50th anniversary of Ucrete: the world’s toughest floor since 1969

50th anniversary of Ucrete: the world’s toughest floor since 1969

50 years ago, the Ucrete flooring solution was patented. Ucrete is based on a unique resin technology that provides these floors with exceptional resistance to aggressive chemicals, extreme mechanical impact, and thermal shock.

• The flooring solution for the most challenging environments
• Functional for decades
• Fast and straightforward installation

Ucrete floors are particularly suitable for use in aggressive process areas as encountered in the food-and-beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, for example. They form homogenous surfaces with a minimum of joints and, where required, slip-resistance properties for safe and hygienic work environments.

The impenetrable and impermeable Ucrete surfaces retain their stability at temperatures of up to 130 °C and meet even the strictest requirements in terms of hygiene. Depending on the exact variant, Ucrete can be installed in a matter of hours or a few days, and, if applied correctly, retains its functionality for decades.

Development of Ucrete began in the late 1960s as part of the search for a resilient, durable and easy-to-apply floor coating for chemical plants. Polyurethane as the basic ingredient, a controlled reaction with water prior to application, and aggregates hitherto only used for concrete proved to be the ideal solution.

Philip Ansell, Marketing Manager for Ucrete Industrial Flooring Europe at BASF said: “The properties of Ucrete, whose name is a combination of Urethane and Concrete, were nothing less than revolutionary!”

“One of the oldest Ucrete floors still in service was installed on the premises of a brewery in Nigeria in 1982”

“Our customers know that they can rely on the performance and the durability of our Ucrete flooring systems – and they want that reliability again and again. Innovation has been our key driver since 1960, and the strong investments made over the years on R&D activities brought us to reach several milestones such as…”

• 1982: The first antistatic hygienic terrazzo floor for the pharmaceutical industry;
• 1993: The first flow applied heavy duty screed with thermal shock resistance for ergonomic application;
• 2003: The first systems with specifiable slip resistance profiles as key safety requirement for the food-and-beverage industry;
• 2011: The first non-tainting, rapid curing systems, to minimize downtime even at chill temperatures;
• 2018: Monolithic, thermal shock resistant antistatic flooring.”

The product range has been refined and expanded and now includes more than a dozen different solutions for a variety of challenging requirements.

Ucrete flooring solutions are available globally through specialized applicators.

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