights
Flex head sprinklers

Cleanroom Ceiling Lighting options

  • 2×4 trouffer light fluorescent or LED
  • 1×4 trouffer light fluorescent or LED
  • Teardrop cleanroom lights

Cleanroom Ceiling Tile Options

  • Class 100 vinyl coated ceiling tiles
  • Painted aluminum
  • Conductive aluminum
  • Stainless steel
  • FRP

Plenum Roof Options

  • Corrugated nestable galvanized steel panels
  • Equipment mezzanine galvanized steel floor
  • Aluminum on aluminum honeycomb roof panels
  • Steel on urethane roof panels

FAQs About Cleanroom Ceilings

Q: What is a cleanroom ceiling tile?

A: Ordinary ceiling tiles are typically made of gypsum, rock wool or . Cleanroom ceiling tiles have a vinyl  coating to ensure that the ceiling tile does not particulate into the cleanroom. Other more expensive material options for cleanroom ceiling tiles include FRP, painted aluminum, polycarbonate, and stainless steel.

Q: Why people use 2” painted aluminum cleanroom ceiling grid?

A: The 2” cleanroom grid is typically used in ISO-5 and ISO-6 cleanrooms.  These higher class cleanrooms typically have significantly more HEPA fan filter units in the ceiling. Some ISO-5 cleanrooms have 100% HEPA ceiling coverage. The 2” cleanroom grid allows customer to mount tear drop lights on the grid and also mount special sprinkler head in the grid.

Q: Can I mount electrical outlets in the cleanroom ceiling?

A: Yes. American Cleanroom Systems modular system offers special cleanroom ceiling cross tee’s that can hold electrical outlets.

Q: How do you install sprinklers in a cleanroom ceiling?

A: In most cleanroom a large percentage of ceiling is cleanroom ceiling tiles. The sprinkler can be located in one of these ceiling tiles.  Typically push thru sprinkler heads are used in cleanrooms so only the plastic cover over the sprinkler opening is visible from inside the cleanroom. In higher class ISO-5 and ISO-6 cleanrooms sometimes 2” cleanroom ceiling grid is used with special grid mounted sprinkler heads.

Q: Can I use my existing ceiling for my cleanroom?

A: If the existing ceiling is a t-grid type ceiling it may be possible to re-use the ceiling grid by replacing the ordinary ceiling tiles with cleanroom ceiling tiles. However, there has to be room above the existing ceiling grid for the HEPA filtration, ducting, and cleanroom lights.

Q: Why do cleanrooms use t-grid ceiling systems?

A: The t-grid system is ideal for mounting cleanroom ceiling tiles, HEPA fan filter units, and cleanroom lights. Cleanroom t-grid ceiling combined with modular cleanroom plenum design allow flexibility in location of the HEPA fan filter units and cleanroom lights. It also allows easy addition of additional HEPA fan filter units if the customer wants to increase the cleanroom classification of the cleanroom in the future.

Q: What other options are there for cleanroom ceilings?

A: American Cleanroom Systems offers a cleanroom ceiling panel alternative to cleanroom t-grid ceilings. It is typically used in very small cleanrooms as it does not offer a cleanroom plenum design option.

Q: What are cleanroom ceiling tile options?

A: Cleanroom ceiling tiles are available in vinyl rock gypsum, Vinyl rock wool, FRP, painted aluminum, polycarbonate, and stainless steel.

Q: What is gasketed cleanroom grid?

A: A gasket is added to 2” cleanroom ceiling grid to decrease the amount of air leakage from the plenum thru the cleanroom tile and t-grid contact area.

Q: What is cleanroom barrier grid?

A: Cleanroom barrier grid is steel t-grid which has been capped with aluminum to give it improved corrosion resistance.

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