Meat Processing Floors

Puma-Crete® meat processing floors are found in meat and poultry processing facilities throughout the U.S.    They handle damp and cool conditions, mechanical abuse, thermal shock, bacterial attack and chemical sanitizing.  Puma-Crete® seamless urethane mortar floor is sanitary, durable, and cost effective.  With an exclusive USA installation network, and our own company crews, we can provide localized service at all facilities nationwide.  Typical complete turnaround cost for our flooring, ranges from $8-12/ sq foot.  Dont be fooled by a lower price from epoxy floor contractors!  Our Puma-Crete® floor will be the last floor you will ever need!

Problems with puddles and low areas?  We are able to install cost effective, sloped-to-drain underlayments, in order to correct puddle issues. We can even handle trench drain installation, if required.

meat processing floorMeat processing floors and poultry processing areas must withstand constant heavy traffic from forklifts, pallet jacks, dragging skids, totes and tables.  Puma-Crete® has the strength to handle punishing heavy wheeled traffic and punishing mechanical loads, scraping, and impact.

Puma-Crete® meets strict food inspection requirements.  It is  USDA approved and FDA approved.  It also meets requirements for food facility certification agencies such as IFS, FSSC 22000, BRC,  FSIS,  and SQF. Our flooring meets GFSI guidelines for SQF  certification and helps ensure compliance with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

You will pass your inspections with flying colors!

Meat Processing Thermal Shock Conditions

Typical conditions in meat and poultry processing plants may be at both ends of the extremes. The clean side of meat processing and further processing plants is cool during production, while the dirty side is warm.  Areas on both sides are typically wet , along with oils, blood, fat, and other ingredients or by-products.   Further processing  includes cooking operations or cryogenic processes that can subject flooring to significant thermal cycling  (temperature variations) and thermal shock. Sanitation procedures can also subject the floor to significant thermal cycling and chemicals.  Some plants use live steam to sanitize, which may subject the floors to dramatic thermal shock.    Puma-Crete®  handles live steam, and thermal shock including cold extremes and hot conditions.

Meat Processing Floor Resistance to Chemicals

Meat processing floors are exposed to aggressive alkaline cleaners, due to their effectiveness on oil, grease, and other organic matter.  Animal fat, vegetable oils, animal & vegetable proteins, sugars/corn syrup and countless other food additives will damage exposed concrete (due to their acidic nature).  The acidic ingredients react with the concrete, which in turn weakens the concrete, and makes it more susceptible to damage from impact, abrasion, thermal cycling, and further chemical attack.  Puma-Crete®  withstands chemical attack from aggressive sanitizing chemicals, sugars, and oils.  They are designed for harsh conditions and exposures in meat processing, poultry processing, and egg processing facilities.

AntiMicrobial Meat Processing Floor Properties

With a surface that inhibits the growth of bacteria, Puma-Crete® antimicrobial flooring.  The floors  are antimicrobial, which means they do not support the growth of bacteria.  An antimicrobial flooring additive is dispersed in the material. This shall inhibit the growth of bacterial microorganisms.

 

PumaCrete FloorMeat Coolers Slip Resistant Texture

Meat processing plant floors and meat cooler floors may present dangerous slip hazards.  Animal fats or oils are on the floor, and the floor is usually damp or wet. Due to hazardous equipment and heavy traffic loads, the floor topping must exhibit maximum anti slip properties to prevent slip/fall accidents.  Due to the unique design of the aggregates in Puma-Crete® , the system has a permanent non slip texture.  The slip resistance cannot wear off…it’s built-in!    Texture can also be customized to meet special conditions, if requested.

 

Meat Cooler Floors Cleanable Finishes

Puma-Crete® features a hard, seamless, non-porous, sanitary finish.   It has an easy-to-clean surface, which allows ease of wash down and sanitizing. Optional integral cove base at floor/wall junctions, provide a watertight “bathtub” effect.

 

Meat Processing Floor Installation

Following tightly controlled company procedures, EPF installs Puma-Crete® flooring throughout the U.S. and abroad.  With a USA installation network, we are able to service all meat and poultry processing plants, with localized service.

Our project estimators start with a consultation, with expert assistance for your project needs.  We evaluate your existing substrate conditions (if not new concrete), plant/area conditions, size of area, turnaround time required, and much more.

Our project manager will manage your project, from contract to successful completion.  He shall interface with our site project supervisor, to ensure that our installations are in strict accordance with our protocols and checklists.  This guarantees there is no mis-communication, and ensures that the flooring will be installed properly, with minimal impact on plant operations while we are on site.

EPF has invested millions in specialty concrete surface prep and installation equipment.  This minimizes dust, and allows for a thorough, high quality installation.  Turnaround time is fast, since we specialize in meat and food processing facilities, with our time tested “cookie cutter” system.  We can often turn around an area over a 2-3 day weekend.  We have a 4 hour cure optional finish coat, which allows as little as 24 hour complete turnaround, for special circumstances.

Building a new meat processing plant, or major renovations on an existing facility?
Check out this page for some important design tips.

 

For more information on our  Puma-CreteTM meat processing floors or poultry processing flooring, please contact a project consultant, for further information at 800-808-7773

 

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