Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL) has supplied commercial flooring to one of the Hilton group's newest London hotels. The Hilton London Bankside is based on Great Suffolk Street, SE1 and is popular with tourists keen to be close to the Tate Modern, Shakespeare Globe Theatre, London Bridge and other attractions in the capital. RSL provided 1300sq metres of market-leading Resuthane™ TG69 and 650sq metres of coving to the hotel's kitchen and service areas.
Head of RSL's R & D department, industrial chemist Ali Kalantar, talks about the context for finding a cleaner, greener solution - Elladur™ - and the benefits to the marketplace.
Martin Wroe, Commercial Director at Resin Surfaces Ltd, talks about how resin is uniquely placed to meet the challenges of flooring safety in every environment...
Ivy Wroe, Managing Director of Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL) - has just been awarded the prestigious SME Dahrendorf Responsible Capitalism Award for her role in developing the company's sustainable product range. The awards are instituted by FIRST - the multidisciplinary International Affairs organisation - and honour international business leaders who have excelled in both commercial and social responsibility.
Aesthetics are important. Even the most mundane things are designed to look good today - everything from kettles to cupboards and toilets to tyres must be visually appealing to stand a chance in the marketplace. It shouldn't come as a shock that industrial and commercial flooring needs to have its aesthetics in order to appeal to today's discerning buyers.
We all take anti-slip properties of floors for granted, but unless your name happens to be Torvill or Dean, a loss of grip can see you in traction, and nowhere is that more true than outside in a built landscape environment. RSL builds anti-slip technology into all its products, but we have developed two solutions which address the problem of grip head on - the aptly named resin bonded Resugrip and resin bound Resubind UV.
As a poly-chemist I am at the leading edge of flooring technology, and as a member of the team at RSL, I'm part of one of the UK's leading specialist manufacturers of industrial seamless coatings and screeds, which which means we can drive innovation through market demand, says Ali Kalantar, Research and Development Director.
It's fair to say that resin systems for floors and walls are fast becoming the solution of choice for a wide variety of markets which makes for exciting times for our industry, says Martin Wroe, RSL's Commercial Director. In the food and drink sector companies need to be confident that floor and wall finishes deliver the necessary compliance in hygiene and production efficiency, which is where resin systems score highly.