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Scranton Products’ Aria Partitions Win Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products Magazine

Scranton Products’ Aria Partitions™ were awarded a 2018 Architectural Products Magazine “Product Innovation Award” (PIA), judged by a group of 16 industry professionals. The program annually honors innovation in the development and refinement of building-related products, while recognizing outstanding manufacturer new product introductions.

“Building on the success of last year’s program, our eighth edition of this award proves commercial building manufacturers are committed to, and are working arduously toward, delivering more sustainable products, as well as products that deliver better performance and affordability,” said Jim Crockett, editorial director, Architectural Products Magazine.

“We are very honored to have Aria among the innovations in this year’s PIA Awards,” said Rob Donlon, vice president of sales & marketing at Scranton Products. “The recognition emphasizes the overall quality and innovation of this product line. Our goal is to make Aria Partitions the industry standard for safety, comfort and stylish elegance in commercial restrooms nationwide.”

Designed with striking aesthetics and offering countless options for making every restroom a one-of-a-kind creation. The award highlights the beauty and privacy of a partition system that can be customized with 17 innovative door designs, 7 panel designs and 27 rich colors & textures to create aesthetics that rise well above traditional commercial restroom styles. In addition to removing intrusive sightlines, the partitions’ continuous edge-mounted hinges eliminate the need for unsightly face-mounted hardware.

The 2018 Product Innovation Awards from Architectural Products will be announced in the publication’s November issue. To learn more about Scranton Products’ new Aria Partitions please visit www.scrantonproducts.com or call 800-445-5148.

HDPE Partitions: Styles & Advantages

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If you’re getting ready to start an intense remodel of your facility’s restrooms, you’ll want to utilize the best materials possible. This is especially true when it comes to choosing your toilet partitions and stalls. You don’t want to make any mistakes and choose the wrong material that will require a lot of upkeep—or, even worse, an early replacement.

HDPE plastic has risen in popularity, and it has become one of the most utilized materials with toilet partitions due to its durability and its longevity. HDPE partitions even come in a variety of styles that will easily go with your plans and design scheme for your facility’s restroom.

HDPE Plastic Partition Styles

Hiny Hiders®

Hiny Hiders® Partitions are sleek, well-constructed, and built to last. They come in a variety of design options and colors that can easily be configured for the aesthetics of the restroom. You can choose from an assortment of layout options, such as ceiling hung for a sleek and modern look, floor to ceiling for added privacy, or even floor-mounted-overhead braced for the classic look.

Eclipse Partitions®

Eclipse Partitions® provide an innovative design that encompasses a contemporary appearance while ensuring enhanced privacy. These partitions come in 27 different color and texture designs to choose from to heighten the style of your remodeled restroom. They feature hidden hardware for a clean and sleek appearance while reducing the sightlines to provide increased privacy. These partitions are available in a variety of sizes that allow you to tailor the ideal aesthetics for your facility’s restroom.

Aria Partitions™

Aria Partitions™ are the latest in toilet partition innovation, providing a sleek and modern look that will elevate the appearance of any bathroom. These innovative partitions deliver the highest level of privacy by eliminating any hints of sightlines and gaps. They’re available in 7 panel designs, 17 door designs, and 27 different color and texture options that will allow you to separate your facility’s restroom from all the others.

Advantages of Using HDPE Partitions

Durability

HDPE plastic is a solid and dependable material that can outlast most toilet partitions in a variety of ways. Its surface is resistant to scratches, dents, impacts, and even graffiti. HDPE partitions also offer a reduction in noise, providing a softer sound when being shut.

Bacteria Resistant

A common problem plagued by most toilet partitions is the absorption of moisture, which leads to mold growth. HDPE plastic partitions don’t absorb the moisture in restrooms, which prevents mold from sprouting and the pungent odor that follows. Due to its resistance to bacteria and mold, these partitions won’t need to be replaced like other materials.

Sustainable & Cost Effective

One of the key advantages to HDPE partitions is that they’re relatively low maintenance, and pay themselves off after just a few years. They don’t need to be repainted, nor do they require any repairs or adjustments with their screw retention. The plastic is also made from recycled material, making it sustainable and Greenguard Gold Certified. They’re even warranted for 25 years, so you won’t have to worry about finding a replacement for a long time. HDPE plastic partitions are sleek, innovative, sustainable, and private. If you’re planning on a renovation or remodel of your facility’s restrooms, you may want to consider utilizing this durable and reliable material to add some style, security, and innovation in your restrooms. Want to learn more about the best materials to use when remodeling your facility’s restrooms? Check out this free eBook, Choosing Bathroom Materials, from your friends at Scranton Products.

