With the demand for craft brewed and artisan beer soaring across the US, PPI Epoxy Coatings, in partnership with Flowcrete Americas, has played a critical role in the delivery of a state-of-the-art brewhouse for Florida Beer Company located in Americas spaceport Cape Canaveral, FL.
The 60,000 sq. ft. facility features the most efficient brewing equipment and technologies including a CombiCube B brewhouse that offers a capacity of well over 90,000 barrels.
Looking for a suitable flooring material that would stand up to the daily demands of the new brewhouse, Jim Massoni, who had been unhappy with earlier proposals, approached Flowcrete Americas, who together with PPI Epoxy Coatings prepared a specification calling for the use of various specialist resin flooring systems throughout the building.
12,000 sq. ft. of a slurry broadcast cementitious urethane concrete system, Flowfresh SRQ, was proposed in a custom red color blend for Florida Beer Companys central production hall and bottling plant. Flowfresh SRQ contains coloured quartz granules that create a positively textured profile to assist with preventing slip risks underfoot.
20,000 sq. ft. of a second system, Flowcoat SF41 HCS, was recommended for use in both storage and packing halls and a further 7,000 sq ft in a safety yellow shade was proposed for use in the brewerys tank fermentation area.
Originally designed for the aviation industry, Flowcoat SF41 HCS is a non-porous, highly chemical resistant epoxy floor coating system that has a proven international track record within the industrial manufacturing and food and beverage production sectors.