With consumers and companies mindful of the need to prevent germ spread and control infection, especially given the collective experience of the past 18 months, Hager has announced its entire range of White Moulded and Part M Sollysta Wiring Accessories have been independently tested and certified to offer strong antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Manufactured from a high-quality grade of Urea Formaldehyde, Hager’s Sollysta Wiring Accessories, which include switches and sockets, have undergone stringent independent laboratory testing and are now certified for ISO 22196: 2011.
ISO 22196: 2011 is the international standard for measurement of antibacterial activity on plastics and other non-porous surfaces. The certification, which tested for strains of E-coli, S. Aureus, Listeria, MRSA, Salmonella, and Pneumonia, confirmed a reduction in bacteria of >99.99 per cent after 24 hours.
And to provide further peace of mind, the Sollysta White Moulded and Part M range has also been certified to ISO 21702 for human Coronavirus.
Urea Formaldehyde, used in the Hager White Moulded and Part M range, offers unique properties to ensure that surface cleaning of the product face is extremely effective. While the inherent antibacterial and antiviral properties ensures that a high level of protection for both installers and end users can be achieved.
Jane Yorke, Residential Market Manager for Hager, comments: “At a time when infection control and germ spread prevention is a key priority for everyone, it is a testament to the quality of the Sollysta range that it has been independently recognised as offering strong antibacterial and antiviral properties.
“Whilst our Sollysta White Moulded and Part M range has always featured antimicrobial properties, gaining both ISO 22196 and ISO 21702 certification is fantastic recognition and helps to provide added safety and security reassurance for installers, specifiers and end users. This important verification can even provide electrical contractors with an added sales benefit when discussing product specification with clients on both commercial and residential projects.”
The full Sollysta range is available in White Moulded, Decorative, Grid, IP66, and Metal-clad options. Specifiers can take advantage of tried and trusted wiring accessories for both residential and commercial projects, which have been designed from the start to be the easiest on the market to install.