This project was carried out in December 2020 during a factory shutdown. We assisted the contractor with a 800m2 installation of our High Build Anti Slip Epoxy floor coating at a large unit at Glasgow Prestwick Airport. We've helped lots of companies within the aerospace industry with large flooring projects and have years of combined experience within this field. Floor coatings generally are used for heavy machinery and equipment therefore must be highly durable and able to withstand foot & vehicle traffic. It is also critical they are easy to clean & non slip; our technical team are able to advise from specification right through to application for any flooring project within this industry.
What Was The Brief?
The client; Prodecor had been selected as a recommended contractor who were carrying out the work on behalf of Precision Tooling at the Spirit Aero Systems site. Spirit Aero Systems required an on site facility in order to achieve quick turn around on the machining of various components used in the fabrication of the Airbus 350 aircraft wing structure that is to be manufactured at their Prestwick facility. The floor coating had to be incredibly durable and long lasting whilst also been able to withstand heavy machinery & vehicle traffic.
Area Size – 800m2
Durability Required – High Durable
Product – 2 Part High Build Anti Slip Epoxy Resin + Oil Tolerant Primer
How Did We Help?
After initially discussing the brief with our technical advisers, Mark from our technical team visited the site to closely inspect the current condition of the floor. Large areas of the floor were oil contaminated as well as the existing coating heavily peeling and flaking. The floor was carefully inspected to ensure the correct equipment was recommended. The client had instructed contractor Prodecor to carry out the work who Mark worked closely with throughout the entire project from the initial site visit right through to completion.
An oil tolerant primer was recommended along with 2 coats of our High Build Anti Slip coating. Mark recommended a heavy grind preparation was required in order to smooth the surface and create a key for the epoxy to adhere to. The contractor was able to source the recommended equipment based on Marks recommendations whilst we were able to delivery the products on site quickly in readiness for work to commence.
The external contractors had a wealth of experience preparing the floor. As instructed by Mark the floor was Diamond ground to clean, dry concrete ensuring a smooth area whilst also creating a key for the epoxy to adhere to. The installation was then carried out using 1 coat of Resincoat Oil Tolerant Primer followed by 2 coats of Resincoat Epoxy Garage Floor Paint. Throughout each stage of the process Mark assisted the contractor virtually via facetime answering any questions they had, ensuring a high quality finish was achieved.
What Was The Finished Result?
The project was completed as planned, during the Christmas break meaning little downtime for operations. The contractor who we worked closely with alog with the end client were exceptionally pleased with the finished result. See comments below from Steve Robertson MD of Prodecor:
“I just wanted to share the positive experience I have had from working with yourself at Resincoat. I really appreciate the advise & support you offered during the job. The customer care was second to none & nothing was a trouble. I'm glad I decided to work with you at Resincoat. I will definitely use yourself again as I never had any problems at all, great product highly recommended. Many thanks"
Check out some finished photos of the project below. Including a before vs after shot.
How We Can Help Aerospace & Engineering Clients:
At Resincoat we proudly manufacture all our epoxy & polyurethane coatings in the UK to the highest standard. We have combined experience of 35 years + working with clients in a range of industries and a wealth of experience in the Aerospace & engineering sector providing clients with attractive, high quality epoxy resin floors. We are certified to ISO9001 standards providing high quality products & services to our clients.
An epoxy based resin floor is ideal for these environments due to its high strength formula. The floor is able to withstand heavy vehicle & foot traffic. As well as being resistant enough to bear the weight of a steady stream of traffic, the smooth and seamless surface created by epoxy coating is more forgiving than other types of flooring on the machinery that travels over it. This means less wear and tear for transport machinery, which results in lower maintenance costs for the business.
Virtual Site Visits – Our team can schedule a virtual visit via facetime or whatsapp video to assess the current condition of your floor & any areas of concern. This allows us to advise correct products as well as any preparation work.
On Site Visits – If a virtual site visit isn’t possible or you require further assistance a member of our technical team can visit the site. This allows us to write a specification and advise on any preparation as well as necessary repairs work and/or primers.
Product Advice & Recommendations - We can assist with product recommendations based on your requirements and your budget.
Installation Support – Our team can offer installation support throughout the project advising your direct or any contractors you may be working with.
On Site Training – We can deliver on site training for any of our products.
Equipment & Tool Hire - We have a trusted tool hire partner who operate throughout the UK. With Resincoat customers benefitting from a 20% off all equipment hire.