Case studies

Case studies

Food & Beverage

RESIN & DRAINAGE

Client:Soupreme Foods Ltd

Product:FeRFA Type 8 – BASF MasterTop 1317, BASF Ucrete RG BLÜCHER Drainage System

Soupreme Foods were established in 2017. Based out of a brand-new state of the art 50,000 square foot allergen free manufacturing facility situated in Skelmersdale North West UK.

Producing a diverse range of plant based private label food products for the retail and foodservice sectors.

BASF MasterTop 1317 heavy duty PU screed was selected for its hardwearing properties; it provided a lightly textured protective floor finish suitable for applications in wet and dry process environments, such as food production.

Ucrete RG was used to protect vertical surfaces including coving, kerbs and the drainage system, which was also installed by TPS360.

Product benefits

  • temperature resistant
  • slip resistant
  • non-tainting
  • chemical resistant
  • durable
  • cleanable
  • impact resistant

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Food & Beverage

RESIN

Client:Express Contract Drying Ltd

Product:FeRFA Type 5 – Remmers Floormix DQ, medium to heavy duty resin screed

Express Contract Drying Ltd is the largest toll dryer of food flavours and colours in the UK, with customers throughout Europe

TPS360 specified and installed Remmers Floormix DQ system; chosen for its special blend of decorative colour quartz aggregate and extreme durability, which was ideally suited for this application.

The challenges of a variety of poor substrates and a tight programme were overcome to achieve a successful refurbishment of the South Wales factory.

Product benefits

  • easy to clean
  • excellent abrasion resistance
  • excellent chemical resistance
  • excellent impact resistance
  • matt, silk or gloss finish
  • UV resistant
  • slip resistant
  • fast track installation

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Food & Beverage

Food Processing

Client:Easibake Foods Ltd

Product:Heavy duty polyurethane concrete overlay system

Leading independent bakery Easibake Foods Ltd specialise in high volume production of quality frozen and chilled bakery products for leading retailers, foodservice and manufacturing customers

TPS360 were selected to install UD200; a heavy-duty polyurethane concrete overlay system chosen for its combination of durability, speed of cure, ease of cleaning and temperature resistance up to 150°c – a unique offering meeting the demands of the food industry.

The combination of temperature, chemical, impact and wear resistance ensure that a correctly specified floor will last for many years.

Product benefits

  • resists steam or continuous hot-water cleaning
  • minimises down time
  • low odour; VOC compliant
  • single lift application for reduced application and facility down time
  • handles heavy traffic
  • thermal shock resistance exceeds typical epoxy overlays
  • tolerates organic and inorganic acids, alkalis and salts

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Food & Beverage

Food Processing

Client:Café Nero

Product:Epoxy SL

From its Roastery Plant in London, Café Nero supplies the coffee to all its coffee houses worldwide

TPS360 were instructed to install a high-quality flooring to cover a 1,480m² area. The system needed to be durable, sustainable with thermal capabilities of up to 70°

Preparation
The substrate was prepared using our 950RX planetary grinding machine and edge grinder, removing contaminants and weakness to give a clean, sound load-bearing surface

Priming
The prepared concrete received a priming coat of Epoxy ST100 by roller

Self-Smoothing Topping
The primed surface was coated with Remmers Epoxyflex Coating PH as a flow system to the desired thickness. Applied by trowel and spike roller in two directions to release air and give a smooth surface. Addition of Accelerator PH to reduce walk on time to 4 hours

System Properties

  • flexible
  • high Sheen
  • tough
  • smooth and seamless
  • hygienic
  • durable
  • easy to clean
  • good chemical resistance
  • wide colour range
  • fast cure is possible

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Resin

Automotive

Client:Trade Centre Wales

Product:FeRFA Type 3 – Remmers Epoxy BS3000

Wales largest car supermarket, Trade Centre Wales required a floor that was not only aesthetically appealing, but also durable and easy to clean

TPS360 was appointed to create a safe and durable flooring, that would provide a non-slip solution to constant foot traffic and slow-moving vehicles.

The 1600m2 area was treated with a FeRFA Type 3 high-build epoxy coating system (Remmers Epoxy BS3000 SG), applied in two coats with a special anti-slip bead added to ensure staff safety.

Before coating, the existing workshop floor had to be properly prepared using our state-of-the-art diamond grinding equipment, used to create a suitable substrate for the epoxy resin flooring.