 

Pathway To Privacy – A Brief History Of Bathroom Partitions

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Most of us take bathroom convenience and privacy for granted but people haven’t always had the level of bathroom luxury that we enjoy today. In ancient Roman and Asian societies for example, bathing and toilet facilities were shared. For the poor and middle classes, these facilities left much to be desired. The wealthy enjoyed cleaner and more pleasant facilities but the bathroom experience was still communal. You got to know your neighbors very well. When the Roman Empire fell, the bathroom experience only got worse. Eventually public facilities had to be closed down somewhere in the 16th century, blamed for widespread sickness.

It wasn’t until  the end of the 16th century that the first flushing toilet was invented in England. It was installed in a separate room in the castle to allow the Queen of England privacy but, unfortunately, the toilet didn’t flush well and wasn’t a big hit with the queen.

During the Industrial Revolution, toilet enclosures were built for use on city streets to accommodate workforce needs in the big cities. Some public toilets went underground during the Victorian era as less space became available at street level. These facilities were held to a high standard by the local health boards and provided a higher level of privacy.

The bathroom evolved further during the Industrial Revolution and early 20th century. As more and more women shopped and worked out of the home, private retiring rooms with partitions were developed to accommodate their needs and afford additional privacy.

In 1904, Frank Lloyd Wright, the great American architect and innovator came up with an innovative way to make it easier to keep toilet enclosures clean. While working on the design of the Larkin Building in Buffalo, NY, he designed the first ceiling hung toilet partitions as well as suspended toilet bowls and sinks.

Partitions Allow For Greater Privacy

It certainly has taken a while to evolve the concept of the modern restroom that allows for individual privacy, and provides a pleasant and sanitary space. In the last century, toilet partitions have played an important role in ensuring bathroom privacy. Over time they too have evolved, starting with the first, basic partitions made of wood or powder-coated steel, to a range of partitions developed over the last 40 years, such as baked enamel, laminate, phenolic, and stainless steel. Unfortunately, these materials don’t stand up to the wear and tear of today’s public bathroom and present many disadvantages:

  • They are prone to scratches and dents
  • Graffiti is not easily removed
  • They are susceptible to moisture and humidity
  • The core materials can be a breeding place for mold and bacteria
  • Maintenance issues outweigh any initial cost benefits

A more innovative approach to partitions has solved these problems while creating modern partitions that are extremely durable, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable.

Partitions for the 21st Century

Made from HDPE Plastic, Scranton Products restroom partitions offer a unique combination of sophisticated aesthetics, innovative design, superior privacy and outstanding durability. A solid-core and non-porous surface makes HDPE partitions highly resistant to moisture and humidity, therefore, these partitions never rust, corrode or need painting. They are resistant to mold and bacteria, resist dents and scratches, and graffiti easily wipes off.

Public restrooms have come  long way since the “communal experience.” Today, we expect public restrooms to provide a high degree of privacy, cleanliness, as well as high design. With its Eclipse® and Hiny Hiders® product lines, Scranton Products offers a range of options that include sleek, modern design and the ultimate in privacy, making them the best choice for today’s public bathroom environments.

To learn more about Scranton Products bathroom partitions options, contact our sales specialists today. You can also download one of our product brochures for more detailed information.

How You Can Prevent Bacteria Growth on Bathroom Partitions

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When you’re in charge of a public or commercial bathroom, you want to be sure that it remains clean and free of any harmful bacteria. It’s especially important to keep your bathroom partitions clear of any bacteria in order to create a sanitary space for its users.

But with all of the moisture and humidity in bathrooms, how can you prevent harmful bacteria growth, such as mold and mildew, on bathroom partitions?

You can have a clean, presentable, and sanitary bathroom thanks to the help of Scranton Products. Read on to learn how you can prevent bacteria growth on your bathroom partitions. Read more

Tired of Feeling Blue; Bright Colors Enliven Commercial Spaces

Beiges and dull blues are a thing of the past.  Interior designers are incorporating a richer color palette in commercial spaces these days.  Brightly colored accent walls, carpeting, and furniture add vitality to any commercial space including corporate offices, hotel lobbies, waiting rooms, and restaurants.  In 2014, look for teal, chartreuse, violet and fuchsia to appear in textile fabrics, carpet tiles, accent furniture and more. Read more