Why Work With An Industry Leader?

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Industry leaders offer a unique value to their clients.

It starts with a razor-sharp focus on their clients’ most important issues. Industry leaders dig deep into these issues and come up with innovative ways to solve them. They also know that innovation is more than coming up with great ideas. Industry leaders know how to innovate. They excel in operational execution and have the methodologies and processes in place to deliver value consistently to their customers.

As North America’s leading manufacturer of HDPE bathroom partitions and lockers, Scranton Products is a proven industry leader, focused on responsive innovation, and offering our customers quality products that are built and tested to the highest standards.

What drives innovation at Scranton Products? It is understanding the needs of our customers – the need for high-value

As a market leader, our products are built to stand up to the harshest environments and are backed by Scranton Products’ industry-leading warranties, so you can rest easy that your investment is protected for years to come.

As a market leader, we are committed to sustainability. All of our products are made from recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. They are also free of VOC emissions and are GREENGUARD Gold Certified. In addition, throughout our manufacturing process, we’re conscious of our impact on the environment and practice factory-responsible recycling.

As a market leader, we are a true partner to our clients, offering responsive innovation, cutting edge solutions, unsurpassed product quality, excellent customer support, and one of the largest distribution networks in the industry.

To learn more about Scranton Products and the unique value we offer our clients, please visit: https://www.scrantonproducts.com/products/

 

Configurations of Toilet Partitions

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Configured for Beauty and Privacy

When choosing toilet partitions privacy, aesthetics, and durable performance are just a few aspects that need to be considered, and selecting the right configuration is essential to the overall design of your public restroom facility.  At Scranton Products, we believe in responding to client needs with innovative, customizable solutions, and we offer a full range of features, options, and configurations to help you create exceptional bathroom designs.

One of the most important concerns in a public restroom is privacy and Scranton Products offers several partition options that can be configured to meet your facility’s privacy concerns. Our Aria™, Eclipse®, and Hiny Hiders® partitions have variable configurations that deliver contemporary looks and superior privacy. You can customize the partitions in many different ways to achieve the level of privacy you require, from a standard 55” height to a 72” height. Choose sleek, smooth, minimum-sight design options for the ultimate in privacy and clean aesthetics, or select from an array of floor-mounted overhead-braced, ceiling-hung, or floor-to-ceiling configurations.

Our innovative Aria Partitions™ offer the highest degree of privacy and aesthetics. This shoeless system provides overlapping edges, continuous edge mounted hinges and floor mounted side panels, resulting in a striking, high-privacy design. Our striking Eclipse Partitions® provide a minimum-sight design that also delivers superior privacy and innovative aesthetics, featuring sleek hidden hardware and high-privacy angled door edges. While our Hiny Hiders® product line offers a range of configurations, privacy, and hardware options, providing the flexibility to create highly attractive and customized restroom designs, while offering superior value.

 

Superior Performance

When your bathroom facility is ready for an update, design options and material choice are important factors. Whether it’s providing privacy, eco-friendly design, resistance to harsh environments, bacterial resistance, or easy maintenance, we offer a full range of features, options, and configurations to create the unique storage solutions you require.

All of our systems are made with HDPE, and feature solid-core construction that is impermeable to moisture and resistant to mold, mildew and bacteria. They are also extremely durable and sustainable, manufactured from 100% recyclable materials. Made with a solid color throughout, there is never a need to paint these partitions, significantly reducing maintenance time and cost, and enhancing interior air quality.

To learn more about our high-quality toilet partitions and the range of configurations available, visit our website to download more detailed information on our complete product line. 

 

The Top 3 Things to Consider Before Updating Your Commercial Bathroom

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There are plenty of benefits to performing much-needed updates to your commercial facility, especially when it comes to the bathroom. The bathroom in your facility is often frequented by the occupants, so you’ll want to take the necessary steps to not only make it more inviting, but you’ll also want to think ahead down the road when choosing the right materials.

Here are the top 3 things to consider before updating your commercial facility.

Improving Occupant Privacy & Comfort

Privacy is a crucial element in commercial facility restroom. Coworkers can be friendly and affable, but when it’s in the bathroom, privacy is a necessary factor. The most common complaint heard about workplace restrooms is not necessarily a lack of privacy, but there is a room for improvement. Most toilet partitions feature door gaps, as well as exposed feet and ceiling room that can be problematic for the taller occupants. These sightlines can add to the discomfort of using the bathroom.

