Paper Towels & Dispensers

PeakServe Continuous Multifold Dispensers / Xpress Multifold Wall Dispensers / Xpress Countertop Dispensers

Tork Matic Image Stainless Steel Roll Towel Dispensers / Plastic Roll Towel Dispensers / Towels vs. Air Dryers / EasyCube

Delivering a more hygienic and safer workplace is now more critical than ever. No one wants to touch a door or lock in a restroom without having a paper towel in hand. Having a reliable system to ensure hand towel availability is key.

Tork is the word leader in toweling systems, offering hygienic, elegant, and highly functional solutions based on restroom traffic, space availability, paper preferences and service models. We would be delighted to work with you to find the perfect solution for promoting your image, productivity and safety for your employees, visitors and cleaning staff.


Tork PeakServe Continuous Towel System H5

Tork PeakServe continuous towel system offers the highest towel capacity on the market, up to 2100 towels, leading to fewer out-of-service user experiences while minimizing labor for refilling dispensers. Service staff will have more time to spend on critical activities such as cleaning and disinfecting the restroom.

  • • One-at-a-time sheet dispensing keeps towels fresh and germ-free
  • • 2100 or 1200 continuous towel capacities minimize out-of-service experiences and service time
  • • Uses every sheet of paper without transfer of a stub roll
  • • White FSC certified towels are Compostable
  • • Wall mounted, or can be recessed into existing stainless steel wall unit
  • • Refills (410 towels) are compressed, taking up less storeroom and service cart space
  • • Top up towels by loading more packs via the top of the dispenser
  • • Ergonomically designed towel carton packaging for easy handling
  • • Serves guests 4 times quicker than Jet Air Dryers
  • • Black or white plastic
  • • EasyCube software integration for real-time service information
  • • ADA compliant

Make Sure It Fits If You Plan To Retrofit:

Tork PeakServe Large Recessed Cabinet Towel Adapter


Tork Xpress Multifold Systems H2

These top of the line multifold towel dispensers enable you to touch only the towel, never the dispenser. They are available in 2 wall mounted sizes and a countertop version.

  • • Extra slim and attractive design creates a superior quality impression
  • • One-at-a-time multifold dispensing keeps towels fresh and germ-free
  • • Soft absorbent 1 or 2 ply towels create a high-touch experience
  • • One-at-a-time dispensing reduces usage, cost and waste by 25%
  • • 17.5” high dispenser holds 360 towels, 11.6” high dispenser holds 216 towels
  • • Available in stainless steel  (Image line) or plastic (Elevation line) in black or white
  • • Multifold single towel feed mechanism eliminates the cost and labor of changing batteries
  • • ADA compliant
  • • Taller wall models offer EasyCube software integration for real-time service information

Tork Xpress Multifold Systems H2 VIDEO 2.02 min


Tork Xpress Countertop Dispensers H23

  • • Elegant countertop dispenser creates a superior quality impression
  • • One-at-a-time multifold dispensing keeps towels fresh and germ-free
  • • Soft absorbent 1 or 2 ply towels create a high-touch experience
  • • One-at-a-time dispensing reduces usage, cost and waste by 25%.
  • • Extra slim design takes up little counter space, avoids wall mounting
  • • Available in stainless steel  (Image line) or plastic (Elevation line) in black or white
  • • ADA compliant

Tork Xpress Countertop VIDEO 1.20 min


Tork Matic Image Stainless Steel Roll Towel System with Intuition Sensor H11

These top of the line stainless steel roll towel dispensers keep towels fully concealed and hygienic, allowing you to only touch towels dispensed by a wave of your hand. They are designed for high traffic restrooms, for easy maintenance and refilling, and can be recessed directly into existing stainless steel multifold paper towel wall units.

