At Meatup 2015, Flowcrete UK will be demonstrating how its range of hygienic flooring solutions is ideal for environments looking to satisfy the highest possible hygiene standards and can beef up any meat facility’s health and safety defences.
The National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire will host the UK meat industry’s biennial trade exhibition from the 30th June to 1st July 2015.
Flowcrete’s ultra hygienic polyurethane flooring system, Flowfresh, is ideally equipped to optimise any meat industry facility to deal with the everyday rigours of intensive production and processing.
Flowcrete UK has developed Flowfresh out of an exclusive global partnership with Polygiene®, a manufacturer of natural silver ion based antimicrobial agents. This additive has been incorporated into the polyurethane matrix of Flowfresh to deliver an advanced surface protection that eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria. This system has been proven to meet the ISO 22196 standard of measuring a surface’s antibacterial effectiveness.
Flowfresh can maintain a seamless, impervious and easy to clean surface for an extended period of time despite the difficult conditions within large-scale meat industry facilities. The thickness, chemical, abrasion and temperature resistance properties of Flowfresh can be tailored to meet the specific challenges that a plant will inflict on its floor.
The Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 stipulate that floors must “allow adequate surface drainage”. Stainless steel drainage can be incorporated into a Flowfresh floor to facilitate the rapid removal of liquid and contaminants from an area. This avoids the risk of bacteria build up while simultaneously preventing puddles and spillages becoming dangerous slip hazards.
Flowfresh is available in a variety of slip resistance grades so that specifiers can select a solution that takes into account the amount and type of spillages that the floor is likely to experience.
The Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 also states that, “the junction between walls and floors… should be coved”. Coving made from the same Flowfresh system as the floor can be installed to ensure that the same hardwearing, antibacterial and long-lasting material is used to create a seamless transition between floor and wall.
To find out more about Flowcrete UK’s range of specialist hygienic flooring systems or to arrange a site visit for a development currently underway talk to one of Flowcrete’s team members on stand 111 at Meatup 2015 or click here to contact your local Flowcrete UK representative.