Etepox Solution Sdn Bhd
D4-10-1, Jalan Dutamas 4,
Taman Dutamas,
43200 Cheras,
Selangor, Malaysia.
+603-9082 0345
+6012-238 8020 (Eric Toh)
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Etepox Solution Sdn Bhd Management Team

Sep 29, 2017
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Etepox Solution Sdn Bhd is an industrial flooring company with an unrivalled reputation for expertise and customer care. The Etepox Solution Sdn Bhd industrial flooring company was formed in 2008 by our founder Mr. Eric Toh, who saw an opportunity to provide the best flooring solution to assist the clients to solve their flooring defects. We are experts in epoxy flooring, polyurethane (PU) flooring, resin flooring, industrial screed flooring, acrylic & PU rubberised sport flooring, and any other commercial floor type where an attractive, durable floor finish is required.

We understand and realize the needs of today's busy working environments. For this reason we are able to carry out floor installation through the night and over the weekend to ensure minimum disruption to clients' workplace. In order to assist our client to save cost in achieving the best solution to overcome the flooring problems that they facing all the while, we had came out a proposal for all of them with necessary flooring layers only which is good enough to practise on their workplace. We are pleased to announce that, we are alway design the practicability solution of the flooring system for our client at a very competitive price. Certainly, our flooring systems fulfill all the government authority requirement like GMP, HACCP, Veterinary deportment etc.

Etepox Solution, Your Flooring Solution!

What does HACCP mean?

Sep 11, 2017
What does HACCP mean?
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This certification means that food and beverage producers operating a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) based food safety programme can specify flooring materials, safe in the knowledge that they will meet the relevant regulatory authority’s standards for safe procurement, production and processing as well as the requirements of the world’s leading quality and food safety standards. 

HACCP International certification is a globally recognised benchmark of food safety, and as such is an important set of criteria for businesses eager to gain access to lucrative export markets. 
 

The floor plays a crucial role in addressing contamination risks, as an inadequate finish can become a prime site of bacteria build-up. Not only does the floor have to provide a hygienic surface, it needs to do so in the face of corrosive chemicals, moisture, impacts and thermal shock. If it cannot withstand these conditions then the floor can quickly fail – leading to germs and pathogens infiltrating hard to clean cracks.
 

HACCP guidelines state that a seamless and impervious finish must be maintained at all times, even when subjected to a large-scale food processing facility’s intense working environment. Flowfresh has been specifically formulated to provide a surface that will comply with food industry regulations for an extended period of time despite the sector’s inherently challenging conditions.
 

To meet the HACCP International standard, floors also need to allow for adequate drainage and cleaning. A resin coating either epoxy or PU can be laid to falls and incorporate stainless steel drainage to effectively channel contaminants and excess liquid out of the area. Coving can also be incorporated to create a seamless, easily cleanable transition to the wall and even the floor’s texture can be tailored to best suit the on-site cleaning regime.
 

HACCP management systems help safeguard facilities from such things as spoiled produce and tainted equipment while protecting consumers from outbreaks of foodborne illness, a potentially fatal circumstance that can have serious financial and reputational repercussions for the manufacturer.
 

A seamless, high performance cementitious urethane finish will also prevent common food industry by-products like fats, acids, blood and oils from seeping into the underlying concrete and damaging the substrate.
 

Get in touch with Etepox Solution Sdn Bhd today to find out more about how our products can help food and beverage facilities meet regulatory requirements and protect against the threat of bacterial contamination.

Epoxy Flooring vs PU Flooring

Apr 6, 2017
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Epoxy and polyurethane are great for protecting your floor against stains, damage, chemicals, oils, and wear.  They are both light reflective, easy to clean, and long lasting.  They also have their own advantages depending on the application.  So which one should you use and what is the difference?  Well, the short answer for most applications is to use both.  Let’s see why.

