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    ​​​​​​​Project Reference: Ucrete DP20 - Pre-Packaged Food Facility​​​

    Ucrete DP20 provides the ideal flooring solution for new pre-packed soup & salad facility

    Location: Homebush Bay, Sydney NSW
    ​Applicator/Contractor: Ironbark Flooring
    Products Used: Ucrete DP20​ a heavy-duty​ non-slip polyurethane hybrid flooring system ​​

    Download the Project Reference PDF​

    The Background

    When leading Australia pre-packaged food company Primo Moriatis Fresh (PMF) was looking to establish its new fresh salad and soup preparation and packaging facility in suburban Sydney, the focus was set squarely on quality and performance. From the high-tech custom-made processing equipment through to the type of the flooring used, all aspects of the state-of-the-art facility had to meet PMF’s strict quality, hygiene and performance standards. Specifying the right flooring was recognised as having a major impact on containing maintenance costs and production downtime.​

    The Challenge

    With that in mind, when it came to selecting an appropriate flooring solution for the facility, PMF wanted to be sure that it would be able to withstand the harsh operating environment while also providing a safe floor that is easy to clean. Together with the obvious hygiene requirements – especially with fresh, ready-to-eat foods – the floor at the PMF facility had to be able to cope with the heat from the soup processing line and the thermal shock of high-temperature cleaning in a refrigerated environment. It also had to be able to withstand mechanical damage from equipment and provide a safe, slip-resistant surface in a wet environment.

    Our Solution

    Specifically developed for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, Ucrete DP combines outstanding strength and non-slip performance characteristics with a finish that is non-tainting, non-dusting, microbiologically inert and extremely easy to clean. It also offers exceptional resistance to aggressive chemicals, heavy impact and temperatures from 40ºC to 120ºC.

    In addition, the Ucrete family​ of products is approved globally by HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points scheme) as a suitable floor surface for food preparation facilities - and is the only floor surface so endorsed. Ucrete DP20 also meets the requirements of the Australian Standard AS/NZS 4586:1999 Slip Resistance Classification of New Pedestrian Surface Materials for slip-resistant​​ pedestrian surfaces in “high slip risk” areas.

    Constructed in a refurbished building next to the existing PMF processing facility in Homebush, the floor in the Fresh Soup & Salad facility was first shot-blasted and had minor repairs made. This was followed by a 9mm thick trowel application of Ucrete DP20 across an area of approximately 1,000m2.

    Project Facts at a Glance

    • ​Approximately 1,000m2 of Ucrete DP20 was used throughout PMF’s Homebush Bay pre-packed fresh soup and salad processing and packaging facility
    • Ucrete DP20 was selected for the Homebush Bay facility following the success of the previously applied Ucrete​ floor at another of PMF’s production facilities in Queensland
    • ​The Ucrete DP20 was trowel applied to the shot-blasted and prepared concrete slab floor at a thickness of 9mm
    • ​The new floors combined outstanding strength and non-slip performance characteristics with a finish that was non-tainting, non-dusting, microbiologically inert, and extremely easy to clean
    • ​The Ucrete family of products is the only floor surface approved globally by HACCP as a suitable floor surface for food preparation facilities

    Product Facts at a Glance

    • Ucrete DP is a family of products with defined surface profiles suitable for applications in wet and dry process environments
    • It offers uniformity of surface texture with a gloss or matt finish, so providing a safe and attractive working environment
    • It requires expert application which means it must only be installed by trai​ned specialist contractors to ensure professional services
    • Fast return to service - 8-hour access to foot traffic; 24 hours for vehicles at 23°C
    • ​High chemical resistance - resists a wide range of organic and inorganic chemicals such as acids, alkalis,amines, salts and solvents

    The Customer's Benefit​

    • Ucrete DP20 has provided the ideal flooring for PMF’s prepacked fresh soup and salad facility
    • ​It combines heavy-duty performance with a slip-resistant pedestrian surface
    • ​The new floor went down very well with no problems preventing any unexpected delays during application
    • ​The heavy-duty formulation ensured that the floor would remain aesthetically pleasing and continue to perform for many years
    • ​The floor at the Homebush Bay facility mirrored the success of PMF’s first Ucrete floor in Queensland


    The concrete slab floor was first shot-blasted and had minor repairs made​                     ​Approximately 1,000m2 of Ucrete DP20 was used ​in the processing and packaging facility​​

    Direct contact

    Suresh Rebello

    Suresh Rebello

    National Manager – Performance Flooring

    0427 242 507