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VOL XXIX, NO 93

Belzona® Protects Toothpaste Factory Floor

 
 

Industry:

Petrochemical (PETR)

 
 

Application:

Floor Problem Areas (FPA)

 
 

Customer Location:

Pharmaceutical Company, Maidenhead, UK

 
 

Application Date:

October 2014

 
 

Application Situation:

Pressure pot room where colour is added to toothpaste

 
 

Problem:

The originally applied protective coating on the floor had failed, due to the spillage of Flavour Oils and the use of caustic soda to clean the room daily. As a result, water/cleaning fluid was leaking through the floor and into the packing area below. The existing polyurethane coating was in most part still intact and showed good adhesion to the steel/aluminum chequer plate. The area's which have failed are where the floor is most exposed to the chemicals i.e. drain areas and flow paths. Access to some of the areas was restricted by pipe work and plant.

 
 

Products:

Belzona 5811 (Immersion Grade)

 

Substrate:

Steel Chequer Plate

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know How System Leaflet FPA-3. All sound areas of the existing coating were left in place as total removal was not an option.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Prior to the application, a trial area of 50m² was applied with the Belzona system. Thoroughly satisfied with the result, the customer proceeded with the application to the complete 2000m² area.  

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Damaged Floor
  2. Washing to remove dye
  3. 1st coat application
  4. 2nd coat application
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com