Industrial Concrete Flooring
Each manufacturing facility has its own distinct challenges that demands specifically designed Industrial polymer resin flooring. Industries today are concentrating extensively on their workspaces to enhance productivity and encourage a more influential workplace. From 5s to LEAN manufacturing standards, Industrial flooring has made a significant impact on manufacturing and warehousing facilities. This has resulted in the drive to a further streamlined and optimized approach. Businesses have implemented these practices to help:
- Eliminate workplace hazards or accidents.
- Neaten manufacturing spaces.
- Enhance assembly line and equipment bays.
- Expedite workflow processes through the standardisation of symbols, colors, and labeled areas that better mobilise production floors.
No two industrial facility flooring projects are identical. Operational conditions play a pivotal role in the type of flooring system that should be installed. For example, general manufacturing plants, warehousing facilities, laboratories, and pharmaceutical plants warrant a high performance and sterile floor that is easy to clean and maintain whilst providing the required levels of abrasion, chemical and impact resistance. Industrial Flooring systems range from Epoxy, Polyurethane, Polyaspartic, Methyl Methacrylate, Epoxy Novolac or Vinyl Ester resin. Those resin-based systems may be in the form of coatings, self-smoothers or screeds depending on the nature of the facility.
Industrial Flooring system specification criteria:
Safety: Epoxy and other resin-based systems can have tailored anti-slip profile to help prevent slips, trips and falls. Some of our systems can also provide static conductive or dissipative properties and most comply with global fire safety standards. By the very nature of polymer resin flooring, they do not promote the harboring of mold, bacteria and fungi. However, additional antimicrobial additives can help further inhibit the growth and spread of pathogens. Therefore, complying with the ISO 22196 standard for anti-microbial activity. These, in addition to other variables help to uphold both the safety of your employees, your assets and facility as well as conform to global safety standards.
Time-Efficiency: In most instances, Epoxy and Polyurethane flooring and other polymer resin systems can be installed at pace. They could even be installed in operational facilities and therefore eliminating loss of production time.
Cost-Effectiveness: Concrete substrates that have been coated with polymer resin systems, such as Epoxy or Polyurethane, will provide greater longevity and resist substantial wear and tear. This therefore presents cost savings and enables the decision makers to dedicate financial resources to other aspects of their business.
Chemical Resistance: Efficiently designed Epoxy and other polymer resin flooring systems can withstand exposure to strong chemicals, solvents and extreme pH. This is ideal for manufacturing facilities that accommodate these compounds on a regular basis. Depending on the system identified, once the high-performance flooring system cures, the resulting surface will have a significantly high strength and prevent deterioration from chemical attack.
Sustainability: The Epoxy and Polyurethane flooring systems offered by Duphill are tested to comply with global and local environmental standards. One of the most critical standards is Dubai Green Building Regulations and Specifications (DGBRS). It tests products for volatile organic compounds content (VOC), heavy metals such as lead, formaldehydes, phthalates and asbestos. Most of the components of our systems are supplied in recyclable packaging.
Static and Dynamic Loads: All manufacturing facilities floors are subject to a variety of loads. Some are static (e.g. racking, stored goods, etc.) and others are dynamic (e.g. Machinery, forklifts and pallet trucks, Very Narrow Isle Trucks (VLA), etc.). The selection of the Industrial Polymer resin flooring system is determined by the nature of such loads. The choice between the various polymer resin flooring systems must be made with consideration of what the final floor finish will be subjected to. Traditional Epoxy based flooring systems are the most commonly used. However, due to the composition of Epoxy resins (inherently rigid and brittle) they may not be suitable in environments where there is frequent movement of loads. Polyurethane based systems offer a degree of elongation and flexibility and are more forgiving when subjected to dynamic loads.
Aesthetics: Duphill offers a wide range of flooring systems in a selection of varying build-ups. Our flooring systems also offer customised colours, textures, and even bespoke logos to suit each facility’s unique style.
Economical and Efficient Cleaning Regimes: All resin flooring systems are seamless, homogeneous and cure to provide an impervious, non-porous surface. This means that harmful substances or contaminants remain on the surface and subsequently is much easier to clean. The absence of grout joints results in a faster cleaning process with less hours spent on unnecessary scrubbing.
Identifying the correct flooring system(s) is a key decision for any business. Ensuring the decision is made wisely, will result in a long-term and extended life cycle to the concrete slab and coated floor surface. Contact Duphill to discuss the most suitable options for your industrial facility.