  • • Brushed stainless steel for a superior washroom image, with anti-fingerprint protection
  • • One-at-a-time sheet dispensing keeps towels fresh and germ-free
  • • Towels are dispensed by a wave of your hand over the Intuition Sensor
  • • Towels are kept fully concealed until requested, eliminating cross contamination
  • • Dispensers hold stub rolls, eliminating waste by making sure all towels are used up
  • • One sheet at a time dispensing reduces usage, cost and waste
  • • Multiple sheet length settings to best meet usage patterns and conserve paper
  • • Attaches to wall or can be recessed into existing stainless steel wall unit
  • • Easy-to-clean and maintain
  • • 3 towel quality grades available, including 1 and 2 ply options up to 900’ in length
  • • White or natural towels with Green Seal and compostable options
  • • Indicator lights indicates when roll is almost empty
  • • Takes 3 D batteries (included), with low battery indicator
  • • Optional plug-in power supply available
  • • EasyCube software integration for real-time service information
  • • ADA compliant

Tork Matic Dispenser VIDEO 3.04 min


Tork Non-Stainless Steel Roll Towel Systems H80/H86

These roll towels dispensers allow you to touch only the towel you need, not the dispenser, supporting safe hygienic hand drying. The electronic dispenser keeps the towel fully concealed until requested, eliminating cross contamination. The mechanical dispenser leaves a portion of the next towel hanging below the dispenser, allowing you to simply touch the towel to pull it out of the dispenser.

  • • Electronic (wave) or mechanical models
  • • Neither requires touching the dispenser, just the towel you need
  • • Holds a second stub roll to insure all paper is used
  • • Plastic, available in black or white
  • • ADA compliant
  • • Smaller footprint dispenser available for areas such as breakrooms, which often have less available space than restrooms


Kitchen Roll Towel Dispenser

  • • Holds household roll towels
  • • Minimizes handling of towel roll, decreasing cross contamination
  • • Industrial quality 24 gauge steel with a chrome finish
  • • Use with 11” wide perforated roll towels

8” Universal Roll Towels

Multifold Towels


Tork EasyCube®

Tork EasyCube® is facility management software that brings a whole new level of efficiency and quality to cleaning operations. Real-time data from connected devices and dispenser systems (paper towels/toilet tissue) is communicated via the cloud to the easy-to-use Tork EasyCube software, which prioritizes the information and directs cleaning teams to where they are needed most and when. The real-time information on cleaning needs is available on any digital device, 24/7, in a safe cloud solution powered by Microsoft Azure. The result is a new logic for cleaning that provides concrete savings, greater customer satisfaction and an extraordinary boost to staff motivation.


Visual Cue to wash hands

A UNCG business professor has figured out a way to get more people to wash their hands: show them a paper towel.

Eric Ford found that paper towel and soap use increased significantly when automatic paper towel dispensers in restrooms are set to “ready-to-use” mode — that is, several inches of towel hang down from the machine. Paper towel use increased by nearly 23 percent when the dispenser presented the towel, according to Ford’s research. Soap use was 13 percent higher.

Normally, about half of restroom users wash their hands. When a towel was waiting for them, nearly two-thirds — 62 percent, Ford said — washed. “People who have control over these machines should set them to display,” said Ford, the Forsyth Medical Center Distinguished Professor of Healthcare at UNCG.

“It’s just that simple.”


Towels Vs. Air Dryers

Walking into a public restroom with sparkling floors, streak-free mirrors and fresh aromas is what every guest hopes for. However, even the cleanest restrooms can be a germ danger zone due to an often-overlooked restroom process: hand drying.

Most restrooms offer one of three hand-drying options: paper towels, air dryers or jet dryers. When air or jet dryers are the only option, facility costs may be lower, but customers are often left with wet or damp hands after leaving the restroom. Restrooms with paper towels can run into the issue of overuse, but give customers the opportunity to dry their hands completely in a timely fashion.

So which one is best? Facility managers should understand how different hand drying methods can impact cleanliness and health beyond the restroom. In the end, it’s all about providing the most hygienic drying option in order to please customers, prevent infection and protect an organization’s brand.

