Applicator: EMZET S.R.O
Hyundai is the second largest automaker in the Czech Republic, producing over 300,000 cars annually. In 2008 and early 2009, approximately 130,000 square meters of this new Hyundai Motors car factory was treated with the Ashford Formula. The project was extremely complicated as the investor already had the machinery installed and running. As a result, the applicator team, eMZet, could only work night shifts in order to carefully treat the spaces between the machines. Nevertheless, the project was completed successfully without complaints or remarks from the investor or the general contractor.
The floors in the individual halls were made by several different floor makers. On some floors, an acrylic curing compound was used and had to be removed before applying the Ashford Formula. The only problem during and immediately after the application was the formation of white dust under the wheels of the cleaning machines in one hall. The floor maker claimed that it was a result of the Ashford Formula application and supported their claim with a laboratory report. eMZet collected the dust and submitted it to an independent laboratory for analysis. The analysis showed that the dust was in fact residue of the wrongly applied curing compound.
After the laboratory results were provided both to the investor and the general contractor, the flooring maker changed their approach, admitted their own mistake and covered all resulting costs.