LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- Component Hardware Group (CHG), a leading manufacturer and distributor of plumbing and specialty hardware components to healthcare, foodservice, institutional and commercial markets, has announced that Sloan Valve Company will use CHGs proprietary SANIGUARDÂ® antimicrobial treatment on several of its plumbing products.
Sloan Valve, a leading manufacturer of plumbing products and accessories for commercial, industrial, and institutional markets worldwide, will use SANIGUARD antimicrobial protection on key touch points for products commonly used in public restrooms, hospitals and other applications.
SANIGUARD is a proven, cost-effective, inorganic antimicrobial treatment that utilizes a silver ion-based technology to retard the growth of bacteria, molds and some viruses on treated surfaces such as faucet handles, door knobs, flush handles and other touch points for the life of the product. The proprietary coating is currently the only antimicrobial treatment to meet National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) protocol standard.
For example, SANIGUARD will be applied to the public toilet flush valve handles on Sloans signature invention, the Flushometer. SANIGUARD coated flush valves will feature a blue collar to identify those treated with the antimicrobial. The treatment will also be applied to bed pan flushing arms for use in hospitals a key area of concern due to the high incidences of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and new mandatory HAI reporting laws currently taking effect throughout the country.
SANIGUARD is rapidly becoming a must-have in places where infection control is absolutely necessary, said Tom Carr, president of CHG. CHG is honored to work with Sloan to bring safer, protected plumbing components to more public spaces.
CHG continually conducts extensive third-party research and evidence-based testing of its SANIGUARD antimicrobial treatment against various microorganisms including Norovirus, Legionella, staphylococcus, salmonella, listeria, E. coli and others. SANIGUARD is widely accepted by healthcare infection control professionals in the United States and Canada. Restaurants, cruise ships, schools, labs, prisons, extended care facilities and other places where Norovirus and other microorganisms can lead to costly outbreaks of food poisoning have also integrated SANIGUARD products into their infection control strategies.