Sikafloor® System Provides Strong, Seamless Surface Solution For Hygiene-Critical Production Lab

A laboratory floor at a large pharmaceutical plant has been refurbished with a seamless, impervious surface thanks to Sika.

A total of 500m² of flooring was supplied during the renovation at the Pharmaserve site in Runcorn. The company is involved in the development and manufacture of respiratory medicines; an environment which demands the highest standards of hygiene and safety be upheld. To help achieve this, Sika’s smooth, robust and easy-to-clean Sikafloor® Glossy system was specified.

Contractor, Mike Thelwell from Thelwell Flooring Ltd, was selected to carry-out the Pharmaserve floor refurbishment. Initial works involved the installation of Sikafloor®-155 WN, a solvent-free, water-dispersed primer based on epoxy resin. Sikafloor®-161 primer was then applied in preparation for Sikafloor®-210 PurCem®, and  Sikafloor®-260 PurCem®,  multi-component, gloss and scratch-resistant, coloured polyurethane hybrid screeds.  Sikafloor®-81 EpoCem® supplied the three-part, epoxy-modified, fine-textured mortar finish. Suitable for selfsmoothing floor screeds in thin layers of 1.5mm to 3mm, Sikafloor®-81 EpoCem® not only helps create a superbly-level floor, it offers excellent moisture control.

Installed to the client’s full satisfaction and agreed timeframe, Sika’s system is seamless and robust, ideal for providing Pharmaserve with a floor that will withstand the rigours of heavy footfall and potentially hazardous chemicals in a hygiene-critical production environment.