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Building Products July 2017

ARMITAGE SHANKS | SPECIFIERS’ GUIDE ABOUT ARMITAGE SHANKS From its beginnings in 1817, Armitage Shanks has always gone to great lengths to produce sanitaryware of exceptional quality. This attention to detail has led to numerous industry ‘firsts’ in healthcare. JULY 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 25 All Markwik 21+ taps are fully compatible with Pall Medical sterilising water filters, adding an extra barrier against infection. The Markwik 21+ and Contour 21+ ranges fit seamlessly together, providing a fully integrated tap and basin system that offers the optimum in clinical hygiene. Aside from the healthcare benefits, the products also fulfill the exacting criteria that each professional within the supply chain has. The easy and flexible installation options of the new Markwik 21+ and Contour 21+ ranges makes them simple to install. Contour 21+ can be installed by one person in 7 minutes compared to the current basin taking two people 18 minutes. Furthermore, the products are easy to maintain, making the cleansing and operating of the products quick and simple for facilities management teams once the specifiers have moved on from the project. The healthcare professionals who use the products every day will also find that there are easy to use and designed with their day to day needs in mind. Hospital environments mean that infection can never be entirely eliminated. However, the use of intelligent products within areas that can be especially rife with bacteria can help to reduce such risks and protect patient health. Seeking products such as those launched by Armitage Shanks, the recognised experts in sanitaryware, will help to effectively battle bacteria and keep infection at bay. For more information on Armitage Shanks and its new Markwik 21+ and Contour 21+ ranges, please visit www.armitage-shanks.co.uk 1848 - Mass production of sanitaryware Following the 1848 Public Health Act, Armitage Shanks stepped up mass production of ceramic basins. At that time, UK life expectancy at birth was just 40 years. Together with a better understanding of sanitation, improved sanitaryware played a role in raising it toward today’s level of 80+ years. 1911 - Healthcare pioneers Armitage Shanks was the first company to produce products specifically for hospitals. 1912 - Vitreous china This new glaze was adopted from tableware to create a non-porous and more easily cleaned surface compared to the fireclay it replaced. 1967 - Rimless technology A new flushing technology that flushed without a rim, making toilets easier to clean with no hidden spaces for bugs to collect and multiply. 1993 - Doc M packs Armitage Shanks manufactured the first pack designed to comply with access regulations for the less-able. 2005 - Markwik On introduction, this brassware range set the standard for healthcare fittings. 2007 - Contour 21 The full CONTOUR 21 healthcare range is introduced for the first time. 2014 - Antimicrobial bioguard outlet This innovation uses an antimicrobial lining to reduce the risk of pseudomonas in healthcare environments.


Building Products July 2017
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