Food Industry Flooring Needs Packaged With Total System
01 Nov 2013
- Flowcrete floors are trusted the world over.
- Polygiene® is an environmentally friendly technology.
- Flowfresh can be laid to falls.
Flowcrete UK has launched a total ‘floor to wall’ system, which combines state-of-the-art products and best in class service to deliver a seamless finish for the food and drink sectors.
With more than 30 years’ experience of flooring in the sector, Flowcrete floors are trusted the world over to deliver fit for purpose systems, designed specifically for food and drink processing and packaging environments.
Now, under Flowcrete’s integrated flooring system, specifiers can select a total floor ‘build-up’ for their premises, which offers the next generation in flooring choice.
Carried out with one warranty and under one point of contact, works can include the repair and restoration or re-laying of the concrete slab, the supply and installation of a damp proof membrane, and the supply and installation of a polymer modified screed.
Flowcrete can then undertake the design, supply and installation of a stainless steel drainage system and durable resin floor finish, including the choice of Flowcrete Flowfresh – a unique offer for the industry with its inclusion of the silver-based Polygiene® agent within the resin matrix, for the ultimate in hygiene performance.
Using patented technology, Polygiene® helps to protect surfaces against harmful microbes by building silver – which is one of nature’s own antimicrobial agents - into the flooring mix.
Polygiene® was brought to market after a three year research and development process. It is capable of controlling MRSA, C.Diff, salmonella and E-Coli – as well as other types of bacteria and fungi on contact. Harmful microbes deposited onto these surfaces become incapable of sustaining themselves.
Only extremely small amounts of silver are used, which makes Polygiene® an environmentally friendly technology.
Furthermore, Polygiene® is an inorganic additive and therefore environmental issues relating to the use of organic antimicrobial additives do not apply to the system.
Flowfresh can be laid to falls to increase the run-off and water and other fluids in a wet processing environment and graded aggregates can also be selected to ensure a slip resistant finish.
The works are completed with durable, antimicrobial wall cladding, which offers a complete sealed surface that is easy to clean and maintain and meets even the most stringent demands for a total solution to prevent bacteria build-up.
Furthermore, this completed integrated floor to wall system can be delivered through Isocrete Project Management, from Flowcrete UK, which offers a complete turn-key flooring solution to food processing and packaging clients looking to simplify the procurement of a new system underfoot.
Isocrete Project Management offers a single source route, extending from the initial project consultation process, through to warranty and aftercare.
Of major appeal to both main contractor and end user client, it operates throughout the key stages of a project, offering a bespoke service from initial consultation, product specification, product manufacture and logistics management, through to product installation from a trained Flowcrete approved contractor – and all backed by a comprehensive product and installation warranty.
Alan Dean, Managing Director of Flowcrete UK, said: “We have been meeting the needs of food and drink clients for more than 30 years and, to retain our position in the marketplace, we’ve constantly brought in new features and products to meet the needs of the industry, such as the project management service and the inclusion of stainless steel drainage into our integrated flooring programme.
“The end result ensures specifiers get more from their floors, and can rely on us to deliver a system that meets their exact needs.”
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete UK has its headquarters in Sandbach, Cheshire and is part of Flowcrete Europe & Middle East, one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. and has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, corrosion protection, self levelling underlayments, underfloor heating and now underfloor acoustic insulation.
Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.