Project Description

C&D Foods, part of the ABP Food Group, have operations in 7 different manufacturing facilities across 6 countries in Europe, and are one of the largest private label pet food producers in Europe. Supplying quality pet products to the major supermarket and retail chains, all of these plants are licensed by the EU and operate to the highest level of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

A new £5m extension was completed in 2014 to increase capacity of the existing pouch and aluminium tray manufacturing plant at the company’s original manufacturing base in Longford, Ireland.

Main Problem and Solution

A key element of the project was to provide a new industrial floor system to the 2000m2 extension. Remmers worked with the main contractor, Gem Construction, to find the right combination of performance and value to tailor a solution to the particular requirements of the project whilst satisfying the client’s needs. The installed floor used Remmers Crete SL in combination with Remmers PUR Color Top 2KM seal coat to provide a colour stable finish and a subsequent seal coat of Remmers PUR Aqua Top 2 KM SG, with the inclusion of a polymer bead to provide an R11 level of slip resistance with a silk gloss floor finish. The system was installed by specialist flooring contractor Larsen Contracts who worked closely with the main contractor to allow the installation of the floor whilst other fitting out activities were also being carried out, optimising the overall program.

This carefully designed system is ideally suited to areas subjected to medium to heavy duty use for industrial floors within food processing facilities. Remmers  Crete SL is a water dispersed polyurethane resin system which is applied as a self-levelling 2-3mm thick system.      The seal coats provided colour stability, slip resistance and a silk gloss finish to the applied floor. The installed system provides excellent durability, abrasion resistance, impact and chemical attack.

Products & Systems Used

Remmers Crete SL

PUR Color Top 2KM

PUR Aqua Top 2KM