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Delivering washroom hygiene without costing the earth

18 November 2021

AS WE we continue the battle against coronavirus with the threat of more lockdowns always present, we must all remember that washing and drying our hands thoroughly is one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves against COVID-19.

And, with more businesses now opening up, it’s more important than ever for washrooms to deliver optimum hygiene credentials to help keep people safe.

With COVID-19 still very much at the forefront of our minds, Paul Mulready, marketing manager of Northwood Hygiene Products - a supplier of Away-from-Home (AfH) professional paper hygiene and wiping products - discusses how effective hygiene measures can help businesses to reduce the spread of infection and take care of their staff.

 At Northwood, we’re proud to support businesses with our Raphael proprietary washroom system, which has been developed specifically for high traffic washrooms. Delivering improved washroom hygiene standards, it also helps businesses to save money and reduce waste, whilst also protecting the environment.

The Raphael collection, which includes two toilet tissue and four hand towel dispensers, plus a soap dispenser, is ideal for the most demanding washroom environments.

Intelligent design reduces waste
Functional yet stylish, the Raphael range includes the TwinJumbo toilet roll dispenser – the industry’s first proprietary twin high-capacity toilet roll dispenser – which holds up to 800m of roll to minimise the need for frequent replenishing.  The long-lasting Infinity paper system means that only one roll is used at a time to eliminate waste and deliver costs savings in high footfall washrooms. Holding up to 250m each, the roll towel dispensers provide approximately 500 dries, with some offering stub-roll transfer to ensure zero waste. 

Perfect for smaller washrooms is the compact, yet high capacity VersaTwin toilet roll dispenser, which holds up to 400m of roll (2 x 200m rolls).
Created with convenience in mind, the Raphael folded towel dispenser has a 1,000 sheet capacity and all Raphael hand drying systems dispense one at a time flat sheets to prevent overuse. To further reduce over usage and minimise any mess in the washroom, our dispensers have been designed not to free roll. 

Hygiene hero
With hygiene still high on the agenda, the Raphael hand drying dispensers provide contactless dispensing, whilst the toilet tissue dispenser incorporates a Biokleen treated handle to inhibit the growth and spread of bacteria. The dispensers are made from a single-piece shell and are easy to wipe clean, with all towels and rolls being fully enclosed for added hygiene. 

Our soap dispensers use foam soap, which require less water for handwashing than liquid soap. They are also easy to use and deliver a generous shot size to encourage single use. The dispensers are non-drip to help keep spaces clean and every soap cartridge comes with a new nozzle to minimise bacteria harbouring. We also supply a range of antibacterial foam soap lotions and hand sanitisers to help keep hands hygienically clean.

Sustainable solution
As part of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, the Raphael collection includes pure pulp and 100% recycled products, all of which are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certified. Roll inserts are made from recycled bottle tops, which can be recycled after use, and all our products are boxed in 100% recyclable packaging.

Whilst we navigate the roadmap beyond lockdown, we must continue to maintain proper hand hygiene to help keep this virus at bay. The Raphael collection supports the NHS recommendation to use soaps, sanitisers and paper towels as the most effective means of hand hygiene. We’re committed to supporting a post-covid recovery by helping businesses to not just look after the health and welfare of their staff, but also to get back to normal and look beyond the challenges the nation has faced.

For further information on the Raphael range visit www.northwood.co.uk, or call 01952 236 930.