BIG 5: Globcom debuts Hidrovent

Firm uses show to unveil toilet air extraction system

Globcom MD Jean Bellumat said Big 5's high profile made it the perfect opportunity to launch a new product
Globcom MD Jean Bellumat said Big 5's high profile made it the perfect opportunity to launch a new product

Globcom General Trading LLC has debuted the Hidrovent localised air extraction system for toilets at The Big 5. The company has global distribution rights for the patented technology, and has used The Big 5 to introduce it to the region.

“The Big 5 has a high profile, and therefore represents the perfect opportunity to launch a new product like Hidrovent. The current emphasis on ‘green’ building and sustainability also virtually guarantees interest in the product. Combined with the high calibre of the visitors attracted by The Big 5, this is the perfect place for us to be,” commented Globcom MD Jean Bellumat.

“Hidrovent is a revolutionary electromagnetic device to extract air from toilet bowls. It essentially removes any unpleasant toilet smells without any need for maintenance,” explains Bellumat. The product is adaptable to all buildings, making it ideal for the refurbishment market.

It comprises a 12 V DC suction motor fed by 125-220 VAC 50/60 Hz electronic control, with infra-red or switch operation, plus a universal water-emptying mechanism. The system is contained in a sealed box in a wall at least 90 mm thick, which prevents exterior tampering as well as ensuring aesthetic appearance and safety.

“Hidrovent is activated when a person sits on the toilet, by either infra-red ray or a customer-activated switch,” said Bellumat. The system halts 100% of the odours emanating from the toilet, and thereby prevents these from spreading into the rest of the washroom or building."

The odours are directed towards the building’s air-conditioning extract duct, or externally through the Hidrovent system itself. The system is stopped upon flush action, or after a period of eight minutes.

Bellumat says Hidrovent is supplied in the form of a universal kit suitable for any toilet. “Once it is housed in the wall, it goes practically unnoticed. The immediate benefits are that chemicals and deodourising are no longer required,” says Bellumat.

He adds that Globcom is expecting heightened interest in the product from visitors to The Big 5, as it represents such an elegant and uncomplicated solution to the perennial problem of indoor air quality control in washroom facilities.

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