2016
Markdale, ON

This project involves the installation of flooring products in a facility dedicated to the production of ice cream.

Project details

Sika Technical Sales Representative

Kevin Callaghan

callaghan.kevin@ca.sika.com

Contractor

Sentinel Polymers

Date of the project*

2014 (renovation works) /2016 (work in the new addition of the facility)

Duration

3 weeks

Project location

Markdale, ON

Size/surface

Approx. 65 000 ft2

Challenges encountered

Products are exposed to repeated and intense thermal cycling and chemical products. Installation schedule was tight, and client needed to be back up and running production as quickly as possible. Environmental conditions for all products involved were also inconsistent and challenging.  

 

Sika solution

Thanks to Sika’s wide portfolio of high performance and CFIA approved products, the client was in position to easily gain access to the right product meeting the specific requirements of each area of the facility, (production area, chemical storage room, battery charging station/storage and freezer).

icecream production-flooring projects-purcem

Sika products used

Sikafloor®-22 NA PurCem®

  • Can be applied onto 7 to 10 day old concrete after adequate preparation and where substrate has tensile bond strength in excess of 1.5 MPa (218 psi).
  • Easy installation requiring less labour to install than traditional Sikafloor® PurCem® trowel grade materials.
  • Longer pot life permits increased productivity with less waste.
  • Resists a very wide range of organic and inorganic acids, alkalis, amines, salts and solvents.
    Consult Sika Technical Sales for full details. Refer to the Sikafloor® PurCem® Chemical Resistance Chart.
  • Similar coefficient of thermal expansion to concrete allowing movement with the substrate through normal thermal cycling.
  • Performs and retains its physical characteristics through a wide temperature range from -40°C (-40°F) up to 120°C (248°F).
  • Superior formulation eliminates formation of blisters, such as those arising out of application during elevated temperatures or early and multiple layer applications.
  • Steam cleanable at 6 mm (1/4 in) thickness. Can also be easily maintained using commonly employed methods and phenol free detergents.
  • Bond strength in excess of the tensile strength of concrete, concrete will fail first.
  • Non-taint, odourless and phthalate-free, avoiding associated toxicity to health and environmental hazards.
  • Behaves plastically under impact; deforms but will not crack or debond.
  • Extra expansion joints are not necessary; simply maintain and extend existing expansion joints up through the Sikafloor® PurCem® Flooring System.
  • Achieves highest performance ratings according to ASTM G21 resistance to fungi and ASTM D3273 resistance to mold growth.
  • Potential LEED® Canada Credits: IEQ 4.2- Low Emitting Material – Industrial Maintenance Coatings.
Sikafloor®-22 NA PurCem®

Sikafloor®-31 NA PurCem®

  • Can be applied onto 7 to 10 day old concrete after adequate preparation and where substrate has tensile bond strength in excess of 1.5 MPa (218 psi).
  • Economical and easy installation requiring less labour to install than traditional Sikafloor® PurCem® materials.
  • Versatile material suitable for application as a primer, standalone coating and top coat for other PurCem systems.
  • Longer pot life permits increased productivity with less waste.
  • Resists a very wide range of organic and inorganic acids, alkalis, amines, salts and solvents.
    Consult Sika Technical Sales for full details. Refer to the Sikafloor® PurCem® Chemical Resistance Chart.
  • Similar coefficient of thermal expansion to concrete allowing movement with the substrate through normal thermal cycling.
  • Performs and retains its physical characteristics through a wide temperature range from -10°C
    (14°F) up to 90°C (194°F).
  • Superior formulation eliminates formation of blisters, such as those arising out of application during elevated temperatures or early and multiple layer applications.
  • Bond strength in excess of the tensile strength of concrete, concrete will fail first.
  • Non-taint, odourless and phthalate-free, avoiding associated toxicity to health and environmental hazards.
  • Behaves plastically under impact; deforms but will not crack or debond.
  • Excellent long term wear resistance from a two coat application.
  • Easily maintained using commonly employed methods and phenol free detergents.
  • Achieves highest performance ratings according to ASTM G21 resistance to fungi and ASTM D3273 resistance to mold growth (special order grade)
  • Potential LEED® Canada Credits: IEQ 4.2- Low Emitting Material – Industrial Maintenance Coatings.
Sikafloor®-31 NA PurCem®