Portable Soap/Sanitizer Dispensers by Bradley

If you want to maintain a healthy, hygienic environment in your building or facility, it’s important to always have high quality soap dispensers and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout it. This article focuses on dispensers made by Bradley, one of the leading washroom equipment manufacturers in the world. We will also discuss the kind of soap you should use in your dispensers. Finally, we will introduce you to Bradley’s portable dispenser stand.

Equiparts carries three types of Bradley soap/sanitizer dispensers. Their large capacity and durable construction make them ideal for commercial environments with heavy traffic areas. They can be mounted on a wall, or used on Bradley’s portable stand. Each dispenser is constructed of heavy gauge stainless steel with a brushed finish. They have 27oz. reservoirs, vandal-resistant filler hole covers, and sight gauges. They are easy to fill and refill. The differences between the three dispensers involves the type of soap or sanitizer they dispense, the method of dispensing, and the type of batteries required.

6A Series Diplomat Soap/Sanitizer Dispenser

Bradley 6A Series Diplomat Soap/Sanitizer Dispensers

Part #17381
Vertical Stainless Steel Sensor Liquid Soap / Liquid or Gel Sanitizer Dispenser

This model dispenses LIQUID soap and LIQUID or GEL sanitizers. The liquid hand sanitizer used in this unit must be 70–95% ethanol solution. This model is powered by 3 “C” batteries.

Part #17382
Vertical Stainless Steel Sensor Foam Soap / Sanitizer Dispenser

This model dispenses FOAM soap and sanitizer. It is powered by 4 “AA” alkaline batteries.

Part #17383
Vertical Stainless Steel Sensor Liquid Hand Sanitizer Spray Dispenser

This model dispenses LIQUID sanitizer as a SPRAY or MIST. It accommodates bulk 70–90% ethanol solution sanitizers. Uses 4 “AA” batteries.


Choosing the Right Soap/Sanitizer for your Dispensers

It’s important that you choose a good quality soap or sanitizer for your dispensers so that they function properly, and last a long time. If you are using soap in the dispenser you select, there are two important factors to consider when selecting the type of soap you will use: viscosity and pH level.

Viscosity is a measure of how thick the liquid is. For Bradley soap dispensers, the viscosity of your soap should be between 100 cps (centerpoise) and 2500 cps. If you use a thinner soap, users may perceive it as watered down, and take more than they really need. If the soap is too thick, it inhibits the flushing action of the valves, and allows the soap to congeal in the valve, causing clogs.

The pH, or acid level, of the soap you use in a Bradley dispenser should be in the range of 6.5 to 8.5. More acidic soaps (pH levels lower than 6.5) will corrode metal parts, and degrade rubber and plastic components. They can also be irritating to the skin. Most cheap soaps, like the pink lotion type, have low pH levels, and will eventually cause valve failure and metal corrosion. Base soaps will cause swelling or degradation of rubber and plastic parts, and also cause skin irritation.

In general, any soap that has viscosity and pH levels in the range recommended above will work fine in Bradley soap dispensers. PCMX and Isopropanol will also work fine. For sanitizer, be sure to adhere to the ethanol percentages specified per each unit (listed above).

A note on maintaining your soap dispenser: It is important to clean your soap dispenser valves periodically to keep them in top working order. At the very least, hot water should be pumped through the valves to clear out any soap residue. Ideally, valves should be soaked in hot water for 30 minutes, pumping the valve at least 20 times as it soaks. The soap reservoirs should be flushed with hot water periodically as well.


Bradley Sanitizer Dispenser Stand

Clean hands are an important part of health and hygiene. But soap and water aren’t always easily accessible, and sometimes not available at all in some areas.  Also, a dispenser is often needed in an area where no wall or counter is available, which renders a wall-mounted dispenser useless. That’s why Bradley’s new portable sanitizer dispenser stand can be a valuable asset in keeping your employees and patrons safe.

Part #17384
Hand Sanitizer Dispenser Stand

A hand sanitizer dispenser stand designed for a seamless integration of Bradley 6A Series Diplomat Sanitizer Dispensers.

