Goldhurst Farm, UK

The innovative new low odour, non-taint polyaspartic based floor coating, Nitoflor PAFS, was used to rejuvenate the floor of a poultry processing area.


The client had a CPU MF system that had been laid in all areas of the factory, however it was too slippery in some of the process areas. To ensure there are no slips and trips, anti-slip walkways and pads needed to be installed in various areas. These areas are frequently used with a heavy footfall, so it was important a durable coating was used that would cope with regular and rigorous cleaning using hot pressurised water and cleaning chemicals. The factory is in almost constant operation, so there was a limited downtime available to complete works. Typically, PMMA fast-curing products produce significant amounts of odour during application. This was not suitable for this project as a live food factory with no forced ventilation. The client got in touch with Respol for an initial site visit was carried out, who then contacted Fosroc for a follow up site visit, consultation and specification advice.


The area was prepared by diamond grinder to achieve the correct mechanical key and a specialist vacuum system was utilised to minimise any airborne dust due to it being a food factory. Nitoflor PAFS Primer was applied, followed by two coats of Nitoflor PAFS Topcoat in Mid Grey. A coarse aggregate scattered into the wet first topcoat to ensure the correct slip resistance was achieved. Nitoflor PAFS is a quick curing polyaspartic FERFA Type 3 coating resin flooring system with very little odour (non-tainting to foodstuffs) during application and curing. It also has excellent durability and resistance to cleaning chemicals and wear resistance to traffic.


Respol successfully installed the product within tight deadlines in a demanding live environment, ensuring the product was properly detailed into the other system for compatibility. In applying Nitoflor PAFS, the existing floor could remain in place – saving the need for removal and re-application of hundreds of kilos of material. After a 6-month period the product is continuing to perform, which has led to further orders for other areas in the factory. Respol were approached to assist with an urgent requirement to mitigate a health and safety hazard on site. "They took necessary time to completely understand scope of problem faced and once a potential solution was identified, and a trial area in the workplace passed a rigorous test, were extremely flexible in terms of actual implementation. Impact on the operation was kept to a bare minimum and, most importantly, staff feedback in terms of the flooring introduced has been extremely positive. We look forward to Phase 2 of the agreed project being completed in two other workplace areas and would have no hesitation in recommending this process to other third parties." JASON WHITE (Tech IOSH, AIEMA), Health & Safety Professional.

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