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    BASF’s Ucrete DP flooring solution for major Australian meat processing facility

    BASF - The Chemical Company

    BASF - The Chemical Company’s  Ucrete DP flooring solution is specified for the redevelopment of Top Cut Foods’ Burleigh meat processing and packaging facility, providing a tough floor for the customer to manufacture high-quality foods in a safe and hygienic environment.

    Significant features:

    • Ensuring safe and hygienic environment for food processing
    • Tough flooring with outstanding non-slip and easy-to-clean performance
    • Wide range of resistance to chemicals, solvents and extreme temperatures

    Top Cut Foods is a well known food company for its supply of high-quality, pre-packaged fresh meats, smoked products and manufactured meat products to supermarkets.

    Top Cut Foods has undertaken a major redevelopment of its Burleigh meat processing and packaging facility in the heart of southeast Queensland’s burgeoning Gold Coast business region.

    Needless to say, the focus on quality is extended to all aspects of the plant redevelopment, including the selection of an appropriate flooring solution.

    Kane Hope, Manager of specialist flooring applicator Sealtec, explained, “As you would expect in a high quality food processing facility like Top Cut Foods’, ensuring that you have the right floor is of paramount importance.”

    “The floor not only has to be easy to clean, hygienic, and extremely hard wearing, it also has to be safe, especially in terms of its slip-resistance capabilities in what are often wet and
    slick conditions.”

    With that in mind, the main contractor, Badge Constructions, recommended using Ucrete DP from BASF - The Chemical Company as an important material for the majority of redevelopment facility.

    Applied at an average thickness of six millimetres, Ucrete DP is featured on the concrete slab floors in the meat processing/preparation areas, cooking room, meat-smoking room, Halal processing areas, small goods loading dock, cool rooms, freezers and washdown room. The project utilises two colours of Ucrete DP, namely BASF Green and BASF Cream.

    Specifically developed for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, Ucrete DP combines strength and non-slip performance characteristics.

    The Ucrete DP meets the requirements of both the U.S. and European standards for slip resistant pedestrian surfaces, as well as those of AS/NZS 4586:1999 Slip Resistance Classification of New Pedestrian Surface Materials in relation to high slip risk areas.

    Ucrete DP’s ideal formulation and profile provides a high level of slip resistance, while still remaining easy to clean and maintain.

    Its monolithic formulation combines the toughness and chemical resistance of polyurethane with the heat resistance and durability of concrete.

    Furthermore, Ucrete DP provides protection throughout the total thickness of the floor, rather than relying on a thin seal coat.

    Ucrete DP also gives a wider range of resistance to chemicals and solvents (including acids, alkalis and hydrocarbons) as well as remains unaffected by thermal shock and/or repeated temperature cycling.

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