The beauty of Nippon paint is that our coatings look good while being highly practical. Explore the Case Studies below to learn how to maximise our product benefits.

24.06.2021   |   Flooring

Similar to other industries, businesses involved in food processing and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products are susceptible to the growth and transmission of viruses and bacteria. When there’s a possibility of a contamination, the facility is immediately required to shut down temporarily for complete sanitization. In some cases, it also resulted in product recalls, which can be very costly for the company, both financially and in terms of reputation. In the food processing industry, the spread of infection often occurs among the employees. Case in point, at the height of COVID-19 pandemic last year, about 25% of meat packing plants across USA have to be shuttered in April 2020 due high number of positive cases among the workers in these plants . As COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through saliva or discharge from the nose, the fast spread of infection in these plants is said to have been due to close contact with an infected person and/or by touching infected surfaces. These facilities generally operate in a refrigerated environment, thus further attributes to spike of infection rate, in addition to harbouring other cold-tolerant bacteria. In the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, contamination prevention is a critical component for state and federal regulations as well as protecting the safety of the public. These products are commonly manufactured in a sterile environment, yet some manufacturers still struggle with keeping microorganisms away from their facilities. Source of microbial contamination in pharmaceutical products include during manufacture, raw materials used, environmental sources, cleaning equipment, packaging, containers that are frequently re-used, repackaging of products, processing, storage and transportation. Food processing and pharmaceutical product manufacturers in Malaysia must comply with strict regulatory compliance guidelines set by regulators such as the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Division (NPRA) or by the Food Safety and Quality Division (FSQD) of the Ministry of Health Malaysia, World Health Organization, and others. These guidelines include Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), an internationally recognized systematic preventive approach in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product. As a global leader in coating technologies with a database of more than 10,000 paint formulations, Nippon Paint prides itself in being a Total Coating Solutions provider with a multi-segment Mar-Apr 2021 | www.b-i.biz 45 portfolio of offerings including flooring solutions. Nippon Paint understands that the food processing and pharmaceutical industries require additional protection to mitigate the risks of contamination. These manufacturers need the right flooring solution that delivers a clean, safe and sanitary environment. NIPPON PAINT FLOORING SOLUTIONS For over 50 years, Nippon Paint has been driving innovation in the coatings industry, backed by the latest coatings and protective technologies. Flooring innovations by Nippon Paint are widely used throughout various industrial, commercial and residential properties in Malaysia, which now include Nippon Floorshield Ucreed. The first of its kind by Nippon Paint, this flooring solution comes in two offerings – Nippon Floorshield Ucreed HD and Nippon Floorshield Ucreed MD. Nippon Floorshield Ucreed HD is a single layer, seamless, trowel-applied and water-based polyurethane modified concrete flooring system. It is designed in the thickness range 6mm – 12mm for heavy-duty industrial application and resurfacing flooring application at matt and anti-skid texture finish. Meanwhile, Nippon Floorshield Ucreed MD is a 3-component, seamless, flow-applied self-smoothing, water-based polyurethane modified concrete flooring topping. This flooring system is designed in the thickness range from 3mm – 6mm for medium duty industrial application and resurfacing flooring application at matt and smooth finish. Nippon Floorshield Ucreed HD and Nippon Floorshield Ucreed MD are suitable for application conditions requiring maximum protection in terms of hygienic, chemical resistance, health and safety, in areas that are frequently exposed to a sudden and rapid change in room temperature (thermal shock), or hot stream cleaning such as: • Kitchen and wet processing area • Meat, fish, poultry processing • Food and beverage processing and packaging plant • Diaries, cheese and milk processing plant • Sugar processing plant • Pharmaceutical production • Chemical process, containment areas and wash down rooms • Cool rooms, freezers, chillers and oven rooms • Loading and unloading area or warehouses • Oily and slippery services area Advantages: • Excellent chemical resistance • High impact resistance • Excellent wear resistance and durable • Excellent thermal shock resistance • Anti-skid finish for safety requirement • Seamless and hygienic • Resists microorganism (bacterial, fungi, mould, mildew) growth • User friendly and low VOC • Good adhesion • Fast application and rapid return to service access Food processing and pharmaceutical facilities operate in an environment that is subjected to greater wear and tear than other commercial premises. Despite adhering to strict standard of operations based on the guidelines imposed by authoritative regulators, the risk of being exposed to viruses and bacteria is inevitable, which at times go unnoticed until it’s too late. Call Nippon Paint for your Flooring Solution needs. Customer Careline: 1-800-88-2663 Email: customercare@nipponpaint.com.my

