Amtek Engineering Ltd, a Singapore-based precision metal stamping and tooling specialist, has equipped its production facility on the island of Batam, Indonesia, with new flooring from performance flooring specialist Flowcrete.

Covering an area of 900sqm, Flowcrete first applied a 2-3mm Flowcem system, a cementitious, modified epoxy DPM (damp proof membrane) to protect potential rising moisture from the substrate.

This was then finished with a smooth top coat of Flowshield, an epoxy resin self-levelling system that is hard-wearing, abrasion resistant and easy to clean. The result was a sleek floor and brand new look that fulfilled Amtek’s requirements.

For manufacturers looking to implement 5S principles, refurbishment of a facility floor using a system like Flowshield can go a long way to achieving the goals of this approach.

The 5S principles are based on the pillars of Sort, Streamline, Shine, Standardise and Sustain. Together with cleaner looks, a new floor can also help foster improved team spirit and enhance productivity levels, all of which is an integral part of the 5S or Kaisen approach.