Innovative, self-disinfecting and cleaning, abrasion-proof and flexible flooring is developed jointly by the Graboplast Zrt. In Győr and Pannonian University of Veszprém, with nearly one billion HUF of European Union support for the floor-based company based in Győr.
The new floor can help reduce the number of hospital-related infections.
The joint work started in September last year and the new product will be used primarily in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, medical offices or social institutions.
An important export market demand for the new product is expected from the information as it provides an effective solution to a general hygiene problem, significantly reducing the number of diseases and thus healthcare expenditure.
During a four-year development period, an easy-to-use varnish is developed which, upon exposure to oxygen and air humidity, oxidizes and blocks pathogenic organisms on the floor covering with the appropriate intensity light.
This special lacquer layer makes the surface of the soft, flexible PVC floor racks an effective self-disinfecting and self-cleaning feature with increased abrasion resistance.
Work at the laboratory level at the university while in practice at the Graboplast factory in Tatabánya.
Graboplast is planning to build a sports floor in capacity building in Győr this year, and after this intensive investment period of the last three years, this year, it plans to implement smaller projects and projects in their plants.
Graboplast Zrt., Based in Gyor, based on floorboards and parquet flooring, increased its operating profit by 31 percent in 2016, rising to HUF 879 million. The company closed the 2016 year with 18.1 billion forints revenue and 684 million forints after tax, which exceeded the previous year’s value by 181 million forints.
The company, employing nearly 700 employees, manufactures special floor coverings in Győr and Tatabánya, as well as parquets in Kecskemét, in addition to the production of residential floors.
Its floors are used in more than 100 countries, 90 percent of the revenue comes from exports.