It is free standing, and is easily moved to a convenient location, or wherever it is needed. The stand is constructed of 11-gauge stainless steel, making it strong and sturdy. The rounded corners on the square base provide a safer experience for users and anyone transporting the stand. Rubber feet on the base prevent the stand from sliding and scratching floors. The drip tray helps to keep floors clean and safe. Installation is easy, and minimum assembly is required. The Bradley portable soap/sanitizer dispenser stand is designed to accommodate Bradley’s 6A Diplomat Series of gel and foam soap/sanitizer dispensers (shared above), but the universal mounting plate also makes it compatible with dispensers made by other manufacturers.

Below is a list of locations where the Bradley Portable Sanitizer Dispenser Stand would be very beneficial:

  • Near entry and exit doors
  • Cafeterias and food courts
  • Classrooms
  • Office spaces
  • Conference rooms
  • Waiting rooms
  • Lobbies
  • Fitness centers
  • Store aisles
  • Recreation areas
  • Outside of restrooms
  • Near checkouts
  • Near elevators
  • Parking structures
  • Manufacturing shop floors

To order Bradley 6A Series Diplomat Soap/Sanitizer Dispensers and/or Portable Sanitizer Dispenser Stands, just give Equiparts a call! Our product specialists will be happy to help you. Stay safe and clean with Bradley soap dispensers and sanitizer dispensers!

Silver Defender Tape

Silver Defender Products are antimicrobial protected films that can adhere to a variety of surfaces. They are designed to be used on high-touch shared surfaces in high-traffic areas. The tape is designed to cover these surfaces with an antimicrobial film to help stop the transmission of bacteria. It also prevents mold, mildew, and fungi.

How Does Silver Defender Tape Work?

Silver Defender tape is embedded with silver ions. The silver ions provide a cleaning power that is activated by light, air pressure, and touch. They create an antimicrobial layer that protects surfaces.

But how exactly do silver ions keep surfaces clean? Unlike atomic silver which is inert, silver ions are very active. According to the medical book Advanced Textiles for Wound Care, “Silver ion is a highly reactive moiety, and avidly binds to tissue proteins, causing structural changes in bacterial cell walls and intracellular and nuclear membranes.” 

This is why the silver ion is commonly used as an antimicrobial agent in a wide variety of applications. For example, it is the most common antimicrobial agent used in burn wound care in the western world. It is also used to control legionella in hospital potable water systems. In Silver Defender Tape, it is used to create an antimicrobial layer to cover high-touch surfaces. 

Silver Defender Tape only needs to be replaced every 90 days. It is easy to install and remove. Watch our installation video below to see how easy it is to apply to a push plate on a door. 


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Where Can Silver Defender be Installed?

Silver Defender can be installed on nearly any smooth surface that is susceptible to becoming a germ breeding ground. Most commonly, it is used in transportation, education, business, and retail facilities. 

Currently, we carry the 2-inch and 4-inch tape rolls. Silver Defender is also available in die-cut designs, touchscreen film, and elevator button film.


Silver Defender Installation Video


Silver Defender Products

Shown in the installation video is the 4-inch Silver Defender Tape. We also carry 2-inch Silver Defender Tape. Give us a call to learn more about ordering other Silver Defender products.

2-inch Silver Defender Tape
Part #90042
2-inch wide x 60 yard roll
For use on push bars, elevator buttons, bathroom handles, toilet handles, water fountains, etc.

4-inch Silver Defender Tape
Part #90043
4-inch wide x 60 yard roll
For use on push/pull flat handles, handicap push plates, sink handles, mail cart handles, refrigerator door handles, etc.


Silver Defender Product

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Where to Buy

View the 2-inch or 4-inch Silver Defender Tape product pages on our website where you can request a quote. If you’re ready to place an order, give us a call. Mention Part #90042 or #90043 when ordering. Bulk orders may qualify for discount pricing.

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622 / Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100

The Latest Antimicrobial Glaze for Commercial China Fixtures

The latest antimicrobial technology for commercial china fixtures is here! Introducing: SloanTec™ Hydrophobic Antimicrobial Glaze by Sloan. Sloan has developed the answer to the two major questions that business owners and facility managers have when it comes to their restroom fixtures:

Question 1: “How can I lengthen the lifespan of the fixtures in my facility?”
Question 2: “How can I keep the fixtures in my facility restrooms cleaner?”
The Answer: SloanTec™ Hydrophobic Antimicrobial Glaze. Fixtures with SloanTec™ Glaze can stand up to the harsh demands of high-traffic commercial environments. The glaze will also lengthen the lifespan of commercial fixtures like toilets, sinks, and urinals, and help keep fixtures hygienic with less maintenance required.

