Hand Sanitizer Dispensers
Hand sanitizer dispensers can also be known as soap dispensers, since they both are used for the same purposes. They come in two basic types: manual, and automatic. The implementation of automatic washroom supplies has increased rapidly the automatic models have risen in popularity due to convenience and drops in production cost. The true advantage of an automatic hand sanitizer dispenser is that the user doesn't have to touch it. This eliminates the transfer of germs and creates a much more sterile environment. While they are very efficient at stemming infectious disease transmission, they also function to conserve the amount of soap used by each user.
Hand sanitizer's are great alternatives to washing your hands with soap and water. They can also be called antiseptics. Hand sanitizer's can be found in various forms such as gels, foams, and liquid solutions. Let's take a look at the difference between alcohol-based and non-alcohol-based hand sanitizing solutions.
Hand sanitizers containing alcohol
Hand sanitizes containing alcohol are often the most effective, however many do not containing alcohol. And sanitizers that contain alcohol have been proven to be more proficient at killing microorganisms than soaps often are, they also do not dry out the skin as much It comes down to a matter of personal preference for most people. Inactive ingredients contained in alcohol-based hand sanitizer's typically include a thickening agent such as polyacrylic acid. The active ingredients often found in hand sanitizer's are isopropanol, ethanol, n-propanol, and povidone-iodine.
Non-alcohol based hand sanitizers
The most common non–alcohol, hand sanitizers used either small concentrations of a surface acting agent such as benzalkonium chloride, the chlorinated aromatic compound triclosan, or povidone-iodine. The nonalcohol based hand sanitizers also include inactive ingredients that help them to not dry out the skin as much, these are often essential oils extracted from plants.