FOOD PLANT | OHIO | UCRETE DP – SS253 NOVOLAC TOPCOAT | CASE STUDY

Surface Solutions transforms 120,00 square feet of an existing food plant floor into an easy-to-clean, slip resistant surface.

Our customer has a huge concrete slab in their food and beverage facility that could not be improved by a typical polishing solution, because the metal shavings in the existing flooring system would rust. Rather than the cost-prohibitive removal of the MasterTop 300 heavy duty metallic aggregate topping on the substrate (formerly called MasterTop Anvil-Top 300), Surface Solutions decides with the customer to install a new flooring solution right over it.

One of our largest industrial flooring projects to date, our customer’s 120,000-square-foot floor must be easy to clean, slip resistant and able to withstand rigorous food processing cleaning. Surface Solutions starts the six-phase, seven-week work schedule by installing Ucrete DP at ¼-inch nominal thickness, broadcasting 40 S Neutral Quartz Sand into the DP, then applying our own SS253 Novolac topcoat. Due to a higher heat tolerance, Novolacs handle chemical attack better than SS707 High-Build Epoxy and are a great solution for food plants.

In addition, Surface Solutions delivers the flooring product to the plant in large plastic totes, to cut down on waste.

The result is 100% customer-approved.

PRODUCTS

BASF UCRETE DP | SS253 Novolac Topcoat

MARKET SECTOR

Food and Beverage

LOCATION

Ohio

CUSTOMER

Food Plant

SQUARE FEET

120,000 SF

PROJECT TIME

6-Phase, 7-Week Work Schedule for Completion

 

 

 

 

Ucrete DP: Polyurethane Concrete Slurry Broadcast Floor Resurfacing Systems

Ucrete DP is a four-component polyurethane concrete system with a broadcast aggregate, an extremely tough floor with the physical properties of Ucrete that exceed those of typical concrete. Installed in thicknesses from 1/8-inch to ¼-inch, determined by the service and cleaning temperatures and the severity of traffic, Ucrete DP system floors use a neutral quartz aggregate.

The unique features of Ucrete DP Systems include:

  • Thermal stability
  • Slip resistant finish
  • Unaffected by freeze/thaw cycles
  • Solvent-free
  • 40+ years of project references
  • No priming or sealing of substrate
  • Wide temperature service range from Ucrete DP Basecoat B4 = 5°- 158°F (-15°-70°C) B6 = -4°-176°F (-20°-80°C)
  • Can be applied on 7-10-day-old concrete
  • Resistant to a wide range of chemicals
  • Extremely high bond strength
  • Coefficient of thermal expansion similar to concrete
  • Slip resistant
  • Excellent impact and abrasion resistance

Food and beverage facilities benefit from the improved safety of a Ucrete DP floor, especially in wet areas. The low odor, VOC-compliant Ucrete DP handles heavy traffic, continuous hot water cleaning, thermal shock resistance (exceeding typical epoxy overlays), and tolerates organic and inorganic acids, alkalis and salts. Due to a quick application time, the use of Ucrete DP also accelerates typical work schedules for many floor installations.

Recommended Uses

  • Where severe conditions exist-high impact pressure, thermal shock and chemical exposure
  • On severely damaged surfaces
  • Meat, poultry and dairy plants
  • Wet conditions requiring a heavily textured slip-resistant surface
  • Bottling facilities
  • Food and beverage facilities
  • Food warehouses
  • Where steam and or hot water is required for cleaning
  • Food packing and canning plants
  • Pharmaceutical facilities
  • Freezers and coolers

Get a look at other successful industrial flooring system installations completed by Surface Solutions by visiting our Work Showcase.

ABOUT SURFACE SOLUTIONS, INC.

Recognized as a top UCRETE® Master Contractor since 2012, Surface Solutions, Inc. is a women-owned independent industrial floor contractor specializing in seamless, polymer flooring systems utilizing the most trusted brands in the industry. As a Flowcrete STAR Contractor, Surface Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of industrial flooring solutions for the Food & Beverage industry. From testing to consultation and complete installation services, Surface Solutions is your premier source of non-toxic, safe and environmentally friendly flooring systems, offering turnkey installations using only in-house personnel. All installations come with a complete single source warranty. To learn more about how Surface Solutions can help provide the highest quality industrial flooring solutions for your business, contact us today!