Repurposing

Repurposing an area? Here’s some advice you might need

Internal construction in the food and beverage manufacturing industry is huge. Every year, new supply contracts are won with distributors, meaning a new production line must go in, or a change in existing production lines to cater for the new contract. Coolrooms are turned into production areas, warehouses into coolrooms, or production areas into storage areas/warehouses. There’s a lot that goes on that no one would see. And while these projects are internal, there’s a lot to be considered before signing the purchase orders. Read more

drainage

Hygienic drainage solutions in food manufacturing facilities

Drainage systems in food production facilities are under a lot of pressure due to high traffic, grease, fat, food waste and various chemicals from cleaning procedures. Without an appropriate drainage system, wastewater can cause pipe blockages and major disruptions to services. In addition, cleaning can be difficult, flow inefficient, and bacteria growth a looming threat.  Read more

flooring

No compromise slip resistant flooring

In the Food and Beverage manufacturing industry, two of the highest priorities are employee safety and food safety. In the world of flooring, these two challenges are in constant conflict. You can throw chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, heavy traffic, thermal resistance at any flooring company and they’ll have a solution, but throw them the battle of slip resistance vs cleanability? You’ll only be left with a couple of half-hearted responses.  Read more

Traffic management

Traffic management best practice in food manufacturing facilities

The changing requirements in food and beverage manufacturing facilities creates an ongoing struggle for plant/site managers to produce an effective traffic management plan. With areas constantly being repurposed, standards updated and new traffic management solutions introduced regularly, it’s a battle understanding what will work in each situation. Read more

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