Bemis Leadership in Toilet Seat Innovation

  • Satisfying the customer needs and product leadership are the keys to Bemis's growth and success
  • Bemis focused on innovation that delivered benefits to grow their business
  • By today's standards, some of Bemis's innovation may seem "tame", at the time, these changes were significant and changed the direction of toilet seats

Bemis Toilet Seat History

1901
Precurser to Bemis, White Wagon Works incorporated

1932
Bemis enters the toilet seat market


Plastic Hinges:

  • First manufacturer with the plastic hinge for the toilet seat
  • At the time hinges were brass
  • During World War II, all brass restricted to military use

1941
First plastic hinges


"Molcor" Seats:

  • Solid, heavy duty seats with enamel finish
  • Manufactured using recycled wood "scraps"
  • Processed into a "wood flour" used to manufacture seats

1951
Molcor manufacturing begins


Top-Tite® Hinge:

  • First seat to be installed/ tightened from the top
  • Simplified the installation process
  • Non-metal hardware preventing bolt and nut corrosion

1970
Top-Tite® hinge


Bemis ProSeat:

  • First "regular" toilet seat to incorporate style with a heavy duty hinge
  • Defined standards for toilet seats moving forward at the time

1994
ProSeat


Interchangeable, Non-slamming Seats:

  • Introduced seats that would not slam
  • Controlled close utilizing hydraulic modules
  • Hinge locks/ unlocks from mounting bolt
  • Easy to clean and replace

2000
Interchangeable, non-slamming seat


Hextite Installation:

  • First to design non-metal toilet seat bolts that accept socket wrenches
  • Wrench provides quicker installation and more torque than a screwdriver

2003
Hextite


NextStep® Seat:

  • Standard toilet seat with child's ring for toilet training
  • Child's ring can be removed when no longer required

2009
NextStep®


Snap 2 Secure Installation System:
(STA-TITE)

  • Prevents toilet seat from loosening or wiggling when used
  • Simple to install ... Installation Head "snaps off" when properly tightened

2009
Snap 2 Secure
(STA-TITE)


XCITE Hinge:

  • Leafless Hinge with one piece base
  • Unique, "clean" appearance that minimizes areas to collect dirt

2010
XCITE


Just Lift® System:

  • Unique hinge system that simplifies cleaning the ceramic around the seat
  • Lift the seat up and away from the ceramic without disconnecting the seat from the bowl
  • Ouick and easy cleaning

2010
Just Lift®