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14 September 2018

Armitage Shanks to share water hygiene insight at Healthcare Estates

At this year’s Healthcare Estates exhibition, expert washroom and bathroom solution manufacturer – Armitage Shanks – will be using a giant petri-dish and UV lighting to showcase the dangers of the bacteria and biofilm that can be found on sanitaryware in clinical washroom environments.

Experts will be on stand E49at Manchester Central on 9th and 10th October where they will share insight into the latest methods of infection control in the healthcare sector. Visitors will be shown a splash demonstration unit, which will highlight the importance of minimising splashing from basins in healthcare premises.

Armitage Shanks’ latest healthcare brassware and ceramics solutions, Markwik 21+ and Contour21+ will also be on show for visitors to experience first-hand. Both ranges feature innovative additions that allow them to battle bacteria, helping to avoid the spread of waterborne infection. They are designed to appeal directly to specifiers,contractors, healthcare staff, facilities managers and water management teams alike.

Markwik 21+ products have been made with both hygiene and convenience in mind. The mixers in the collection can be fully and easily be dismantled for complete disinfection, with internal components designed to withstand 80°C and detachable outlets,135°C, for autoclaving.

Armitage Shanks’ Contour21+ ceramics basins come with SmartGuard+ - a smooth hydrophilic glaze containing antimicrobial additives. Alongside its innovative shape, the basins reduce the chances of splashing by up to 90 percent, when compared to traditional basins.

Tony Rheinberg, Senior Sector Marketing Manager, Armitage Shanks commented: “People visiting our healthcare environments are extremely vulnerable and typically have a low resistance to infection. With this in mind, it’s vital that decision-makers responsible for infection control choose bathroom solutions that actively minimise the spread of harmful bacteria across their premises. At Healthcare Estates, we’ll be showing attendees first-hand how far bacteria can spread due to splashing in basins with our giant petri-dish and UV lighting. At the same time, we’ll be there to answer any questions people may have about thermostatic technology, as well as installation and cleansing considerations.”

Visitors to stand E49 will also be able to get hold of the latest Looking Deeper journal, a quarterly publication curated by Armitage Shanks and the Water Safety Forum. The journal contains a wealth of information relating to infection control and effective water hygiene processes.