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FloorTech® at the Forefront of Flooring Technology

FloorTech® at the Forefront of Flooring Technology
January 18
15:37 2015

FloorTech®  specialise in Trazcon® PMMA seamless resin flooring systems and are intimately familiar with the specific everyday challenges that the food and beverage industry is faced with. Being a HACCP Compliant company having served this industry for over 20 years, FloorTech® understands the paramount importance of hygiene, food safety regulations and litigation. They work closely with a panel of experts from Ireland’s food and beverage industry to continually advance their processes and application methods and their highly skilled installation teams receive regular training to minimize risk within food and beverage environments.

FloorTech® has over time implemented a range of critical control measures to ensure compliance with industry standards, such as:

  • Methodical sterilization of equipment and machinery following entry/exit of site to prevent cross contamination
  • Foreign objects and foodstuffs to be kept off site
  • On site equipment register
  • Improved techniques prohibiting the migrations of particles
  • Increased awareness of food safely legislation.

2014 has seen FloorTech® open its first Northern Ireland Office (Tel +44 (0)28 9073 5877), based at The Mount Business Centre, Belfast. FloorTech® decided to expand its operations into Northern Ireland following an increase in market share within the food and drink sector. This new Northern office will cater for the significant increase in demand for Trazcon® hygienic flooring systems in Northern Ireland and bordering counties. Since its official opening FloorTech® has won significant contracts with key industry players including Kerry Foods and Karro Food Group.

Recent Projects

Danone Nutricia: The primary activity in these facilities is the production of base powder that goes into every Danone baby-nutrition formula. It was imperative to the client that a sterile and safe environment was created. The Trazconâ Decór system 1 was the ideal solution due to its advanced hygienic, non porous, easily cleaned properties. The project involved adding a third processing and packing line, the construction of a major warehouse and facilities extension. Over 10,000 sq m was installed throughout both Danone Nutrcia Ireland production sites.

FloorTechPepsiJanuary2015Pepsi Project Evolve 2.0: Having worked closely with Pepsico over the past 20 years, FloorTech® were once again nominated to carry out works to a new manufacturing powder blending facility in Little Island, Cork. FloorTech® liaised with PJ Hegarty & Sons throughout the construction phase to ensure timelines were met during the tight building programme. 3600 sq m of Trazcon® Décor® systems were installed over two floors, including changing facilities, production, clean rooms and warehouses.

Liffey Meats, County Cavan: Liffey Meats chose FloorTech®’s Trazcon® Décor System 3 due to its superb hygienic properties, exceptional durability and rapid one hour cure time. The client required a flooring upgrade to their main boning hall to meet and perform to BRC Standards. FloorTech® installed a high profile finish certified for Slip Resistance and Food Conformity. The entire installation of 600 sq m was completed over one weekend and the plant was back in production immediately thereafter.

FloorTechLiffeyMeatsJanuary2015Developments For 2015

Indoor air quality has now become a significant issue at EU level within the work place. Poor air quality is known to contribute to illnesses such as “sick building syndrome”. Industry standards have now set required standards of 2004/42, “The maximum allowable VOC content in flooring systems must not exceed 500grm/litre”. Flooring systems such as laminates and vinyl can contain high VOC emissions. Companies and new building projects are now combating this problem by using more environmentally friendly low emitting materials.

FloorTech® offers VOC free flooring systems that contribute towards the improvement of indoor air quality and carry the German AgBB certification.

CL28 Deep Cleaning Floor Degreaser

FloorTech® now offer their own brand of environmentally friendly, solvent free, alkaline industrial floor cleaner and degreaser. BRC global standards now require regular deep cleaning to floors in food manufacturing plants. FloorTech®’s CL28 floor cleaner is specifically designed for The food and beverage industry, excelling in the breakdown of fats and acids which are common in most food industries.

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