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.

Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse Technology

Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse technology

The new Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse technology is virtually a waterfree urinal that does an automatic ‘service purge’ which flushes up to one gallon of water once every 72 hours. This hybrid model allows you to still save thousands of gallons of water a year and also easily keep your drain lines clean, hygienic, and clog free, while also keeping your restrooms odor free!
We like to practice what we preach at Equiparts. So, we updated our facilities with the new Hybrid Urinal from Sloan! We promote sustainability at Equiparts and hope to become more energy and water efficient as our manufacturers continue to create innovative and environmentally friendly fixtures and products. (We also have a bottle filler station in our employee kitchen that has saved over 12,000 plastic bottles!) We are excited to now have a Sloan Hybrid Urinal which will help us save thousands of gallons of water each year.Sloan Hybrid Urinal Installation Info

Notes about Installing the Sloan Hybrid Urinal:

Flushometer inside the Sloan Hybrid UrinalAccording to Chris Pofi, Operations Manager at Equiparts, the Sloan Hybrid Urinal with Jetrinse Technology was very easy to install at Equiparts. He says that it only took them about 30 minutes to install in the Equiparts’ restroom.

Prior to the Hybrid Urinal, Equiparts had an American Standard AllBrook Urinal installed. (The All Brook is very similar to the High-Efficiency Sloan Urinal, so these installation tips most likely apply to updating from that unit as well) The footprint of the AllBrook urinal was smaller than the footprint of the Sloan Hybrid urinal, which fortunately covered up any marks or indentations made by the AllBrook unit. The only item that needed adjusting was the height of the wall mounting bracket.

Sloan Hybrid Urinal Specifications

Urinal Specifications from Sloan Valve

Find out more about the Sloan Hybrid Urinal, including pricing, bulk order discounts, or get a quote by calling one of our Equiparts product specialists: 800-442-6622 Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-5:00 PM EST. Or download and share the Sloan Retrofit Hybrid Urinal PDF with colleagues or friends. 

Related Content:
Learn about the new water appliance regulations for 2016 and find out why you should know them before choosing which urinal models to update your facility within another Equiparts blog: ‘Installing New Urinals? Don’t Make the Mistake of Updating Outdated’

Installing New Urinals? Don’t Make the Mistake of Updating Outdated

Avoid updating your facility with a urinal that may have a gpf that is soon to be obsolete. Find out why another state’s new water appliance regulations for 2016 may affect you and your new urinal installation, even if you are in a different state.

California Water Appliance Regulation Information

Starting January 1st, 2016, California’s tighter water usage laws have come into effect. In April of 2015, California created new water efficiency standards, limiting water usage in new water fixtures. Now, all new toilets, urinals, and faucets are under new regulations that limit water flow. There are other initiatives as well, like a rebate program that encourages the replacement of old household appliances too.California Energy Commission Water Usage Laws

According to the California Energy Commission, these restrictions are expected to save over 10 billion gallons of water within the first year. These tighter water usage laws are due in part to the growing acknowledgment that water and energy waste is an issue, and also in part to the new technology and water fixtures that are now available. Under these new water usage laws, urinals, a major offender of unnecessary water waste, will fall from allowing a half-gallon flush, to only an eighth (0.125) of a gallon per flush.

The state of California is at the forefront of change. We foresee these tighter water useage laws having a ripple effect of modernization across the United States, and welcome the green updates.

Sloan Valve Energy Efficient Urinals

If your company is updating or installing bathroom fixtures now or in the near future, you may want to consider these new regulations set forth by the California Energy Commission. We encourage you to install units that encourage longevity while saving energy and water. Adhere to the new California Regulations for maximum long-term savings. By building or updating with Sloan Valve’s high-efficiency fixtures, your company will be prepared for the changes sure to come in the near future.

Current EPA WaterSense Labeling Requirements
Currently in Pennsylvania, a high-efficiency flushing urinal uses 0.5 gallons of water per flush. So only if your urinal uses 0.5 GPF or less, can your business display that your restroom urinals are high-efficiency EPA WaterSense Certificationappliances. Only then can you display EPA WaterSense labels, which informs consumers that you care about the environment and wasting water. So when will water usage laws change in Pennsylvania? Who knows. Will it change and likely mirror California’s restrictions? Yes. Will EPA WaterSense stipulations eventually rise to reflect the new water saving models now available? Yes.

Equiparts and Sloan Valve

Equiparts can help you make an informed decision when it comes to installing new urinals. Take a look at the many Sloan Valve Urinals we currently have in stock on our website. We have been in business for over 40 years and work with countless nationwide clients, both large and small. We create lasting relationships with our customers and genuinely care about taking care of your part and repair needs. Give us a call at 800-442-6622, or submit a quote request on our website at for all of your urinal unit, or repair part needs, and much more.


China – Sinks, Toilets & Urinals at Equiparts

Find all of the china toilets, urinals, and sinks you need for your facility at on Equiparts is a distributor of china sinks, toilets & urinals + parts & accessories from manufacturers like American Standard, Sloan Valve Company & others.

89328_cartridgeEquiparts is a supplier of china commercial bathroom fixtures – including sinks, toilets, and urinals. We also stock a plethora of parts and accessories like commercial faucets, handles, levers, and drains. Our inventory of china sinks, china toilets, and china urinals features models from manufacturers like American Standard & Sloan. From wall-mounted bathroom sinks and lavatory sinks to floor mounted, tank, and wall-mounted toilets and urinals, Equiparts has stylish high-performance models for any commercial setting.