A major food chain has recently constructed a new meat processing and packaging facility in Melbourne.

The 60 million dollar facility will provide packed meat products for stores within the region and they have chosen Sika’s flooring systems and joint sealants to meet their exacting standards.

The floor was required to be tough, impact resistant as well as have high resistance to thermal shock. It also needed to accommodate a CIP cleaning process, which is a method of cleaning the interior surfaces of process equipment and associated fittings, without disassembly. The client also required a low-VOC, food grade approved system. This is extremely important should alterations or repairs be required when the facility is live.

The Head Contractor, Vaughan Constructions, had a strict time schedule to work to and the floor installation had to fit this. Danlaid Contracting, a Sikafloor recommended contractor of many years standing were the installers. Their selection was based on proven capability on large Food industry installations such as Sydney Fish Market with Sika’s PurCem system.

Sika solution

The client selected the Sikafloor-22 PurCem system for all production and cool-room areas that covered a total area of 8,500 m2. This product was chosen as it is food-grade approved as well as for its non-taint properties, low VOC content and excellent resistance to chemicals. It is also highly resistant to abrasion and is easily maintained, which was important to the client. They also have Sika PurCem in their existing facility in Western Australia which has performed well over many years.

Sikaflex Tank was used in all floor movement joints for its ex-cellent movement capacity and high mechanical and chemical resistance.

Sikaflex-11 FC was used in all stainless steel coving and wall detail sealing due to its excellent adhesion, fast cure rate, high durability, abrasion resistance and tear strength.

Date September 2015
Location Truganina, Victoria
Sika Representative / Project Manager
David De Wit

Products used

Sikafloor-22 PurCem
Sikaflex Tank