Thanks to the 2-chamber system with a contamination barrier and retraction technology in the dispensers, the cotton towel roll offers hygienically clean towel segments – including in the healthcare sector.
Hand hygiene is one of the most essential measures in the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus. Ensuring that washrooms are properly equipped is particularly vital in the hygiene-sensitive healthcare sector as well as in public facilities such as administrative buildings and schools. After all, washroom users can only protect themselves against COVID-19 with corresponding hand hygiene if they have access to running water, soap and clean single-use towels.
The German Federal Centre for Health Education (BzgA) expressly recommends the use of single-use towels for hand drying. In this respect, washroom operators are free to choose between single-use towels made of textile and paper. Both satisfy the strict hygiene requirements demanded during this pandemic, provided that the cotton towels are provided in retraction dispensers. The Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infectious Disease Prevention (KRINKO) has confirmed that such dispensers may also be used in hygiene-sensitive areas such as the healthcare sector. Furthermore, the second, extended and updated edition of the “Handbuch zur betrieblichen Pandemieplanung” (Manual of corporate planning for a pandemic) published by the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) states that “textile towels in towel roll systems with a retraction system pose no hygienic cause for concern.”
The cotton towel rolls in retraction dispensers are hygienic, single-use cotton towels. Each segment is dispensed individually and retracted again immediately after use. This means that every single user gets their own section of textile, which is only used once. A 2-chamber system with a contamination barrier guarantees that the fresh and used sections of the towel are strictly separated within the CWS dispensers. At the same time, single-use textile towels result in around 95 per cent less waste compared with disposable paper towels, thus ensuring that the washroom stays looking clean and tidy without overflowing waste bins.
By the way, hot-air fans do not satisfy the current requirements in terms of infection protection according to the discussion document “Recommendations for sanitary hygiene and infection protection in school toilets during the COVID-19 pandemic” as issued by the German Toilet Organization, the German Parents’ Council and the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health of the University of Bonn.