Still Shining Brightly with Sherwin-Williams
The floor beneath Billingsgate Fish Market, Britain’s largest inland fish market in East London, still shines brightly today – more than a decade after the Sherwin-Williams coating was applied.
An average of 25,000 tonnes of seafood products are sold through Billingsgate’s merchants each year across an area of 13 acres used by processors, catering suppliers and merchants.
More than 10 years ago, the fish market set the brief for a rapid flooring solution that was not only fit-for-purpose and exceptionally durable, but would not disrupt the market’s day-to-day operations in the complex.
Working closely with the Corporation of London and the installation team, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings delivered its renowned hygienic Resuthane TG69 system.
Resuthane TG69 surfaces are stable to steam cleaning and resistant to boiling water and process liquids up to 100°C when applied at 9mm nominal thickness. ResuthaneTG69 provides a matt, textured surface that is seamless and strong anti-slip properties.
Dale Banton, of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, said: “The technical team worked hard to fully understand the requirements of this sensitive food environment before choosing this system, and the research and development that went into this coating gave them the confidence of recommending it throughout. We’re not surprised it has lasted so well and still meets the original brief.
“This was chosen as the solution for a number of reasons. This coating system is highly durable, with anti-slip properties in wet and dry conditions and is easy to clean. It is also environmentally appealing with low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and low odour.”