An independent study undertaken by the School of Biosciences at the University of Westminster March 2007 compared the reduction in bacteria on the hands after using cotton towels, paper towels and warm air electric hand dryers.
Cotton and paper towels = 85% bacterial reduction
Warm air dryers = +189% increase in bacteria
CONCLUSION – Cotton and Paper towels are both better alternatives for hand drying in locations where hygiene is paramount.
Towel Cabinet Design Promotes Hygiene
TEKNA – Clean towel located above and isolated from used towel
TEKNA – Impossible to pull back used towel
Microbiologically Clean Towels
Controlled industrial washing procedure
Towels washed at 175 degrees Fahrenheit
Anti-bacterial and Fungicidal agents applied
Natural Properties Complement Hygiene
Friction from drying with cotton removes bacteria
Superior capacity for water absorption
Excellent Environmental Performance
A Life Cycle Analysis study undertaken in 2006 by The Öko-Institut, Germany on behalf of the European Textile Service Association (E.T.S.A) proves the following:
“In six out of seven environmental aspects cotton towels outperform paper towel alternatives.”
From manufacture of the cotton towel to final disposal, the continuous cotton towel generates the lowest environmental impact.
Cotton towels Versus Paper Towels
63% less energy
48% fewer greenhouse gases generated
79% less waste Cotton performs less well on water use.
In conclusion paper towels are 150% more damaging to the environment than cotton.
The TEKNA Cabinet – Excellent Environmental Performance
Sustainable concept – re-use
Cotton consumable – low impact/recycling
Cabinet – durable design/no batteries