Ucrete Chemical Resistant Industrial Flooring
Ucrete industrial resin flooring has excellent resistance to a wide spectrum of chemicals including many organic acids and solvents that will rapidly degrade other types of resin flooring, including other polyurethane flooring systems. There are very few chemicals which will rapidly degrade Ucrete flooring but care should be taken where valves and pump seals start to leak. If these are not addressed, the leakage results in a continuous immersion environment and some surface erosion can occur. Solvents may soften Ucrete on continuous immersion over a couple of weeks, but Ucrete will recover when the solvent is removed and the floor is allowed to dry out however in practice most solvents will evaporate before they do any damage. Ucrete flooring is unaffected by most compounds even after continuous long-term immersion.
Discolouration may occur due to salt deposits, contaminants in solvents, strong dyes and strong acids. This does not affect the performance of the floor and such effects are minimised by good housekeeping. Effective cleaning regimes will enhance the life and appearance of any floor.
Chemicals in the food industry
Ucrete industrial resin flooring is resistant to the following commonly encountered food chemicals. Acetic acid, 50%: As spirit vinegar widely used in the food industry, indicative of resistance to vinegar, sauces, etc. 30% lactic acid at 60°C: Indicative of resistance to milk and dairy products. Oleic acid, 100% at 60°C: Representative of the organic acids formed by oxidation of vegetable and animal fats widely encountered in the food industry. Concentrated citric acid; as found in citrus fruits and representative of the wider range of fruit acids which can rapidly degrade other resin floors.
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