Breitenberg, Germany

To meet the growing demand in the market, Pilger Bakery built a new building in Breitenberg. This large modern bakery offers sufficient space for the manufacture of a wide range of goods and is designed for sustainability. The equipment of the production operation is environmentally perfectly specified according to the general sustainable concept of Pilger which will allow the excess heat from the bake oven to be sent to the floor heating system.

Project Requirements

The floor coating has correspondingly high demands, first of which is that the warmth of the underfloor heating is to be delivered most effectively to the environment. The entire flooring system had to be both suitable for the construction of a floor heating system, and to be resistant to a higher residual
moisture. In addition, a hygienic flooring system which is suitable for food industry is required.

Sika Solutions

For the floor area in the production and cold storage area they selected a rigid surface epoxy based system, Sikafloor® MultiDur ES-24, according to OS 8. This flooring system is suitable for areas with normal to moderately severe stress on concrete and cement screeds. It is also slip-resistant, abrasion resistant and has easy clean surface.

As to the floor area in immediate vicinity of the large ovens additional features were required: due to the strong heat during the baking process, an extremely heat tolerant, hygienic flooring system is required. Proven to be ideal for this, Sikafloor® PurCem® HS-21 with high chemical, mechanical and thermal resistance was applied. It is a heavy-duty resistant, multifunctional floor system that has years of proven records for use in sensitive areas such as production of the food industry.

Products Used

Sikafloor® MultiDur ES-24
Sikafloor® PurCem® HS-21

Project Participants

Project Owner
Pilger Bakery

Techno-floor GmbH & Co. Flooring Management KG

Sika Organization

Sika Deutschland GmbH