Food & Beverage
The choice of flooring for the agri-food sector, both for production and marketing areas, is probably the one that deserves the highest attention in its identification. Fifty years of experience gained from Cipa Gres in this field, allow us to affirm that we are excellent partners for those looking for adequate and definitive solutions for their company.
In particular, our “Progetto Industria” series, for assortment of colors, the different friction coefficients in the range, the wide variety of available thicknesses and the possibility to erase the residual bacterial load after washing, allows us to be able to define it with pride , a "dedicated" product .
Finishes designed and tested ad hoc to respond punctually to the specific needs of each individual environment. The assortment of structures for the walking surface, the different non-slip coefficients that meet all international standards, DIN 51130, DIN 51094, B.C.R.A. TORTUS, ASTM 1028, ANSI A 137.1: 2012, BS 7976-2: 2002, UNE ENV 12633: 2006, AS 4586: 2013 etc., with "V" from 4 to 10, allows designers to choose the right product for every single need .
Concentrated load resistance
Various sizes and thicknesses are available (8.4/10/12/14 and 20mm), small sizes further increase the breaking load. (the 14mm average thickness in our production, has a compressive strength of about 3500 Kg./cm2).
The high thickness, in addition to high mechanical strength is itself a very important element that determines the height of the grouting of the joints, an integral part of the floor system .
Our extremely strong products comply with UNI EN ISO 10545-5 (For more specific information, contact our technical department).
Resistance to acids and bases
Our full-body porcelain stoneware is acids resistant*, belonging to class A-LA-HA of acids and bases resistance according to UNI EN ISO 10545-13: 2017.
All our products are in class 5 (see UNI EN ISO 10545-14: 2000) so any stain from organic processing waste is easily removable (i.e. whey and lactic acid from milk processing, polyphenols such as tannins present in the winemaking cellars, vegetable fats in the oil mills, animal fats and blood for meat process industries, etc.).
Thermal shock resistance
Our products, cooked at high temperatures (around 1200 °), have an exceptional resistance to heat (typical in milk and meat industries for example). Also in this case, the use of high thickness products prevents that sudden temperature changes due to the temperature of any hot or cold liquids poured on the floor, reach the laying surface, breaking up the adhesives. This avoids the thermal shocks that would compromise flooring durability.
Available in different colours, both in the same color as the flooring and in contrast, a complete range of special pieces is available to avoid right angles between floor and walls. These pieces, necessary to obtain excellent and easy machines cleaning, fully satisfy the requirements that control bodies check in the foods working&storage destined areas. According to specific needs, the designers in charge can choose between different solutions and different curvatures rays of the connecting elements.
Surface compactness and microbacterial cleanability
To guarantee easy cleanability and the easy elimination of any bacterial charge, Cipa Gres carries out continuous production line checks to verify the compactness of the surface that allow a microbacterial analysis certificate, released by referenced third party bodies. This ensures, when proper post-installation cleaning is carried out, no residual bacterial load.
By visiting our colour section you can check the completeness of the proposed range that allows you to indicate, with indelible demarcation lines, safety zones and / or well defined loading and unloading areas. Or simply to give your flooring a personal look using several colours.
All the materials we produce are frost resistant. They are tested according to UNI EN ISO 10545-12: 2000 and can also be used in environments with temperatures well below the 0°C temperature, thus making it possible to use them outdoors and in cold rooms.
All Cipa Gres technical porcelain stoneware belongs to class 0 (zero) of fire resistance.
Light and UV rays resistance
Our materials do not change colour over time. resisting both heat and continuous light exposure.
*Except hydrofluoric acid
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