Caroma teams up with renowned healthcare architects

 

Press Release
October 2014

 

Caroma teams up with renowned healthcare architects to launch Care 600 Wall Basin

 

Caroma leads the way in designing and engineering products for the independent living and care markets and has recently extended this portfolio with the innovative Care 600 Wall Basin, designed in collaboration with international healthcare architects, Silver Thomas Hanley (STH).  The Care 600 Wall Basin sets a new standard in form and function, combining the expertise of this leading design practice with Caroma’s 70-year heritage of technical innovation.  

 

The basin is specifically designed to meet Type B hospital basin requirements for general staff hand washing and is compatible with a range of care and hospital specific tapware whilst meeting AS1428.1:2009 Amd.1 requirements.  It is ideal for installation in hospital and health facilities and commercial bathrooms where accessible bathrooms and management of infection and hygiene are vital.

 

The Care 600 Wall Basin features optimal basin waste and tapware landing projections that reduce the potential spread of aerosols caused by the water stream from the tapware flowing directly into the basin waste.   With a reduced tap landing projection of 100mm, the Care 600 Wall Basin features a rimmed edge detail and specially designed internal gradients on all inside surfaces to ensure effective surface run off.  With a deep 140mm bowl depth and integrated anti-splash rim to minimise splashing, the basin is ideal for through hand washing.  The basin and shroud are fully glazed and feature smooth, seamless appearance for easier cleaning and increased hygiene control.   A fully integrated vitreous china shroud eliminates potential contraband storage and makes the basin ideal for institutional applications.  

Dr. Steve Cummings, Research and Development Manager at Caroma said, “The Care 600 Wall Basin is the result of extensive ongoing research and commitment into providing innovative healthcare solutions with the highest possible standard in function, efficiency, hygiene and safety. We’ve been honoured to work with the Silver Thomas Hanley team. The Care 600 Wall Basin owes much to their strong design and operational expertise and deep understanding of the needs and vulnerabilities of both washroom users and health care professionals.”

 

Alexandra Little, Head of Interiors at Silver Thomas Hanley added, "We wanted to help Caroma create a basin that ensures long term ease of maintenance, while meeting the aesthetic and functional needs of our clients.  It's important for us to specify the best possible products and the Care 600 Wall Basin provides an option that was previously lacking in the market."

"We’ve also found that there’s a desire amongst builders and construction managers, particularly in Public Private Partnership projects, to use a full family of products from one supplier. We worked with Caroma to create a one-stop-shop for all basins in a project."

 

The Caroma Care 600 Wall Basin is complemented by Caroma’s extensive range of care and compliant bathroomware products. This includes toilet suites, tapware, grab rails, backrests, armrests and other accessories. It is the first release in the Caroma Care wall basin range and will be expanded early next year with the release of other Care wall basin models.

 

To find out more, visit www.caroma.com.au  or call 13 14 16.

 

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