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Sinks, worktops, splashbacks, panels and cabinets that can be made to precise size, shape and specification.
A comprehensive range of edge details and bowls allow made-to-measure products to be designed for specific applications. Cut-outs for hobs, taps or other details can be positioned freely where required.
A full range of high-quality stainless-steel sanitary appliances: WC pans, urinals, wash troughs, wall hung basins, drinking fountains, janitorial sinks, sluices, plaster traps, baths and bins. Sanitaryware is highly durable, safe and vandal resistant making it suitable for use in commercial and public environments.
A stainless steel modular furniture system, based around increments of 100mm. Primarily for commercial applications. The range includes sinktops and worktops with or without legs and frames. Under-shelves can be added as can base cabinets and drawer cabinets. Hinged or sliding doors are available.
Stainless steel products are brushed-satin finish making them attractive yet easy to clean over periods of prolonged heavy use. EN 1.4301 (domestic grade) stainless steel is normally used. For specialist environments such as in laboratories or corrosive environments, E1.4401 (acid resisting grade) stainless steel is recommended. High-quality stainless steel will outlast many other materials, enduring literally decades of sustained heavy use. This way, total life-cycle costs can be significantly reduced through minimal maintenance requirements and by removing the need for product replacement for example. through hard use or vandalism. Stainless steel is totally aseptic, free of toxic emissions and is 100% recyclable.
Apart from their intrinsic, material benefits, durability, hygiene and versatility, stainless-steel products from GEC Anderson can offer further important potential benefits, including those benefiting the environment. On-going product improvement and development has enabled GEC Anderson products to require reduced water volumes for example, low-flush volumes in WC pans, no-touch controls and waterless urinals. At the same time, by providing important design-possibilities, the Made-to-Measure range has enabled designers and specifiers to incorporate features encouraging users to be more considerate to the environment, such as.worktops with integrated waste chutes that provide an easy solution to segmenting recyclable waste.
Strict environmental and quality assurance policies relating to the recycling and disposal of industrial waste are followed. For example, complex oils, machine coolants and other toxiods are dealt with in a responsible manner. Paper, plastic, wood and stainless steel are recycled. Industrial or hazardous waste is handled by an organisation dedicated to detoxifying the ecocycle. Organic substances are broken down either by incineration or with the aid of micro-organisms using biological soil-treatment methods. Any inorganic substances are converted into stable forms, for disposal. Through the incineration process, energy in the waste is captured to produce both heat for the district heating network and electricity.
Packing and distribution
Packaging materials are either recycled or chosen from sustainable sources. Timber used in packing crates conforms to the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. This ensures that the unprocessed, raw timber is treated to reduce its potential for becoming a pathway for the introduction and spread of pests from exporting to importing countries. All timber and cardboard packaging material can be recycled. To reduce the environmental impact, existing transportation frameworks, managed by organisations that implement their own industry-leading environmental policies, are utilised.
The recent introduction of the Decimetric® system was supported by literature printed on EFC paper from 100% sustainable forestry using vegetable inks. It is both recyclable and biodegradable and sets a benchmark for the product of future printed material. Where possible, GEC Anderson encourages use of digital media to promote products and provide support to customers.
Stainless steel is easily maintained through routine cleaning. Using water and the E-cloth cleaning system, the need for chemicals can be reduced to zero. It is recommended that stubborn marks are removed with Ecover cream cleaner. Use of bleach or other chlorine based substances is not compatible with stainless steel.
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