SPECIFIERS’ GUIDE | ARMITAGE SHANKS 24 BUILDING PRODUCTS | JULY 2017 enable flushing after chemical disinfection. Detachable spouts, one piece designs and demountable body components allow for complete washer disinfection, reducing the risk of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella. Water pooling in basin wastes is a common problem in clinical, back-outlet basins, and is a prevalent source of bacterial growth. The Contour 21+ clinical basin features advanced drainage to combat this. The simple waste assembly ensures water drains instantly and vertically, through a smooth pipe system, free of steps, Contour 21+ basins feature thinner, more angular rims, steeper slopes and a smaller back area—all designed to avoid water pooling and facilitate easy cleaning. Research shows a high level of splashing occurs when taps run into clinical basins, spreading bacteria and viruses into the air, onto the face, clothing and the surrounding area, such as hospital rooms. This splashing and spreading of germs can reach over 2m in distance. Armitage Shanks has designed HydroFin—an innovative fin to the base of the Contour 21+, which deflects splashing and reduces it by over 90%. The Contour 21+ range includes integral SmartGuard antimicrobial additive technology. This effective antimicrobial protection reduces the threat of cross-contamination and helps keep surfaces clean and hygienic across their lifetime. Further, the ultra-smooth glaze of Countour21+’s SmartGuard+ has been designed to make it more difficult for bacteria to cling to the surface.
Building Products July 2017
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