Ideal flooring solution
Ideal flooring solution

Ideal flooring solution

Flowfresh solves Procter & Gamble´s flooring specification search

Flowfresh MF was identified as the ideal flooring refurbishment solution for Procter & Gamble Co´s (P&G) Madhya Pradesh industrial facility after the consumer goods giant undertook an extensive specification process.

The company´s baby care and feminine care units needed new floors that would provide an attractive, hygienic and visually appealing surface for an extended period of time despite the many challenges that such a large-scale processing plant would inflict on the floor.

Large quantities of globally recognised brands would be handled in these areas, including Pampers and Whispers, which meant that every aspect of the site had to meet the highest levels of quality to avoid contaminants or flaws creeping into the processing line. The refurbishment project also had to be completed to a demanding standard and within a tight time schedule to avoid disrupting the site´s productivity. To meet these requirements, 6,250 sq. meters of Flowcrete India´s polyurethane resin floor system Flowfresh MF was installed across the manufacturing facility´s production halls and packing areas. The chosen solution would need to be durable enough to withstand point loading from large pallets, traffic from staff and heavily laden trolleys, equipment, regular cleaning and occasional impacts for an extended period of time. It was also important for P&G that the new floor finish complied with international hygiene standards to prove that it is up to the task of minimising contamination within a busy industrial environment.

The ability of Flowcrete India´s Flowfresh range to retain a clean and effective finish in the face of difficult industrial conditions has led to it achieving HACCP International certification. This accreditation was crucial to P&G´s specifiers as it provided an assurance that it would retain the desired flooring properties for the long term. The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system was designed to minimise contamination events in the food and beverage industry; however, it has been adopted by other market sectors too.

To enhance a site´s hygienic credentials even further, every Flowfresh system has had the antimicrobial additive Polygiene® homogeneously distributed throughout the floor´s polyurethane matrix. This bactericidal agent is able to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria in contact with the floor, including E-coli listeria and Salmonella typhi. Flowfresh MF was also specified for this project because it could be installed on top of a less than one-week-old concrete slab. This saved P&G almost a month of drying time, which would have been necessary for epoxy systems, allowing the plant to start operating again much sooner than it otherwise would have done.

Flowcrete India and its approved applicator were set a five-day window in which to install the new floor.

The project was successfully completed on time, avoiding any delays and disruptions to P&G´s operational activity.

Flowcrete Group is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial flooring, which has its headquarters and manufacturing centre in Kuala Lumpur.

For further information:
Visit www.flowcrete.in or contact Daniel Ash at Flowcrete Group´s Marketing
department on 44 (0)1270 758 702 or email dan.ash@flowcrete.com.

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