Hygienic, clean and anti-microbial
To ensure cleanliness, it’s essential to have a monolithic floor structure so that there’s no ingress of water or fluids, and nothing gets trapped between the substrate and the floor surface. Our Sherwin-Williams systems are seamless and impervious; spills stay on the surface and can be easily cleaned and hygiene maintained, with no contamination. Our floors can also be pitched to a fall and have coving and stainless steel drainage incorporated into the finish.
Resuthane can contain an optional antimicrobial agent that reduces bacterial growth on the surface by up to 99.9%. Tested to ISO 22196, it inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungal organisms such as E-Coli, Aspergillus Niger, and Salmonella.
Hard-wearing and resilient
Many food and drink manufacturing processes involve substances and by-products which have the potential to corrode and contaminate floors and wall surfaces. These include fats and grease, hot oils, sugars and syrups, blood and natural food acids such as lactic, citric and acetic acids - all of which can eat away at inferior surfaces such as concrete, grouting in tiles or joins in vinyl floors. It’s this kind of corrosion and contamination that can harbour growth of bacteria and put your facility at risk of hygiene infringements.
Our seamless resin floor systems for the food and beverage industry can withstand extreme conditions, whether it’s chemical attack from acids and sugars, thermal exposure to reflective heat from ovens, physical impact, heavy machinery and equipment, and a high volume of footfall.
Non-slip and safe
Often in these environments oils, fluids, and even fine powders such as flour or sugar, can cause floors to be slippery. Sherwin-Williams resin flooring systems for food and drink manufacturing areas are seamless, strong, slip-resistant and safe for pedestrian traffic. This safety can be enhanced by the integration of bespoke zoned areas to support health and safety programs.
Non-taint and odourless
In the UK, our Resuthane TG69 is approved by Campden BRI as non-taint, odourless and suitable for the food and drink industry. (campden BRI provides the food and drink industry with technical and advisory services needed to ensure product safety and quality).
Withstands aggressive cleaning
Our durable resin floors can stand up to aggressive cleaning regimes that are often found in food and drink production facilities, such as hot water and steam cleaning, high pressure washing, scraping and the use of harsh chemicals.
Anti-static to reduce explosive dust risk
The Sherwin-WIlliams range of Resustat static dissipative systems can control spontaneous transfer of elec-trostatic charge in areas susceptible to risk of explosive dust. According to the health and safety Executive (UK), examples of explosible dusts in the food industry include: flour, custard powder, instant coffee, sugar, dried milk, potato powder and soup powder. Processes commonly generating explosible dusts include flour and provender milling, sugar grinding, spray drying of milk and instant coffee, and conveyance/storage of whole grains and finely divided materials.
Whatever the resin flooring system you choose, you’ll have peace of mind that you’ve got support from Sherwin-Williams.
From spec to protect, talk to us about how we can help you through every stage of your flooring journey. Why not call us today?
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