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RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Medical shower filter’s proven efficacy

A new 31-Day Medical Shower Filter from Danish water filtration manufacturer, T-safe, has a compact, ergonomic, and lightweight design.

Anti-scalding, water-saving shower mixer launched

Among a raft of new bathroom and sanitaryware products showcased in a digital press conference on 7 April by sanitaryware and bathroom product manufacturer, Delabie – in its case very much targeted at use in healthcare facilities – was the company’s H9768TP Securitherm thermostatic shower mixer.

‘Quiet Mark’ certification for air purifiers

Indoor climate control specialist, Daikin, has gained Quiet Mark of approval for two of its 'innovative' air purification systems.

Innovation with silver ions continues

Since Challis (MS) first brought its antimicrobial showerheads to market in 2008, the shower system and water control specialist says it has provided ‘an affordable and effective way of reducing bacterial contamination in healthcare environments’.

'New type of credential’ for secure mobile access launched

Abloy UK has launched Assa Abloy’s Incedo Business Mobile Keys, ‘a new type of credential’ that offers ‘secure mobile access, simplified management, and user convenience and efficiency’.

Cloud-based’ digital fire safety logbook launched

The paper fire logbook, a critical link in the safety of millions of UK buildings, has been ‘updated and made fit for modern safety’, claims digital fire and safety records specialist, Tio Fire Systems, with the launch of its Digital Fire Logbook.

Soteria Dimension hits the international market

Apollo Fire Detectors, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fire detection and alarm devices, has launched its range of flush mounted, EN54-7 approved fire detectors to the international market.

Fusing strength and style for uplifting spaces

‘Award-winning healthcare solutions provider’, Teal LifeCare, has unveiled a new ‘Solutions for Challenging Environments’ catalogue.

Full mortice hinge delivers easy opening and reduced ligature risk

With ‘pinch points’ an area of concern for mental health facilities – both due to the risk of injury, and increased ligature risk – Intastop has launched the Shrouded Full Mortice Hinge ‘to support increased safety' and reduce ligature risk.

Access control system’s new ‘COVID-19 management features’

The latest version of Remsdaq’s EntroWatch access control software for Entro series door controllers, contactless card readers, and keypads, includes several new features which the company claims ‘help make buildings COVID-19 secure’.

Five-day ‘express delivery’ unveiled by Teal

Award-winning healthcare solutions provider, Teal, has unveiled a new ‘express delivery’ service, available on an extensive range of its best-selling healthcare furniture for ward and residential, mental health, and challenging environments.

‘First-of-its-kind’ intelligent heating product launched

Altecnic, a leading UK supplier of hydronic solutions, has joined up with Guru Systems to launch ‘an industry-first intelligent heating network product’.

Trust’s praise for ‘first’ full-door ligature alarm

One of the NHS Trusts involved in trials of what Safehinge Primera claims is ‘the world’s first full-door ligature alarm’ has praised the device’s effectiveness.

‘Powerful’ integrated attack alarm solutions launched

With, it claims, ‘the majority’ of the UK’s acute hospitals, and many overseas, having already invested in a Static Systems Group (SSG) nurse call system, the company has developed two attack alarm solutions that use the same technology platform.

Anti-ligature handrail ‘balances practicality and safety’

Intastop has launched the 1000AL, an enhanced anti-ligature handrail, as part of its SECURA range of products.

Personal safety device’s ‘industry first’

Reliance Protect, a provider of lone worker solutions, says its latest personal safety device, ID Ultra, builds on ‘the enormous success’ of its previous generations of ID badge devices, and boasts ‘a number of unique features’.

Security bed for ‘challenging environments’

Healthcare solutions provider, Teal LifeCare, has unveiled what is describes as ‘a secure, extremely durable new addition’ to its challenging environment bed collection.

Portable wide-area sanitiser for virus decontamination

A hand-held sanitiser that uses ultra-violet (UV) light to inactivate biomolecules and microorganisms including coronavirus Covid-19 has been developed by Oxfordshire UV technologist and manufacturer, Integration Technology. A high-power portable UVC rapid sanitiser, the compact, lightweight SubZero RS-170 is designed for use on all surfaces in applications posing a high risk of public cross-contamination.

Hygienic wiping system designed to reduce cross-contamination

Kimberly-Clark Professional says its new WypAll Reach Centrefeed System is a fully enclosed, ‘one-wipe clean’, hygienic wiping system that helps prevent transmission of bacteria caused by handling of exposed blue rolls. It ‘provides a safer alternative to traditional loose centrefeed blue rolls, where multiple users can handle a roll up to 70 times before it is finished’. The company said: “The system has been designed to reduce cross-contamination and improve hygiene. The WypAll Reach Centrefeed System provides a professional cleaning solution which saves money and reduces waste, bringing cost saving advantages while simultaneously contributing to the improvement of environmental sustainability targets.”

Find the right ceiling product with ease

An online room selector tool, designed to helps architects and specifiers by clearly identifying which mineral ceiling systems are best for individual rooms and spaces, has been launched by leading manufacturer, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions. Available through the Applications section of the company’s website, the ‘intuitive tool’ gives interactive advice for all the sectors Armstrong operates in – office /commercial, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality and leisure, and transportation.

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