HygieneGlaze sets an unprecedented standard of hygiene for toilets and urinals. To that end the innovative HygieneGlaze ceramic glaze has been further developed and now has a new formula: the new HygieneGlaze which is baked into the ceramic during firing is not only especially effective, but also acts very quickly.
Whether at the workplace, sports facilities or airports, hygiene requirements are high in both public and semi-public buildings. This is why they are an essential part of the respective building concept. However, awareness of hygiene issues has not just increased in public areas but in the private sphere, too.
Bacteria in areas where hygiene is critical
Germs are omnipresent in our everyday lives. In particularly critical areas, such as hospitals, medical practices and nursing facilities, hygiene is an ongoing issue. The consistent use of disinfectant and hygiene measures helps to kill or inactivate microorganisms. Modern concepts combine the targeted use of sterilizing substances with preventive measures, including surface coatings.
Duravit’s research and development team has advanced the development of the innovative ceramic glaze HygieneGlaze which was launched on the ISH in 2015. HygieneGlaze further improves the hygienic properties of the toilet. The new development is not a surface coating but an antibacterial ceramic glaze that provides almost indefinite effectiveness.
The optimized formula of HygieneGlaze contains a new combination of metal ions and other active substances, which is particularly effective in blocking bacteria growth like E. coli, for example. Baked into the ceramics and extending from the interior to the rim of the toilet or urinal, HygieneGlaze is effective in the areas particularly susceptible to the accumulation of bacteria and germs. Compared with ceramics with conventional surface glazes, HygieneGlaze inhibits 99.9 percent of bacteria growth within 24 hours. The effectiveness of the HygieneGlaze antibacterial properties has been scientifically proven by hygienic and microbiological tests performed by the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Bonn: the special glaze kills bacteria and germs.
After just six hours, 90% of bacteria (e.g. E.coli) and after 24 hours 99,9% of bacteria growth is inhibited, an unprecedented level. HygieneGlaze arrests the bacterial growth (e.g. escherichia coli) in comparison to a conventional ceramic glazing.
Holds and holds and holds... Duravit’s patented Durafix attachment system is particularly quick and easy to install and also completely invisible. The result is a concealed toilet installation without any visible assembly holes or covers – bath design at its best.
Soft closure system
Silent toilet seat lowering. A gentle tap is all it takes and the toilet seat lowers automatically and closes gently and quietly.
Duravit Rimless® flush
The open design of the flushing rim enables an innovative water flow. Perfect flushing results are guaranteed, even with only a small amount of water.
With its new Rimless technology, Duravit demonstrates how geometry, fluid mechanics and design can be successfully combined for maximum efficiency. Thanks to the open, easily accessible rim area, the bowl is particularly easy to keep clean, and this reduces cleaning times considerably.
Naturally clean and fresh. Nothing is as thorough, as hygienic, as natural and as refreshing as cleaning with water. This is why the shower-toilet – a toilet-bidet combination – is becoming increasingly popular. Considerably softer and gentler than toilet paper, water also provides freshness. The shower-toilet leaves users feeling clean and refreshed. Duravit’s latest contribution to the topic is SensoWash®: an innovative range of high-quality shower-toilets that meets every requirement for the contemporary bathroom – hygienic cleanliness, high operating comfort and sustainable design.
Duravit Produkte setzen auch beim Wasserverbrauch immer wieder neue Maßstäbe. Die „Dual Flush“-Technik oder auch die „Duravit Rimless“-Technologie mit der dynamischen Wasserführung bei gleichbleibender Spülleistung sind nur zwei Ergebnisse unserer kontinuierlichen Arbeit an Produktverbesserungen in diesem Bereich. Eine Reduzierung des Wasserverbrauchs von 12 auf 6 bzw. 4,5 Litern pro Spülgang kann sich wirklich sehen lassen.