Clearview National September 2015 - Issue 166 - Page 70

hardware& security sponsored by Harmful bacteria - not a chance! »»Despite the best efforts in hand hygiene, harmful bacteria - such as MRSA, E.coli, Campylobacter and Listeria and even viruses like the common cold and influenza — are often prevalent on surfaces that are touched by a large number of people. Window restrictors, especially those found in commercial properties such as schools, hospitals and hotels are often handled by many adults and children and can therefore facilitate the spread of harmful infections. Aware of this problem, leading hardware supplier UAP Ltd decided to team up with world-renowned additive manufacturer Addmaster and offer a solution. As a result of the partnership, UAP’s white and brown lockable window restrictors are now available with Biomaster Antibacterial Technology, a high-performance antibacterial additive that offers highly-effective protection from the threat of cross-contamination. Biomaster AT300 suppresses the growth of algae, mold, mildew, fungi and bacteria which cause unpleasant odours, discoloration, staining, deterioration or corrosion only. Manufactured products incorporating Biomaster AT300 may not make any public health claims relating to antimicrobial activity without first obtaining an EPA registration for the manufactured product which permits such claims. David Jennings, managing director of UAP, comments: “It came to my attention that there was an issue regarding the spread of bacteria via window restrictors, and after a discussion with the UAP R&D team, we decided to amend our product and offer a solution. We researched the market and it became clear that Biomaster offered superb antibacterial performance, so we set about incorporating the additive within our manufacturing process. The product has already been adopted by a number of existing customers and we’re now in the process of rolling it out to the wider market.” 70 » SE P 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M The UAP fixed window restrictor has a 200mm long cable, which limits the opening of the window to under 100mm. Not only does this prevent children from squeezing through the gap, but it also allows enough air to circulate around a room. But the standout feature on the UAP fixed window restrictor is the strength of the cable. It can withstand forces over 100kg, which is twice the industry standard, and more than enough to take the weight of any child. “The Biomaster Antibacterial Technology enhances an already market-leading product, opening up new markets and giving our clients the opportunity to sell for better margins.” David concluded. For more information call UAP on 0161 796 7268 or visit