Industrial floor coatings for the food & beverage industry

Industrial floor coatings

The industrial sector must comply with a variety of standards and regulations both during construction and everyday operations. More so for Food processing facilities because of the potential for foodborne illnesses. One area of these facilities that require increased attention is the floors. The floors must have a seamless covering or coating while all flooring throughout the facility must be hygienic. Certain areas also require slip resistance for worker safety.

The food industry represents one of the most technically challenging sectors for floor specification professionals and relies heavily on the correct choice of flooring materials to deliver a clean, safe and sanitary environment that meets a wide range of critical health and safety requirements.

The floor of a food processing facility is typically exposed to all sorts of food by-products, including fats, oils, blood, sugar solutions, and natural food acids. Some of these substances can cause serious damage to concrete because of their corrosive nature. In addition, these contaminants can infiltrate uncoated concrete, resulting in uncontrolled growth of bacteria, ultimately degrading the processed food’s purity. MMA (methyl methacrylate) is a good option for flooring in this regard.

MMA seamless floors are designed for rapid setting application and gives a hard and durable, resistant to impact and chemicals/food acids, yet is nonporous, hygienic and easy to clean floor.

Silikal coating systems for the food & beverage industry

There are a number of factors that clients in the food and beverage industries must consider when selecting a new floor finish. Floors in food manufacturing or food preparation premises must be able to be cleaned effectively and thoroughly, must not absorb grease, food substances or water, harbour pests or bacteria, and should be laid to a safe design so as not to cause the pooling of water. These needs are fulfilled by the System B floor coating of the Silikal. The choice of Silikal system to use varies according to the conditions, e. g. slip resistance and resistance to the relevant media such as water, grease, acids, alkaline, etc

Silikal reactive resin for floor coatings has proven itself to be the ideal match for the food industry each step along the way. Extremely durable, seamless, hygienic and installed within a matter of hours, it offers the best basic conditions for even the toughest circumstances. Silikal floor coatings are non-slip (slip-resistance rating R 9 to R 13) and resistant to acids, dyes, greases, salts and other aggressive substances. Their non-porous surfaces assure cleanliness that is easy to maintain, physiologically safe MMA resins, guarantee the highest resistance to mechanical wear. They are also resistant to acids and alkaline. Silikal MMA floors are certified under HACCP, LEED and HALAL certified.

For the last few decades, Silikal has been active across the world creating floors with MMA. Today, their customers can choose from a large number of MMA products and specialties, whether coating, sealant or mortar which are tested to CE, TÜV and AgBB standards.

Any further queries related to the food and beverage industry flooring, kindly write to us directly and we will be glad to assist your flooring solution – Silikal India.