 

What Is SLOANTec Glaze™ and How Is It Applied?

SloanTec Hydrophobic Antimicrobial Glaze

SloanTec™ Glaze is a liquid and oil repellent coating that can be specified to any vitreous china Sloan fixture. This includes all sinks, toilets, and urinals. SloanTec™ Glaze repels liquids, resists the adhesion of solid waste and it also inhibits the growth of germs and bacteria. This makes cleaning fixtures with this glaze easier while keeping the fixtures cleaner for a longer period of time.

Sloan says, “Unlike competitors’ glazes, which rely on a smooth surface that can be scratched, SloanTec™ glaze physically changes the surface of vitreous china at a nanoscale level.”

Read on to see how SloanTec™ Glaze holds up to competitors’ antimicrobial sink and antimicrobial toilet glazes.

 

Surface Aging Tests

Sloan conducted a series of tests to artificially age the surface of fixtures with SloanTec™ Glaze versus Fixtures without SloanTec™ Glaze.

Sloan Soil Removal Comparison

In the test, sample surfaces were exposed to a variety of harsh chemicals like hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acids, both of which are found in toilet bowl cleaners and commercial brand cleaners. The sample surfaces where were exposed to these chemicals at 140 degrees Fahrenheit for two days. After that they each went through 5,000 cycles of abrasive scrubbing.

The image below illustrates how well SloanTec™ Glazed fixtures held up after the test, performing at least 45% better than either competitor glaze and 65% better than conventional glaze.

Sloan Antimicrobial glaze surface test

How to Order

SloanTec™ Hydrophobic Antimicrobial Glaze can be added onto any Sloan vitreous china fixture. As a Master Distributor for Sloan, Equiparts can supply you with the glaze on any china unit created by Sloan. You can view the most popular Sloan toilets and urinals online, or give us a call to place your order. When placing your order, tell us that you want to specify SloanTec™, and we will supply you with a price quote and help you make your commercial fixtures more hygienic. 

Call to place your order or request a price quote: 800-442-6622 // 412-781-9100

Phone hours are Monday-Friday 7:30AM-5:00 PM EST.

 

Watch Sloan’s video about SloanTec to learn more about it and see the glaze in action.

SaniGuard Fogger Commercial Disinfectant Spray

The SaniGuard® Total Release Fogger sanitizes an entire room, vehicle, or area in mere minutes. It’s easy to use fogger spray that gets rid of disease-causing microbes almost instantly.

The SaniGuard Fogger commercial disinfectant spray is the world’s first and only dry on contact spray sanitizer and deodorizer. It has the same kill on contact power of the conventional SaniGuard® sprays. SaniGuard® effectively kills 99.99% of the top 39 germs, bacteria, viruses & fungus in mere seconds. It is safe on any surface, including fabrics & electronics, making it great for use in transportation vehicles. It does not leave any residue behind. Get rid of disease-causing microbes quickly and easily with the SaniGuard Fogger.

SaniGuard Fogger Ingredients and SaniGuard Fogger SDS Sheet

The SaniGuard Fogger ingredients are listed here: Proprietary propellant, proprietary alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-16-alkyl dimethyl, and chlorides.

*Note: This information comes directly from the SaniGuard MSDS Sheet. Some of the ingredients are proprietary information (trade secrets), so name and identifier are listed as proprietary. The classification of the material is listed in the composition/information on ingredients chart on page two of the SDS sheet. Click the link to view the full SaniGuard Fogger MSDS sheet PDF.

SaniGuard Fogger Best-Use List

Great for use in:

  • Transportation Vehicles
  • Ambulances, Buses, & Cruisers
  • Eating/Food Prep Areas
  • Dorm Rooms
  • Hotels
  • Nursing Homes/Hospitals
  • Classrooms
  • Showers/Restrooms
  • Locker Rooms
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Stations & Offices
  • Workout Areas/Equipment
  • Holding/Jail Cells
  • Fire Station Living Areas

SaniGuard Fogger is the Best Commercial Disinfectant

Disinfecting areas where people work, play, and eat is important, especially in areas where bacteria, viruses, and funguses are likely to grow. SaniGuard foggers kill the following list of bacteria, viruses, and germs.

