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Reducing slip hazards in the workplace

Unsealed or deteriorated concrete flooring increases the risk of slips, trips and falls in the workplace. Trips can occur even if there is a change of one centimetre or less in flooring height, while flooring which is too smooth or glossy can cause slips, especially when there are spillages or other contaminants present. Renewing and [...]

2018-10-10T13:34:42+10:00 September 3rd, 2018|

Taking the shock out of flooring

Warehouse storage racking is an essential component in the modern logistics industry but it is not without its risks. In areas where flammable and sensitive goods are kept, and sparks, fire and heat need to be avoided, measures need to be put in place to eliminate the chances of electrostatic discharge occurring. An appropriate floor [...]

2018-06-14T09:33:20+10:00 June 12th, 2018|

Three considerations for choosing the right concrete coating

Coating can increase the performance and longevity of concrete floors by providing chemical resistance, protecting them from deterioration and adding to the aesthetics of a room. In order to get the greatest benefit, a number of considerations need to be made when selecting the right flooring solution for a project. Assessing the environmental conditions Concrete, [...]

2018-02-19T13:38:01+10:00 January 22nd, 2018|

Reducing the risk of concrete coating failure

Concrete coating failure occurs when the coating separates from the concrete surface, causing cracking, flaking and bubbling. Not only will this prevent the coating from protecting the concrete which leads to deterioration, but this also causes the surface to become unattractive and at worst it can cause health and safety issues. Here, we look at [...]

2018-02-19T13:31:43+10:00 January 8th, 2018|

Three levels in three days

Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturers, chose Hychem products to seal flooring on three different levels at its North Rocks facility in Sydney back in July 2016. What was the problem? Epoxy flooring specialist, Ironbark Flooring, was contracted to seal 700m2 across three floors, in three days. Andrew Pulsford, Manager at Ironbark [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:53+10:00 April 27th, 2017|

Why go local for coating solutions?

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and has a wide range of climatic zones from tropical, desert, cool temperate and snow. Selecting Australian manufactured construction resins has the advantage of products being designed specifically to suit the country’s varying conditions. This is important as climate can affect the application process of epoxies [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 March 17th, 2017|

Filling the gaps with epoxy grout

Concrete and steel structures are found throughout the numerous sectors but they can be prone to maintenance and durability problems due to their susceptibility to environmental and chemical attacks, and other external forces. Epoxy grout can be used to help manage these harmful forces, increasing the longevity and durability of concrete and steel assets. What [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 December 1st, 2016|

Industry demand drives product development

Interview with Raj Velayutha, Technical Manager Product Development Keeping new product development in line with industry demand requires out-of-the-box thinking as well as a keen understanding of what customers want. By tailoring existing products to meet ever-changing customer needs, demand in fact becomes a positive instigator of product innovation. What are current demands for new [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+10:00 March 8th, 2016|

The dos and don’ts of flooring maintenance

Epoxy flooring solutions require regular cleaning to maintain their lifespan, aesthetic and overall safety. Daily wipe-downs with ingredient specific products, buffing and scrubbing are a number of ways in which this can be achieved. Follow these guidelines for cleaning best practice to achieve the very best floors for many years to come. DO Carry out [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+10:00 January 28th, 2016|

Keep it clean! Cleaning best practices for resin flooring

When it comes to floor-care and cleaning, optimal procedures will vary depending on the particular resin and flooring environment.   Keeping ahead of floor-cleaning on a daily basis will ensure that the aesthetics of the area will be maintained, but more importantly the lifespan of your flooring will be increased and it will remain in-line [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+10:00 December 8th, 2015|