Using better partitions is necessary for achieving the ultimate privacy. HDPE plastic partitions can eliminate these unnecessary sightlines, with clasp doors and customizable frames. Privacy doesn’t have to be a foreign concept when it comes to your commercial bathroom.

Getting a Step Ahead of the Elements

Due to the ever-present humidity and moisture in restrooms, there can be negative consequences if you choose the wrong materials. Most toilet partitions, like Phenolic, feature a paper core. Over time, the core can become drenched. When left unchecked, it’ll start sprouting mold spores, which not only adds a pungent odor to your restroom, but it can contribute to respiratory issues.

HDPE plastic partitions are a solid construction with no inner paper core. They won’t absorb the moisture and they can stand up to the constant barrage of humidity. You’ll be free from worry about unwanted mold and mildew.

Reducing Maintenance Costs

One of biggest and most costly issues that facility managers have to deal with is maintenance. Commercial facility restrooms usually require considerable maintenance, which leads to high costs and a significant amount of time and effort. Replacing partitions and meticulously scrubbing the floors and walls are no fun, so why not get ahead of the costly maintenance by using the right materials?

When you utilize HDPE plastic partitions, you’ll essentially reduce your maintenance costs and man hours. Due to the durability and non-absorbent qualities of this plastic, you won’t have to worry about any considerable repairs or replacements. In fact, HDPE plastic partitions are built to last and are warranted for up to 25 years. You’ll certainly enjoy the many benefits of this high-quality, reliable, and low-cost maintenance partitions in your commercial facility restroom.

Want to learn more about the right tactics with updating your commercial bathroom? Download this free eBook, The Professional’s Guide to Commercial Bathroom Renovations and Remodels, from your friends at Scranton Products!

Product Transparency

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According to the U.S., Environmental Protection Agency, over ninety-percent of our time is spent indoors. Now more than ever, people want to know that they are living and working in a healthy environment. They demand to know the products surrounding them are safe, how they were made, and from what type of materials.

The New Normal

While we have not always taken additional steps to ensure our well being through awareness, it is fast becoming the norm. Environmental safety (both indoors and out) is topping the list as a priority.

Over the years, building product transparency has changed from a mere movement to a necessity within the construction industry. And as the demand for clean and healthier living grows, so does the need for greater transparency in building products and materials.

The benefits are clearly four-fold. Building owners are looking for ways to make buildings healthier for occupants. Architects are now identifying building products that are healthy, sustainable and environmentally friendly, enabling them to make informed decisions when specifying products and materials. Manufacturers can effectively market their products, and owners and occupants are gaining insight into how healthy and environmentally friendly their buildings – and the materials within them – are.

A Leader in Product Transparency

With a 30-year history in sustainable product development and production, Scranton Products has long led the way in meeting the demand for product transparency.

All of our products – including each of our locker lines, bathroom partitions, vanities and other HDPE products – are manufactured in the USA from American-made solid HDPE (high-density polyethylene), using recycled materials containing both pre- and post-consumer content. Free of VOC emissions, all of our products are eligible for LEED credits, and are GREENGUARD Gold Certified, meeting strict certification requirements for use in schools and healthcare facilities. In addition, all of our products are 100% recyclable and are available in 100% post-consumer material.

At Scranton Products, we have always been committed to supporting a healthier environment. If you would like to find out more about our low emitting products that meet both GREENGUARD emissions standards as well as LEED requirements for air quality and sustainability, please click on the link below.

The Top 3 Reasons to Choose Aria Partitions™ for Your Restroom Makeover

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If you’re planning to renovate some areas of your facility and you’re considering a makeover of your restrooms, you’ll want to utilize the best materials and design implementations to craft a unique and positive restroom experience. There are plenty of design tactics to open the space up a little bit more and make it more warm and welcoming. However, when it comes to choosing your toilet partitions, you’ll want to make the right decision that will benefit you, your occupants, and your facility’s restroom.

Here’s the top three reasons you should choose Aria Partitions™ for your restroom makeover.

