completed chemical resistant flooring

Chemical Resistant floor coating for a Reel Label Solutions

Flowstone Industrial Flooring Limited recently completed floor refurbishment works for a label printing factory based in Cardiff.

The client Reel Label Solutions are a digital and flexographic label printing specialist based in Cardiff. They print labels for lots of different sectors including those for food and drink and chemical brands.

Their plan has been to expand and increase their floor space so they can reposition some of our machines and allow more working room, creating a better workflow around the factory.

The works area consisted of approximately 372m² factory flooring which not only required localised repairs but also a chemical resistant floor coating which could withstand printer substances and synthetic material.

Before the new epoxy coating was laid

Floor coating Specification

Flowstone specified a multi-layer system consisting of 2 coats of Strongcoat – 2 part high build epoxy paint from Virtus Resins.  Strongcoat offers high durability for factory environments where the floor is subject to heavy-duty equipment, forklift and pallet truck traffic.

It was then sealed with a single coat of Chemdur – 2 part polyurethane sealer, for enhanced chemical and abrasion resistance.  Chemdur is highly resistant to the inks which are most commonly encountered in printing factories and offers easy to maintain gloss or silk finish.

The colour chosen by the Client was Chelsea Blue, throughout.

Sequence of Works

The floor area was thoroughly prepared by means of grinding and vacuum enclosed shot-blasting, closely followed by the application of 2 coats of Strongcoat high build epoxy in a smooth gloss finish. It was then overcoated with Chemdur polyurethane sealer in Chelsea Blue.

The whole project took 4 days to complete.

The Client was delighted with the new flooring, commenting:

“Exceptional looking floor really chuffed”.

If you have resin flooring requirement for your factory or require chemically resistant flooring solution, please get in touch with our team via telephone: 01978 790 186 or e-mail at: [email protected] for technical advice, specification and obligation-free price estimate.