Flowcrete nabs HACCP International Certification
Flowcrete Group secured International Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Certification for its Flowfresh range
Flowcrete Group, a global resin flooring manufacturer, has secured International Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification for its Flowfresh range.
Comprised of antimicrobial enhanced polyurethane floors, the range is expected to see increased adoption by food and beverage producers operating under a HACCP-based food safety programme.
The HACCP International Certification is a globally recognised benchmark of food safety and a critical requirement for businesses hoping to again access to profitable export markets.
Flowcrete Group’s technical director, Grant Adamson, said: “To provide food manufacturers with a floor that goes above and beyond the highest food safety standards, we’ve created Flowfresh out of an exclusive global partnership with the antimicrobials manufacturer Polygiene.”
He added: “A silver-ion based bactericidal additive is added into the Flowfresh material, empowering the floor finish with the ability to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria in contact with the coating.”
Flowfresh has been certified by the ISO 22196 standard, which evaluates a surface’s antibacterial effectiveness. The Polygiene agent was distributed throughout the final finish, ensuring that even in the event of the coating chipping, any contaminants slipping through the cracks are still exposed to the antibacterial flooring ingredient.
Additionally, Flowcrete’s range maintains a high resistance to corrosive chemicals, moisture, kinetic impacts and damage from thermal sources. The coating can be laid in such a manner to accommodate stainless steel drainage and effectively funnel excess liquids and contaminants out.