MEDglas Prefabricated O.R. Walls

MEDglas™ Prefabricated OR Walls


Beautiful, strong, and ultra-durable, this specially tempered security glass provides the foundation of an Operating Room (OR) that is customizable from the start and can be adapted over time. With a virtually limitless range of Operating Room wall finishes including colors, patterns, and images as well as lighting options, these modular glass walls for the OR provide a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing combination of a hospital healing environment and functional workspace to support the wellbeing of both patients and clinicians.



MEDglas OR Walls are built specifically for the rigorous OR environment and can withstand even a 9.2 earthquake. Easy for terminal cleaning of the OR, it can handle most disinfecting agents. Only aggressive acids like hydrofluoric acid are able to damage MEDglas. With minimized maintenance costs compared to drywall and other conventional building materials, MEDglas Walls do not dent or show signs of aging or yellowing and is more scratch-resistant than other building materials. The specially tempered security glass is also non-combustible, nonflammable, and resistant to most acids and alkalis.

MEDglas Prefabricated O.R. Walls
MEDglas Prefabricated O.R. Walls
MEDglas Prefabricated O.R. Walls


With integrated ambient LED lighting, MEDglas OR Walls support the workflow of the healing environment and the circadian rhythms of the OR staff. The special light band integrated into the prefabricated wall system features a variety of color options to suit each clinical situation including stimulating yellow, calming blue, and even a daylight option designed to simulate the light spectrum of the sun depending on the time of day.


STERIS MEDglas Prefabricated OR Walls are high quality, factory built and come to you ready to install. The modular, prefabricated walls are designed for an installation that takes days, not weeks. Fully recyclable, it contributes to a zero-waste solution.



General Data

Product Description

MEDglas Wall ESG-H

Item/model number





Modular glass cladding made of toughened safety glass with a hot storage test. (Raw material before process is float glass)

Type Description

Modular glass cladding system to be mounted on a substructure. 25/64" [10 mm] thick thermally toughened safety glass including all cutouts according to requirements. Scratch- and crack-resistant glass. The glass panels are additionally stored in a hot storage furnace for 8 hours at 554°F [290 °C] (Heat-Soak-Test) to avoid spontaneous breakage due to trapped nickel sulphides. Disassembly and reassembly possible without any damage.


Opaque color coating according to RAL color table on the back of the glass


Optional image on the back of the glass (MGW-002)


All joints sealed with Ottoseal silicone or using a silicone profile (see separate data sheets; MSS-015 - 018)

Edges and Cutouts

All edges and cutouts polished


Hidden panel fastening using screws

LED Light

Possibility for adding LED light concept behind the glass. All installations according to individual requirements


Possibility for adding Monitors behind the glass. All installations according to individual requirements


The warranty period is 12 months from final invoice. Please note that no glass breakage warranty can be given


Made in Germany; Produced by MEDIK Hospital Design GmbH

Technical Data

Finishing material


Core material



No fixed panel widths - individual sizing according to optimal layout

Max. panel size

3' 11.25" x 9' 6,2" [1.200 x 2.900 mm] (W x H)


5,12 pound/square foot [25 kg /m²]

Glass Thickness

25/64" [10 mm]

Flexural Strength

51.629,347ft·lb [70.000 Nm / mm²]

Specific warmth capacity Cp

0,73 x 10³ J / kg * K

Water absorption rate


Surface hardness

5,3 on Mohns scale

Surface resistance rate (Ω)

∞ (Isolator)

Germ proof test

Germ-free surface

Sound Insulation capacity

33 dB without additional insulation, higher sound insulation can be achieved by additional insulation in the substructure

Lead equivalent (X-RAY protection)

0.004" [0,1 mm eq.]