EPOXY FLOOR COATING BENEFITS

Epoxy is a thermosetting polymer which is available in three different formulations for a garage floor coating and sealer; water based, solvent based, and 100% solids.  These formulations allow for varying degrees of thickness from 3 mils to over 10 mils for a single coating for a garage floor.  They also allow for ease of application, special bonding characteristics, and VOC considerations.  Epoxy bonds extremely well to properly prepared concrete and can sometimes be used as a resurfacing agent for old or worn concrete that needs a new garage floor surface.

The best epoxy formulations are 100% solids and provide for an extremely hard, thick, and impact resistant surface.  This self-leveling thickness contributes to filling in the small hairline cracks and imperfections of the floor as well as providing protection.  It also works well against hot tire pick up, scratching, and wear from abrasion.  Though some epoxy formulas come with U.V. inhibitors, they will still eventually yellow or amber as the industry calls it when exposed to sunlight for any length of time.  This is something to consider when choosing a garage floor finish.

POLYURETHANE FLOOR COATING BENEFITS

Like epoxy, polyurethane is a thermosetting polymer as well and is considered a high performance coating.  It is commonly known as urethane for short, though that it is technically incorrect and there is actually a big difference between polyurethane and urethane.  If someone is advertising a urethane coating, it is actually polyurethane.

Of the different formulations available,aliphatic polyurethane is the desired choice for garage floors.  Though they are approximately 60% to 70% solids depending on the manufacturer, a polyurethane coating is only about 2 to 3 mils in thickness and can’t be adjusted as with epoxy.

Don’t let the thinner dry film thickness fool you however. Aliphatic polyurethane has more flexibility than epoxy and it is this flexibility that aids in absorbing impacts better.  It is also much more abrasion resistant.  In fact, some manufacturer’s claim that the wear resistance of polyurethane over epoxy is almost 3 to 1.  The resistance to chemicals is better than epoxy as well and this includes resistance to solvents such as methylene chloride which is the primary ingredient in paint stripper.

Another advantage of polyurethane over epoxy is that it is U.V. stable.  This means that it won’t yellow like epoxy does when exposed to small amounts of sunlight over a period of time.  The surface of polyurethane is not as hard as epoxy but it is much more scratch resistant, can tolerate larger temperature swings, and handles humidity much better.  It is also available in different finishes from satin to very glossy.

Though polyurethane has many advantages over epoxy, it does not bond well to concrete and its thin dry film thickness will not work well as a self-leveling coating to fill in small cracks and divots in the surface.  Another consideration is that most polyurethanes are solvent based, meaning they can have high VOC’s, and may require a respirator to apply.

FINAL VERDICT

So, which should you use?  As a rule, it is believed that you will get maximum performance by using both polyurethane and epoxy together for your garage floor coating.  Whether you are applying the coating yourself or hiring a professional, epoxy is best used for building up the thickness of your floor coating then following up with polyurethane as a clear coat to protect it.  It will help protect the epoxy from yellowing and it will provide for a longer wearing and more scratch resistant surface.

If you don’t want to worry about yellowing at all, you can always use a colored polyurethane as a color coat before the clear coat.  Polyurethane is also a better medium than epoxy to mix in anti-slip aggregate if you truly want an anti-slip surface or want a solid colored floor without paint chips.

Something else to consider is that most epoxy clear coats are not actually crystal clear like polyurethane is.  Though they have no color, there is a slight yellowish brown tint to the clear in epoxy.  Unless you opt for a more satin finish, polyurethane can provide a very glossy surface that gives your floor depth.

So unless you are just doing a one-coat epoxy coating for your garage, a combination of epoxy and polyurethane is almost always the best answer to get the maximum combined benefit out of both materials.  The result is a high performance garage coating that will stand up to the rigors of a working garage for years to come.

From

SWD Polyurethane(Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.

Nano Hybrid Silicate Coating

Apr 3, 2017
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DESCRIPTION

Cemguard HB 500 is a hybrid coating which is synthesized of inorganic component as a main component and organic component as a subcomponent with molecular unit reaction. It simultaneously has both inorganic properties such as re resistance, diamond hardness, acid resistance and organic properties such as water resistance, alkali resistance, toughness and shock resistance. It is a eco-friendly product which contains very little hazardous organic solvent.

