Some of the main design concerns for an industrial building include durability, mechanical resistance and safety. However, when it comes to design for a food industry building, hygiene becomes the top priority. Particularly in the baking industry, a failure in hygiene can cause contamination of the product which can lead to a shutdown of production. This highlights how important thorough cleaning protocols are for maintaining a healthy business.
That’s why our hygiene planning starts from the ground up. A well-designed foundation makes for an effective facility. Focused attention should go into the detailing. Whilst certain elements are necessary to keep an area clean, they can also be the key to good hygiene. For example, crucial elements within a bakery, such as drainage, thresholds, skirting, and corners, are also an ideal living space for bacteria. Given half a chance, they’ll move in with extended family. Our flooring is a polymer-based thermosetting synthetic, meaning that it is liquid tight. It can be fitted to any space perfectly. Because of its seamless application, it’s pore-free with no nooks and crannies for bacteria to grow in.
The Bolidtop® 700 flooring system meets all hygiene requirements of the bakery trade, including food safety standards based on the HACCP principles. It has no seams or joints, it’s pore-tight, dirt repellent, and very easy to clean. Being resistant to heavy machinery, hot liquids, extremely cold liquids, and even acids, it’s a perfect solution.
We’re often asked if the floor can be attached to drainage systems without any gaps. The short answer is; absolutely! However, there are a couple of things to consider when applying the floor and installing details.
When installing the drainage systems, it should be noted that Bolidtop® 700 has a thickness of 5 mm. So, any drainage system installed should be a maximum of 5mm high from the foundation. This will ensure that the finish is smooth and even to help with easy and quick cleaning. We have a team of experienced specialists on hand to advise, so for any specific queries please feel free to contact us.
Seamless skirting removes the need for any rigid edges around the parameters of a room. Installing Bolidtop® 700 will remove the need for 90° corners, reducing the risk of bacterial hideouts. This same curved finish can be applied all the way to the corners of the room. Bolidt uses specific tooling to create a perfect curved (R30) finish.
At Bolidt, we aim to give future-proof results, so it's important that we work in the requirements of all necessary regulations. As experts in the field, we're aware of the latest requirements and keep up to date with new ones as they come out. EU standards state that corners, edges and protrusions must be rounded with a minimum radius of 3 mm.
At Bolidt we have a series of profiles suited for various situations seamless skirting can be applied in front of the wall, or the system can be integrated into the wall itself. We can also apply ‘floating’ skirting on walls which are subject to large temperature fluctuations, to allow for some flexibility.
The Bolidtop® 700 flooring system is extremely well-suited for the baking industry. From Allemeersch bakery in Belgium, to Fernandes Bakery in Suriname, Bolidt is raising the bar for hygiene across the industry. It’s always important to look at cases individually, and with more than 50 years of experience around the world, we’ve got experts who can help with every kind of project.
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