PVC-free version is 100% recyclable, but provides life-long protection against infection
Leaderflush Shapland’s recently-launched Hygieniform Eco door facing provides protection against the spread of infection as part of an environmentally-friendly PVC-free solution.
Commenting on the latest addition to the Hygieniform range of door facings, new product development manager, Stephen Hutsby, said: “We are always using our research and development expertise and knowledge of the specific needs of buildings such as hospitals to improve our products.
“Developments in manufacturing have enabled us to offer the same benefits of Hygieniform in a PVC-free version, Hygieniform Eco. It is 100% recyclable, which is important to specifiers who are increasingly looking for more environmentally-sound products.”
Hygieniform Eco contains no harmful chemicals, such as polybutylene terephthalate, halogens or monomers, but offers the same anti-bacterial properties as Hygieniform. Leaderflush Shapland’s anti-bacterial additive, Hygienilac, is integrated throughout the material thickness, providing life-long protection against infections, even if the material is scratched.
Hygienilac kills 99.9% of bacteria including MRSA, Listeria, Clostridium Difficile and Salmonella, and has passed BS 6250 tests for severe usage. Its active ingredient has approvals from the Food and Drug Administration, Health & Safety Executive and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Hygieniform Eco is currently available in three colours – Lily, Musk and Manta Grey – however, Leaderflush Shapland is developing the colour range to match the existing Hygieniform palette of 15 colours and is happy to work with its customers to develop colours which meet their specific needs.
Hutsby said: “We wanted to create a product that continued to provide powerful protection against infection, but also addressed issues around sustainability that are becoming ever more important to architects and contractors. We also wanted Hygieniform Eco to offer colour flexibility to ensure meeting a building’s anti-bacterial and environmental needs doesn’t compromise its design goals.”
Hygieniform Eco is compatible with all Leaderflush Shapland’s performance doorsets ranges: Plasform, Designer and Extended Performance.