Flowcrete Excels in Eaton Industrial Floor Installation

When global technology leader Eaton required new floors during a relocation of its facility in Wadeville, the electrical parts manufacturer collaborated with Flowcrete South Africa to ensure that the chosen finish would be able to survive conditions on site while optimising the working environment for the long term.

The flooring project initially began as the installation of 57m2 of the epoxy system Flowshield SL in the Gearbox Workshop as well as some joint repair work. Eaton was so impressed by the functionality and quality of the floor that the project expanded to become 400mof Flowshield SL.

Flowshield SL’s high level of resistance to most acids and alkalis means that it won’t deteriorate when faced with corrosive industrial chemicals and substances. Similarly its hard wearing, abrasion resistant characteristics meant that Eaton could rest assured that the Wadeville site’s daily operational activity would not take a toll on the floor over time.

600mof the popular industrial flooring solution Flowcoat SF41 was also installed in the Gearbox Workshop and a further 1800mwas applied 1mm thick in the Electric Warehouse of the Wadeville complex.

Also an epoxy resin floor coating, Flowcoat SF41 is a solvent free, low odour system, well suited to a warehouse setting. The types of chemicals and exposure levels that the floor is liable to face within a warehouse have been factored into the formulation of this floor to provide a solution suitable for the environment.

It took two months for Flowcrete South Africa’s approved applicators to complete the installation. As with most industrial flooring projects, it was important that the installation ran on time and without any delays to ensure that the facility could get up and running as soon as possible.

Project Details

  • Client: Eaton
  • Products: Industrial Flooring
  • Market Sector: Manufacturing
  • Location: South Africa
  • Year: 2015

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