Hand Towels for the Surgery, Lab & Hospital
Drying your hands in the washroom is almost as important as cleaning them. In healthcare, it is especially important to avoid communal cloth towels in washrooms, as they are a breeding ground for germs and can lead to the transmission of germs from one user to the next. In principle, hands can also be dried with hot air, e.g. with hand dryers, but they are rather uncommon in healthcare sectors. In fact, there is a danger that the germs that haven't been removed during hand washing could be blown off the hands and spread in the ambient air.
Instead, surgeries, hospitals and other healthcare facilities use disposable paper hand towels in wall-mounted paper towel dispensers. Paper towel dispensers are made from robust material e.g. stainless steel or plastic and come in a variety of colours, e.g. blue or white. Disposable paper hand towels not only absorb moisture, but also germs. One of the many advantages of paper hand towels is that the towels are disposed of immediately after use, reducing the risk of spreading germs.
In this category, we offer a large selection of hygienic folded paper hand towels and hand towel rolls made of cellulose in various colours, e.g. white or green, and in different folds, e.g. C-fold, V-fold or Z-fold, from well-known brands such as Tork, Kimberly-Clark and Teqler. View our extensive selection and stock up on packs of hand towels today.
Hand Towels Made from Cellulose
When it comes to disposable paper hand towels a high absorbency is a must. The more a paper hand towel is absorbent, the lower the number of paper hand towels used when drying hands. As a result, absorbent washroom hand towels are a lot less expensive and more environmentally friendly. Cellulose is usually the material of choice in the production of paper hand towels as it is particularly good at absorbing moisture, is tear-resistant and lint-free.
In general, disposable paper hand towels are offered in white, green or their natural colour. The colour holds no significance as to their use and should not be seen as colour-coding. The choice of colour simply depends on personal taste. In addition, the paper towels are usually available in either 1-ply or 2-ply.
The Tork Advanced Folded Paper Towels, 2-ply, are highly absorbent and tear-resistant. The disposable hand towels in white are particularly soft and made from recycled fibres. The hand towels are ideal for use in the compatible paper towel dispenser. The hand towels are supplied in packs of 1400 pieces.
A Short Introduction to Folds & Folding
The offer of disposable paper hand towels is large and can be very confusing. The terms "folding" and "fold" are sometimes mixed up or used incorrectly, resulting in bad buys.
The fold stands for the way the disposable towel itself has been folded, while the folding indicates how the paper hand towels are laid together or bundled.
- With the C-fold, the paper is first folded down the middle so that it lies double, then the edges are folded inwardly to create the shape of a "C".
- With the V-fold, the hand towel is folded down the middle to create a "V" shape.
- With the Z-fold, the hand towel is folded twice to create a "Z" shape.
- With the W-fold, the disposable paper towel is folded three times to from a "W". What makes them special is, that this kind of tissues are generally connected through perforations instead of being interfolded.
The folding indicates how the paper towels are placed together. There are only two types of folding: layer folding and zig zag folding. In case of layer stacking, the paper towels are simply stacked on top of each other. This comes in handy if the towels are not used with a paper towel dispenser. In zig zag folding, the tissues are interlocked, so when one towel is withdrawn from the dispenser, the end of the next towel is pulled out as well without needing to be touched. This way, the untouched, clean towel is immediately ready for the next user.
Paper Towel Rolls as an Alternative to Folded Towels
The paper towel roll is an economical alternative to classic folded towels. This is particularly the case, if the paper towel dispenser has been filled incorrectly or the paper towels are of poor quality, causing too many towels to be withdrawn at the same time. This problem does not exist with paper rolls.
Paper rolls are available in different versions for different paper roll dispensers. One can distinguish between rolls for manual roll dispensers and rolls for sensor dispensers. With manual paper roll dispensers, the paper is torn off by hand at a tear-off plate, while automatic sensor dispensers release a fresh sheet at a predefined length, when the user holds their hand to the sensor.
In our shop we stock, for example, Paper Towel Rolls for Sensor Paper Towel Dispensers. The white, 2-ply roll for filling automatic washroom towel dispensers is 1300 mm in length, has point-to-point embossing and is made of soft, absorbent cellulose. It is supplied in 1 pack of 6 rolls.
If you need a towel roll for a manual towel dispenser, we recommend the Tork Advanced Towel Rolls. The 2-ply, extra absorbent towels from Tork can be used to dry hands as well as to absorb larger amounts of liquid. The disposable washroom towels are made from recycled fibres and are ideal for the Tork small roll dispenser. They are supplied in 1 pack of 10 rolls.
Hand Towels & Paper Towel Dispensers at Affordable Prices
In the Paper Towels category, you will find high-quality, cost-effective, disposable hand towels at low prices. Many of our hand towels have been awarded our ecolabel due to their eco-friendly properties. You can also purchase compatible Paper Towel Dispensers for hygienic removal of the paper towels here in our online shop. In addition, you can view other affordably priced hygiene products such as skin care products, cleaning agents, soaps, wipes, tissues, paper products and sanitisers, as well as products for wellness and massage, in the overview of the Hygiene category.
Not sure what size paper towels you need to fit into your dispenser? Our customer service will be happy to advise you. Feel free to get in touch via email, phone or live chat.