Armitage Shanks has been working in partnership with scientists and specialists to develop two new innovative healthcare solutions, designed to help the fight against infection in care institutions.
The British company, which supplies commercial bathrooms, sanitaryware and washroom installations, hopes its new range will provide a complete solution, helping to reduce the opportunity for bacteria to grow.
The new Markwik 21+ fittings and Contour 21+ clinical ceramics ranges have been developed in response to the evolving threats in hospitals and significantly push forward hygiene innovation and bacterial prevention.
It comes as the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH) confirms that areas featuring sanitaryware are virulent breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses.
Markwik 21+ and Contour 21+ aim to achieve this by addressing pooling and water stagnation, reducing splashing and the amount of static water in the system, working with materials that limit the opportunity for bacteria to feed and providing a flexible maintenance system for cleansing fixtures and fittings.
While the solutions have been initially targeted at healthcare institutions like hospitals, Arimtage Shanks already targets specialist bathroom providers in the private market with its adapted solutions.