Everyone loves a good, flaky croissant! But the oven-fresh product has an entire industry working behind it to bring those delicacies to our plates. The baking goods industry has roots in all 50 U.S. states and contributes significantly to our country’s economy.
And these numbers are increasing, which is why industrialists need to invest in good quality products and designs for their industries.
Better working conditions will have a positive impact on the productivity of the employees. And since efficiency is key in the food industry, optimal design of the space will result in more pies being sent out for Thanksgiving!
One of the most important aspects of design within an industry is the flooring element. With the number of time workers spend on their feet, dealing with spills and slips, it’s essential to have good quality flooring in place.
If you’re on the lookout for ideas, we’re here to help. Here’s why an epoxy resin flooring would be great for your baking goods industry:
What is Epoxy Resin?
Epoxy resins are a type of polymers that can harden when heated (thermoset polymers). Their properties include strong adhesion, resistance to many chemicals, and others, which make them a good choice for industrial floorings.
For the flooring, epoxy resin and hardener are mixed in a 2:1 ratio and can be placed over wood, concrete, tiles, etc. The chemical reaction that takes place enables the material to form into hard plastic. This results in the material being resistant to impact by machinery, wear and tear, and looks great too!
Advantages of Epoxy Resin Flooring
- Withstands tough conditions
- Does not react to other chemicals
- Machinery is minimally damaged upon impact
- Provides a safe working environment, free from toxicity
- Cures quickly, so workers can resume work in less time
- Since it’s durable, fewer replacements will result in better environmental conservation
- Is easy to clean spills etc.
- Resistant to damage so is long-lasting
Safety for Workers
Epoxy flooring is safe for workers because it can withstand the sudden impact of heavy items falling onto the floor. It’s also resistant to high temperatures, ideal for the baking goods industry!
Epoxy flooring also provides a good grip while walking. One unique safety benefit is that it’s reflective, which means costs can be reduced on extra, harsh lighting fixtures.
If you’re looking for good-quality epoxy-resin-based flooring for your industry, reach out to Hudson Fiberglass. We specialize in custom fiberglass work, containment coating solutions, custom fiberglass repair projects, FRP pipe inspections and repairs, field welding services, and more. Get in touch with us to find out more.