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.

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Essential Supply Products Ltd (esp) is one of the leading independent manufacturers and converters of disposable tissue products in the UK. Based in Malvern, Worcestershire the company was formed in 1990. We supply products to wholesale distributors serving the Away from Home (non-consumer) market in the janitorial, hotel, restaurant, facilities management, catering, industrial and medical sectors.

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