EPA Efficacy Kill List

Bacterial Efficacy
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Staphylococcus Aureus
Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Salmonella Choleraesuis
Brevibacterium Ammonagenes
Chlamydia Psittaci
Enterobacter Aerogenes
Enterobacter Cloacae
Enterobacter Coli
Escherichia Coli
Escherichia Coli (Methicillin Resistant)
Klebsiella Pneumoniae
Klebsiella Pneumoniae (Methicillin Resistant)
Proyeus Vulgaris
Salmonella Schottmuelleri
Salmonella Typhi
Salmonella Choleraesius
Serratia Marcescens
Shigella Dysenteriae
Shigella Sonnei
Shigella Flexneri
Acinetobacter Calcoaceticus
Staphylococcus Epidermidis
Streptococcus Faecalis
Streptococcus Faecalis (Methicillin Resistant)
Streptococcus Pyogenes

Viral Efficacy
HIV-1 (AIDS Virus)
Herpes Simplex-Types 1&2
Influenza –A/Brazil
Influenza –A/PR
Rubella
Hepatitis B

Fungicidal Efficacy
Trichophyton Mentagrophytes
Aspergilis Niger (Mold & Mildew)
Candida Albicans

SaniGuard Fogger Instructions

Directions for use:

Close all outside windows and doors. Use one (1) container for each area depending on which size fogger you are using. Elevate fogger by placing on a stand or table if possible (maximum 2’ off ground). Tilt away from face before activating (container sprays straight up). Press down firmly on the edge of the actuator tab until it locks into place, then set fogger on floor, stand or table. Leave the area immediately after activating fogger. Keep treated area closed for at least 15-20 minutes before returning.

We recommend using the treated room again one hour after treatment was started.

Where to Buy the SaniGuard Fogger

Buy SaniGuard Foggers from Equiparts! We carry two different sizes: the 3-ounce fogger, which is designed to sanitize areas up to 125 square feet (12 x 12 x 8-foot dimensions), and the 8-ounce fogger, which is designed to treat up to 625 square feet (25 x 25 x 8 foot dimensions). Both of these sizes are available in 12 pack cases. See the part numbers below for the various sizes and quantities. Be sure to reference the part numbers when calling to place your order.

SaniGuard Fogger 3 ounce

#60350001
3 oz. SaniGuard Fogger

#60350001CS
3 oz. SaniGuard Fogger (Case of 12)

Saniguard Fogger Disinfectant

#60350002
8 oz. SaniGuard Fogger

#60350002CS
8 oz. SaniGuard Fogger (Case of 12)

Call to Order your Saniguard Fogger Disinfectant Today!

Toll-Free: 800-442-6622
Pittsburgh: 412-781-9100
Mon-Fri 7:30am – 5pm EST

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SaniGuard Fogger Information Sheet

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Antimicrobial Solutions for Commercial Facilities

Saniguard Total Release Fogger 8 ounce Aerosol CanEquiparts offers a range of antimicrobial products and pre-treated antimicrobial repair parts.

Sickness and lack of hand washing make restrooms and classrooms a breeding ground for microbes. Surface bacteria can double every twenty minutes on an unprotected surface. To combat the growth of bacteria and the spread of disease, Equiparts offers an assortment of antimicrobial products including antimicrobial chemicals, such as foggers, sanitizers, and sprays, pre-treated antimicrobial plumbing parts, such as faucet handles, complete faucets, and pre-rinse units, and pre-treated antimicrobial miscellaneous parts like grab bars, ice scoops and holders, soap dispensers, switch plates and push/pull plates.

Saniguard Total Release Foggers are a quick and easy way to fight the battle against bacteria and disease. You can sanitize an entire room in just minutes! Perfect for offices, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, restrooms, dorm rooms, hotels, and more! Saniguard Foggers are available in individual 8oz. and 3oz. sizes, as well as case quantities of 12. The 8oz. Fogger treats up to 625 sq. ft in one application. The 3oz. Fogger treats up to 125 square feet. Keep your building healthy, and order Saniguard Antimicrobial products today!