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What is vebrocrete and where is it installed?

vebrocrete is a range of hygienic polyurethane concrete flooring systems designed for use in food and drink manufacturing, processing and packaging facilities.

vebrocrete systems are installed in a wide variety of facilities including meat, poultry and seafood processing plants, dairy plants, fruit and vegetable picking, sorting and packing facilities, industrial-scale bakeries and confectionary plants as well as breweries, wineries and distilleries.

What are the main benefits of choosing vebrocrete systems?

Each vebrocrete system offers a range of individual benefits to match the service criteria of the facility or processing area within which it will be used. These include thermal shock and cycling resistance, excellent chemical resistance to corrosive foodstuffs – including sugar, blood and acids, alongside aggressive cleaning solvents or steam cleaning procedures. Systems with a textured, high anti-slip profile are available for use in wet processing areas.

What vebrocrete options are available?

Hand trowelled mortars and self-smoothing polyurethane screeds are available in a range of industry standard colours alongside a polyurethane concrete coving mortar to ensure a seamless, hygienic transition between the floor and wall.

Fast cure options where time is of the essence and a fast return to service is required are also available.

vebrocrete Systems

vebrocrete RT (Light Grey)

vebrocrete RT

vebrocrete RT is a heavy duty, rake applied, polyurethane concrete mortar, with enhanced flow, offering excellent chemical, thermal shock and wear resistance.

vebrocrete Cove (Blue)

vebrocrete Cove

vebrocrete Cove is a seamless, chemical resistant polyurethane concrete mortar designed to form radius coves.

vebrocrete SL (Mid Grey)

vebrocrete SL

vebrocrete SL is a medium-duty, easily-applied, self smoothing polyurethane concrete screed laid at a reduced thickness offering excellent chemical and wear resistance in food and beverage processing facilities.

vebrocrete MF (Green)

vebrocrete MF

vebrocrete MF is a medium duty, easily-applied, self smoothing polyurethane concrete screed offering excellent chemical and wear resistance in food and beverage processing facilities.

vebrocrete SR (Charcoal)

vebrocrete SR

vebrocrete SR is a durable, easily-applied, self levelling polyurethane concrete with a broadcast aggregate layer and optional UV top coat offering excellent slip resistance.

vebrocrete HF (Red)

vebrocrete HF

vebrocrete HF is a heavy-duty, trowel applied, polyurethane concrete mortar offering excellent chemical, thermal shock and wear resistance in food and beverage processing facilities.

vebrocrete Technical Data

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vebrocrete FAQs

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Are resin floors expensive?

Resin flooring can sometimes be more expensive in the short term than using other materials, this can be as a result of a potential increased cost of materials as well as the outlay for specialist trained resin contractors to install the product, but its durability alone makes it an extremely cost-effective option, as you won’t need to replace it for many years.

And, when you take into account other savings that you can generate as a result of selecting resin flooring, such as reduced maintenance, cleaning and energy costs, it makes sense that an investment now will continue to pay dividends in the long term too!

How can I ensure safe flow of traffic throughout my facility?

Demarcation and colour blocking across the floor space can be used in industrial workspaces to notify employees and visitors of workflows, warn of any potential risks, hazards or dangers as well as highlight safe walkways and / or areas that should remain clear and accessible.

Resins are also available in virtually an unlimited palette of RAL colours to complement any floor demarcation processes that you may have in place.

How can resin flooring help to protect against slips and trips?

Slips and trips are one of the most common accidents that occur in the workplace, and one of the reasons for this can be unsuitable floor coverings. With a staff body to protect, it is important to consider this when choosing a floor finish, as well as the service criteria that a floor will be subject to.

For example, areas subject to either wet processes, frequent spillages or those that employ rigorous cleaning regimes such as steam cleaning or hot water wash downs should take particular care to ensure an anti-slip finish when replacing floor coverings or coatings.

Liquid-applied resin floor systems are great to custom build any safety features that you require from your floor within your workspace, surface profiles can be tailored to include quartz, aluminium oxide, glass spheres or silicon carbide in order to enhance the slip resistance profile of the floor finish.

