Sikafloor System Washes Away Fears of Flood Damage Spread at Pharmaceutical Plant

Sika supplied the hard-wearing, moisture-resistant floor to ensure a pharmaceutical plant is safeguarded against potential damage and working hours being lost due to flooding.

The Smith and Nephew manufacturing facility based in Hull specialises in the production of medical equipment used in advanced wound management. Located beside the River Humber, the three-storey building’s basement has previously been flooded, with damp and moisture also causing damage to the higher, ground floor which houses a laboratory and sensitive testing equipment.

During a recent refurbishment of the ground floor, contractors Zircon Flooring required a floor which was able to withstand the long-term rigours of heavy machinery usage as well as demonstrating excellent resistance to damp and moisture in the event of future flooding. Sikafloor provided the ideal system to satisfy both requirements.