APF’s CastorCrete Meets Demands for Pet Food Processing Facility
Cal Premium Treats, a California startup producing beef jerky treats for pets, moved into a USDA-grade facility spanning nearly 59,000 sq ft. The 30-year-old building had a clean substrate on the floors and walls, but still needed a floor covering system. The new flooring system had to stand up to impact, abrasion, chemicals, and food acids generated during the production process.
To meet the food processing demands, Huntington, Calif.-based American Restore selected two APF CastorCrete flooring systems, which are urethane mortars specially designed for food and beverage processing facilities, in addition to Sani-Wall for the walls.
CastorCrete TG was applied at 1/4 in. across 14,500 sq ft of the facility. This heavy-duty urethane cement mortar is designed to protect existing concrete or resurface badly deteriorated concrete. It can withstand extreme physical exposure including steam cleaning, heavy traffic and heavy impact. Plus, it has outstanding chemical resistance to most solvents, acids, alkalis, hot oils and animal by-products while withstanding constant temperature exposures up to 250 degrees F.
CastorCrete SL was applied across 26,000 sq ft of the facility. This flowable polyurethane mortar protects concrete from physical and chemical abuse. It’s very resistant to impact and abrasion, and is unaffected by animal fats and most solvents. It has a co-efficient of thermal expansion similar to concrete, allowing it to maintain adhesion when subjected to the thermal shock of hot water. It can be used at constant service temperatures up to 200 degrees F.