Flowcrete in the Middle East Exhibits its Hygienic Flooring Solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016
17 Nov 2016
- Attendees to Gulfood Manufacturing 2016 explored food safe flooring solutions at Flowcrete in the Middle East’s stand.
- The region’s food industry professionals explored the HACCP International certified range Flowfresh.
- This was the sixth year that Flowcrete in the Middle East exhibited at the leading food industry event.
Flowcrete in the Middle East showcased a wide range of its hygienic flooring solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016 in Dubai for the 6th consecutive year.
Over the years, Gulfood Manufacturing has established itself as the largest and most influential trade show for the food manufacturing sector. The show provides the ideal opportunity for F&B manufacturers to see new trends and innovations from all over the world.
The exhibition features ingredients, processing, packaging and logistics solutions from 60 different countries and attracts more than 29,000 F&B manufacturers from more than 150 countries.
During the show, the resin flooring expert’s team advised food and beverage industry professionals on the importance of having a HACCP International compliant production line in order to minimise the risk of contamination incidents.
One of the most technically challenging sectors, the food industry relies heavily on the correct specification of flooring materials in order to deliver a clean, safe and sanitary environment that meets a wide range of critical health and safety requirements.
Flowcrete’s main focus at the exhibition was its Flowfresh range developed exclusively as part of a global partnership with Polygiene®, a manufacturer of natural silver ion based antimicrobial agents. This additive has been incorporated into the polyurethane matrix of Flowfresh to deliver an advanced surface protection that eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria. The Flowfresh range has been proven to meet the ISO 22196 standard of measuring a surface’s antibacterial effectiveness.
Furthermore, the polyurethane range has been able to achieve HACCP International certification thanks to its ability to deliver a long list of strict food industry flooring requirements, which makes it the first of its kind in the GCC and MENA region.
Flowfresh is available in a variety of slip resistance grades so that specifiers can select a solution that takes into account the amount and type of spillages that the floor is likely to experience.
Commenting on the company’s participation, Kevin Storey, Managing Director of Flowcrete in the Middle East said: “Flowcrete in the Middle East is a regular participant at the Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition. The show is an important event on the calendar for us and our regular presence positions us as a regional leader in our field among related industry players.
"The exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our wide product ranges and take advantage of networking opportunities which allow us to tap into new markets, build rapport with new potential customers and keep up with new developments that enable us to grow as a company.”
In addition to Flowfresh products, Flowcrete in the Middle East also showcased models of Flowfast, a methyl methacrylate (MMA) enhanced flooring range that can be fully trafficable just two hours after application. Flowfast is a popular choice within the food industry where it’s seamless, durable finish offers an excellent platform for hygiene and heavy industry without the business having to worry about lengthy periods of unprofitable downtime.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete UK’s Middle East office is based in the Al Quoz Industrial Area, Dubai, and is part of Flowcrete Europe & Middle East, one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, corrosion protection, self levelling underlayments, underfloor heating and now underfloor acoustic insulation.
Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.