The surface preparation and resin coating had to be undertaken to strict deadlines in order to be considerate to an existing equipment delivery schedule at the workshop, and for that reason a breathable flooring system was selected to reduce dry-out times and customer inconvenience.

During installation, humidity levels were carefully monitored, with temporary heating and ventilation systems employed by TPS360 to overcome concerns that the resin curing process could be hampered.

Our careful system selection and working practises led to a clean, professional, hardwearing and safe finish for this major new car workshop.

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Resin

Manufacturing

Client:Klöckner Pentaplast

Product:FeRFA Type 8 – very heavy-duty resin flooring

Global leader in the production of rigid plastic film solutions, Klöckner Pentaplast required a heavy duty, chemical resistant floor surface in their manufacturing site in South Wales

Flowcrete HF polyurethane flow applied (2-3mm) Resin was specified and installed.

Trowel applied, Flowcrete HF with its microbial/fungal resistance properties, provides control of most bacteria and Fungai which come into contact with the floor ensuring a hygienic, easy to clean, low maintenance and sterile surface.

Due to strict time constraints in this busy manufacturing environment, minimal downtime was required.

At a room temperature of 20°C, light traffic was permitted after just 24hrs, full traffic after 48hrs with full chemical cure after 7 days.

System Properties

  • hygienic finish
  • slip resistant
  • temperature resistant
  • chemical resistant
  • durable finish
  • anti-static properties

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Resin

Manufacturing

Client:Manufacturing

Product:FeRFA Type 3 – high build coating

Typical Characteristics
A solvent free, high build epoxy resin floor coating developed to provide protective and decorative properties to concrete, steel and other substrates.

Easily applied, chemical and abrasion resistant coating giving a coloured gloss finish.

Also available in a fast cure version and slip resistant version, retaining all the benefits of the standard product but incorporating fine aggregates within the coating system to give a lightly textured finish to the cured product.

Product advantages

  • fast application
  • solvent free
  • hygienic + easy to clean
  • good chemical resistance
  • excellent adhesion to concrete
  • seamless floor finish

Cleaning methods
Mechanical scrubber/dryers satisfactory but not with regular use of abrasive pads

Typical areas of use

  • manufacturing
  • industrial + warehouse
  • food processing
  • carpark decking
  • commercial spaces
  • workshops

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Polished Concrete

Warehousing

Client:Orangebox

Location:Cardiff

Product:Polished Concrete

Orangebox needed a floor surface that was not only robust and hard wearing, but also aesthetically pleasing and in-fitting with the nature of the business

An area in excess of 9,000m² was ground and polished, exposing the natural aggregates in the concrete to produce a very hard wearing, high quality finish.

The entire process involved the removal of the top layers of material, refining the surface to expose the stronger underlying concrete. The concrete was then ground and polished with planetary grinding equipment and diamond tools; resulting in a polished surface of the highest quality, both functionally and aesthetically which is easy to maintain and has a life expectancy of 25+ years.

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Polished Concrete

Retail

Client:Valley Wholesale Carpets Ltd

Location:Newport

Product:Polished Concrete

Valley Wholesale Carpets Ltd took ownership of an old warehouse in Newport South Wales, and contacted TPS360 to assist with surface preparation before deciding on the desired floor finish

It was suggested to the client that polished concrete would be an ideal solution for this retail warehouse.

Preparation:
There were a number of contaminants on top of the substrate including 6-8mm of water-based screed, tile adhesive and a number of bolts in the floor. All contamination was removed, bolt holes filled and a number of repairs carried out to the substrate.

Refining:
The substrate was then ground and polished to a 3000-grit finish. A penetrating concrete densifier was applied during the polishing process to prevent future dusting.

Refining the substrate to this standard, results in a heard wearing dust free finish, that is also one of the most environmentally friendly floor finishes with very low life cycle costs.

Benefits:

  • cost-effective
  • aesthetically-appealing
  • environmentally-friendly
  • can be coloured without losing its qualities
  • slip-proof, even when the floor is wet
  • highest fire-safety class
  • easy-to-clean. No truck marks, etc
  • 60% lower life cycle cost than with traditional flooring solutions
  • lower vibration level for vehicles

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Polished Concrete

Retail

Client:ASDA

Location:Redditch

Product:Polished Concrete

Bringing the old floor back to life

Supermarket giant ASDA were moving to new premises previously occupied by B&Q and asked us to transform the dull grey existing concrete floor; they required a durable and robust but aesthetically pleasing finish which was as easy to maintain as the traditionally used terrazzo tiles.

