UK supplier brings Australian drainage innovation to market

The Grate Seal bucket trap, part of the new drainage solution available through Sanitaryware Supplies Company.

Sanitaryware Supplies Company (SSC) has secured the exclusive UK distribution rights of the Grate Seal drainage solution range.

Grate Seal was originally brought to international market by the Australian firm Gentec.

The self-fitting seals can be retrofitted to any existing floor drains, providing odour prevention and ‘pest-proofing’, making it suitable for a commercial kitchen environment. It is said to be easy to install and can be fitted to new and existing facilities.

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Unlike other drainage solutions available to the market, Grate Seal is manufactured from a single piece of rubber, incorporating a silver-based bactericide, which should prevent microbes from reproducing and avoiding a build-up of biofilm. Additionally, it is said to prevent vermin, fruit flies and infection.

The rubber-composite construction is also claimed to make the drainage solution flexible, closing as soon as the flow of water has stopped to prevent any backflow or bugs escaping.

The removal of multiple elements is designed to make the Grate Seal a durable solution and is in line with SSC’s philosophy to provide long-lasting products which require minimal maintenance.

The unit also uses friction to sit in the drain, which means no fixing kits are required and they can be removed as much as necessary without requiring the flooring to be removed or affected.

Andy Dukelow, MD of SSC said: “I am delighted to be able to bring such a quality and innovative product to the UK. Gentec Australia is committed to the continuous development of better, more efficient products which means better value and durability and Grate Seal embodies this.”

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