CONICA develops, manufactures, and supplies a range of surfacing solutions for the resin flooring, playground, sports, and landscaping markets.
Established in 1977, it says its experience and expertise is extensive. ‘This allows Conica to mirror the business model of other leading Swiss companies by offering outstanding technical expertise, exceptional product quality and comprehensive customer service. With manufacturing facilities in the UK and Switzerland, we can deliver tailored solutions to meet a wide range of customer requirements.’
Early in 2020, Conica announced the appointment of NCC as the UK distributor of our industrial and decorative resin flooring range.
Says Conica: ‘NCC is very well established in the UK construction industry and offers a wide range of leading brand construction chemical solutions. Additionally, they have extensive experience in the resin flooring and bund lining sectors where they adopt a consultative, solutions focussed approach.
NCC has a network of regionally based specialist contracting partners offering national coverage, this enables them to provide excellent logistical support and next day deliveries on a UK wide basis.
‘The appointment has been a successful and fruitful opportunity for both companies. By linking NCC’s national coverage and expertise with Conica’s high quality product range, together we are able to offer end customers, architects, main contractors and resin flooring installation companies an unrivalled service.’
Towards the end of last year, Dnata, an airline service provider, enhanced its UK cargo capabilities and capacity by opening a new state-of-the-art cargo centre in Manchester. The new centre is reportedly equipped with what’s described as the latest technologies and complies with the highest industry standards for safe handling of a broad range of cargo, including pharmaceutical and medical supplies.
The architects for this new and purpose-built, 9,600sq m facility for the northwest region and Manchester Airport, required a durable, yet cost-effective floor finish, which also had to be moisture-tolerant and permanently vapour-permeable. The final requirement was that the defined surface must provide ‘low slip potential’, as tested to the Pendulum Test (BS 7976- 2:2002+A1:2013), under both dry and wet conditions.
Says Conica: ‘These very specific requirements were all achieved with Conica’s CONIFLOOR 500 CW, a water-dispersed epoxy system with graded Ballotini beads (hardened industrial glass) added to the topcoat. The results from the pendulum test confirmed this system surpassed the slip-resistance rating stipulated, and by some way, plus due to the rounded nature of the profile, the floor is much easier to clean and maintain.’
Colin Jones of William Lea, the specialist contractor, was delighted with the finished product:
‘The support from NCC and Conica was above-and-beyond what you would expect from a resin flooring manufacturer. They attended site when requested and provided the adequate testing needed to have the project signed off. As for the materials, they are what you expect from Conica, easy to install with performance of the highest degree.’
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