Major investment and new proprietary washroom system for Northwood
08 January 2021
FOLLOWING A major investment in its Telford plant, leading manufacturer and supplier of Away-from-Home (AfH) professional paper hygiene and wiping products, Northwood Hygiene Products Ltd, is launching a new proprietary washroom system featuring an industry first.
Offering hygiene, cost-in-use, performance and sustainability, the high capacity Raphael collection comprises two toilet tissue and four hand towel dispensers, along with a soap dispenser.
The range features the industry’s first twin high capacity toilet roll dispenser, the TwinJumbo, which holds up to 800m of product, precluding the need for frequent replenishment and ordering.
Raphael’s hygiene credentials are second-to-none. The majority of dispensers are contactless and the others are treated with BioKleen technology, inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Incorporating a single-piece shell, they are easy to wipe clean and all towels and rolls are enclosed.
The system offers competitive cost-in-use. An infinity paper system, allowing users to replenish one roll at a time, ensures that waste is kept to a minimum. The units are free, with the exception of the Electronic Roll Towel Dispenser, which is subject to a loan agreement.
The collection is suitable for the most challenging washrooms, with high performance dispensers constructed from durable Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) plastic and so scratch and impact resistant; they are also lockable, preventing theft and untidiness.
The range consists of pure pulp and 100% recycled products, many of which are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, reflecting Northwood’s commitment to environmental sustainability throughout its operation.
Roll inserts are made from recycled bottle tops and can be recycled after use. A selection of products are wrapped in paper which may be recycled and all products are boxed in recycled and recyclable cardboard.
Created with the end user at the heart of the design process, Raphael encapsulates the art of modern washroom dispensers. The sleek smoke and blue units are translucent, while the white one features a transparent rear panel, allowing stock checks to be undertaken swiftly. All have been engineered to enable quick refill.
Distributors stand to gain from the new proprietary range, which features a robust patented lock-out system facilitated by the investment, with mechanically fitted inserts that cannot be removed manually. A training academy has been launched in order to help them to effectively sell the range.
Said marketing manager, Paul Mulready: “We are excited about Raphael and the many benefits it offers to customers requiring hygienic, high capacity systems for high footfall washrooms. We’ve invested heavily in the new line and are confident that it will prove popular with end users and distributors alike.”
Rare within the industry, family-owned Northwood is a vertically integrated group of associated companies, the activities of which include recycling, parent reel production, converting and logistics. Established in 1974, Northwood operates nine UK and two European sites and its market encompasses a diverse array of sectors, ranging from healthcare, food processing and education, to hotels and offices.
For further details visit northwood.co.uk/raphael