More than 20 years ago, Bolidtop® 700 Pharma Terrazzo formed a welcome innovation for a new production facility of Belgian pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceutica. Synthetics provided the answer to the increasing hygiene requirements the factory had to meet. After all those years of faithful service, their Bolidtop® 700 PT still fulfils all hygiene and safety requirements. Janssen Pharmaceutica nevertheless chose to revitalise the flooring, taking advantage of Bolidt’s most recent product innovations, such as an even smoother surface.
Bolidt first travelled to the impressive medical science campus of Janssen Pharmaceutica in Beerse twenty years ago. Founder Dr Paul Janssen and his staff moved into the first campus buildings in 1957. Year after year, they worked steadily on realising their ambition: to develop medicines for diseases, for which there is no effective treatment available yet. In line with that ambition, Janssen Pharmaceutica expanded in the early nineties by building a new pharmaceutical factory that would meet the increasing level of requirements in terms of hygiene and safety. At the same time, the company needed electrically conductive flooring for the automatic guided vehicles running between the production area and the warehouse. Bolidtop® 700 PT offered all the qualities they were looking for.
Technically, the Bolidtop® 700 PT at Janssen Pharmaceutica was still in perfect shape. The floor, once custom-developed for the pharmaceutical industry, therefore remained in place during the renovation to serve as a solid base. For Janssen Pharmaceutica, the revitalisation presented an opportunity to improve the technical properties of the floor with the latest version of the Bolidtop® 700 PT. Over the years, the hygienic, wear-resistant synthetic base has remained as durable as ever, but the aesthetic and technical possibilities have grown substantially.
Interrupting the process in a production factory with a capacity of about 70 million units per year and several shifts a day is clearly extremely undesirable. That is why Bolidt’s planners and application specialists worked closely with Janssen Pharmaceutica to carefully plan the renovation in a way that would cause minimal disruption to the production process at the facility.
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