High-temp epoxy flooring for food facilities
By Painters USA Team
— Last updated December 04, 2022
Food processing plant flooring is susceptible to damage without the right coatings and treatments. Luckily, there are high-temperature epoxy flooring systems that can stand the heat.
If you’re considering how to treat or refinish your food processing plant floor, it’s time to discover what high-temperature epoxy could do for your industrial facility.
Features and Benefits of High Temperature Epoxy
As you’d expect, this epoxy system withstands the high temperatures necessary for safe food preparation, production, and processing that are so critical to so many foods we enjoy.
The most heat-resistant epoxies can withstand temperatures up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit, more than three times that of standard/DIY epoxy coating systems.
But that isn’t the only benefit. Installing food-grade epoxy coatings can protect your flooring, your equipment, and your storage containers from damage, corrosion, and cross-contamination.
This type of epoxy is highly resistant to steam. It can also withstand shock and prevent fires, making high-temperature epoxy a great choice for any food processing facility.
Because this coating is incredibly strong and has a low porosity, it’s also highly durable, and it has a high degree of chemical and moisture resistance. Creating a seamless, non-porous surface means moisture and contaminants have no place to hide and grow. In addition, these floor systems have biostatic effects that will kill mold, mildew, fungi, yeast, algae and bacteria. The active antimicrobial agent works in a slow-release fashion that will continue to kill unwanted organisms for the life of the floor.
How Long Do Heat-Resistant Epoxy Coatings Last?
The durability of high-temperature epoxy systems can be impacted by a number of factors. We’ve noticed the following can affect the lifespan of these specialized coatings:
- How hot temperatures get during your food manufacturing, production, and processing phases
- How long those high temperatures are sustained
- Proximity of flooring surfaces to primary heat sources in your facility
- Quality of initial food-grade epoxy installation and curing process
Many highly durable epoxies, such as those that are heat resistant, can last for decades without needing significant resurfacing. However, periodic coating applications can benefit the overall longevity of the floor.
Avoid Risky Epoxy Installation
Working with epoxy can be frustrating without in-depth knowledge of the product, the curing process, and the flooring surfaces themselves. Not to mention improper preparation, coating, and curing of any epoxy flooring system dramatically increases the risk of health and safety issues, fire hazards, and flooring damage.
Painters USA has experience working with leaders in the food industry.
We work with your experts to develop a customized plan for surface preparation. Proper surface prep means your epoxy coating system will adhease and cure properly, so it will function at the highest level of effectiveness from the start.
We have highly specialized equipment and protective containment strategies that complete flooring projects in large industrial facilities without disrupting work, compromising health and safety protocols, or damaging sensitive equipment.
And we know which cleaning processes and solutions work best with high-temperature epoxy. Specialized industrial cleaning is part of our comprehensive approach to preventive maintenance that keeps your facility safe and preserves the quality and integrity of your food processing plant flooring for as long as possible.
Make an investment in your safety and in production quality. Contact Painters USA to ask about high-temperature epoxy and get an industrial flooring estimate today. Find out what a difference this powerful industrial flooring system can make!
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