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Bendtech Launches Innovative Glow Rail Product

Australia's leading tubular stainless steel manufacturer Bendtech has launched its latest innovation – a ‘glow in the dark’ grab rail specifically designed for the aged and health care industries.

Unlike any product currently on the market, Bendtech’s Glow Rail is the latest cutting-edge design in stainless steel technology and engineering, being a patented designed tubular grab rail that glows in the dark for up to 7 hours.

Disability glow rail

With the elderly and aged care front of mind, the innovative glow strip technology was designed as an alternative to standard stainless steel grab rails in bathrooms and corridors, providing an ideal lighting solution during the night or for power failures.

Specialising in designing and manufacturing products for the health and aged care industries, Bendtech CEO and Managing Director Tim Shalders said they designed the Glow Rail technology to increase safety at night or in dimly lit areas.

“We are continually designing and developing quality products that are unique in design and will give the end user peace of mind, support and safety,” Mr Shalders said.

“As we custom-make stainless steel products particularly for the Australian health and aged care sector, we saw an opportunity to further assist these industries with the design of our Glow Rail product.

“The Glow Rail was developed particularly for the elderly, disabled and visually impaired, who require grab rails in bathrooms or other areas where support is necessary.

“Most elderly people are conscious of their power and will switch off their lights at night especially in the bathroom, however, the Glow Rail provides a luminous glow throughout the night that requires no power or electrical source.

“The rails have been designed to store energy when exposed to daylight or lighting, and emit a dim glow for hours on end when lighting is out. This not only reduces electricity costs but ensures ongoing safety and support throughout the night.”

Bendtech Production Director and product designer Jason Cerezo said the luminous technology is a mix of phosphorescent materials which allows the grab rails to glow for an extensive period of time without the need for added incandescent lighting or power.

“The Glow Rail consists of phosphorescent technology which we have carefully embedded into the rail’s insertions,” Mr Cerezo said.

“Though we have designed the product with aged and healthcare in mind, the Glow Rail is not limited to these specific industries. The Glow Rail is also ideal for stairways, corridors, fire exits or public amenities where lighting is low or off.”

The cutting-edge Glow Rail will glow for up to seven hours each night and the insertions, which can be easily removed from the stainless steel grab rail, will last up to 10 years. The grab rails are also available in different configurations, all of which comply with Australian Standards and are TGA registered.

Bendtech glow in the dark grab rail

Based in Brisbane, Bendtech has been designing and manufacturing innovative stainless steel products for the Australian market for over 20 years.

Bendtech products range from grab rails, folding shower seats, shower curtain tracks and curtains, modular grab rail systems, shower and bathroom rails, bathroom accessories and back rests as well as fold up, swing-away and floor/ceiling products.

All grab rail products are engineered to ensure maximum safety, and are available in satin, polished or powder coated finish which are both long wearing and slips resistant.

Originally established in 1992, Bendtech is now one of the leading tubular stainless steel manufacturers nationally, innovatively designing and developing new products custom-made for the health, aged care and building sector.

For more information, please contact Bendtech on (07) 3290 4007

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