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Agion® Partners With Elkay Commercial Products to Offer Consumers a Greener Alternative to Disposable Water Bottles
EZH2O Bottle Filling Station with Agion® Provides a Pure, Filtered Water Source to Lessen Plastic Bottle and Paper Cup Waste
Wakefield, Mass., May 6, 2010 – To combat the environmental damage resulting from millions of water bottles tossed away and ending up in landfills each year, Agion® - a leader in providing naturally occurring antimicrobial technology - now partners with Elkay Commercial Products to offer a solution. The EZH2O bottle filling station with Agion technology provides a rapid fill of pure filtered water into your favorite reusable bottle, eliminating the need for consumers to buy disposable water bottles or use paper cups from a dispenser.
The EZH2O bottle filling station with Agion’s antimicrobial technology includes the following features:
- A visual filter monitor to indicate when the filter needs maintenance
- Water dispenser integrated with Agion’s naturally occurring, silver based antimicrobial technology that continuously inhibits the growth of fouling bacteria, mold and fungus on the surface of the dispenser
- A “green” ticker that informs the user of the number of 16 oz. disposable bottles saved from landfills
- A sensor that provides touchless, sanitary operation
- Flexible fill mat built with Agion which eliminates wasting water by channeling excess water into the drain
“As purveyor of a naturally occurring technology, Agion is passionate about sustainable living and environmental preservation,” said Paul Ford, chief executive officer of Agion Technologies. “We are proud to partner with Elkay Commercial Products to provide a clean, pure water source that gives people an alternative to using disposable water bottles, which all too often wind up polluting our planet.”
Ideal for fitness, education, healthcare and hospitals, EZH2O bottle filling stations with Agion technology come in a variety of installation options, enabling users to either fill a sports bottle or take a quick drink. The EZH2O bottle filling station with Agion technology also eliminates the heavy lifting and higher cost associated with bottled water services.
About Agion Technologies, Inc.
Agion Technologies, located in Wakefield, Mass., is a leader in providing customized, naturally occurring, antimicrobial solutions based on silver that continuously inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus. Agion’s antimicrobial technology is used in the consumer, industrial and healthcare industries and has been incorporated into a variety of products including cell phones, shoes, keyboards, water filters, medical catheters and ice machines. Agion's customers include many leading brands such as Dell, Motorola, Columbia, The North Face, Adidas, PPG, Carrier and DuPont. For more information about Agion Technologies, visit www.agion-tech.com.
About Elkay Commercial Products
For more than 90 years, Elkay has been an innovative manufacturer of stainless steel sinks and faucets for residential and commercial use. Elkay expanded its commercial offerings to include efficient water coolers and drinking fountains. Elkay, which is ranked 57th in Crain’s Chicago Business list of Chicago’s Largest Privately-Held Companies, has more than 2,800 employees in facilities across the United States and select international markets. Elkay is also a member of key industry associations including the U.S. Green Building Council [USGBC], The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers [NAFEM], The American Society of Plumbing Engineers [ASPE] and the Plumbing Manufacturers' Institute [PMI]. For more information, visit, www.ElkayUSA.com.