Smixin handwash stations: From consulting to implementation
7 December 2016
Based on the world wide usage of the Smixin Machine, often in strongly regulated applications, it was challenging to find materials covering all norms and requirements.
Smixin Ltd is a developer and producer of smart handwash stations that are used worldwide in a wide range of markets, which need specific material requirements for: Railway, public buildings, hospitals and professional kitchens.
In particular, this means that a food approval (EU Food / FDA) for parts is in contact with the water are manadatory, ASTM E162 / E622 norms have to be fulfilled for the railway in the USA, Flame Retardancy level in public buildings (UL 94 V0 at 2mm (halogen free), and a specific ligth (LED) transmission for optical communication with the user, as well as high mechanical performance and accuracy for door hinges and wear resistance for the water & soap dosing system.
In order to meet all these versatile requirements, Resinex Switzerland AG was selected as a specialist for the material selection.
Finally, PA 6.10 (Solvay Technyl Exten), PAHT (Solvay Technyl One J) and PC / ABS (Trinseo Pulse) were used for the handswash stations. The system is developed in Switzerland and the parts are produced in Malaysia.