21.05.2021   |   Flooring

Meeting the food safety standards of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point   Coating systems are not just a beautiful addition to a building’s floor, but an essential component to support functionality. When it comes to future-proofing your building, choosing the right material will come a long way. Coating needs to be specifically designed to tackle each building’s unique challenges. In commercial buildings, for example, the main consideration is usually the aesthetic, seamlessness and ease of maintenance; whereas in industrial buildings, the focus is more on the durability and safety. Each variety of coating has specific properties that are best used under different circumstances. Two popular options are epoxy coating and polyurethane (PU) Screed; and the decision to choose one over the other really depends on the end goals. EPOXY VS POLYURETHANE SCREED Although epoxy and PU Screed are often viewed as interchangeable, they are actually different types of coating with their own distinct properties that are designed for floors with high traffic and heavy loads from equipment such as heavily-laden pallet trolleys and forklift trucks. These activities can cause damage to the surface. Floors with inappropriate coating may result in defects and unevenness, which can cause safety hazard to the workers. For instance, when operating a forklift passing through the area, any instabilities are safety hazards just like roads with potholes, which can damage cars and cause accidents. To prevent such risks, business owners, manufacturers and consultants are constantly on the lookout for protective floor coating. Epoxy has been one of the most popular flooring choices for concrete surfaces, as it can be applied in many ways, using a range of additives and aggregates that will increase its strength and slip/abrasion resistance. However, the application is generally limited to dry, clean floors to maintain the structure and integrity of the slabs. PU Screed, on the other hand, offers performance beyond epoxy in more challenging situations. It is particularly suitable for industrial facilities that face heavy footfall, physical impacts, extreme temperatures and corrosive chemicals on a daily basis. It has a higher cross-linked density to ensure that floors will have better strengths, durability and resilience to deal with a variety of harsh environments. A fully loaded truck alone could weigh in excess of one tonne, which puts considerable pressure through its wheels and into the floor. PU Screed provides protection from such industrial operations CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLOORING SOLUTION However, the question then rises, how do we know which solution is suitable? To put it simply, the decision-making boils down to the moisture levels, humidity conditions and changes in temperature. For facilities that experience dramatic changes in air and floor temperatures as part of their normal operation, PU Screed is a clear winner. All things being equal, under a thermal shock, PU Screed floor will perform better as it has the ability to expand and contract at the same rate as the concrete substrate, which contributes to its ductile bonding. When it comes to hygiene, health and safety, the qualities of PU Screed clearly outweigh epoxy coating. Food processing facilities that produce or work with milk, dairy and cheese, will greatly benefit from the PU Screed as it boasts unrivalled resistance to corrosion, inorganic alkalis, organic alkalis and solvents. Speaking about the cold and thermal shock tolerance, a standard two-pack, 100 per cent solid epoxy coating has a heat resistance of only up to 65 °C, whereas PU Screed can withstand up to 140°C. In a food and beverage facility, thermal shock is high, such as when a room is steam-cleaned, hot oven doors are opened, or boiling substances spilling onto the floor. PU Screed trumps over epoxy in these situations Within the pharmaceutical industry, regulations are even more stringent in times of health crises like in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Flooring solution must allow high level of cleaning and meet the food safety standards of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point). Sealed surface must not trap any bacteria or virus, or even dust; and floor finishes must be smooth and clean for ease of maintenance. PU Screed is also a great solution in this case for its superior impact and chemical resistance. It can offer protection for heavy duty healthcare facilities, standing up to the most demanding conditions such as for rooms that require airlocks and negative pressure. In hospitals where severe COVID-19 cases are treated, certain treatment rooms require quality flooring to prevent viruses and bacteria from lingering on the surface to minimise transmission. CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRODUCT Identifying the type of coating is one matter, but the next question is: how do we choose the right product? First of all, choose a trusted brand with experienced technical and consultation teams. A good brand will also prepare a document on each standard procedure and tasks performed on the worksite to help you audit your needs and requirements. Finally, do follow your contractor’s cleaning and maintenance recommendations. While there are plenty of products in the market, Nippon Paint has been at the forefront in spearheading its journey of innovation be introducing the Nippon Ucreed series that is specifically developed for food processing and pharmaceutical industries. The Nippon Ucreed series is a recommended choice as it has all the qualities stated above. It is a durable PU cementitious flooring solution for both food processing and pharmaceutical industry, as well as for industrial facilities such as factories and warehouses. For over 50 years, Nippon Paint has been driving innovation in the coatings industry, backed by the latest coatings and protective technologies. Flooring innovations by Nippon Paint are widely used throughout various commercial, residential and industrial properties in Malaysia. With solutions that cater to every need, Nippon Paint offers a wide range of solutions that includes a Green choice of water-based epoxy coatings, the popular solvent-free self-levelling epoxy floorings, and the hygienic PU cementitious flooring. Nippon Paint Ucreed’s benefits for food processing and pharmaceutical industry: Hygiene: • Meeting the food safety standards of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) • Highest level of chemical resistance • Highest level of thermal shock resistance • Steam cleanable • Suitable for any food processing industry and pharmaceutical facilities Durability: • Highest level of resistance to abrasion • Highest level of resistance to impacts • Highest level of resistance to thermal shocks (-35°C to 140°C) • Highest level of resistance to bacterial growth • Easy cleaning and maintenance Contact Nippon Paint Malaysia for your flooring solution needs today. CUSTOMER CARELINE: 1-800-88-2663 E-MAIL: customercare@nipponpaint.com.my WEBSITE: https://professional.nipponpaint.com.my

