Flowcrete has released a new whitepaper that explores the pros and cons of epoxy resin and polyurethane systems in a brewery floor application.

Australia’s AU$4.3 billion brewery industry manufactures high-quality beer to meet 93% of the nation’s consumption. This is achieved by building breweries that can cope with exceptionally large volumes of produce and a high turnover rate.

The new whitepaper by Flowcrete Australia provides guidance to brewery professionals on how to maintain a high performance surface on their floors to ensure safe and hygienic production of large quantities of the popular beverage.

Titled ‘Advantages of Polyurethane over Epoxy in Production Areas’, Flowcrete’s whitepaper explores the pros and cons of epoxy resin and polyurethane systems in terms of their ability to meet the specific demands of a brewery’s daily operations. Epoxy resin and polyurethane systems are two of the most common types of brewery floors.

Barrel movement, warm conditions, heavy equipment and spillages of corrosive by-products can all cause an insufficiently robust coating to fail. Floor surfaces that are cracked, broken or ale-ing can lead to contamination issues within the brewery, potentially impacting production, supply and profitability. 

Brewery professionals can learn from the whitepaper about specifying a robust floor that is up to the task, and how polyurethane flooring materials can be used to create highly durable finishes. The seamless, impervious nature of polyurethane floors combined with the ability to incorporate coving and drainage also means that brewery operators can quickly and easily wash away the grains, grime and dirt that accumulate over the course of a busy work day.

The whitepaper additionally provides information to brewery industry professionals about the compliance requirements for floors including regulations such as the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code or implementing an effective Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety management system.

To find out more about the advantages of polyurethane flooring materials within a brewery environment, download the whitepaper from Flowcrete Australia’s website.