At the end of another unusual year, the topic of hygiene has entered the consciousness. If it was already relevant before the pandemic, it is now finally in people's minds. Regular disinfection and extensive hand washing have acquired a previously unknown significance. In this context, the topic of touch-free operation of taps, soap dispensers etc. has also become significant - and with it sensor technology. 

With the global pandemic experience and thoughts of one's own safety as well as the health of one's relatives, the implementation of hygiene measures at home as well as at the workplace and in public spaces is gaining in importance. For this reason, the hygienic properties of sanitary products are also gaining in importance, not only for private renovators, but especially for architects and project planners of public buildings. After all, pathogens are transmitted from person to person or via objects and surfaces. Therefore, in addition to touch-free operation, special requirements are placed on surfaces. The focus is on easy cleaning and antibacterial properties. What role does hygiene play in sanitary rooms in the private and (semi-)public sector?

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Hygienic prevention in the private sector is gaining in importance

The private bathroom plays a major role when it comes to hygiene, especially if many family members frequent this room throughout the day. Moisture and heat prevail here - the ideal breeding ground for germs and bacteria. To minimise their proliferation, modern bathroom equipment plays a role in addition to regular care and simple rules such as proper ventilation. Equipping with hygienic products is primarily about safety - not only with regard to functional aspects, but also because the bathroom is increasingly becoming a place of well-being with increased length and quality of stay. Here, people want to relax and not worry about pathogens. And so it is not surprising that the new approach to hygiene measures has also found its way into private households, because the sensitivity to hygiene, cleanliness and safety has increased due to recent developments. 

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What is important for the (semi)public sector

Hygiene is even more important for the semi-public and public sector. Especially for restaurants and catering establishments, for offices and event venues, stricter hygiene requirements apply. Here, special surfaces make a contribution by preventing microbial growth and making cleaning easier. In addition, the environment is also protected, as aggressive cleaning agents can be largely dispensed with.

Touch-free, hygienic and easy to clean

In the private bathroom, an almost completely touch-free hygiene concept can be implemented. In addition to the taps, nothing needs to be touched to lather up - thanks to touchless soap dispensers. Touchless disinfectant dispensers can be installed anywhere, even near the toilet. Then they can also be used to disinfect the toilet seat with the help of disposable wipes. Hygiene plays a key role in (semi-)public facilities. Restaurants, gyms, schools, universities, but above all hospitals, nursing homes and homes for the elderly are sensitive areas. Non-contact products play a key role here and meet the hygiene requirements that have arisen as a result of the pandemic. After all, in addition to taps, soap and disinfectant dispensers should no longer need to be touched. 

System 2 Series - Sensor hygiene dispensers 

Contemporary soap and disinfectant dispensers

emco Bad also offers touch-free products for the sanitary room. In addition to new sensor hygiene dispensers, the System 2 series ( )has been expanded to include a sensor soap dispenser for public and semi-public areas. The new sensor hygiene dispensers ( ) are available as battery-operated wall models for liquid soap and disinfectant gel, liquid disinfectant or foam. All three models can also be easily mounted on the stable stand with drip tray and operated via a power socket if required. Commercially available hygiene agents can be used. In addition, the surfaces of the new Asis Pure modules ( )feature an antibacterial coating tested according to ISO 22196 / JIS Z2801, which ensures that germs and bacteria are demonstrably reduced by 99.9 % within 24 hours. Regular, standard household cleaning is sufficient to maintain the antibacterial property of the thermoset-cured melamine surface.

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