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Midas Earthcote, Steracon and Hidden Valley Winery

5 Mar

SPECIAL PROJECT: Midas Earthcote, Steracon Byotrol paint and Hidden Valley Winery

THE celebrated Hidden Valley Winery in Stellenbosch holds many secrets under the skin. Breakthrough technologies and a scientific approach to the art of wine-making are very much a part of the recipe behind their award-winning wines. So when it came to keeping all the interior surfaces of their cellars in perfect order for wine production, the Hidden Valley Winery project managers called for a best of breed solution.

The solution involved an anti-bacterial paint product exclusive to Midas Earthcote. Midas Steracon paint systems contain Byotrol – an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal additive that repels bacteria, fungi and other potentially harmful microbes. Ideal for any production facility that requires protection against harmful microbes, Steracon products are bio-degradable and fully comply with SABS 1853 food standard.

Steracon is a customised, service-linked solution for industries that depend on hygienic conditions. The range of paints and decontamination solutions is 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 contractor BL Williams, testing the bacteria count on site before painting began. They then re-tested after application to ensure that the bacteria count was safely below 1000 RRU’s – the baseline safety indicator for bacterial presence.

“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”, says Qualytech consultant John Foyn. “This is a joint initiative with Midas Earthcote, which owns exclusive rights to the use of Byotrol bacteria-fighting additive in South Africa and all SADEC countries.”

Midas Earthcote recently tendered to supply Steracon coatings to nine breweries owned by the largest beer manufacturing group, globally. Besides the obvious value to large food and beverage production plants, Steracon has become the coating of choice in abbatoirs, clinics, hospitals and even a growing number of domestic projects.

Steracon Byotrol paint is also frequently specified in domestic environments, particularly for bathrooms and exterior walls that get infrequent exposure to sunlight, and where fungus is an issue.

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The CTICC, Triplon, and the years to come

3 Feb

TRIPLON: 8 years on and still going strong!

THE International Convention Centre in Cape Town (CTICC) has welcomed visitors from around the world. It has entertained tourists and locals alike by offering unforgettable experiences. In fact, in just 5 years, the CTICC has become widely regarded as one of the leading convention centres in the southern hemisphere.

And the CTICC plans to stick around a little longer. According to the CTICC website,

“It is the vision of the CTICC to be the best long-haul international convention centre by 2020.”

To stand strong and proud for this period of time, the CTICC needed a strong coat of protective paint. Their paint of choice was Triplon – the specialist product that offers a guarantee of up to 15 years. The first coat of Triplon was applied to the building 8 years ago, and is still looking good.

The CTICC

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (photo: http://www.cticc.co.za)

Triplon Coated CTICC

Triplon coated wall of the CTICC painted 8 years ago

Triplon is often referred to as the Rolls Royce of low maintenance coatings and is often used for coating coastal buildings and high-rise CBD buildings. On top of the guarantee of up to 15 years, Triplon is water-resistance, dirt-resistance and fungi-resistant. Its exterior coating system can be supplied in either a smooth or a profiled finish and can be custom mixed in any colour.

Triplon is currently one of Midas Paints’ highest-demand products and it’s a no-brainer why. Its ultra-low maintenance, self-cleaning, anti-microbial and durability factors make it the ideal product for any building as prestigious and loved as the CTICC.

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