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Industrial project floors the competition

Leading resin flooring contractor, Reprotec, has completed an award-winning industrial project for Walkers Snack Foods, in collaboration with premium flooring provider, Altro.

Reprotec provided Walkers Snack Foods with a range of services and expertise, from problem identification and site surveying to the installation of Altro Flexi-flow Plus onto vinyl covered mezzanine and Gantry areas directly above the production lines. Flexi-flow Plus is a flexible liquid resin floor finish which is a sustainable, anti-slip flooring, and this was applied to 270m² over three floors.

The vinyl coving had to be removed and replaced using heavily adhered PVC coving, which was then embedded within the system to provide a seamless, easy to clean finish. At the request of the client it remained black to help prevent scuff marks from the production process.

The collaboration won the Small Industrial Project of The Year at the annual FeRFA national awards, November 2016. The award, which was sponsored by Huntsman Polyurethanes UK Ltd, identifies excellence in resin flooring for an industrial project covering less than 500m².

Reprotec received recognition for its excellent commitment to environmental sustainability during the project, with the methodology taking approximately 50% less time and producing a 40% cost saving when compared to other methods.

In line with a FeRFA initiative for the reduction of waste-to-landfill, Reprotec has achieved an industry first, by diverting 100% of its waste from landfill, with 96% of waste from projects being recycled, and the remainder being used as fuel for power generation.

Reprotec halved the volume of materials used in the project and halved the potential waste at the end of the products’ life expectancy.

Established in 1988, Reprotec specialises in providing high quality, environmentally-friendly repair and protection solutions, using resin-based products to protect the fabric of buildings and increase their longevity.

Working with companies across the UK, its clients include Nissan, Pepsico, Greencore, Walkers Foods and 3M.

For more information visit www.reprotec.co.uk or call 0191 378 2566.

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