CHG Introduces the SaniGrasp Antimicrobial Door Handle

LAKEWOOD, N.J. — Component Hardware Group (CHG), a leading manufacturer and distributor of plumbing and specialty hardware components for the healthcare, foodservice, institutional and commercial markets, recently introduced its SaniGrasp antimicrobial door pull for use on public restroom doors, effectively eliminating the need for restroom users to touch dirty door knobs after handwashing.

“Today, we have touch-free electronic faucets, soap dispensers and towel dispensers in public restrooms, but no one has addressed the issue of the final barrier to exiting – the door hardware,” stated Tom Carr, president of CHG, the makers of SaniGrasp. “That is, until now.”

SaniGrasp is a patented stainless steel door pull that permits the use of the forearm instead of hands to open the door, thus minimizing the chance for cross-contamination of potentially harmful bacteria. To further inhibit the growth of microorganisms, SaniGrasp has been treated with SANIGUARD, an inorganic, silver-ion antimicrobial treatment.

SaniGrasp can withstand everyday abuse and its hole pattern is designed to retrofit to most existing door pull plates on the market today. The SaniGrasp also features engraved door opening instructions on the back plate to insure proper use and comes complete with mounting hardware.

SaniGrasp is compliant with both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968.

Source: Component Hardware Group (CHG)