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Resin flooring installed in new Welsh bottling plant

Factories that process food or drinks need specialist floors. A new bottling plant for the Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company in Wales, needed floors that could resist damage from heavy machinery, be easy to clean and conform to food hygiene regulations.

Over 175 million

bottles of water and fruit juice are produced in the bottling plant. The heavy machinery occupies a large area and could damage some conventional floor coverings.

Floors in food factories must be able to withstand the spillage of hot fat and boiling water. Floor coverings need to be anti-bacterial and be suitable for steam cleaning and pressure washing. They must also be non-slip to avoid accidents by their workers.

The solution found for the Welsh factory was the SikaFloor PurChem polyurethane resin system. This floor covering has a high resistance to fatty acids, chemicals and high temperatures. It is suitable for all food and drinks processing environments and exceeds the food regulations requirements.

The floor was sloped for easy draining and the resin covering was laid over a concrete base. The resin surface is also dust resistant.

The average business premises in North Wales do not need to conform to the exacting standards of the food industry, but resin floor coverings should be considered when installing a new floor. In commercial buildings where a floor needs to be chemical resistant, hard wearing, slip resistant and easy to clean, resin flooring can be the ideal solution. Resin flooring is also cost effective.

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