USES

Cemguard HB 500 provides exceptional adhesion to a variety of substrate including prepared old/new concrete oor which is free from oil, stain and other contaminants. Area of application includes car parking, aircraft hangars, machinery room, utility room, maintenance room, factory, warehouse, chemical lab, general o ce and food processing plant.

BENEFITS

VOC compliance
Chemical/oil resistant.
Anti stain, Anti Gra ti.
Fire resistant cured coating is non ammable (>500 C).
Extremely hard wearing, behave like glass when fully cured.

Water tolerant product is not sensitive to ground moisture. 

Extremely good adhesion even on ill prepared, di cult  substrates.

Product is not sensitive to high humidity and low temperature

during application. 

Epoxy 3D Flooring System

Apr 2, 2017
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Etepox are pleased to announce that we are newly launched the latest 3D Flooring System product, welcome to contact us for more information.

3D Epoxy Floors - a new technology for flooring manufacturing. An incredibly huge selection of colors, images and materials to create them suggests that this method is a promising device and popular lately.

What is Epoxy 3D flooring?

Decorative flooring - it's not just a picture, a large-scale art object, which fundamentally changes the idea of ​​what might look like flooring. On the one hand - it's surface, and the other - a whole image, with all shades and textures. Strong and durable coating on which man walks in the room can be a beautiful, creative and unique with the help of Epoxy Flooring System .

3D technology developers hardly imagine how varied and interesting their ideas are for the future. Today 3D floors do in shopping malls, large halls, office buildings, apartments; many people event trying to do it with their own hands but its only can be don by specialists and quality materials. This is explained not only external beauty of the floor, but also its performance.

Environmentally friendly. Its structure resembles a decorative stone floor. Therefore, no caustic odors or fumes from the cover, there can be .

High strength and longevity. When installed correctly by professionals, the floor filler retain their properties for a long time. Color, gloss and smooth surface will not disappear over time and do not fade. A shoe studs, heavy furniture and dirt will not compromise the integrity and appearance of 3D floor.

It is easy to care floors. No cracks , voids and small clearances makes the coating is impervious to any dirt, dust, water, and chemical agents. 3D Floor filler survive even prolonged exposure to abrasive particles and chlorine. Any cleaning (wet or dry ) does not present difficulties and will not take much time.

3D floors appeared relatively recently - just a few years ago. The first place they were laying new hotels, offices and shopping centers, appartments. And many are mistaken when they think that the apartment decorative 3D Floors can only be used in the bathroom or toilet.

Where do we apply?

  • Public and administrative buildings;

  • Stairs, corridors, playgrounds;

  • Car showrooms, garages, parking lots;

  • Shopping malls,  shops, boutiques, offices;

  • Hotels;

  • Bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants;

  • Laboratories, clinics, hospitals, medical centers,

  • Schools, kindergartens and institutions;

  • Town houses,  vllas, apartments, private houses;

  • Exhibition halls, theaters, galleries, museums;

  • Pools and much  more.

In fact, epoxy flooring is suitable in any room. Today, 3D floors are mounted not only in public institutions, hotels, banquet halls and cafes. This is normal for small-sized apartments and even villas.

Because of their unique aesthetic and external visualizations, polymer screeds 3D floor solves many design problems of any premises:

  • In small apartments properly chosen colors and images visually enlarge the space.
  • In large rooms and lobby they become part of the interior, its twist. Imitation wood, stone complex textures, the presence of various materials (coins , stones , sculpture , sequins and other ) allow us to make the floor a WORK OF ART.

Multilayer structure and different ways fill decorative floor became a new word in the layout and design of any premises - from the toilet to the hotel lobby and waiting room airport.

In various styles and directions, such as high-tech, abstract classicism and even 3D floor filler allows you to implement the most irrepressible imagination and designer and owner of the house.

 Oddly enough, many just using 3D technology coatings give vent to their creativity.

Ability to use gender as advertising, information booth, galleries allowed many companies and firms to create the finished look of the room.

