At Meatup 2015, Flowcrete UK will be demonstrating how its range of hygienic flooring solutions is ideal for environments looking to satisfy the highest possible hygiene standards and can beef up any meat facilitys health and safety defences.
The National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire will host the UK meat industrys biennial trade exhibition from the 30th June to 1st July 2015.
Over the years the Meatup trade exhibition has firmly established itself as an important commercial networking event in the meat industry calendar. The next show is set to further develop this important forum where suppliers and buyers get together face-to-face to conduct business.
This year, Meatup 2015 will provide a brand new programme of important and relevant seminars, plus major craft competitions involving retail, processing and foodservice. It also joins forces with The New Food Science & Technology Show, which will add even more value to the visitor experience.
Flowcretes ultra hygienic polyurethane flooring system, Flowfresh, is ideally equipped to optimise any meat industry facility to deal with the everyday rigours of intensive production and processing. It has been designed to work alongside the on-site cleaning regime to ensure regulatory requirements are surpassed and a high level of site cleanliness is consistently maintained.
Flowcrete UK has developed Flowfresh out of an exclusive global partnership with Polygiene®, a manufacturer of natural silver ion based antimicrobial agents. This additive has been incorporated into the polyurethane matrix of Flowfresh to deliver an advanced surface protection that eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria. This system has been proven to meet the ISO 22196 standard of measuring a surfaces antibacterial effectiveness.
Flowfresh can maintain a seamless, impervious and easy to clean surface for an extended period of time despite the difficult conditions within large-scale meat industry facilities. The stresses exerted on the floor in these settings can include impacts from heavy equipment, thermal shock, foot and forklift traffic, frequent hot water cleaning, exposure to corrosive chemicals and food by-products. The thickness, chemical, abrasion and temperature resistance properties of Flowfresh can be tailored to meet the specific challenges that a plant will inflict on its floor.
The Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 stipulate that floors must allow adequate surface drainage. Stainless steel drainage can be incorporated into a Flowfresh floorto facilitate the rapid removal of liquid and contaminants from an area. This avoids the risk of bacteria build up while simultaneously preventing puddles and spillages becoming dangerous slip hazards.
Flowfresh is available in a variety of slip resistance grades so that specifiers can select a solution that takes into account the amount and type of spillages that the floor is likely to experience.
The Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 also states that, the junction between walls and floors should be coved. Coving made from the same Flowfresh system as the floor can be installed to ensure that the same hardwearing, antibacterial and long-lasting material is used to create a seamless transition between floor and wall.
A staple of the highly successful and effective Flowfresh range, Flowfresh HF is a heavy duty, chemical resistant antimicrobial treated polyurethane resin floor screed developed specifically for application in the food and drinks industry.
Flowfresh HF delivers an aesthetically pleasing and finely textured floor finish with an excellent slip-resistant profile. Furthermore, the material is perfect for use in wet processing zones that have to withstand high volumes of foot and wheeled traffic on a daily basis.
The extensive range of options available within the Flowfresh range makes it ideal for use across a meat processing complex, as it can be just as effective in storage areas as in high-care production environments.