SIKA GETS SEAL OF APPROVAL AT KLEIN CONSTANTIA WINERY
As a world-class winery, it is important that Klein Constantia Winery maintains its optimum conditions throughout the year, to live up to its global standards. The winery floor required a rehabilitation and for this task Sika’s durable, leading products were specified.
The project required the identification and rehabilitation of old and damaged flooring at the winery. The bad substrates were removed and reprofiled with SikaCem®-810, a one component modified SBR polymer additive, that is mixed in with the floor screed, to correctly shape the floor falls. Once complete, it was left to cure for 21 days, to acquire the strength needed to apply Sikafloor®-20 PurCem®. Sikafloor®-20 Purcem® is a hybrid flooring screed that is ideal for the winery environment. It can withstand high impact, is slip resistant and allows for steam cleaning. Firstly, the floors were prepared with a light grind and then termination slots were cut into them. These slots facilitate the holding and gripping of the new floor, thus increasing its lifespan. Thereafter, the specialist applicator used a hand trowel to apply the Sikafloor®-20 PurCem® at a 6mm thickness, which was then left to cure for five to seven days. This latter product is a hybrid flooring screed and is an ideal solution for the winery environment, with its high impact resistance, non-slip, and steam-cleanable surface.
Desmond Van Vuuren from CCRS was the main contractor on site and Ian Wilkinson from Apex Construction Consultants was the onsite Project Manager in this successful revamp.
SIKA CORPORATE PROFILE
Sika is a specialty chemicals company with subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world, manufacturing in over 300 factories. Its 27,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 9.32 billion in 2021.