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Anti-ligature clothing ‘designed with comfort in kind’

BitePRO says its new range of anti-ligature clothing, STRONGTEX, was designed ‘with comfort in mind to reduce the risk of individuals taking their own lives in healthcare and custodial settings’.

Trox launches new wall diffuser models

Trox has extended its portfolio of wall diffusers with the launch of two new models – CHM and CHS – designed to provide additional advantages in rooms with and without suspended ceilings.

Abloy’s Aperio E100 and SMARTair solutions achieve PAS 24 certification

Abloy UK says its Aperio E100 and SMARTair solutions have successfully achieved PAS 24 certification, demonstrating their ability to protect against attack when combined with other specific products to create a complete doorset.

Forbo launches ‘dementia-friendly’ safety flooring

‘Recognising the need for inclusive spaces’, Forbo Flooring Systems has launched its new Surestep Balance range, a Health and Safety Executive (HSE)-compliant safety flooring that it says ‘can fit the aesthetic and functional requirements for dementia-friendly environments’.

Lock and hardware specialist invests in anti-viral technology

UAP, the specialist in locks and hardware for doors and windows, has invested in a new metal coatings business, including a ‘unique’ anti-viral door hardware range.

Sensing Precision launches more powerful duct leakage tester

Sensing Precision has launched a ‘new, more powerful’ air leakage tester to enable larger ductwork to be tested.

‘Up to 50 per cent energy savings’ via ‘smart’ compressor technology

Healthcare engineers looking to decarbonise their facilities and considering – as part of this – ways to reduce the significant energy consumed by their HVAC system’s chillers now have an alternative to simply replacing them with more energy-efficient models, with ‘a leap forward in smart compressor control technology’ from Aermec.

New Altro Illustra flooring ‘draws inspiration from the natural world’

Altro says its new Altro Illustra is ‘a class-leading safety floor with stunning natural aesthetic designs and the option to go adhesive-free to save carbon, money, and time’.

T8 LED tube ‘the ideal low-energy retrofit’

Following the recent ban on the production of fluorescent tube lamps, global lighting manufacturer, Megaman, has launched a new T8 LED tube lamp range, which it says ‘provides an ideal option for a low-energy retrofit replacement – without the need for any rewiring’.

Corner mount camera with AI

Hanwha Vision, the global ‘vision solution provider’, has launched the TNV-C7013RC corner mount camera with AI, as it puts it, ‘for fewer false alarms and more efficient forensic search’.

Microban launches ‘cutting-edge antimicrobial technology inspired by nature’

Microban International says its ‘latest ground-breaking technology’ – Ascera – a patent- pending, ‘next generation’ antimicrobial technology, uses an active ingredient inspired by nature, and is designed for use in olefinic polymers and solvent-based coatings.

'Redefining the possibilities’ of acoustic design

‘Pioneering leader in ceiling systems’, Zentia, has announced the launch of three new creative additions to its Sonify range, adding ‘an array of cutting-edge features that redefine the possibilities of acoustic design, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality’.

Carrier launches high temperature heat pumps

Carrier has introduced a comprehensive new line of high temperature and very high temperature heat pumps for use in industrial, commercial and public buildings and district heating.

Full building water mist protection

Johnson Controls, a specialist in ‘smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings’, has launched the new AquaMist AM35 Ultra Low Flow (ULF) nozzle, completing the AquaMist ULF low-pressure water mist fire suppression portfolio to offer customers ‘full building water mist protection’.

Visqueen expands fire protection range

Visqueen – which says that its air and vapour control layer system ‘combines strength, flexibility, and easy installation while exceeding current national fire safety regulations’ – has expanded its fire protection range by launching Visqueen Class B FR Vapour Check, an air and vapour control layer (AVCL).

Aermec introduces ‘next generation’ of active chilled beams

With hospitals by their nature energy-intensive, Aermec claims says its new EHT active chilled beam offers ‘clean healthy air, acoustic comfort, and reduced energy consumption, while respecting the environment’.

Door, window, and security technology highlighted

Architects, architectural ironmongers, and specifiers, will be able to ‘choose the right product for the job’ thanks to the updated Product Guide and Price List from GEZE UK, the door, window, and security technology specialist says.

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions launches ‘revolutionary’ BIM mobile app

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions UK & Ireland’s new Openings Studio Mobile App ‘allows users to manage buildings as a holistic system’.

Rainscreen product is now BBA approved

Rockwool has been accredited with the British Board of Agrément (BBA) Agrément Certificate for its NyRock Rainscreen 032 product.

Hamworthy’s first ever air source heat pump launched at Brooklands Hall

Hamworthy Heating’s first ever air source heat pump was recently launched at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge in Surrey, where guests had the opportunity to ‘get hands-on’ with the new system.

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