 After all, the logo on the floor always draws attention. And if he still has the ability to render 3D , then it is not just a logo - it's aerobatics design ideas .Incredible opportunities flooded floors allow the use of 3D image quality your own photos or finished wallpaper. Home or office such images often become the main link in the interior. It is not the floor to pick up the color of the walls and furniture, the whole interior is matched to the floor.

Feacture of 3D Flooring

Self-Leveling 3D floors - a floor covering that is not just have numbers, but by themselves is drawing or image. Roughly speaking, the image under the translucent layer, which, moreover, also the floor. The most commonly used visual images appear ready prints . They are printed on a special photo printer on the set sizes . Therefore, for any size room can choose a favorite pattern.

3D floor composition is as follows:

  • Two - companent mortar;
  • Two-companent primer;
  • Two-component stucco;
  • Self-leveling screed;
  • Lacquer;
  • Image (photo, drawing independent of ink or paper... );
  • The transparent two-component polymer;
  • Protective lacquer.

Also the structure may include a variety of decorative "stuff" - coins, figurines, pieces of material, and the like. All this will determine the future overall design and floor space as a whole.

 If we talk about the features of self-leveling floor, then they should include more technology fills than the final result. The installation process is time consuming and requires patience. That is why the services wizard laying decorative floor are sometimes more expensive than the floor.
 

The cost of 3D self-leveling floor depends on several factors:

  1. Size of project area (we usually divide the area up to 500 m2 and more than 500 m2);
  2. The base condition;
  3. The type and design of 3D Floor or Decorative Floor;
  4. The complexity of the work and type of work.

Today, its price range start from RM250 to RM450 per 1 m2. This cost includes materials, use pattern (3D image, the cost of paint ...) base preparation and installation work.

 


 

What is Epoxy Flooring? Why we need it?

Apr 2, 2017
What is Epoxy Flooring? Why we need it?
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Have you always wanted a floor that’s strong, durable, easy to maintain, and that looks fantastic?  Epoxy floors may be just the solution for you!  There's a good chance that you’ve never heard of an epoxy floor before so we’ve put together everything that you need to know.  For more information or advice, have a chat with your local floor coatings specialist.

Definition of Epoxy Flooring


Epoxy flooring may not be something that you’ve heard of before but in its simplest definition, it is a flooring surface that is made up of multiple layers of epoxy that is applied to the floor to a depth of at least two millimetres.  The difference between an epoxy floor and an epoxy floor coating lies in the depth of the epoxy. As stated, an epoxy floor must be at least two millimetres thick.  Any epoxy floor that is less than two millimetres thick is best referred to as an epoxy floor coating.

You might also be wondering exactly what epoxy is.  Epoxy in this case refers to a system that is made up of two main components – resins and hardeners.  The resin and hardener is mixed together where they chemically react to form a rigid plastic material that is strong, resistant to degradation and that bonds extremely well to its substrate.  Epoxy floors are so strong that they can be used in even the most demanding of industrial environments.

Types of Epoxy Flooring


There are several different types of epoxy flooring that you can choose from.  These include:
  • Self dispersing epoxy floors – this is a very strong floor and thus is used in areas of high traffic and heavy use.
     
  • Self dispersing epoxy floors with quartz sand – same as a self dispersing epoxy floor but with excellent anti slip properties.
     
  • Self levelling epoxy floors – these floors are easy to clean and look after and they are very popular for use in kitchens, dining rooms, and so on.
     
  • Mortar epoxy floors – this is the strongest of all epoxy floors available. They are also good for repairing cracks before laying another type of epoxy floor.
     
  • Gravelled epoxy floors – this the most decorative of all epoxy floors but it is also the most complicated floor to lay.  These floors have good anti slip qualities.
     
  • Epoxy terrazzo floors – these are also very decorative epoxy floors and they are mainly used in large spaces.
     
  • Epoxy antistatic floors – these are used in sensitive areas where there should be no static present in the environment at all.
     