Boosting Your Restroom’s Style

Having a stylish bathroom will certainly appeal to the occupants in your facility, adding an extra dose of comfort where most people feel vulnerable. Aria Partitions™ offer a sleek appearance. Aria Partitions™ are customizable and can be tailored to fit any design pattern or layout. They offer seven unique panel designs, 17 door designs, as well as 27 different colors and textures. You get to choose your preferred style to go with the theme and aesthetics of your new stylish restroom.

Improving on the Privacy for Your Occupants

Privacy is a huge factor to consider with your restroom, especially when it comes to choosing the partitions. Most toilet partitions have a few design flaws that can add to a discomfort of the occupant through exposed feet and ceiling areas, showcasing clear visibility that someone is in the stall. The doors even feature gaps that make the occupant slightly visible from certain angles, so improving the privacy is key.

Aria Partitions™ offer the utmost privacy. These partitions offer an enclosed bathroom experience, where occupants don’t have to worry about sightlines that make them visible to other people in the restroom.

Cutting Down on Maintenance Costs

One of the best reasons to choose Aria Partitions™ for your restroom makeover is due to the low maintenance that these partitions require. Aria Partitions™ are made from HDPE (high-density polyethylene) solid plastic, which can withstand the humidity and moisture in your restroom. These two factors contribute heavily to the wear of standard partitions because they soak the inner paper core and sprout mold, which leads to foul odors and the possibility of negative health effects. Since HDPE is solid, there’s no paper core that’s susceptible to mold growth, meaning you don’t have to replace them.

The partitions are also durable. They’re resistant to impacts, dents, and scratches, so you don’t have to worry about any cosmetic issues with the doors or frames. HDPE is also non-absorbent, so you don’t have to worry about repainting if graffiti shows up since it can be easily wiped clean.

When it’s time to find a lasting material for your restroom makeover, Aria Partitions™ are the perfect choice. You can learn even more about these partitions by checking out their brochure from your friends at Scranton Products.

Quick Guide: Choosing the Right Bathroom Partitions for Your School

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Conducting renovations and remodels in your school is important when you need to replace certain materials, fixtures, or components. When it comes to your bathroom, you’ll need to use the right materials to ensure that they’ll be able to last in the sometimes-hostile environment that a school restroom can be due to the moisture and […]

New Restroom Design Trends in 2018

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When it’s time to renovate your facility’s restrooms, why not improve the overall experience for the occupants? Staying on top of trends, especially when it comes to restroom design, is important because it adds an extra element to your facility and your restrooms. There are several ways that you can update your bathroom to include some of the new 2018 restroom design trends to really stand out.

Here’s a few ways that you can update the bathroom in your facility to improve the aesthetics and the experience.

Choosing a Theme

When you think of commercial bathrooms, you probably don’t remember the décor or the style. However, commercial restrooms today are broadening the horizon and utilizing fun, unique designs and themes to accentuate the designated space for the sinks and toilets. There are plenty of themes that you can utilize, whether it’s modern, retro, artsy, or even industrial. There are also several ways that you can achieve these themes through colors, spacing, exposed plumbing, and even mirror size and placement.

Open Up Your Restroom

The open space concept isn’t anything new, but lately it’s been one of the most sought after designs with homes, businesses, and even restrooms. While you may feel that you have limited space in your restroom to achieve the open space look, you can utilize certain materials to make your restroom seem larger and more spacious. You can choose brighter lights, lighter-colored flooring, and leave more open space under the sink or vanity to make the space seem roomier.

Pick the Best Materials

When you’re embarking on a remodel of your facility’s restroom, it’s a chance to do things over. That’s why you should use the best materials around to not only provide an inviting appearance, but also last the years. HDPE plastic has become increasingly popular as toilet partitions. Not only is this solid plastic durable, impact resistant, non-absorbent to graffiti and bacteria, but it’s also 100% sustainable. It will last for years because it requires very little maintenance, so you can look forward to the time and costs that you’ll save over time.

Improve the Privacy

Privacy is a factor that everyone appreciates when it comes to going to the restroom. However, one of the most common complaints that occupants have is the exposed feet, door gaps, and open tops that most toilet partitions have, so why not change the set-up altogether by going with something new? Aria Partitions™ offer an enclosed stall that provides ample privacy by eliminating sight lines and closing off the partitions to give occupants complete privacy and comfort.

