Large quantities of globally recognized brands would be handled in these areas, including Pampers and Whispers, which meant that every aspect of the site had to meet the highest levels of quality to avoid contaminants or flaws creeping into the processing line. The refurbishment project also had to be completed to a demanding standard and within a tight time schedule to avoid disrupting the site’s productivity. To meet these requirements, 6,250 square metre of Flowcrete India’s polyurethane resin floor system Flowfresh MF was installed across the manufacturing facility’s production halls and packing areas.
P&G had undertaken a cost analysis that exposed the true price of floor failure. If an insufficiently robust solution was installed P&G knew that its facility would risk floor failures that could turn the production area into an unattractive, unhygienic and unsafe environment. They considered resinous flooring systems as a cheaper and stringer alternative. Therefore, the chosen solution would need to be durable enough to withstand point loading from large pallets, traffic from staff and heavily laden trolleys, equipment, regular cleaning and occasional impacts for an extended period of time.
It was also important for P&G that the new floor finish complied with international hygiene standards to prove that it is up to the task of minimizing contamination within a busy industrial environment. The ability of Flowcrete India’s Flowfresh range to retain a clean and effective finish in the face of difficult industrial conditions has led to it achieving Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) International certification. This accreditation was crucial to P&G’s specifiers as it provided an assurance that it would retain the desired flooring properties for the long-term.
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