Vitrex installed its Vitraflex cloakroom cubicles at several South African universities.


Several South African universities have opted for Vitrex’ Vitraflex vitreous enamel steel cloakroom cubicles. Vitrex is a local producer of enamel steel products for architectural applications.

Cristian Cottino, sales and marketing director of Vitrex in Boksburg, says the company supplied and installed its Vitraflex Classic Range cubicles at the following tertiary institutions:

• Unisa’s Florida Campus, Blocks E, F and G.
• The University of Johannesburg’s refurbished Perskor Building.
• The University of Pretoria’s Amphitheatre ablutions and the Engineering Building.
• The University of the Witwatersrand’s Health Science Teaching and Support Centre building on the West Campus.
• The University of the Free State’s entrance facilities at its Qwa Qwa Campus.

“In addition, Vitrex is currently involved with the provision of Vitraflex toilet and shower cubicles for a new student shower block at the University of Zululand in Richards Bay,” Cottino adds.

Vitraflex cloakroom cubicles supplied and installed by Vitrex, can be found throughout Southern Africa in commercial and industrial property developments to mining hostels and canteens as well as hospitals, clinics, universities and schools. The cubicles were also widely used in the stadia built for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.

The extreme surface hardness of the vitreous enamel coating is produced by fusing three layers of glass to sheet steel at temperatures of over 800°C.

“The resultant durable surface is corrosion-proof, impervious to chemicals and spray paints, and therefore graffiti-proof. It is also ultra-hygienic because of the absence of bacterial or mould growth and requires no maintenance apart from an occasional wipe down. Colours are permanent and fade-proof, even under the harshest conditions,” Cottino states.
“The cubicle’s waterproofing qualities make it ideally suited to wet areas, showers and high pressure water jet cleaning operations. The partition elements are manufactured as single sheet units with no joints involved, which enhances the product’s appearance and adds rigidity, as well as hygienic qualities,” he adds.

Recent tests in Europe, involving nine different materials, have shown that vitreous enamel steel provides maximum anti-bacterial protection. Vitreous enamel steel products also conform to the highest global standards for fire safety.

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