Install Non-Stick Surfaces in the Dairy
‘Non-stick’ coatings for walls (and floors) in the dairy are available and make cleaning a quick and simple matter. There are lots of options for sealing concrete - from two coat liquids, to trowel-on systems. Costs vary from $10 to over $50/m2 installed.
Specialist coatings for dairy walls are available and can be applied to concrete, panel, tin or other material. They come with a 10 year guarantee for dairy use. Tiles are commonly used on pit walls overseas and even a coat of paint will reduce the effort and water used in cleaning.
Tips on Getting the Best Result
Getting the coating to stick can be a problem. Bonding to the substrate is improved when applied to concrete with a low water content (<5%). Specialist primers are also available to help the coating bond with older concrete. Specialist installers can coat the surface between milkings.
Pros and Cons
Light surfaces will brighten up the dairy making it a safer and more pleasant place to work. These surfaces are commonly used in food processing plants to improve hygiene.
Issues in Making it Happen
Reduce time and effort to clean surfaces.