Top Cut Foods
BASF's Ucrete DP Flooring Solution
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Project completed: 2008
Applicator/Contractor: Sealtec Pty Ltd
- Ucrete DP
To keep up with the ever-increasing demand for its products, 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.
Ensuring safe and hygienic environment for food processing is critical in terms of both Occupational Health and Safety, and meeting strict food hygiene regulations.
Specifically developed for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, Ucrete DP combines outstanding strength and nonslip performance characteristics. It 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 unique formulation and profile provides an extremely 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, it provides protection throughout the total thickness of the floor, rather than relying on a thin seal coat. It also gives a wider range of resistance to chemicals and solvents (including acids, alkalis and hydrocarbons) than any other resin floor as well as remaining unaffected by thermal shock and/or repeated temperature cycling.
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, smallgoods loading dock, cool rooms, freezers and washdown room. The project utilises two colours of Ucrete DP, namely BASF Green and BASF Cream.