Clear the Air with Plants

Putting plants in your facility’s restroom can add more than just greenery. While the contrast of plants in a restroom environment can be appealing, plants can actually help improve the air quality. They can help purify the air in your restroom, and indoor plants have been proven to create a relaxing feeling, which will improve the restroom experience for the occupants in your facility.

Giving your facility’s restroom a makeover has a few notable advantages. Not only can you make it more visually appealing, but it’s your chance to utilize some reliable and sustainable materials to keep your restroom in great condition. Want to learn more about how to go about changing the look of your restroom? Check out this eBook, The Professional’s Guide to Commercial Bathroom Renovations and Remodels, from your friends at Scranton Products.

The 5 Major Differences Between American & European Toilets

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It’s funny to notice the differences between America and European. There’s different cuisine, a different culture, and even different toilets. Facility managers can benefit greatly by learning about the differences in toilets and bathroom amenities that are found all throughout Europe. Some of these differences may leave you rethinking your facility’s restrooms and inspired to change the experience altogether.

Here’s the five major differences between American and European toilets.

Flushing & Water Usage

American toilets feature a single handle when it’s time to flush. The feature works fine; however, Europe has a few variations on flushing that may pique your interests. Older toilets found in European bathrooms feature a pull chain that’s mounted about the actual toilet that requires the occupant to pull when finished. However, the newer toilets feature a dual-flush system. The toilets feature two different handles that offer varying water and water pressure, depending on the amount of waste, which can actually help conserve water.

Post-Use Sanitation

In America, toilet stalls feature mounted toilet paper dispensers for occupants to clean themselves once they’re finished. In Europe, toilet paper is certainly an option for sanitation, but most occupants overseas prefer to use the bidet for cleaning themselves post toilet use. Bidets feature a mounted spout that sprays water when the occupant is in place and able to press a button. This cuts down on paper usage, but Americans may not be on board with this quite yet.

Toilet Types

Americans have the standard toilet bowl and urinal in restrooms, while Europeans have a few varying options. Squat toilets, found in southern and eastern Europe, are essentially a hole in the floor. The rest of Europe features the toilets similar to those found in America.

As for the urinals, American bathrooms feature rows of urinals divided by privacy partitions. European bathrooms don’t feature individual urinals. Instead, there’s a trough that can accommodate several occupants at once. While it may save on water usages with just one drain, it can make tourists a bit uncomfortable.

Costs of Using the Toilet

Public restrooms in America don’t require a payment for use, but the “customers only” rule may apply. Some public restrooms in Europe actually require a fee to use the toilet. The fee is usually 1.5 Euros to gain access to the restroom.

Partitions & Privacy

While almost all toilets around the globe are private, there are noticeable differences between American and European toilet partitions. American partitions offer a good deal of privacy, but the exposed feet and top, combined with the sight lines between the door and frame, may make some occupants a bit uncomfortable. European toilets offer exceptional privacy because instead of a thin partition, it’s actually an enclosed stall. This trend is starting to make its way overseas with Scranton Products’ Aria Partitions™.

Adapting Your Restroom to Bring the Best of Both Worlds

Now that you’re aware of some of the notable differences between American and European toilets and bathrooms, you can perhaps come up with some ideas of how you can improve the restroom in your facility. While you may not want to choose the squatting toilet, you can probably take notes of the privacy offered by European restrooms and bring it your facility for an improved experience for the occupants.

 

Want to learn some helpful tips and tricks on renovating your facility’s restroom? Check out these eBooks, The Professionals Guide to Commercial Bathroom Renovations and Remodels & Choosing Bathroom Materials, from your friends at Scranton Products.

How HDPE Partitions Can Save You Money

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When it comes to managing your facility—whether it’s a school, an office building, or even a store—you’re probably trying to find ways to cut costs and save money. One of the costliest endeavors that all facility managers face is maintenance. The time and money that goes into constant maintenance can certainly add up, but there has to be an easier way that can lower your costs and save you money on your facility.

One of the best ways to combat costly maintenance is by utilizing the best materials around that will last for years, stand up to the elements, and result in very low maintenance. One such material is HDPE plastic, which can be used as toilet partitions in your facility’s restrooms.

Here are a few ways that these HDPE partitions can save you money with your facility and maintenance costs.

