History


Waterless Urinals

Addicom (Pty) Ltd introduced Waterless Urinals in 1983 into South Africa.

We are now introducing a hugely improved EcoSmellstop [ESS] system of absolutely superior quality. We plan to hand over the assembly of the ESS, consisting of seven components, to a social workshop employing handicapped people. (Name of ogranization see label on product)

The first units were imported in 1983 from Switzerland and had a trap which used a biologic oil working as a smell barrier. This trap was patented in 1894 and was then used for the first time in Switzerland in 1896.We introduced this unit in 1983 into South Africa.

The National Building Research Institute (NBRI) tested our urinals and shortly afterwards Johannesburg Municipality and the Carlton Hotel installed the first Waterless and Odorless urinals in South Africa.
The Swiss system worked very well but was relatively costly as the "oil sealant" had to be replaced frequently. In 2003 Addicom patented a system without a sealing liquid and this triggered a phenomenal response.

The new EcoSmellstop system, as we call it, requires only 10 - 15% of the old waterless urinal's maintenance!

Therefore a phenomenal cost saving could be achieved! The initial capital outlay for the Addicom system will be recovered within a very short time and an upgrade of a water flushed urinal to waterless will pay for itself in even shorter time!

The First Waterless Urinal installation in Zurich

The first units were imported in 1983 from Switzerland and had a trap which used a biologic oil working as a smell barrier. This trap was patented in 1894 and was then used for the first time in Switzerland in 1896.


The picture at the left is the tram station "Paradeplatz" (where the banks are located) and contained one of the first Waterless and Odorless urinals

SaniSplit Pump


sani-split pumps
In 2001 we introduced a so called "batch" pump.
Install a bathroom etc. - anywhere!

Should a bathroom, toilet, laundry or a kitchen be installed on a site where the next drainage facility is on a higher level or to far away then the SaniSplit pump will provide an invaluable service. The pump will start when it senses a water flow (from a toilet or bathtub etc.) and switch off when the pumping cycle is competed. The pump is of an extremely "maintenance friendly" design. The motor and pump and electric control elements (wear parts) are housed in a detachable compartment. In case of problems (Lightning strikes etc) the motor compartment may be removed without having to disconnect the plumbing!