Concrete Flooring includes built-in antimicrobial.
September 8, 2006 -
Designed for operations requiring cleanliness and durability, Flowfresh hygienic polyurethane concrete flooring resists impact, abrasion, and aggressive chemicals. It also withstands thermal shock produced from steam or high-temperature cleaning that floors are subjected to in dairy, beverage, food, and pharmaceutical applications. Flooring features slip-resistant texture as well as continually regenerating antimicrobial that inhibits growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and fungi.
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Valspar Corp., The
1191 S. Wheeling Rd.
Wheeling, IL, 60090
Valspar Introduces New Flowfresh Concrete Flooring
-- Ultra Durable Flooring System Offers Impact & Chemical Resistance for Industrial Sites, Plus a Built-in Antimicrobial for Food, Beverage &
WHEELING, IL, August 14, 2006 Reinforcing its position as a leader in industrial and commercial flooring solutions, Valspar Flooring, a division of Valspar, Inc. (NYSE: VAL), today introduced its new Flowfresh hygienic polyurethane concrete flooring system.
Specifically designed for operations where both cleanliness and durability play an integral role in employee safety, productivity and product integrity, Flowfresh flooring incorporates a unique blend of performance characteristics, enabling contractors to confidently install it everywhere from heavy industrial sites and warehouses to food and pharmaceutical processing plants.
Key to the success of Flowfresh is its long-term resistance to damaging impact, abrasion and aggressive chemicals, thus protecting the customer's flooring investment. Equally impressive is its ability to withstand the thermal shock produced from steam or the high-temperature cleaning that floors are routinely subjected to in dairy, beverage, food and pharmaceutical applications.
Flowfresh floors also contain a continually regenerating performance antimicrobial that inhibits growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and fungi.
Without control measures, these contaminants will degrade surfaces over time and threaten hygienic compliance, leading to costly repairs and production downtime. The antimicrobial is dispersed throughout the entire thickness of the floor surface, so additional antimicrobial is released over time as the floor is trafficked and worn. Once the antimicrobial kills the contaminant, it digests the decayed organisms for further protection.
PREVENTS SLIPS, EASY TO INSTALL
According to Liberty Mutual and Health, slip-falls are the leading cause of insurance liability payments. To combat this problem Flowfresh floors have a slip-resistant texture to reduce risk on wet surfaces. For even greater non-slip protection, the systems can be specially finished with a decorative quartz broadcast, and then topped with a clear protective coating that adds safety as well as aesthetic appeal.
Valspar Flowfresh flooring is easy to maintain with a seamless profile. It is also easy to install thanks to pre-portioned packaging that allows for simplified, precise job site mixing. Customers can choose from either red or gray flooring, or request specialty colors, all available with a smooth, fine texture or large aggregate surface finish.
For pricing and product information, please visit valsparflooring.com or call 800.637.7793.
With fiscal 2005 sales of $2.7 billion, Valspar is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry, with a broad range of products including industrial, architectural, packaging, automotive refinish and floor coatings and specialty polymers and colorants. Valspar shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. For investor information, please visit www.valspar.com.