Hygienic Flooring Harnesses the Power of Silver
12 May 2012
A number of flooring options are available to clients working in the food manufacturing or food preparation sectors including trowel-applied seamless epoxy or polyurethane resin systems, such as the Flowfresh range from Flowcrete India.
Not only does the Flowfresh polyurethane flooring range offer clients an enhanced hygiene performance resulting from a seamless installation combined with the material's excellent durability and resistance, but additionally Flowfresh offers a further innovation to make the completed floor finish more effective than ever before.
Containing a powerful thermosetting amino compound, which is incorporated within the polyurethane resin matrix of the flooring material, the Flowfresh system has been designed to offer clients complete surface protection against harmful bacteria, mould and yeasts.
The technology can positively inhibit the growth of both gram positive and gram negative bacteria including SARS, E-coli, MRSA, C.diificile and Salmonella typhi amongst others, with international studies showing a 99.9% reduction in the bacterial population of a typical floor.
This protection remains active for the lifetime of the floor, even if worn or damaged, offering clients' peace of mind in terms of hygiene.
Flowfresh systems are either rake or trowel applied in-situ, resulting in a seamless finish that preventsdirt, dust and bacteria from building up in cracks and crevices - an unavoidable problem when working with any tile-based product.
The substrate of any food manufacturing or preparation facility should preferably be concrete, and graded to floor drainage outlets to prevent pooling of water. Drainage outlets should be located adjacent to water supply points including sinks, basins and dishwashers.
Special attention should be given to the installation of floor finishes at drain outlets as well as floor and wall junctions to prevent the build-up of dirt and grease and maintain the integrity of the waterproofing.
Not only can all Flowfresh systems be installed in conjunction with drainage components, but a coving option is available to clients looking to achieve the ultimate hygiene performance.
Flowfresh has already proved a popular choice in the Indian food and beverage market with recent installations of the material for Nestlé, Cadbury, Varun Beverages and Jubilant Foodworks.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete India has offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi and is 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, fast curing systems, corrosion protection and self-levelling underlayments.
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.