L’il Masters’ New Factory Floor Combines Colour with Cleanliness
18 Jun 2018
- Flowcrete Africa supplied 7,000 m2 of high performance flooring for L’il Masters’ factory.
- The new floors provided a robust, hygienic finish in a variety of on-brand colours.
- The Flowfresh MF flooring will maintain its colour, cleanability and functionality despite the site’s busy industrial activity.
The diaper manufacturer L’il Masters created a hardwearing and colourful floor throughout its new factory in Johannesburg’s Kliprivier Business Park using Flowcrete Africa’s specialist Flowfresh flooring range.
L’il Masters wanted to not only ensure that the finish underfoot would facilitate a productive, hygienic and efficient working environment – but that it would also reflect the company’s colours and identity. To achieve this, 7,000 m2 of the antibacterial enhanced, polyurethane system Flowfresh MF was applied in a number of different zones and in a selection of colours that matched L’il Masters branding.
Flowfresh MF was the ideal solution for the task at hand, as it would be able to maintain its bright and vibrant colouring in the face of the factory’s intensive industrial operations.
Each one of the five different colours used across the site would face a number of challenges depending on where it was located. For example, the 1,700 m2 of Sand Yellow flooring in the main manufacturing area would be exposed to physical impacts, frequent cleaning, large machinery and foot traffic while the 1,700 m2 Signal Green coating in the finished goods warehouse has to withstand point loading from very heavy pallets and the frequent movement of forklift trucks.
The other colours that were used for this project included 200 m2 of Signal Grey in the maintenance and tools area, 1,700 m2 of Tomato Red in the materials warehouse and 1,700 m2 of Light Blue in the wet wipe manufacturing, packaging and storage room.
Not only did this floor design cleverly connect the factory with the overarching business, but it also provides a useful navigational tool for staff and visitors by visually linking a specific space with a colour.
Due to the nature of L’il Masters’ business, it was imperative to ensure that each stage of the manufacturing process is as clean and sanitary as possible in order to avoid contaminants affecting the quality of the products.
The seamless and impervious characteristics of Flowfresh MF makes it very easy to clean, ensuring that L’il Masters would be able to keep the floor area fresh and unblemished. Coving was applied along the edge of each room to create a smooth transition between the floor and the wall, stopping any dirt or contaminants getting trapped in this hard to clean gap.
Flowfresh was able to further enhance the site’s cleanability, as it incorporates a powerful, all-natural antibacterial agent. The bactericidal additive Polygiene® is homogenously distributed throughout every Flowfresh system, empowering it with the ability to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria in contact with the floor.
The durability of Flowfresh means that it will maintain its hygienic, functional and aesthetic properties for an extended period of time. If properly maintained, L’il Masters new floor should provide its factory in Johannesburg with a high-performance finish for well over a decade.
To find out more about how to tailor a floor finish to the specific demands of an industrial site, get in touch with Flowcrete Africa’s resin flooring experts today.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete South Africa has offices in Durban and Johannesburg and is 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, fast curing systems, corrosion protection and self-levelling underlayments.
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.