McCains Smithton Vegetable Processing Plant
Ucrete DP high performance floor
Location: Smithton, Tasmania
Project completed: 2008
Applicator/Contractor: Maintenance Systems
Market Sector: Food & Beverage
BASF’s high performance Ucrete DP flooring was specified by the leading food processing company McCain Foods Limited, following its success in a series of trials conducted over two years in Tasmania.
In the past, despite trying a range of solutions, McCain Foods had found that many of the floor toppings applied at the Smithton Plant were not able to withstand the harsh operating environment, and were being damaged and degraded by the acid from vegetable matter, oil and the constant flow of forklifts.McCain conducted a two year trial of a range of flooring solutions, and specified Ucrete DP for the floors in the plant’s loading and packing areas, as well as throughout a number of key processing areas, including the potato chip deep frying area.
The Ucrete floors were laid by concrete repair and coatings specialists Maintenance Systems Pty Ltd who have over 20 years of experience with Ucrete.
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