Impact, Chemical and Wear Resistant Floors Specified by Metallink Fluid Power Systems
06 Feb 2017
- Metallink Fluid Power Systems combines Flowcrete systems to tailor the floor in each part of its site.
- Flowcoat SF41 applied to protect against intensive industrial conditions.
- The zinc phosphate area required a specialist, highly chemical resistant finish.
Metallink Fluid Power Systems has installed a combination of Flowcrete UK’s high performance industrial systems to ensure that the floor in each area of its manufacturing plant is up to the task at hand.
The process of manufacturing fabricated metal products that Metallink Fluid Power Systems undertakes in its Durham based facility would inevitably subject the floor to a long list of stresses and strains. It knew that should the onsite conditions deteriorate or damage the finish then it would result in an unsightly and unsanitary surface underfoot that would be difficult to clean, pose a trip risk and create an unpleasant working environment.
5,250m2 of the epoxy resin coating Flowcoat SF41 was applied in the production and warehouse areas, as it is able to withstand impacts, traffic and intensive industrial conditions for an extended period of time. A bright red colour was chosen for the floor with standout yellow signage added into the finish.
Metallink Fluid Power Systems’ site includes a zinc phosphate area. The client knew that a specialist system would be required to protect the floor from exposure to the chemicals used in this part of the facility. 250m2 of Flowchem VE RC was used to coat the floor in this part of the facility due to the exceptional chemical resistance properties of this system.
A full scatter of quartz was incorporated into the new finishes, as this would allow the client to transport heavy baskets over the floor without it leaving scratches and blemishes in the surface.
Jon Black from Metallink Fluid Power Systems said: “The group owner commented on the finished floor and the quality of the finish.”
The entire flooring project was completed in only two weeks. It was critical that this deadline was met in order to avoid prolonging the factory’s shut down period. The two-week schedule included a thorough prepping process of shot blasting and diamond grinding.
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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. 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.