PAINT CONTRACTOR: BL Williams with Qualytech
MIDAS REPRESENTATIVE: Sean Rack
SPECIFICATION: MIDAS Steracon
WHAT WAS NEEDED: The Hidden Valley Winery in Stellenbosch takes a scientific approach to the art of making award-winning wines. So when it came to keeping all the interior surfaces suitable for wine production, the project managers needed a best of breed solution.
THE MIDAS SOLUTION: Anti-bacterial paint products in Midas Steracon paint systems contain Byotrol TM, an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal additive that repels bacteria, fungi and other potentially harmful microbes.
Ideal for protection against harmful microbes, Steracon products are bio-degradable and comply with SABS 1853 food standard. Steracon is a customised, service-linked solution for industries that need to maintain hygienic conditions. Paints and decontamination solutions are supplied by Midas Earthcote, while the application is independently managed and monitored by Qualytech. A 3-year warranty is supplied, extendable indefinitely with a maintenance contract.
In the case of Hidden Valley Winery, Qualytech worked alongside builders and paint contractors BL Williams, testing the bacteria count on site before painting began, and then re-testing after application to ensure that the bacteria count was safely below 1000 RRU’s – the baseline safety indicator for bacterial presence.
Said John Foyn, Qualytech consultant: “After our labs have taken successful swab tests of the walls for bacterial presence, we issue a certificate of efficacy to the paint contractor and their client – in this case, Hidden Valley Winery. This is a joint initiative with Midas Earthcote, which owns exclusive rights to the use of ByotrolTM bacteriafighting additive in South Africa and all SADEC countries.”
Midas Earthcote supplies Steracon coatings to breweries owned by the largest beer manufacturing group, globally. Besides food and beverage production plants, Steracon has become the coating of choice in abattoirs, clinics, hospitals and domestic projects.
STERACON: A range of Midas coatings containing ZERO VOC Byotrol TM, an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal additive that repels bacteria, fungi and other potentially harmful microbes. Ideal for wineries, breweries, food production plants, hospitals and clinics.