Case Studies

Hygienilac does the business

Here is the reaction from leading UK companies already using Hygienilac. Clicking the pictures will take you to the individual company website.

Arnott Handling Equipment
Arnott Handling Equipment

In response to the current climate of concern about superbugs like MRSA and E-Coli, Northampton based Arnott Handling Equipment has launched a new, innovative range of levelling feet for factory conveyor systems incorporating anti-bacterial Hygienilac.

This will be particularly relevant to food and pharmaceutical producers and processors where hygiene control is of particular importance.

Effective against a number of bacteria including MRSA, C-Difficile, Salmonella and E-Coli and certified by Bodycote Lawlabs, Hygienilac is already used in hospitals and care homes but this is the first time that it has been incorporated into adjustable feet in the conveyor industry.

The additive is homogeneously distributed through the moulded part and locked into the resin matrix, so it never wears off, unlike surface treatments. Furthermore, it does not employ silver technology so is not affected by UV light or by repeated washing and cleaning surfaces with non oxidizing cleaners.

Says Richard Frogley from Arnott Handling Equipment: “We have been supplying companies with standard and bespoke conveyor accessories for over 30 years. We are adjustable feet experts and pride ourselves in being innovative and adapting designs where necessary to meet individual customer’s needs. This new range has been developed to assist our food and pharmaceutical customers in the fight against bacteria.”

Solk Furniture
Solk Furniture

Leeds-based Solk Furniture has started using the lacquer on some of its products and is offering it as a standard finish at no extra cost to the customer. Solk, which was founded in 1886, supplies NHS hospitals and care homes around the country with a range of dining, bedroom and reception furniture.

Says chairman Jonathan Solk, who is the fourth generation of this family-run company: "We are proud of our heritage and take environmental health very seriously, so we'll do anything we can to help protect patients from acquiring dangerous infections.

"Initially we are using Hygienilac lacquer on selected dining and reception chairs over the next year, with the aim of using it on all our furniture long term."

On Target
On Target

On Target Infant Training has produced a unique product called Max which aims to revolutionise potty training for infants from 18 months upwards. Max is a golfball-sized weighted recyclable plastic ball featuring a smiley cartoon face. When placed in the toilet, the child is encouraged to pee at the ball providing a fun incentive to use the bathroom and accelerate toilet training. Each ball contains Hygienilac, so maintaining a hygienic toilet bowl after flushing. Says Max's creator Chris Lomas: "Potty training is every parent's nightmare. Max helps children of all ages to keep on target."

Leaderflush Shapland
Leaderflush Shapland

Leaderflush Shapland, the country's biggest producers of performance doors, Leaderflush Shapland is offering long lasting protection against infection by applying Hygienilac lacquer on all its veneered doors and doorsets. Doors can be serious carriers of bacterial infection, particularly in high traffic areas like hospitals and care homes, hotels and restaurants and offices and leisure centres, but so often they get forgotten about. Kevin Ross, group new product development manager at Leaderflush Shapland says about Hygienilac: "It's simple, cost effective and offers added value for our customers."

Terrasofta
Terrasofta

Terrasofta, part of the Watts of Lydney Group which manufactures rubber tyres has produced an ingenious and ecological solution to end-of-life industrial tyres by recycling them into rubber mulch for domestic and industrial play areas. Called Terrasofta, it is protective, colourful and fun, and it's treated with Hygienilac so it's also safe and clean for the lifetime of the product. Says Terrasofta's business development director Karen Holton: "Terrasofta protects children both from falls and from infection, but it also helps the environment as otherwise the tyres would end up in a land fill site!"

ServiceMaster
ServiceMaster Fabritec

ServiceMaster, is one of the UK's top specialist cleaning, repair and restoration organisations. Established in the UK in 1947 it has seven main brands including ServiceMaster Clean; Merry Maids and Furniture Medic. Furniture Medic is offering care homes the opportunity to protect their furniture through the application of Hygienilac as part of its restoration work at no extra cost. Alan Lewin, Servicemaster's director of business development says: "Heightened awareness of furniture as a possible carrier of infection means care home owners are often tempted to dispose of damaged furniture, rather than think about restoring it. Now there is now an environmental and financial benefit to prolonging its life."

Fabritech

It's now possible to protect and extend the life of carpets, curtains and upholstery from infection as well as stains, thanks to Fabritec, a new product from top specialist cleaning, repair and restoration company ServiceMaster, which contains the unique biocide Hygienilac. The product is suitable for use in hospitals and care homes; hotels and restaurants and in offices and leisure facilities. Says director of business development Alan Lewin: "Carpet or soft furnishings will look cleaner and last longer if Fabritec is applied as part of a regular cleaning and maintenance programme. The benefits are tangible, both in economic and aesthetic terms.

Target Furniture
Target Furniture

Target Furniture, based in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, supplies contract furniture to the pub, bar, hotel and restaurant trade as well as the hospital and care home sectors. Says director Dave Stanton: "We've found that clients have been extremely responsive to the Hygienilac concept; the reassurance of knowing their furniture will have added protection against harmful bacteria for its lifetime is a real plus point. We can apply the Hygienilac finish to all timber surfaces on furniture."

Jenx Ltd
Jenx Ltd

Established by a paediatric therapist, Jenx Ltd, based in Sheffield, supplies hospitals, schools and homes with therapeutic developmental furniture for children with disabilities. Says Jenx' director Catherine Jenkins: "Our furniture plays an important part in helping children with disabilities learn to stand or sit correctly. But with MRSA and other superbugs an ever present danger, we are delighted to be able to tell the health and educational professionals who order our furniture that it has Hygienilac protection. It is also very reassuring to the children's parents."

Bronte Bespoke Furniture Company
Bronte Bespoke Furniture Company

Bronte Bespoke Furniture Company make custom kitchens for clients all over the UK. Based in Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, their md Terry Maywood says: "This product has to be a good thing if it helps stop the spread and growth of harmful bacteria in a kitchen. I believe our clients consider we are being highly responsible in promoting Hygienilac. It is very much in line with the thought and effort that goes into our high quality products."

Wallis Office Furniture
Wallis Office Furniture

Leading UK office furniture company, Wallis Office Furniture, of Hainault, Essex which is in its 30th year of operation, supplies furniture to hospitals, care homes, pubs, restaurants, hotels, schools and sports centres. All their products are now available with Hygienilac treatment. Says Dave Dennis, general manager at Wallis Office Furniture: "Our customers can now be even more confident in the quality of our products and the very real peace of mind and added value that Hygienilac uniquely offers."

Huntleigh Renray
Huntleigh Renray

Huntleigh Renray, based in Winsford, Cheshire, offers Hygienilac protection on its tables and chairs destined for NHS and private care homes with Hygienilac. The company, one of the biggest furniture suppliers to UK care homes, is now able to offer care home managers extra protection for their residents - an important factor when there is a large amount of interaction between residents and outside visitors.

St Michaels Rd, Kettering, Northants, NN15 6AU
 |  Company registration No. 2742202
Tel: 01536 414401  |  Fax:  01536 414402  |  email: sales@hygienilac.com
a daelnet production
Webcraft by  q u a n t u m   d o t   k n o w l e d g e
Copyright © 2007 quantum dot knowledge