A hygienic floor resistant to aggressive lactic acids
The dairy industry includes the producers of butter and cheese products as well as the broad scale of milk products such as milk, milk powder, ice cream, yogurt and custard. Due to the major health risks of spoiled milk products, hygiene and food safety plays an important role in this industry. For this reason, the requirements to be met by an industrial floor in the dairy industry are becoming increasingly stringent. Not only must this floor be easy to clean and have an anti-slip surface, it must also be able to withstand the lactic acids that are released during processing and the intense fluctuations in temperature that take place. At the Ruys Groep, we know how to deal with this aggressive organic compound on and thermal shocks to industrial floors, thus providing your dairy company with the right floor, in the right place!
The challenges for a floor in the dairy industry
The dairy industry: a moist working environment
- In the production of milk products, various liquids can be released. These include fats, cream, lactic acids, sugars, fruit juices, proteins, carbohydrates, colorants and other additives. Also, of course, the floor must be cleaned regularly to meet strict hygiene requirements. As a result, the floor can become slippery. To combat this risk, the Ruys Groep can apply an anti-slip floor finish to achieve a safe floor surface. An additional advantage is that this layer does not wear off due to chemical or mechanical stress factors and is easy to clean.
The acidic substances in the dairy industry
The floor in the dairy industry can be exposed for long periods of time to the corrosive substances mentioned above. Thus, the industrial floor must be able to withstand these acidic substances. Furthermore, the floor is cleaned daily with cleaning chemicals and high-pressure sprays. The Ruys Groep floors are resistant to these caustic substances, hot water and steam cleaning.
Resistant to thermal and mechanical influences
In the dairy industry, work is carried out under extreme temperature variations. In the preparation, freezing and packaging of milk products, temperatures can fluctuate between -40 and 130 degrees Celsius, and high temperatures are involved in the cleaning the floors. The use of heavy objects and machines is also common in the dairy industry. The floors must therefore be able to withstand these extreme temperature fluctuations, heavy objects falling on the floor and any sparks released from machinery. In order to counteract the latter risk of explosions, we can lay antistatic floors. These antistatic industrial floors ensure that no sparks are transferred to people or equipment, guaranteeing a safe working environment.
A suitable industrial floor for your warehouse facilities
Thanks to the total solution offered by the Ruys Groep, we have a suitable industrial floor for all your commercial spaces. A strong, wear-resistant industrial floor perfectly meets the requirements of your warehousing and expedition areas. Intensive traffic activities of forklifts, pallet trucks and trolleys/carts are no problem for our industrial floors. This applies also to the floors’ resistance to exposure to heavy loads, for example, the storage of cheese. For these operational areas, we can also offer you suitable wall protection so that internal traffic does not pose a threat to your walls.
The right industrial floor for your processing facilities
Our industrial floors for the dairy industry are suitable for processing:
- Milk powder
- Creme fraiche/sour cream
- Ice cream
The most installed floors in the dairy industry
The unique Ucrete floor can withstand extreme temperatures, thermal shocks and chemicals without being affected. A suitable industrial floor for new construction and renovation in the food industry and heavy industry.
The MARGIA CRETE floor combines the properties of the MARGIA GRANIET and Ucrete industrial flooring systems and is also an ideal floor solution for a floor renovation project.
RUYS KORODUR reinforced screed floor
The KORODUR KOROTAN floor is an industrial floor covering with small layer thickness and with the properties of the KORODUR reinforced screed floor. An ideal flooring layer for areas where an already existing floor does is not sufficiently resistant to wear and impact.
The resin floor is available in various options, from epoxy to PU and with the possibility to be esthetically embellished with colored flakes. An ideal synthetic floor for the general work areas of your business premises. New: our armored resin floor!