A high performance flooring design and installation project for Dorset-based Alltrista Plastics - a UK subsidiary of US-based manufacturing and material science giant Jadex Inc – has been completed by the Stonhard Group
Alltrista Plastics is a specialist manufacturer of high-end technical plastic moulding solutions for medical, pharma, nutraceutical and specialty packaging. The company operates Class 8 certified cleanroom moulding and assembly facilities in a heavy-duty warehousing environment.
Working directly for Alltrista Plastics, the Stonhard Group – including the leading manufacturer of epoxy resin flooring, wall and lining systems and install partners Kemtile - designed and installed a high-performance flooring system, that combined durability with aesthetics, for the cleanrooms to ensure they would look immaculate for many years to come.
To increase its packaging production capabilities, the brief involved the refurbishment of an existing warehouse facility into high grade cleanrooms, the flooring in which was an asphalt finish over a concrete slab.
Over a two-month period, racking was stripped out of the warehouse before the asphalt was then planed down to the base slab. The flooring team then installed a total of 2000m2 high-performance epoxy flooring systems throughout the new pharma production facility and cleanroom. Its design included the installation of 1200m2 Stonclad HT in the new warehouse. A four-component power troweled mortar was applied at 6mm due to the rigorous demands of forklift traffic. Curing to an extremely hard mortar, Stonclad HT offers excellent abrasion, wear and chemical resistance.
In the cleanrooms, Stonshield HRI epoxy quartz mortar was applied. This durable flooring system has a decorative slip-resistant surface. Ideal for trowel application over rough substrates, this base also provides superior impact resistance.
Meeting the aesthetic requirements of the client brief, the quartz-coloured top layer of Stonshield HRI makes for an attractive floor surface that is also lightly textured for safety.
Keith Tanner, Engineering Manager at Alltrista Plastics, said: “We chose to partner with the Stonhard Group on this project due to its reputation for high-quality pharma applications across the globe.
“Their knowledge and experience of our industry and our requirements was obvious immediately. They responded to our brief with a solution that met all of our requirements in terms of both performance and aesthetics. We’re delighted with the end result.”
Steve Lyon, Contracts Manager for the install specialist and lead UK brand for the Group, Kemtile, said: “Our decades of expertise in the pharma sector was compelling for the client, as are our global credentials for the likes of AstraZeneca and Pfizer.
“Our flooring systems are proven to last, and we’re delighted to add another leading UK pharma company to our already impressive credentials.”
Recently incorporated into the Stonhard Group family, Kemtile add 40 years install expertise to Stonhard’s product knowhow making it one of the UK’s most experienced sterile flooring system specialists, offering the pharma sector the ultimate single source solution.
Find further information at www.kemtile.co.uk/sectors/pharma/