Joint width

9/32" [7 mm]

Earthquake Certificate

9.2 on Richter scale


Hot storage test for a couple of hours at 554°F [290°C] to avoid spontaneous breakage



Floor layout is necessary

Elevation Drawings

Elevation drawings are necessary

Cutouts and Measurements

All panel cutouts and measurements must be pre-planned exactly. Subsequent processing is not possible. Alternatively, the position MED Wall Extension Panel (stainless steel panel see MGW-006) can be installed for subsequent processing. Please also note: Holes must be drilled next to door frames at a distance of at least 5 29/32" [150 mm]. Holes on an extension panel must be drilled at a distance of at least 3 15/16" [100 mm] and holes on glass panels at a distance of at least 1 31/32" [50 mm]. Light switches and door openers (MED Door Drive Magic Switch see MDD-005) must be installed at a distance of at least 3 15/16" [100 mm].


Material for installation must be on site

Storage Area

Storage area for the material must be available

Transportation Way

The way of transportation to the construction site should be passable with a lifting carriage or trolley


All wall installations have to be removed

Piping and Cabling

All piping and cabling must be finished


Any kind of substructure must be available. Glass is screwed to substructure in the gap between panels


Tempered safety glass in accordance with EN 12150-2

Tempered safety glass conformity in accordance with EN 14179-2

Safety glass according to DIN 1863-1 and EN 12150 consisting of Sanco Dur

Condensate test according to DIN-1096-1

Heat-Soak-Test to EN-10204 (Test report after process)

All edges and cutouts polished according to DIN EN 1249 part 11

Production according to DIN EN ISO 9001 - quality management

Production according to DIN EN ISO 14001 - environmental management

Certificate for China Compulsory Product Certification (CCC)

Earthquake Certificate

Hole Tolerances

Tolerances for drilling holes and cut-outs

Dimension (Ø or size of
the excavation)


≤ 25/32" [20 mm]

± 1/64" [0,5 mm]

> 25/32" ≤ 2 23/64"
[20 mm ≤ 60 mm]

± 3/64" [1,0 mm]

> 2 23/64" [60 mm]

± 5/64" [2,0 mm]

Countersink 90°

+ 1/16" /- 3/64" [1,5 / -1,0 mm]
± 2 °

Cleaning / Maintenance

The following information is appropriate for all glass constructions installed by MEDIK. During the cleaning of glass surfaces, it is important to use much clean water to avoid scratches by dirt particles

  • Use a soft, clean sponge, leather or cloth
  • The effect of cleaning can be supported by using a neutral detergent or a typical glass cleaner
  • The glass is resistant against most of the commonly used detergents
  • Do not use sharp metal items for cleaning the surface of the glass construction can cause scratches on the surface
  • The use of mobile polishing units for repairing surface damages will cause major defects in the surface and can negatively affect the stability of the glass. If using this type of device, the safety of the glass cannot be guaranteed
  • Glass can generally be cleaned with regular detergents
  • Chemicals based on alkaline leaches, acids or fluoride-containing substances may not be used. These can affect the surface of glass permanently

Recommended cleaning procedure

  • Our recommendation are products from Bode like Mikrobac forte or Dismozon pur
  • Please no dry cleaning!
  • Spray plenty of water onto the Glass to loosen hard, abrasive particles
  • Clean cloths regularly to avoid scratches
  • Dry the surface with a dry, clean cloth
  • Clean the surface with a regular detergent and rinse with plain water
  • Film of the detergent can be removed with a clean, dry cotton cloth

How strong are MEDglas OR Walls?

MEDglas is constructed of specially tempered and toughened 10 mm security glass. It can withstand force of up to a 9.2 earthquake.


Once you choose the design, can it be changed?

The panels are easily accessible and can be modified to accommodate new equipment or new aesthetic designs if your needs change.


How does MEDglas minimize maintenance costs?

Unlike drywall that requires frequent repairs, MEDglas is also ultra-durable. It does not dent or show signs of aging or yellowing. It's also noncombustible, nonflammable, and resistant to most acids and alkalis.


How does MEDglas support infection prevention efforts?

Install MEDglas on a framework or over an existing wall. Its smooth surface does not harbor dust or dirt. Modular, it can be completely sealed, eliminating the nooks and crannies that can be hard to clean and disinfect.

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STERIS is a leading provider of infection prevention
and other procedural products and services.

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