Fit-for-purpose floors for food producers

by Madelein
Fit-for-purpose floors for food producers

Flowcrete’s ultra-hygienic polyurethane flooring range called Flowfresh recently achieved HACCP International certification for the second time, with Flowfresh Cove included in the accredited collection for the first time. This coating was developed for the food and beverage industry to address specific challenges that are faced by businesses in this sector.

While the thicker, fit-for-purpose flooring solution is more expensive than other alternatives, food producers realise that with an average life-span of approximately 15 years, it’s better to invest in a floor covering that will stand the test of time. The company’s Technical Director, Grant Adamson, devised a lifecycle cost consideration that takes the initial expense of a floor and adds to it annual maintenance costs, such as cleaning, repairs and upkeep as well as the price of replacing a failed floor, including the costs incurred by shutting down production. When considering the capital cost, maintenance costs, the replacement costs of a failed floor as well as the risks of food-borne illness outbreaks that can be traced to contaminant build-up in the hard-to-clean gaps and cracks of a deteriorating floor, it’s not hard to see that investing in a floor covering solution that has been designed for the food and beverage industry makes economic sense.

Flowcrete has been using silver-ion based antibacterial agents in their robust polyurethane coatings for over a decade. The product not only meets the strict standards of HACCP International, its antibacterial property goes beyond even this industry guideline with its capacity to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria in contact with the floor.

For more information, contact Flowcrete on Tel: +27 (31) 461 3411 or via www.flowcretesa.co.za.

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