STERIS has been providing the industry’s leading double and single hospital basin scrub sinks for 30+ years. It was time to reevaluate their material and process choices and evolve the product to best suit the needs of active hospital professionals.
Our team addressed ergonomic and safety issues with a design that allows the user to stand closer to the basin, more comfortably access the leg panel controls, and minimize water ‘splashback’.
We compiled a matrix of potential materials to replace stainless steel. They had to exhibit the same durability while reducing manufacturing costs. Cross-referencing chemical compatibility specifications of the materials with the chemicals of the hospital environment, one material rose to the top of the list – Kydex T coupled with thermoform manufacturing.
We created full scale prototypes to test hospital installation and usage- proving the design was much more inviting and effective.
The progressive STERIS scrub sink was honored with a Design Journal ADEX Award for superior product design.