Kimberly-Clark Professional Introduces Industrys First Electronic Bath Tissue Dispenser

ROSWELL, Ga. Kimberly-Clark Professional is about to go where no health and hygiene company has gone before crossing the final touchless restroom frontier with the introduction of the first electronic bath tissue dispenser.

While many public restrooms offer hygienic no-touch dispensing for sinks, hand towels and soap, bath tissue has not been included in this trend.  Until now -- with todays launch of the Kimberly-Clark Professional* JRT* Electronic Coreless bath tissue dispenser. 

The electronic revolution has entered the bathroom stall, said Richard Thorne, director of the washroom business, North America, for Kimberly-Clark Professional. Its a major leap forward in restroom hygiene because it eliminates the need to touch the dispenser during use. 

The new system automatically dispenses a pre-measured amount of toilet paper when users place their hands under the dispenser. The ground-breaking dispenser combines the unique benefits of advanced touchless electronics with high-capacity SCOTT® coreless bathroom tissue (which eliminates the hole and cardboard core in the center of the roll).  The result:  enhanced restroom hygiene, reduced consumption and hassle-free performance. Another plus is compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), when properly installed, because of the systems easy one-handed dispensing.

The JRT* Electronic Coreless bath tissue dispenser offers a variety of other benefits, including:

·  A 20 percent reduction in the amount of bath tissue used, through controlled dispensing.

·  45 percent less packaging waste than standard cored Jumbo Roll Bath Tissue.

·  A battery life of more than one year.

·  Programmable sheet lengths to provide users with more options. These include short (16 inches), medium (20 inches) and long (24 inches) settings.

·  Sensor placements that enable the dispenser to be installed on either side of the stall.   

Users can also obtain bath tissue manually, by pushing and turning a knob on the front of the dispenser.  In addition, the unit offers a stub roll feature that allows for manual feeding of the tissue. LED lights let maintenance workers know when paper and battery levels are low to reduce the risk of battery or product run out.

Source: Kimberly-Clark Professional