Floors are a vital part of beverage manufacturing facilities. Not only do they need to be able to stand up to the rigours of production, but they must also be safe and hygienic enough to ensure that no contaminants enter the product. These environments are prone to several risks, such as slips and falls, microbial growth, and chemical exposure. Therefore, choosing the safest and most protective flooring for these facilities is crucial. In this blog post, we will discuss the factors to consider when selecting flooring for beverage manufacturing facilities and the types of flooring that are best suited for these environments.
Factors to consider
Slip Resistance: Beverage manufacturing facilities are often wet and prone to spills, making slip resistance a top priority. Slip-resistant flooring is essential to reduce the risk of slips, falls, and accidents in the workplace.
Chemical Resistance: When various chemicals are used, such as cleaning agents and disinfectants, they can damage the flooring. Chemical-resistant flooring is necessary to protect against damage from these chemicals.
Hygiene: Any manufacturing facility that is manufacturing food and beverages needs to maintain a high level of hygiene to prevent the growth of microorganisms and maintain a clean environment. The flooring should be easy to clean and sanitise to prevent the growth of bacteria, mould, and mildew.
Durability: Flooring in these environments must be durable enough to withstand constant foot traffic, heavy machinery, and equipment. It should also be able to withstand the impact of dropped objects and heavy loads.
Flooring for beverage manufacturers
When it comes to flooring for the beverage manufacturing industry, we recommend Methyl methacrylate. MMA flooring is a type of industrial flooring that is widely used in the beverage manufacturing industry. It is a high-performance flooring system that is made from a blend of methyl methacrylate resin, hardener, and graded aggregates.
MMA flooring is highly durable and resistant to a wide range of chemicals, including acids and alkalis, which are commonly used in beverage manufacturing. It also has a high level of impact resistance, making it ideal for environments where heavy machinery and equipment are used.
In addition, MMA flooring has a fast curing time, which means that it can be installed quickly and efficiently, reducing downtime for beverage manufacturers. It is also easy to clean and maintain, which is important in a food and beverage processing environment where hygiene is of paramount importance.
Methyl methacrylate flooring also offers slip-resistant properties, which can be beneficial in environments where spills and wet conditions are common. This can help to reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents, which are common causes of workplace injuries.
So, what do we recommend for beverage manufacturers? The solutions are RX Foodsafe, as well as RX Toughseal Demarcation Lines and RX PU 6290.
RX Foodsafe RX Foodsafe is the ultimate fast-curing MMA resin system that meets the manufacturing industry’s operational needs for a clean, safe and sanitary environment. Combining the strength of superior inter-coat adhesion with chemical, wear and slip resistance, RX Foodsafe offers a completely seamless hygienic flooring solution.RX Foodsafe also has a fast curing time, which means that it can be installed quickly and efficiently, reducing downtime for food and beverage manufacturers. View the full specs here.
RX Toughseal Demarcation Lines The Robex team has been installing RX Toughseal Demarcation Lines in beverage manufacturing facilities across Africa. Demarcation lines in manufacturing facilities are important for safety because they help to clearly delineate areas where specific types of activities can take place. These lines are usually painted or marked on the floor, and they may be of different colours or designs to indicate different purposes. Demarcation lines can be used to prevent hazards, manage traffic, organise work areas and can be used to indicate emergency response routes and exits.View the full specs here.
RX PU 6290 RX-PU 6290 is a prepared high-strength polyurethane screed designed to withstand heavy-duty use. It offers fantastic thermal shock resistance as well as incredible abrasion & chemical resistance. Ideal for applications in industrial kitchens, heavy-duty plants and traffic areas, breweries, food production facilities, processing plants etc. This product can withstand aggressive cleaning, has a seamless finish with no grout or joints and is virtually odour free. RX PU 6290 performs better generally in areas exposed to temperatures ranging from 80 °C – 180 °C.View the full specs here.
For additional products, we recommend
RX Toughseal, a polyurethane protective coating which can be applied to walls.
RX Polar Coat, a smart tech coating for ISO panels. This product is perfect for cold storage warehouses, food handling and food processing rooms, cold rooms, and coating of refrigeration boxes on delivery and transport vehicles.
RX Grip Kits to prevent accidents on slippery surfaces such as stairs, ramps, walkways etc.
In conclusion, choosing the safest and most protective flooring for beverage manufacturing facilities is crucial to ensure the safety and hygiene of the workplace. The flooring should be slip-resistant, chemical-resistant, hygienic, and durable to withstand the demands of the environment. If you would like more information about our products or would like to request a site quote, please email email@example.com.