  • Epoxy flaked floors – these floors are epoxy based but they actually have coloured chips or flakes laid within the floors for decoration.  The flakes also provide a slightly rough surface that provides good anti slip qualities.  The flakes come in different colours and can be mixed in the combination of your choice.

HACCP Certificate

Apr 1, 2017
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Meeting HACCP International Standards

The floor plays a crucial role in addressing contamination risks. An inadequate floor finish can become a prime site of bacteria build-up. Not only does the floor have to provide a hygienic surface, it needs to do so while withstanding corrosive chemicals, moisture, impacts and thermal shock. If it cannot stand up to these conditions then the floor can quickly fail – leading to germs and pathogens infiltrating hard to clean cracks.

HACCP guidelines state that a seamless and impervious finish must be maintained at all times, even when subjected to a large-scale food processing facility’s intense working environment. Our resin flooring product has been specifically formulated to provide a surface that will comply with food industry regulations for an extended period of time despite the sector’s inherently challenging conditions.

To meet the HACCP International standard, floors also need to allow for adequate drainage and cleaning. Our resin flooring product like coating can be laid to falls and incorporate stainless steel drainage to effectively channel contaminants and excess liquid out of the area. Coving can also be incorporated to create a seamless, easily cleanable transition to the wall and even the floor’s texture can be tailored to best suit the on-site cleaning regime.

HACCP management systems help safeguard facilities from such things as spoiled produce and tainted equipment while protecting consumers from outbreaks of foodborne illness, a potentially fatal circumstance that can have serious financial and reputational repercussions for the manufacturer.

A seamless, high performance cementitious urethane finish will also prevent common food industry by-products like fats, acids, blood and oils from seeping into the underlying concrete and damaging the substrate.

The flooring systems thatcertified as suitable for use in Food and Beverage facilities that operate in accordance with a HACCP based Food Safety Programme:
1. S-Crete PU Flooring System
2. Duraflor SL Epoxuy Flooring System
3. Cemguard HB 500 Silicate Coating System
4. Aquarex EPH Epoxy Flooring System

 

Hazard analysis and critical control points

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hazard analysis and critical control points or HACCP (/ˈhæsʌp/) is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in production processes that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, and designs measurements to reduce these risks to a safe level. In this manner, HACCP is referred as the prevention of hazards rather than finished product inspection. The HACCP system can be used at all stages of a food chain, from food production and preparation processes including packaging, distribution, etc. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) require mandatory HACCP programs for juice and meat as an effective approach to food safety and protecting public health. Meat HACCP systems are regulated by the USDA, while seafood and juice are regulated by the FDA. All other food companies in the United States that are required to register with the FDA under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, as well as firms outside the US that export food to the US, are transitioning to mandatory Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) plans.

HACCP is believed to stem from a production process monitoring used during World War II because traditional "end of the pipe" testing on artillery shell's firing mechanisms could not be performed, and a large percentage of the artillery shells made at the time were either duds or misfiring. HACCP itself was conceived in the 1960s when the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) asked Pillsbury to design and manufacture the first foods for space flights. Since then, HACCP has been recognized internationally as a logical tool for adapting traditional inspection methods to a modern, science-based, food safety system. Based on risk-assessment, HACCP plans allow both industry and government to allocate their resources efficiently in establishing and auditing safe food production practices. In 1994, the organization of International HACCP Alliance was established initially for the US meat and poultry industries to assist them with implementing HACCP and now its membership has been spread over other professional/industrial areas.

Hence, HACCP has been increasingly applied to industries other than food, such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. This method, which in effect seeks to plan out unsafe practices based on science, differs from traditional "produce and sort" quality control methods that do nothing to prevent hazards from occurring and must identify them at the end of the process. HACCP is focused only on the health safety issues of a product and not the quality of the product, yet HACCP principles are the basis of most food quality and safety assurance systems, and the United States, HACCP compliance is regulated by 21 CFR part 120 and 123. Similarly, FAO/WHO published a guideline for all governments to handle the issue in small and less developed food businesses.


 


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