Why is Hand Drying Crucial to Hand Hygiene?
In the U.S., 80 percent of infections are transmitted by hand contact. Many people are unaware that thorough hand drying is a vital component of hand hygiene since harmful bacteria can remain on hands even after washing. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), hand drying is also important because:

  • Washing procedures can be poor. Unfortunately, not everyone washes their hands properly. In fact, a recent study by Michigan State University found that 95 percent of people don’t wash their hands correctly or long enough, leaving potentially harmful bacteria behind.
  • Some viruses can survive on surfaces for days. Dangerous viruses can live on objects like sink faucets and soap dispensers for days if they are not properly cleaned and disinfected. Customers touching these items can easily transfer germs to their hands.
  • Germs are more easily passed from wet skin. Since most people don’t wash their hands correctly, it’s likely that many germs remain on their skin. And germs left on wet “washed” hands can spread more quickly from person-to-person and person-to-object, creating opportunity for infection. Since germs have less of a chance surviving on and transferring to or from dry hands, it’s important to make an effective hand drying method available.
  • Infection prevention in healthcare, foodservice and education settings in particular is paramount. Washing and drying hands helps limit dangerous, and sometimes deadly, infections in hospitals, as well as foodborne illnesses in restaurants and cold and flu outbreaks at schools.

Full of Hot Air
A recent study conducted by the University of Westminster, London, set out to bring clarity to the hand drying debate by testing three hand-drying methods (two paper towels, a hot air dryer and a jet air dryer). After participants dipped their gloved hands into a liquid that contained a virus and tested the three options, results were compared to determine if one method spread fewer germs.

Hot air dryers remove water by evaporation and direct air movement mainly downwards. In contrast, jet air dryers remove water through forces in opposite directions and dispersion into the air, and can generate speeds over 370 mph. According to the Westminster study, jet dryers, due to their speed and construction, spread an average of 60 times more of the tested virus than the hot air dryer, and 1,300 times more than paper towels. While the virus in the study was not dangerous, in reality, germs on hands often contain fecal matter, which can result in unpleasant and potentially dangerous illnesses such as norovirus or E. coli if contaminated hands come in contact with the nose or mouth.

The study also found that 70 percent of the virus was found at a variety of heights with jet air dryers, and that the germs can remain in the air around the dryer for up to 15 minutes. The area most vulnerable to the exposed germs was located at an average height of the face of a small child.

Additionally, a study done by the University of Branford found that rubbing hands together– a common way to speed up hand drying with an air dryer – causes bacteria that lives within the skin to rise, transforming clean hands into dirty ones. Hand dryers may come across as a cost-efficient solution, but they can cause more harm than good.

The Benefits of Paper
The Westminster study concluded that paper towels produce the lowest spread of germs from hands into a surrounding environment. Disposable paper towels also effectively remove any remaining bacteria on hands following the handwashing process. Paper towels can also be used for multiple purposes, such as turning off faucets or opening doors.

Paper towels are popular among restroom guests. Given the choice, 75 percent of people prefer paper towels to hot air dryers. By providing paper towels in public restrooms, facility managers give customers their desired hand drying method, and get a cleaner, healthier environment in return.

While it may sound like a myth, paper towels can be a sustainable and cost-friendly hand drying option. Automatic paper towel dispensers that sense hands and dispense an appropriate length provide guests with enough paper to dry hands completely each and every time. These dispensers also help curb waste and save money.

Certain disposable paper towel and tissue brands use innovative strategies to ensure products are made with environmentally friendly practices, such as preserving forestry, limiting CO2 emissions and using proper recycling measures. While air dryers contribute to energy waste, the wrong paper towels can contribute to landfill waste – so it’s important to research and find paper products that feature dissolvable and biodegradable properties.

No Longer a Debate
The choice of whether to provide paper towels or air dryers within restrooms is no longer an equal sided debate; research shows that paper towels take the hygiene crown. Giving customers a hygienic hand drying option doesn’t just benefit them. It promotes a positive brand image and helps maintain health and safety. Whether it’s a restroom or handwashing station in a hospital, restaurant, retail store, school or another high-traffic facility, paper towels are a critical component of proper hand hygiene.

Paper Towels Vs. Jet Air Dryers


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