July 4, 2012
Wakefield, MASS., July 3,2012 -Follett Corporation, experts in designing and manufacturing premium icemakers and ice and water dispensers for the foodservice and healthcare industries, and Sciessent, maker of long lasting Agion® brand antimicrobial, today announced a product line expansion to Follett’s industry-leading SymphonyTM ice and water dispensers. These upgrades include the incorporation of Agion antimicrobial product protection into key ice and water contact components in all Symphony dispensers.
Improving sanitation is part of Follett’s continuous quest to provide innovative solutions that promote freshness in healthcare, foodservice and hospitality markets, and the addition of Agion antimicrobial product protection is another initiative in support of this mission. Agion branded antimicrobial technology is based on elemental ions and makes products cleaner and longer lasting by providing built-in protection against damaging microbes. Unlike sprays that are useful short term, Agion’s antimicrobial solution provides continuous surface protection against microbes for the useful life of the product.
“Protection against bacteria is a major concern in today’s healthcare and foodservice environments,” said Ed Barr, vice president of US sales for Follett Corporation. “The comprehensive addition of Agion antimicrobial to our ice and water dispensers is another example of Follett’s commitment to helping address this pressing issue.”
“We are excited to partner with Follett Corporation to bring an enhanced level of freshness to the popular Symphony line,” said Cyndy Hunter, vice president of marketing for Sciessent. “We are proud to continue to expand our relationship with an industry leader like Follett.”
In addition, the Follett Symphony 12 Series dispensers have been upgraded to improve both the serviceability and the aesthetics of the popular model. The Symphony line is often the first choice for healthcare and foodservice environments. Information on Follett’s complete product line is available at www.follettice.com.
Sciessent, located in Wakefield, Mass., is a leader in providing customized solutions that enhance the value of partners’ products. Sciessent’s Agion and Agion Active brands are based on naturally occurring ionic elements and have been incorporated into a wide range of consumer, industrial and healthcare products, including cell phones, shoes, keyboards, water filters, medical catheters and ice machines. Sciessent’s customers include many leading brands such as Dell, Motorola, Columbia, Adidas, PPG, Carrier and DuPont. Agion is proud to be Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM
For more information about Sciessent, please visit www.sciessent.com; for the Agion brand, please visit www.agion-tech.com and www.agionactive.com and follow the Agion brand’s exciting consumer campaign on Facebook and/or Twitter.
About Follet Corporation
Since 1948 Follett Corporation has led the industry in designing and manufacturing high quality, innovative ice storage bins, ice storage and transport systems, icemakers, ice and water dispensers, ice and beverage dispensers, and medical-grade refrigerators and freezers for the foodservice and healthcare industries.