Hygiene company Essity recently expanded its manufacturing capacity for Tork PeakServe Continuous Hand Towels, which ensure staff or guests only touch the towel they use in shared restrooms.

Paper hand towels play an important role in improving hand hygiene. According to a Tork survey conducted in April, 68% of people prefer hand towels over air dryers, and 70% agree or strongly agree that they wish more facilities offer paper hand towels as an alternative to air dryers.

New production lines are being used to meet increased demand due to the coronavirus.

“Amid the pandemic, we’ve seen how Tork PeakServe is helping businesses support handwashing, which is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said Don Lewis, president of professional hygiene at Essity. “The introduction of these two production lines marks an important step in Essity’s response to an increased demand for effective hygiene solutions and demonstrates our continued commitment to helping customers meet a new hygiene standard.”

In April 2020, Tork introduced additional dispenser formats, Tork PeakServe Mini and Tork PeakServe Recessed Cabinet Adapters, which make it easier to retrofit restrooms and use the same towel refill throughout a facility, regardless of existing layouts.