Specifying and installing TPS360 Polished Concrete produced the glossy desired finish; resulting in a brilliant, easy to clean, environmentally friendly and hard wearing polished concrete floor that uses as much as 30 times less energy than traditional flooring solutions, and reflects light gently off the floor.

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Overlayment and Pumpable Screeds

Food + Beverage

Client:Starbucks

Product:Polished Micro Screed

World renowned coffee chain Starbucks required a floor surface that was not only robust and hard wearing, but also aesthetically pleasing and in fitting with the nature of the business for their new shops in Swansea.

TPS360’s micro screeds, polished using the HTC Superfloor processes provide a ‘polished concrete effect’ when the existing substrate is not suitable for polishing, where basic screed systems have been installed over underfloor heating or where floor covering systems such as tiles and vinyl’s have been previously installed.

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Overlayment and Pumpable Screeds

Public Sector

Client:St Fagan’s National Museum of History

Product:FeRFA Type 8 – Mondéco Mirrazzo

TPS360 were successful in the competitive process to be selected by main contractor Kier to play a key role in redeveloping Wales’ most popular heritage attraction within tight timescales and budgetary restrictions.

Utilising funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Welsh Government, St Fagan's National History Museum in Cardiff underwent a massive £25m makeover that included both new build and refurbishment works both of which TPS360 were an integral part of.

This project was part of a large new build and refurbishment development to upgrade the museum. We were involved at the early stages and assisted with specification and planning alongside many other trades on a very tight programme.

Throughout the main contract it was evident that the build was behind schedule, and as a result our works were delayed. Timings became more critical as well as having to deal with product storage and protection through the winter months; a hot storage area with infrared heaters was created to artificially keep the resin and aggregate at a minimum temperature of 20 degrees.

Product Benefits:

  • attractive
  • seamless
  • easy to clean
  • temperature resistant

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Overlayment and Pumpable Screeds

Education

Client:South Devon College

Location:Paignton

Product:Polished Concrete

South Devon College requested a terrazzo effect finish over underfloor heating and a sand and cement base.

TPS360 specified and installed TRU® PC Polished Concrete which is a high-flow topping that simulates polished concrete after grinding and polishing to expose the aggregate.

TRU PC is a multipurpose product that is ideal for individual and creative design; for attractive, unique design of prestigious interiors, such as sales rooms, restaurants, foyers, museums, schools, airports, administrative buildings.

TRU PC contains 0% Portland cement using CSA cement as a replacement; this is not only environmentally a better option but also has 80% less chance of cracking due to its very low shrinkage properties. The product is bonded to the substrate using an epoxy with quartz scatter, mixed and poured, levelled with a gage rake and spike roller is used to remove air. Rapid strength gain is another major benefit reaching 35nm in 24 hours and 48nm in 28 days making it ideal for heavy and high traffic areas.

Product Benefits:

  • very hard wearing
  • rapid strength gain
  • ease of maintenance
  • high light reflectivity
  • life expectancy 20 years +

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Industrial Painting

Marine Painting

Tps Industrial and Commercial painting division

We at TPS360 are proud to work with major blue chip companies across the UK, delivering a wide variety of products and services. We offer a range of services across the industrial and commercial Painting division:

  • Grit blasting
  • Water jetting
  • Specialist coatings
  • Airless spraying

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Industrial Painting

Industrial Hangar

We cover all aspects of the Industrial Painting service; our projects have ranged from:

  • Marine decking and fit out
  • Aircraft hanger refurbishment
  • Structural steel painting
  • Cladding profile upgrades
  • Internal and external commercial painting
  • We are industry leaders in health and safety and ensuring all projects meet the industry standards. TPS360 are committed to reducing our carbon footprint across the whole business, through environmental and sustainability management across all projects.

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    Aerospace

    TPS Aerospace

    TPS360 brings flooring technology to the UK Aerospace Industry.

    A whole-life comparison of polished concrete v the traditionally used epoxy resin flooring was carried out; resulting in a saving of just under £1m over a 25- year period. Unlike older epoxy coverings, the polished concrete by far exceeded expectations, and provided a solution to flooring issues, which included adhesion and delamination of coatings.

    • On average 40% lower life cycle costs than with traditional flooring solutions.
    • Works just as well for new floors as when renovating existing floors.
    • The grinding process is entirely dry, without sludge or water.
    • Extreme evenness means low vibrations.
    • Low carbon footprint.
    • Easy to maintain.

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