How Fossilcote is Making Great Strides in the Epoxy Floor Business Across Africa

Maintaining sanitary environments is critical in food and beverage industry. It is a legal requirement that these facilities adhere to numerous hygiene standards. Because of the nature of the products they produce, they are under closer scrutiny by regulators than many other industries. Restaurants, bakeries, wineries and other food processing facilities are typically exposed to all sorts of food byproducts, including hot oils, blood, and natural food acids. Some of these substances can infiltrate uncoated concrete, resulting in uncontrolled growth of bacteria, ultimately degrading the processed drink or food’s purity.

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In food and beverage plants, where cleanliness and hygiene are crucial, it is essential that concrete floors be covered with an epoxy coating that is both durable and thick enough to create a protective barrier that prevents contaminants from permeating the concrete substrate and ensure a hygienic surface.

Fossilcote Kenya is having a field day installing epoxy floors for its wider client base in Kenya and other parts of Africa. Our recent projects have involved companies like Patco, Unilever and KWAL. KWAL required a smart hygienic epoxy floor that would be easy to clean and maintain. They contracted Fossilcote to install their facility  with this epoxy that is incorporated with silver ion to fight bacteria. They are thrilled with the end result and the high caliber of the flooring system that was installed by Fossilcote’s experienced applicators. Fossilcote will be dispatching in the next couple of days, its team to Uganda on another epoxy floor project for one of our clients.

If you are seeking a flooring solution Company with experience in the application of Epoxy Flooring systems, then feel free to engage us. Call +254797367745 or visit our website at:

http://www.fossilcote.com

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8 BENEFITS OF FOSSILCOTE EPOXY

It is not easy to find a floor like an Epoxy that is known for its durability, longevity and resistance to chemical spills and stains. Epoxy is just one floor that is the best flooring options available on the market.

Epoxy is a material that acts as a sealant for concrete floors. Epoxy coatings can be used on floors for residential,commercial buildings such as manufacturing plants, warehouses, pharmaceutical buildings, food or beverage plants, and laboratories. Here are the major benefits of installing epoxy coating in your building:

 

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  1. Durability: Concrete floors coated in epoxy last longer and resist considerable wear, thus saving you money.
  2.  Strength: An epoxy floor is incredibly strong and prevents chemical breakdown.
  3. Saves time: Epoxy flooring is quick and easy to install unlike other flooring options available on the market.
  4. Low maintenance cleaning: Epoxy coating on concrete is easier to clean and maintain.
  5. Aesthetic: Coatings are usually beautiful. They are available in a wide range of colors and patterns to suit our clients taste and preference.
  6. Chemically resistant: Epoxy coatings are resistant to potent chemicals especially in Industrial plants.
  7. Safety: The coatings are anti-slip, and fire resistant thus ensures safety for employees in the building.
  8. Shiny: Epoxy floor coatings are beautiful and shiny due to their glossy look.

If you are looking for a contractor in Kenya or are seeking a flooring solution Company with experience in the application of Epoxy Flooring systems, then feel free to engage us. Call +254797367745 or visit our website at:

http://www.fossilcote.com

ABOUT POLYURETHANE RESIN SCREEDS

When dealing with hard wearing surfaces, polyurethane resin screed is the best way solution for your floors. Polyurethane resin screed systems provide excellent heavy-duty usage with resistance to thermal shock, abrasion and chemical attack in aggressive industrial environments. Fossilcote Polyscreed UT is one of the best polyurethane screed systems available. Fossilcote range of polyurethane screeds combines a robust and highly effective flooring material with silver ion to enhance the hygienic credentials of a building and further ensure that dangerous pathogens and contaminants are not passed on to consumers.

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 Here are some of the benefits of Fossilcote Polyscreed HF:

  1. The product is ultra- tough, slip resistant and textured to meet the client’s needs.
  2. This screed is attractive and can be mixed with quartz to make a decorative floor finish.
  3. Fossilcote polyscreed HF is fast curing and gives a smooth or textured matt finish
  4. It is easy to clean and maintain
  5. Has a high bond capacity, which  allows it to be overcoated with a thin seamless resin system.
  6. The trowel application of Fossilcote polyurethane resin screed delivers a decorative joint-free floor finish

 

Application of Polyurethane Floor Screed

Fossilcote polyscreed HF is applied at a thickness of 6 – 9mm to provide excellent resistance to abrasion, chemical attack and other physical aggression. This screed system is used to enhance the physical properties of cement-based floor screeds and repair compounds, improving their strength. If your business needs a floor for a heavy traffic and high impact environment, you can contact us to find out if this is the right floor type for your business.

