CIMIE 2017: BASF showcases hygienic coating that improves food safety and flooring durability

Ucrete® polyurethane flooring system from BASF meets special requirements of meat processing industry

Non-tainting, easy-to-clean floors receive HACCP international certification for food safety

BASF at CIMIE 2017: booth C3002, Qingdao International Convention Center, from October 18-20

Qingdao, China – October 17, 2017 – At the 15th China International Meat Industry Exhibition (CIMIE) 2017 in Qingdao International Convention Center, from October 18 to 20, BASF will showcase its Ucrete flooring solutions, which help the meat processing industry create a safe, hygienic working condition. 

“Food safety is crucial to China’s meat and sausage processing industries. Plants must meet the most stringent cleanliness and hygiene requirements,” said Dr. Jian Ying Yang, General Manager, BASF Construction Chemicals Greater China. “The Ucrete flooring system is non-tainting and easy-to-clean, which enhances food safety by preventing cross-contamination in the packaging facilities or during food preparation process.” The Ucrete flooring has been approved under the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), an international food safety certification.          

In addition, floors in the meat processing industry face intensive exposure to organic fluids, grease and hot water on a continuous basis and acids, and other aggressive cleaning products are used regularly to maintain hygiene. The Ucrete heavy duty polyurethane flooring system has proven itself in these applications for more than 40 years. The Ucrete floors are durable and have bacterial cleanability comparable to stainless steel standards. Depending on the thickness applied, floors can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 130 °C. 

For further information on BASF Construction Chemicals’ products and solutions, please visit www.master-builders-solutions.basf-se.cn.

Ucrete for meat processing facility

Ucrete flooring system of Master Builders Solutions from BASF ensures floors within an abattoir or meat-based processing facility are safe and sanitary.


About the Construction Chemicals division

BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemical solutions under the global umbrella brand Master Builders Solutions for the construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures. The brand is built on more than 100 years of experience in the construction industry. Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile-fixing systems, expansion joints & control systems and wood protection solutions. 

The Construction Chemicals division’s approximately 6,000 employees form a global community of building experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we draw on our specialist know-how, regional expertise and the experience gained in countless constructions projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies and our in-depth knowledge of local building needs to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction.

The division operates production sites and sales offices in more than 60 countries and achieved sales of about €2.3 billion in 2016.

About BASF in Greater China 

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With major investments in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, BASF is the largest foreign investor in China’s chemical industry, and maintains the BASF Asia Pacific Innovation Campus (Shanghai) as a global and regional research and development hub. BASF posted sales of €5.9 billion in 2016 to customers in Greater China, and employed 8,805 people as of the end of that year. For further information, please visit www.basf.com/cn

About BASF 

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.