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Improved door hygiene

Hygienic lever handles

The relevance of hygiene is becoming increasingly important in the fields of architecture and construction. Especially when designing highly frequented buildings and rooms in public areas, this aspect is increasingly coming to the attention of architects and planners.
One of the most common ways of transmitting bacteria and viruses to humans is the lever handle. When coughing and sneezing, germs get on the hand, which many people leave on door handles when they touch them.
Germs can spread rapidly; especially in highly frequented buildings such as offices, educational and health facilities as well as shopping centers or sports facilities.

For HEWI, design and function are closely linked. This design philosophy is also reflected in solutions and products in the area of hygiene. With the well thought-through design of lever handle 115 and a special surface, HEWI enables optimum hygiene at the door. The lever handle 115 can be easily operated with the elbow thanks to its clever ergonomic design. The user opens the door with the elbow handle without touching the door handle with his hand. The learnt optics of the lever handle allows intuitive operation with the elbow when closing and opening doors.
Good to know: The rounded shape of the lever handle is easy to grip even when operated by hand and prevents slipping. The U-shape also prevents the clothes from getting caught in passing.

Optimum hygiene due to antimicrobial surface

Model 115

The lever handle 115 in the active+ variant allows a plus in hygiene. It is not always possible to operate a door handle with your elbow. In this case, the antimicrobial surface of active+ offers additional hygiene at the door.
The active+ process has been successfully used for years in buildings with strict hygiene requirements, such as hospitals and care homes. Especially in these facilities, optimal hygiene is important for patients and residents with a weakened immune system.
Learn more about the active+ procedure.


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