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Whiteley Corporation has signed a three year
collaborative research agreement with the
University of Newcastle to deliver improved
hygiene standards in the aged care sector.
A key area to be explored is research into a
range of suitable floor coverings.
Key players of the project include Whiteley
managing director Greg Whiteley, Whiteley
lead researcher Nick Roberts and Professor
Rob Atkin, an ARC future fellow and PRCAFI
(Priority Research Centre for Advanced Fluids
and Interfaces) director.
Greg Whiteley said he is pleased a local
manufacturer is leading the way in such world
“Whiteley Corporation is committed to
world leading research and innovative product
development. We are thrilled to be partnering
with the University of Newcastle to continue our
research in this area and improve standards in the
growing aged care sector,” shared Mr Whiteley.
“Issues such as cleanliness, odour control and
the potential spread of infectious organisms are
all ongoing areas of concern within the aged care
sector,” he continued.
“We are working to develop new methods of
determining the safest ways to maintain quality of
life whilst preserving a pleasant and aesthetically
pleasing environment for families and their loved
ones living in aged care facilities.”
Professor Rob Atkin said he is excited about
the three year collaborative research project and
looks forward to a long and fruitful relationship
“We are delighted to sign this new agreement with
the University of Newcastle,” added Mr Whiteley.
“We recognise Professor Atkin and the UON
team for their global expertise in research
chemistry and evidenced based solutions to
top marks for
At Goulburn South Public School in
country NSW, Bev Grant, the school’s
administration manager, is responsible for
keeping the school running smoothly. So
when a student decides to try and flush a
toilet roll, everyone turns to Bev to fix it.
“After getting the call to go and fish yet another toilet roll out of the toilet, I started
looking for a better alternative,” she explained.
A smarter alternative was found at a conference in Sydney, where Bev was introduced
to the Tork SmartOne toilet paper dispenser. The high capacity system is lockable so the
refill is secured away from mischievous students and it dispenses one sheet at a time to
reduce consumption by up to 40 per cent. This means fewer refills and less maintenance
and storage. The SmartOne dispensers are also shock and tamper proof and fire resistant
– perfect for any school washroom.
Another issue the school was experiencing was hand towel being flushed down the
toilet, blocking the pipes and requiring a plumber to fix it. So the school installed Tork
H3 dispensers, with flushable hand towel refills, and they haven’t had an issue since.
“We actually will never know if the students are still flushing them because we don’t
have any blockages anymore,” said Bev.
Soap and towel dispensers have also been installed outside Goulburn South classrooms
to encourage students to wash their hands before and after eating to help protect the
students with allergies.
Changes like these usually come at a cost that many schools cannot afford. But with
the Tork Advantage program, dispensers are supplied free on loan as long as Tork refills
“With minimum outlay, schools can upgrade their washroom facilities and do away
with many of the issues, they have come to put up with,” said Sid Takla, executive
general manager B2B, Asaleo Care.
“Issues such as overconsumption, waste and mess in the washroom can be a thing of
SEBO Australia has expanded its sales team
with the appointment of Reece Allen as
Reece will provide support to the commercial
sales team by liaising with distributors and their
sales and service staff.
Prior to his appointment, Reece held senior
roles at state level in the electrical industry and
secured many national accounts for his previous
employers across a broad customer base.
“I look forward to excelling now in the
cleaning and hygiene industry,” shared Reece.
SEBO Australia has pointed out that Reece’s determination and dedication
to providing high quality products and customer service will greatly assist him
in securing new business for local and national distributors.
SEBO Australia appoints Reece
Allen commercial manager
unites with university
to improve aged
From left: Greg
Professor Rob Atkin
Tork SmartOne reduces
usage and maintenance
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