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Hygienic Coating Used For Refurbishment Project In Taiwan

Our hygienic coating has been used to refurbish 10,000m² of internal walls and ceilings at a beverage plant operated by Taiwan’s leading manufacturer and distributor of beer, wine and tobacco products.

Biodex Sheen, a high performance, water-based, anti-microbial coating which actively prevents the growth of mould, bacteria and yeasts, was specified for an internal refurbishment of the Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation manufacturing plant. The Flexcrete coating was supplied by the company’s distributor in Taiwan, Parallel Industrial Co., Ltd.

Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation operates a total of nine wineries and distilleries and three breweries in Taiwan, as well as cigarette production facilities. The company distributes its products through more than 40,000 sales outlets and as Taiwan’s largest alcoholic beverage producer, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation sells more than 5 million cases of beer and wine each year. The company’s most famous products include the award-winning Taiwan Beer and Long Life cigarettes, and other products include Japanese style liqueurs, Chinese herb liqueurs and distilled spirits. The firm primarily sells its products in Taiwan but a number of brands are sold internationally with major markets including Japan and the United States.

Due to the constant presence of migrant yeasts and sugar particles in the atmosphere at the Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation’s manufacturing plant, the internal wall and ceiling areas around the vats had become highly susceptible to mould growth. Following thorough cleaning and preparation, Biodex Sheen was used to provide a total seamless finish with active yet encapsulated protection against the growth of mould, bacteria and yeasts. As well as the vat areas, Biodex Sheen was also used in several other areas such as the walls and ceilings in the cold store facilities.

The waterborne nature of Biodex Sheen was absolutely critical for this project, as the coating could be rapidly and safely applied by roller and brush without any risk of contamination as it is non-toxic, non-leaching and non-tainting. Two coats can be applied in a single working day using standard painting techniques, so disruption is kept to an absolute minimum. Once in service, Biodex Sheen is very resilient and is able to withstand conditions of high humidity and extreme temperature changes without cracking or flaking. Biodex Sheen is available in a range of attractive colours, of which white was chosen for this project.

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