Food processing facilities and environments can end up being a pretty messy place. When working in that kind of atmosphere, you’re going to have to deal with spills or any general mess getting on the ground that everyone walks on. With for a food processing plant, the ideal flooring situation would have to be one that was durable, easy to clean, and wouldn’t create a hazard for employees. Right off the bat, we know carpet and linoleum are out of the question. So what kind of material is best for that work environment? Fiberglass.
Fiberglass materials are the most efficient in plants, specifically food related environments. The floors are typically made up of fiberglass grating, with is a mixture of fiberglass and resin. This creates a durable and robust material that can withstand a great deal of weight and pressure without cracking or breaking. Some containers are made from fiberglass materials as well because they are non-corrosive. They can also withstand high and low temperatures, meaning they can be used in a deep freeze or to hold a hot substance.
Cleaning these materials is a breeze because all it takes is a high power water hose and a floor drain and you’re done. In a food processing plant, messes are going to be inevitable. Someone in some area is going to spill something, and it’s going to make a mess. Along with being easy to clean, it also poses no risks to employees and guest of the facility alike because of the fiberglass’ non-slip surface. It allows for grip in even the slickest situations.
One of the best parts of all is that fiberglass materials aren’t expensive to install at all! The materials come with a low installation cost. Which when compared to installation plus shelf life of other materials such as stainless steel; it seems like a no-brainer! Bringing fiberglass materials into a food processing environments is the perfect fit.