19.04.2021   |   Flooring

Flooring plays an integral part to any building from commercial, industrial and residential developments. It is the overall aesthetic, the final touches, that completes the look and feel of a structure. Needless to say, every spill, scratch or drop ends up on the floor and it is the highest contact surface area of any room. Therefore, during the construction process, it is key to take into consideration the following components when selecting the appropriate solutions for your flooring needs.  • Durability  • Functionability • Easy Maintenance When determining a suitable flooring system for each type of space, challenges faced should also be addressed so that the recommended solutions can be put into place. Beyond Aesthetics Flooring can define your spaces to elevate the overall appearance of a room. It sets the tone for what the space should be. However, more often than not, flooring is typically selected based on their appearance, without taking into consideration its functional benefit for respective spaces. For instance, spaces such as commercial interior spaces and industrial spaces requires different floor system, according to frequency of usage and overall purpose of the area. The consequences of not opting for suitable flooring system will result in deterioration sooner than later. This affects the overall longevity of the building, which may further result in increasing costs of building maintenance. Finding The Ideal Solution With over 50 years of innovation in the coatings industry, and backed by the latest technologies, Nippon Paint’s flooring solutions have been widely used throughout various commercial, residential and industrial sectors in Malaysia. With flooring solutions that cater to every need, Nippon Paint’s wide range of solutions include green choice of water-based epoxy coatings, popular solvent-free self-levelling epoxy floorings, to the hygienic polyurethane (PU) cementitious flooring. From heavy, medium to light duty flooring solutions, includes Nippon FloorShield and Nippon DeckGuard are suitable for industrial or commercial purposes and carparks respectively. The types of finishing includes smooth finish, orange-peel finish and broadcast texture finish to suit different purposes. In continuing to spearhead its innovative journey, Nippon Paint has recently introduced its newest range of flooring solutions specifically for food processing and pharmaceutical industries – the Nippon Ucreed series. Nippon DeckGuard Series Offers end-to-end protection, with anti-skid, UV resistant, sound dampening, crack bridging, moisture tolerant and waterproofing properties suitable for all types of carparks, ranging from basements, intermediate and exposed bays.   Nippon FloorShield Series This range is recommended for industrial purposes (manufacturing spaces, production plants, warehouses and workshops) and commercial spaces (shopping malls, offices and modern residential buildings). It is the ideal choice for such spaces as it covers a wide spectrum of customer different needs by promoting bright and clean spaces, self levelling, easy-to-clean, excellent chemical resistant, durability, anti-slip and UV resistant.   Nippon Ucreed Series This latest range of flooring solutions are specifically developed for the food processing and pharmaceutical industry, equipped with chemical, thermo shock resistance, and abrasion resistance. These range of coatings also effectively resist bacterial growth, easy-to-clean and impact resistance. With these holistic range of coatings solutions, Nippon Paint aims to provide end-to-end flooring solutions, offering both functional and aesthetic benefits, resulting in a beautiful and long-lasting floor finish. CONTACT Nippon Paint Malaysia For Your Flooring Needs Today. CUSTOMER CARELINE: 1-800-88-2663 E-MAIL: customercare@nipponpaint.com.my WEBSITE: https://professional.nipponpaint.com.my