Unparalleled Flooring for Seafood Processing
Silikal® Nationwide Flooring- 888.830.1404
Silikal provides an untold number of seafood processing flooring due to the extreme quality of the flooring as well as its non-porosity.Enlarge
Floors in seafood processing plants clean their floors with steam when work is done, thus the flooring needs to be quite substantial.Enlarge
Plants that deal in seafood processing find that their requirements for seafood processing floors are often higher than many other businesses.Enlarge
Just about everyone loves fresh fish! The stores and restaurants that feature seafood on their menus want it to be as fresh and tasty as absolutely possible. For a fish processor, this means their product has to be handled as safely and as quickly as possible and shipped to their customers without delay.
While speed is important, food quality and safety are top concerns. With recent emphasis on HACCP, FSMA and keeping FDA happy, seafood processors have had to look at their flooring as a potential source of Listeria and other pathogens, and have been taking steps to eliminate flooring from the equation. So how do you get rid of those holes, cracks, and worn areas that allow bacteria to thrive?
Because of all the water present, many seafood processors have found their concrete floors wear down to aggregate in just a few years, allowing bacteria to form and causing production issues with rolling carts, buggies, and pallet jacks and employee safety problems as well.
Those that have tried epoxy or cementitious urethane overlayments have not had much better luck. Epoxy formulations are too rigid, will not handle the thermal shock from hot washdowns, and delaminate. Cementitious urethanes are so porous that everything that spills on the floor ends up being absorbed into the overlayment, ultimately causing holes, cracks, and delamination. In a survey taken in 2013, the average resinous floor installed in the food processing industry lasted LESS THAN 5 YEARS!
Additionally, both of these formulas require 24 hours [after installation is completed] to reach substantial curing and do not completely cure for 7 DAYS! Who can afford to shut down for that long? Most companies start back up long before curing has taken place, compromising the overlayment’s ability to perform per specification.
The Silikal® Difference
Silikal’s proprietary slip-resistant formula [similar in chemistry to Plexiglas] has no pores or pinholes. Therefore, nothing will penetrate the surface. This is why Silikal outlasts and outperforms every other floor in a food processing environment. We have customers with 25 year-old floors that look and perform like new!
Silikal flooring cures in one hour – at temperatures down to 0°F! This means that a Silikal installation can be fit into your schedule – often without loss of production – saving your company thousands!
Silikal floors are installed by business partners that have been field-trained by company employees. You can be sure that with Silikal, your floors will be properly installed to provide your company many years of trouble-free service – and we have a guarantee to back it up!