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Introduction to No-Touch Paper Towel Dispensers

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought a very important focus on handwashing and overall hand hygiene. Surfaces such as toilets, sinks, faucets, flushing handles, door handles, stall doors, and paper towel dispensers all can pick up bacterium from unwashed hands, passing it along to the next user. Touchless or hands-free technology is a good idea, because hard surfaces are significant transfer points for bacteria and viruses.

No-touch roll towel dispensing has been available to the public for many years. In addition to the more ubiquitous electronic options which dispense paper towels with the wave of the hand, there are also manual hands-free dispensers which dispense towels one at a time with each pull, allowing the user to touch only the paper that is presented by the dispenser as they pull and tear the desired amount. A great example is the WAXIE Clean & Soft No-Touch Manual Dispenser.

There are also many options for electronic no-touch dispensers that automatically dispenses a towel with a wave of your hand. A great example is the WAXIE Clean & Soft Electronic No-Touch Dispenser.

A new “Smart” version of the Electronic No-Touch Towel Dispenser can collect and relay data to the bathroom attendant and facility manager. Information such as amount of towels used on an average day for each dispenser, battery levels, and analytics to predict when to re-fill each dispenser with a new roll are designed to save labor and reduce paper waste. Most importantly this technology will help to ensure the dispenser is never out of towels. WAXIE is now offering our own “Smart” hands-free electronic towel dispenser that is compatible with this IOT (Internet of Things) technology.

Having paper towels automatically dispense at the wave of a hand reduces the number of common touchpoints in a restroom, and adjustable paper length decreases excess product waste. Paper dispenser/receptacle combos can be placed near doors where the paper towel can also be used to open a door handle and then be immediately thrown away.  https://info.waxie.com/hand-hygiene-solutions/touch-free-restroom

No-Touch Towels versus Jet Air Dryers

Single use towels offer the most effective and most hygienic hand washing solution compared to jet air dryers. 92% of people show a preference for paper towels over jet air dryers in the washroom. Paper towels are critical to proper hand hygiene as they can remove up to 77% of the bacteria that remains on hands after washing. Jet air dryers blow water droplets containing bacteria from the hands as far as 6.5 feet and linger in the air for up to 15 minutes. Jet air dryers can actually increase bacteria by 42% on users’ fingers during the drying process. The World Health Organization recommends single-use paper towels in its patient safety instructions for health care workers.

Download W.H.O. Hand Hygiene Guidelines Brochure

WAXIE No-Touch Paper Towel Dispenser Offerings:

In addition to our own WAXIE brand offerings, WAXIE is also partnered with Georgia Pacific, Kimberly-Clark, and Essity to provide several options of no-touch paper towel dispensers.

850593-2WAXIE Clean & Soft No-Touch Manual Roll Towel Dispenser

ADA-compliant, hygienic touchless dispensing. Dispenses one 12" towel per pull. Automatic stub-roll transfer reduces waste. Locking cabinet prevents pilferage. Attractive black exterior. Water resistant. 12.25"W x 15.5"H x 9.5"D.





850554-2WAXIE Clean & Soft Electronic No-Touch System Towel Dispenser

Towels are automatically dispensed smoothly and quietly. Adjustable dispensing from 9", 12" & 15" lengths. 1, 2, and 3 second delay between towel delivery. Paper saver mode deducts 2.5" or 5" from second towel. Automatic stub-roll transfer reduces waste Battery life can exceed 36,000 hand dries in high volume applications with 4 "D" alkaline batteries. Dimensions: 15.75"H x 10.50"W x 8.75"D.






Tork Matic® Manual Roll Towel Dispenser

The Tork Matic Hand Towel Roll Dispenser in Elevation Design delivers easy maintenance to keep busy washrooms functioning and reduces consumption with one-at-a-time towel dispensing. Tork Elevation dispensers have a modern design that makes a lasting impression on your guests. Hygienic because guests touch only the towel they use. Reliable performance and intuitive maintenance gives you peace of mind. Black.




856125-2Tork Matic® Intuition Automatic Roll Towel Dispenser

The Tork Matic Hand Towel Dispenser with Intuition Sensor in Elevation Design gives your guests the ultimate no-touch hand drying experience. Tork Elevation dispensers have a functional, modern design that makes a lasting impression on your guests. Adjustable towel length allows reduced towel consumption. Black.