HDPE: The Superior Partition

You may not really take the time to consider the variety of materials that can be used as toilet partitions. However, reviewing all of your options can allow you to make the best choice for your facility. Most toilet partitions are made from plastic with an inner core made from kraft paper or cardboard. Materials like Phenolic, Baked Enamel, and Plastic Laminate may look nice in your restroom, but they may be left vulnerable to the moisture and humidity in your restroom. The inner core will absorb the moisture, and over time, it’ll sprout mold, leading to a pungent odor and a substantial problem to solve.

The smell of mold is never a welcoming sign when entering a commercial restroom. However, utilizing HDPE can actually combat this problem because it’s a solid plastic. There’s no inner core made of paper or cardboard. Moisture and humidity will not seep into the inside of your HDPE partition, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re using the best material possible for your toilet partitions.

Cutting Costs on Maintenance & Partition Replacement

When mold has made its way into the inner core of a toilet partition, there’s no going back. The partition is ruined, and it needs to be replaced. However, due to the constant presence of moisture, you’ll end up replacing partitions frequently. HDPE is a quick and easy fix that will outlast other materials.

Other factors, like aesthetic damage, can lead to substantial maintenance. Whether the partition is cracked, dented, or even written on in permanent marker, there’s a lot of maintenance that’s costly and time-consuming. HDPE, on the other hand, is a more durable option. It won’t show surface damage through scratches or dents. It won’t even absorb any spray paint or marker, so you can forgo a paint job to cover up someone’s unwanted artwork.

A Material That Lasts

Due to the ability to stand up to common issues facing your restroom, HDPE partitions are the preferred choice for facility managers who are looking for a material that they can rely on. Since HDPE is a solid and durable plastic, it can endure a lot more than the average toilet partition. It’s even covered by warranty for up to 25 years. So, if you’re looking for a long-lasting solution to combat costly maintenance, HDPE is certainly a huge step in the right direction.

Would you like to learn more about how HDPE plastic toilet partitions can actually save you time and money on maintenance? Download our free eBook, Choosing Bathroom Materials, from your friends at Scranton Products.

 

 

Bathroom Privacy Ideas: Planning the Privacy in Your Bathroom

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Privacy is one of the most crucial components to your bathroom. Using the restroom is something that everyone experiences, and more often than not, they want to experience it privately. So, you need to figure out ways to ensure that your bathroom and the toilet partitions offer enough privacy and security for occupants to use comfortably. Keeping reading to check out some great bathroom privacy ideas!

Determining Any Weaknesses in Privacy & Security

While you may think that your bathroom is confidential enough for you, you may want to take a closer look to notice some of the weak spots that hinder one’s privacy. This may include visible vantage points above or below the stall. However, it can also include the separation in the stall’s pieces, which may provide a clear view in between the door and the frame. If you notice these imperfections and issues, you should start thinking of ways to correct them so occupants can go to the bathroom worry-free.

Bathroom Privacy Ideas to Get Started

Here are some bathroom privacy ideas to get your gears turning and a full bathroom plan if you’re starting from scratch:

  • Add peel-and-stick frosted privacy glass over windows.
  • Separate your space with folding restroom privacy screens.
  • Find the right stall that offers ample privacy.
  • Sightlines can be removed through shiplap cut edges.
  • Angled doors and hidden hardware offer extra privacy to guests.

Bathroom Stalls with Ample Privacy

Some bathroom stalls on the market can offer your guests ample privacy. Their sightlines can easily be removed through a shiplap cut edge. Once closed, these partitions provide zero visibility due to the cut edges perfecting shutting out the seam.

Other HDPE toilet stalls, like Aria Partitions®, are specifically designed to provide each occupant with the ultimate privacy. Aria Partitions will provide you with innovative designs like overlapping edges, continuous edge mounted hinges and floor mounted side panels to keep these partitions as secure and private as possible.

Using HDPE for Private Partitions

HDPE plastic can be tailored to fit any design for your facility’s restroom. Whether you’re going for free-standing stalls, between-walls, open-ends, or alcove-style partitions, you’ll be happy to know that HDPE can be a versatile material to utilize in your restroom for your custom partitions. HDPE can be produced in a variety of different sizes, so you can figure out the best options to provide a secure toilet stall for your occupants who hold privacy very high.

It’s no secret that people want privacy when they’re using a public restroom. If you’re looking for ways to make your facility’s restroom more private for the occupants, check out the eBook Restroom Design for Commercial Facilities from your friends at Scranton Products.