How does resin flooring stand up extremely low and high temperatures?

With an upper temperature resistance ranging between around 60°C for thinner systems and up to 130°C for those applied between 6.0 mm and 9.0 mm thick, polyurethane concrete can reliably resist hot water washdowns.

For areas facing lower temperatures, such as refrigerators and freezer storage, polyurethane concrete systems are capable of withstanding temperatures below freezing.

Although epoxy, polyurethane and MMA floor systems are able to cope with moderate temperature swings, they are not recommended for processing areas where freezing or boiling conditions are expected.

How often do resin floor coatings require repair & maintenance?

Resins are seamless in nature and don’t include joints or grout lines, which are susceptible to harbouring dirt, grease, bacteria and stains in general. Dust and dirt can simply be swept, mopped or hoovered away and the floor cleaned according to manufacturer’s guidelines based on the surface profile of the floor.

Resin flooring is also extremely strong and durable, meaning that it has an extended service life compared to other floor coverings. Installed properly, and with the correct maintenance, it can last for years without cracking or peeling, meaning that you won’t have to replace the floor or carry out repairs as frequently than you would if using other materials.

Is resin flooring chemical resistant?

Epoxy, polyurethane, MMA and polyurethane concrete all exhibit good resistance to a range of chemicals associated with cleaning agents or foodstuffs.

For more aggressive chemicals or food & beverages ingredients such as hydrochloric acid, sugars, oils, blood and detergents, heavy-duty polyurethane concrete provides a resistant surface underfoot.

That said, not all chemicals are created equal, so it’s important to check that your choice of flooring material will be suitable for the specific chemicals found in your processes or facility.

Is resin flooring durable enough for industrial and food processing facilities?

Industrial and manufacturing spaces are often subject to heavy loads, equipment and machinery as well as the constant coming and going of rubber-wheeled forklift truck traffic and other punishing processes.

As a result, durability in a flooring material is often critical to avoid the risk of floor failure or the surface wearing far too soon and having the headache of having to replace it all over again!

Epoxy, polyurethane and MMA resin surfaces have a longer lifespan compared to most other flooring solutions. Resin creates a hard, fast bond that is much stronger than just concrete and is highly resistant and able to withstand impact and heavy-duty industrial wear and tear.

Resin also has the advantage of offering a degree of flexibility under stress; this property gives it durability under impact and thermal shock.

What is the most chemical resistant polymer floor coating technology?

The chemical resistance of flooring materials largely depends on a number of specific factors, including the type of chemical, its concentration, and the temperature and degree of surface contact time.

Polyurethane Concrete

Generally speaking, polyurethane concrete systems such as vebrocrete offer a good degree of chemical resistance to a wide range or acids, alkalis, and solvents. For low to medium concentrations of organic acids such as hydrochloric, acetic, lactic and formic, polyurethane systems demonstrate excellent chemical resistance.

However, some stronger concentrations of these types of acid can cause some surface staining, usually without loss of physical strength properties even at elevated temperatures over prolonged surface contact.

Additionally, polyurethane concrete systems offer excellent chemical resistance to solvents and alkalis at low, medium and high strength concentrations at prolonged periods of contact and temperatures with minimal surface staining and loss of physical strength properties.

Methyl-methacrylate

For chemical resistance to high strength organic acids, even with prolonged exposure, methyl-methacrylate (MMA) chemistries such a vebrospeed offer superior resistance against surface staining without loss of physical strength properties. Additionally, MMA systems offer good chemical resistance to a variety of alkalis at various strength and concentrations. However MMA systems are generally not suited to solvents and should be avoided in facilities where solvents will be present.

Epoxy

Epoxy systems, such as various systems in the vebrores range, are generally suited to weak to medium strength acids including organic and inorganic acids like boric and phosphoric, but are not suited to high concentration organic and inorganic acids. Epoxy systems generally offer good chemical resistance to a variety of alkalis at various concentrations, but are more susceptible to attack from medium strength acids at elevated temperatures. Epoxy systems have limited chemical resistance to solvents dependant upon solvent type, temperature and duration of exposure.

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