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A load of hot heir: Prince Charles took his own towel to an official engagement so he could avoid using unhygienic hand dryers

Prince Charles took his own towels to official engagement in Leicester last week He avoided the toilet machines at the Mountsorrel and Rothley Heritage Centre Instead, freshly laundered towels were placed in a cubicle for his tour to the site  Prince Charles took his own towels to an official engagement so he didn't have to [...]

NEW! Position on the use of air dryers vs. paper hand towels

The document outlines ETS’ position on the use of paper hand towels for hand drying. It explains  why single use towels are one of the best options for the promotion of good hand hygiene. Scientific studies have demonstrated that the use of absorbent single use towels to dry the hands offers the optimal level of hygiene [...]

Tissue World Milan invitation – ETS attendance

The original Tissue World, which began in Nice in 1993 and held in 2013 and 2015 in Barcelona, is  THE BIG ONE. The world’s largest show specifically for the tissue business. It gives tissue makers, converters and suppliers to the tissue making and converting industries a unique experience and opportunity to network, exchange ideas and [...]

Letter to the European Commission President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans (CC Vice-President Katainen, Commissioner Vella)

Subject: Concerns on the potential discontinuation of EU Ecolabel product groups   19 December 2016 We, European paper manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, consumer organisations and environmental NGOs, are writing to share our concerns about the possible removal [...]

Dirty little secrets – Action News Investigation – ABC 6 broadcasting

Candid Camera investigations has found some hand dryers are harboring a dirty little secret. "They stated those gadgets are supposed to be eco-friendly, it turns out they may expose you to potentially dangerous bacteria." Investigative reported Wendy Saltzman found germs and unsanitary conditions in some Dyson Airjet Dryers (those are the [...]

Dryers: Many germs in the air (published on NDR – Germany on Monday November 14)

 Dryers: Many germs in the air By Daniel Krull Dryers with air nozzles are suspected of swirling germs and bacteria in the room air. In a sample, market has had the load checked in five heavily frequented toilets from a lab. There were significantly more germs in the room [...]

An extensive observational study at ISSA/Interclean 2016 confirms that the vast majority of Users prefer Paper Towels to Jet Air Dryers

Some of the washrooms at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016 were equipped with BOTH, Paper Towels and Jet Air Dryers, one on top of the other. The behavior of 3.879 Visitors (2.474 Men and 1.405 Women) drying their hands was observed, in four washrooms, equipped with both Paper Towels and Jet Air Dryers.  Among Men, the preference [...]

CBS Article: Some Hand Dryers Harbour Dirty Secret

A very interesting article has appeared on May 19, 2016 in the Blackdailynews section of the CBS website.  To read the full article, please use the following link: http://www.blackdailynews.com/2-investigators-hand-dryer-harbors-dirty-secret/ The CBS 2 Investigators scraped, swabbed and collected grime from 12 Dyson Airblade hand dryers in the Chicago area, following the guidance and protocol set by Loyola University [...]

Hand drying with single-use towels reduces the risk of the transmission of viruses

Single-use towels offer the most hygienic way to reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses when drying hands in the washroom.New independent research has found that single-use paper towels are the most effective way to dry one’s hands in the washroom and reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses. The study indicates that [...]

Sarah Freeston is the winner of the ETS Essay Competition 2015

With the objective of raising awareness of the most efficient and hygienic ways to dry the hands, the European Tissue Symposium is launching a written essay competition.Title of Essay:“What is the most hygienic way to dry your hands?”Fourth year medical student, Sarah Freeston, has scooped the prize in the 2015 European Tissue Symposium Essay Competition [...]