Richard Jay wins prestigious cleaning industry Innovation Award

A revolutionary new range of antibacterial door handles exclusive to Richard Jay has won a prestigious cleaning industry award.


Richard Jay’s new Purehold door handles have taken out the 2019 InClean Innovation Award for Cleaning Agents at this year’s ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo.


The InClean Awards seek to distinguish and showcase innovative and progressive products within the cleaning industry, and encourage the achievements of those demonstrating quality and excellence within their respective markets.


The InClean Award judges praised the Purehold antibacterial door handles for being an innovative product that provides a solution that is “thinking outside of the box”.


Hygiene and disinfection are key pillars of the Richard Jay brand mission, so we’re honoured to receive recognition for a product that we believe is a game-changer for hand hygiene in so many industries.


Door handles are a common source of cross-contamination in places where groups of people with developing or compromised immune systems congregate. Examples include hospitals, medical centres, aged care homes, schools and childcare centres.


Large office blocks, universities, factories and public institutions will also benefit from more hygienic entry and exit points, especially during cold and flu season.


With mechanisms to suit every type of door, the Purehold range of antibacterial door handles use silver ion technology and highly effective hand sanitiser to kill 99.9% of bacteria, including E-coli, salmonella, streptococcus, staphylococcus and campylobacter.


Exclusive to Richard Jay, the Purehold range includes:

  • Purehold PRO – a gel dispensing door handle that sanitises users’ hands with highly effective gel.
  • Purehold PULL – a self-cleaning door handle cover for pull handles that uses silver ions to kill bacteria and viruses.
  • Purehold PUSH – a self-cleaning push plate for push mechanism doors that uses the same silver ion technology as the Purehold PULL.
  • NEW Purehold LEVER – a self-cleaning door handle cover for lever-style door handles.