With Ucrete MF40AS, BASF has launched a new heavy-duty antistatic flooring system that is based on a polyurethane cement technology. The focus is customers in the food, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. It is part of the company’s chemical solutions for construction, which is bundled under the Master Builders Solutions brand.
The new flooring system offers a safe and aesthetic working environment, robustness and durability, as reported by BASF’s Construction Chemicals division. Thanks to its antistatic properties, it protects electrostatic-sensitive devices and can be used in explosion hazard areas.
“Our customers’ demand for antistatic flooring systems is growing. This is a result of the EU ATEX (ATmosphères EXplosibles) directives that state requirements in the field of explosion protection, as well as the growing number of electronic components that are being used throughout industry. With the launch of Ucrete MF40AS we aim to meet this increasing demand and further strengthen our portfolio of industrial flooring solutions,” says Philip Ansell, European Marketing Manager for Ucrete Industrial Flooring at BASF.
The flooring system is available in the new colors, cream and bright yellow, in addition to the standard range. Like all Ucrete flooring solutions, the new system is dense and impervious, meeting the high hygienic standards and withstanding extreme thermal, mechanical and chemical impact – thus offering a long service life, according to the German based company.
Ucrete was first launched in 1969 and has since then been used in various industries – including the food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Thanks to its good cleanability as well as chemical, thermal and mechanical resistance, Ucrete flooring is well-suited for spaces where a robust, hygienic and durable floor is required.