For more information on our products or services, call us on +254797 367745 or +254 020 2004177 or visit our website.

How South Africa’s Fossilcote has been supportive at Cape Town Storm Tragedy

A powerful winter storm swept  across various parts of South Africa causing deaths and wanton destruction of property.The media has been awash with stories of people who have perished in this  natural disaster. A whole family of four people from Kraaifontein perished due to this storm when thunder set their house on fire.In a separate incident, a 60 year old man’s shelter collapsed on him killing him instantly. Over 10,000 people have been left homeless due to the storm and gale forces .

The most affected areas were the regions of Macassar Imizamo, Yethu, Delft, Mufleni, Strand, Kraaifontein and Kysna, a town in the East of Cape Town. Knysna is located along South Africa’s famed Garden Route in the Western Cape province. The town is famous for its oyster festival, warm people and the most magnificent views from Leisure Isle to the Knysna Heads. This was the most hard hit region by the storm.Up to 10 000 residents were forced to flee their homes in Knysna overnight as fires fuelled by storm winds ripped through the Western Cape coastal town.

The picture below depicts our Fossilcote women of goodwill  on the ground working in collaboration with South Africa’s Disaster Management team to reconstruct a damaged shelter.

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Photo 1: Fossilcote Team  helping repair a damaged roof.

Fossilcote team in South Africa  has been instrumental in  feeding the hungry victims of the storm tragedy as well as providing them with comfort and other essential social amenities. The photo below shows members of Fossilcote  serving portions of food to the affected residents.

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Photo 2: Fossilcote members  feeding  hungry victims of the storm tragedy.

The storm though served a great service to the South Africans residents who have been hungering for rain for almost two years .However on the other hand,the storm tragedy has  also served its purpose for Fossilcote. As a company  this tragedy has given us the platform to reach out to the  storm and fire victims and support them in our best way possible.Its part of our corporate social responsibility.

For more information on our products or services, call us on +254797 367745 or +254 020 2004177 or visit our website.

Epoxy Coatings: What is an Epoxy Floor Coating, Advantages and Applications?

An epoxy floor is a tough, long-lasting coating that you paint onto the concrete. It resists grease, oil and many other substances that would ruin ordinary paint. It cleans easily and can be found in a range of colors. An epoxy floor offers a reliable and durable surface for commercial and industrial flooring. An epoxy floor coating is normally applied over a concrete floor to provide a high performance, smooth and durable surface that can last many years or withstand heavy loads.  Many commercial industries, packaging companies, auto garages and warehouses require epoxy floors as they need to maintain the floors in perfect conditions, and the easiest way is by installing epoxy floors.

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Application of epoxy floor coating

An epoxy coating will need a slightly porous and cleaned surface to adhere properly. First apply the primer just like paint and then allow it to settle for several hours before the epoxy goes on. To apply the primer, cover the floor with a thin layer of water and place all the epoxy on the ground. Then using a roller pin on a pole spread the epoxy out in a thin layer across the entire floor space. When the primer has dried apply the second coat. Then finally apply the finisher in the same manner as the primer, without the water basing.

Ensure you patch up and repair all major chips and cracks prior to applying the epoxy. Be sure also to remove all grease before applying the coating.  Test the surface for previous layers of other products that might have been applied over the years. Before applying the epoxy coating make sure that the temperature is adequate, as specified to prevent effervescing and peeling.  Once you have mixed the product, and then apply the epoxy coating.

N/B: Epoxy coating shall not be applied over smooth concrete and the surface must be old enough to ensure a better adherence.

Advantages of Epoxy floor coatings

Epoxy floor coatings offer many advantages when compared to other traditional coatings applied over concrete. The following can be considered the most important advantages:

  1. Epoxy coatings are beautiful due to their shiny high gloss surface.
  2. Epoxy floors are fast and easy to install.
  3. They are highly durable and easy to clean
  4. They are anti-stain, anti-oil and water resistant, heat and fire resistant unlike concrete floors and tiles.
  5. Epoxy floor, when applied properly can last for a longer time, upto 50 years.
  6. Can be combined with paints and colors to mask off chips and cracks
  7. Epoxy coatings provide a chemically resistant surface ideal for manufacturing companies.
  8. They are anti-corrosive and resistant to wear and tear
  9. Epoxy floors are environmental friendly due to their hygienic condition.
  10. Some of the products used can also be combined with self-leveling products that can be applied over new or old concrete.
  11. Are fast to cure and can withstand heavy traffic for a prolonged period.

For more information on our products or services, call us on +254797 367745 or +254 020 2004177 or visit our website.