UCRETE® – flooring for the meat processing industry
Durable resistance to mechanical, chemical and thermal stress
Anti slip surfaces improve safety in wet areas
BASF presented its UCRETE® high-performance flooring at IFFA, the world’s most important innovation platform for meat processing equipment, in Frankfurt from 4 to 9 May 2013. The durable heavy duty polyurethane flooring system is outstandingly well-suited to meet the specific requirements of the meat processing industry, both for new facilities and for refurbishment projects. The presentation on the show stand not only made use of unusual perspective but also highlighted the unique features of UCRETE® flooring systems and so attracted the visitor’s attention.
At IFFA 2013 international contacts were made. Next to the presentation of UCRETE® flooring the particular requirements for planned new facilities and the renovation of existing meat processing plants have been discussed. In conversation with BASF specialists durable solutions for high-quality flooring systems in the meat industry were identified.
UCRETE® heavy duty polyurethane flooring systems have proved themselves from slaughter to cutting and boning through processing, cooking and curing to freezer and dispatch throughout the world for more than 40 years. They provide safe and hygienic floor surfaces which feature extraordinary resistance to a combination of high mechanical, chemical and thermal stresses, providing long lived flooring solutions. Depending on the layer thickness, they can withstand temperatures ranging from -40°C to 130°C. They are extremely resilient, as well as offering high chemical resistance and effective anti-slip properties. As UCRETE® floor systems are odourless and do not have any impact on taste, they can even be installed while normal production continues nearby. They comply with the requirements of AgBB (German committee for the health assessment of construction products) and hold an Indoor Air Comfort Gold certificate.
About the Construction Chemicals division
BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures: Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile fixing systems, expansion control systems and wood protection solutions. The Construction Chemicals division’s 6,400 employees form a global community of construction experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we combine our know-how across areas of expertise and regions and draw on the experience gained in countless construction projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies, as well as our in-depth knowledge of local building needs, to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction. The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.3 billion in 2012.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and had more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.