FDBusiness.com

Brooklyn Brewery Chooses Fresh Floor Finish

 Breaking News
  • Müller to Review UK Food Service Delivery Operation A food service delivery operation supplying fresh milk and other products to 3,000 non-residential customers in England and Wales which is suffering losses of around £5 million per annum, is to be reviewed by Müller Milk & Ingredients. The company has confirmed a 45 day review and consultation, placing 250 roles at risk of redundancy. [...]...
  • Ryvita’s New Re-Launch Following a hugely successful year in 2017, healthy snacking favourite Ryvita is kicking off 2018 with not only a brand new campaign but also an exciting re-freshed look in addition a host of new and innovative products. On a mission to help women enjoy positive healthy living every day, Ryvita has teamed up with CRUK and one of the [...]...
  • Campari Group Launches New Super Premium Gin Campari Group has launched its new super-premium Italian gin, O’ndina, in the UK. The UK is the first market to roll out the product, which will later launch globally. With the launch of O’ndina, Campari Group enters the fast-growing Super Premium Gin category, with this Small Batch Italian Gin, crafted in Italy using fresh basil [...]...
  • KITKAT Ruby Arrives in the UK Nestlé UK is introducing a Ruby chocolate version of its iconic four finger KITKAT. Consumers in the UK will be the first in Europe to try a four finger KITKAT made with Ruby chocolate, a fourth chocolate after dark, milk and white. This unique KITKAT offers a new taste experience. The crispy four-finger wafer bar is [...]...
  • A Wee Dram Goes Further Than You Think Thanks to Goplasticpallets.com It’s one of the world’s favourite food exports and it’s important to keep the whisky flowing at all times. As the US writer, Mark Twain said: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whisky is barely enough.” That’s why The Edrington Group, the international premium spirits company, approached Goplasticpallets.com when it needed [...]...

Brooklyn Brewery Chooses Fresh Floor Finish

Brooklyn Brewery Chooses Fresh Floor Finish
August 15
09:10 2017

After abandoning plans to build a new $70 million state-of-the-art plant at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in nearby Staten Island, N.Y., world-famous craft brewers, Brooklyn Brewery, sought major re-development work at their long standing home in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood, including upgrades to floor coating systems located in the brewery’s main production halls. Bucking the trend for dairy brick, the brewer opted for close to 8,000 sq. ft. of Flowcrete’s urethane cement for major upgrade works to its manufacturing facility located at the former matzo plant where it has operated since 1996.

The brewery, which originally opened its doors to a dozen visitors each Friday evening in the late nineties now nets around 3,000 to 4,000 visitors each weekend, including New Yorkers and visitors from across the globe on a pilgrimage to taste the company’s distinct brands and flavours.

Flowcrete’s durable and slip-resistant, Flowfresh SR cementitious urethane was selected for installation in the brewery’s main production hall with a subsequent topcoat of 100% solids Flowcoat CR for additional chemical resistance in the face of punishing brewing conditions.

It takes a lot of heat to turn malt, hops, water and yeast into a beer ready for tasting. The heat helps unlock the enzymes and contributes to alcohol level. The malt is mixed at temperatures as high as 200 degrees – filling the plant with a sweet-smelling aroma for employees and visitors to the site taking the weekly tours. During brewing, the mixture varies between boiling and 65 degrees.

Flowfresh material is highly durable offering excellent thermal cycling and thermal shock resistance. This makes the material ideal for installation in areas subject to extremely hot temperatures or those that may be exposed to intermittent hot spillage or hot water wash down processes.

Unlike dairy brick, Flowfresh cementitious urethane systems are installed in a seamless application, meaning no joint or grout lines, which can become susceptible to damage and cracking and once penetrated offer a ripe spot to harbour dirt, dust and other bacteria.

Seamless Flooring Systems Inc. in Somerdale, N.J, completed the installation work over seven consecutive weekends. The installation was challenging for crews as much of the equipment remained in-situ throughout the install. As such, highly skilled applicators working low down and often in tight spaces were required.

“A lot of labor was involved, with crews applying a degreaser prior to pressure washing, followed by treatment with a diamond grinder to remove contaminants in the cement, much of it worn down to expose aggregate,” says Chris McDermott, Vice President of Seamless Flooring Systems Inc. “With the forklift traffic and dropping kegs, brewing is one of the most abusive industries we deal with. Although cementitious urethane isn’t a permanent fix, with correct care and maintenance can be serviceable for upwards of 15 years.”

There are a lot of urethane cements available on the market but they’re not all the same. An antimicrobial additive – Polygiene® – is standard in Flowcrete’s Flowfresh systems, which have been installed in countless food and beverage manufacturing facilities across the world for more than 30 years. “I won’t put epoxy down,” McDermott warns.

Flowfresh material is certified by HACCP International as food-grade for use in both wet and dry processing and production areas. This international standard recognises both the safety and suitability of this product to meet the variety of challenges found in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.

Brian Campbell, Flowcrete Americas’ Regional Manager for the East Coast, says: “The Brooklyn Brewery project is a testament to both the quality of the Flowfresh materials alongside the skill and talent of the installation team. I look forward to visiting Williamsburg to check in on how the floor is holding out and perhaps have a tipple at the same time.”

For more information on the installation of Flowfresh SR and Flowcoat CR at Brooklyn brewery, you canview a video of the project on You Tube.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • April 22, 2018Natural & Organic Products 
  • April 24, 2018Scandinavian Wine Expo
  • April 24, 2018Seafood Processing Global
  • April 24, 2018InterFood Krasnodar
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements