It appears we’re not the only ones who prefer hand towels…..

European Tissue Symposium (ETS) have recently released the results of an observational study conducted in four washrooms during ISSA Interclean Amsterdam 2016.

The study observed the behaviour of 3,879 visitors – 2,474 men and 1,405 women when washing and drying their hands following a visit to the washroom. Each washroom had both paper towels and jet air hand dryers situated directly above each other. Faced with these drying options, 90% of men and 91% of women chose paper towels over jet air dryers.

“We undertook this study during ISSA Interclean in order to give us a better understanding of people’s behaviour in washrooms,” explained ETS Chairman, Roberto Beradi. “The results are very clear. People overwhelmingly plump for paper towels as the preferred way to dry their hands following a visit to the washroom.”

Previously, research by leading microbiologists has shown single use towels offer the most hygienic way to dry hands following hand washing during a washroom visit.

“We now have proof that in addition to helping prevent the spread of viruses, nothing is more hygienic than paper to dry your hands, but also that paper towels are the most preferred option among users,” added Roberto Beradi. “Facilities managers should take note if they want clients to be happy and healthy following a trip to the washroom.”

In order to keep you and your clients happy and healthy, why not take a look at our wide range of hand towels here  or contact ESP HQ for a free sample on 01684 893 797.


esp at ISSA Interclean 2016

ISSA Interclean brings you to the heart of the professional cleaning industry and last week we were one of over 800 exhibitors at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam for the latest show. We unveiled our brand new range of dispensers, Origin and the complimentary range of luxury stainless steel dispensers on a double deck stand in Hall 11. From Tuesday 10th May to Friday 13th May, the esp stand team welcomed a range of visitors from existing customers and suppliers to a number of new contacts and clients.

ESP Interclean 2016

The new Origin dispensers from esp are an all-encompassing range covering options from toilet tissue and hand towel units to matching air freshener and bulk fill soap dispensers. Origin is the first of its kind to include economically priced system dispensers within an entry level washroom range. Made from white ABS plastic, these contemporary dispensers are smart enough for everyday washrooms and strong enough for busy commercial facilities, including schools, factories and offices.

The Origin range is produced with no branding to allow for easy personalisation with screen printing options available on orders above 100 dispensers.

For more information, please contact or ring the customer service team on 01684 893 797.