LILLA EDET, SWEDEN- 26 JUNE 2019: Essity in Lilla Edet. Essity Company is a global hygiene and health company.
Jeppe Gustafsson

Essity has expanded its manufacturing capacity for Tork PeakServe Continuous Hand Towels, the company announced in a press release. The new lines, located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, will help support an increased demand for the hand towel system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tork PeakServe Continuous Hand Towel System was introduced to North America in January 2018. In April 2020, Tork introduced additional dispenser formats, Tork PeakServe Mini and Tork PeakServe Recessed Cabinet Adapters, which make it easier for customers to retrofit all restrooms and take advantage of using the same towel refill throughout the entire facility, regardless of existing layouts. 

Paper hand towels not only play an important role in improving hand hygiene, but are also the preferred hand drying choice among users. According to a Tork survey conducted in April 2020, 68 percent of people prefer hand towels over air dryers, and 70 percent agree or strongly agree that they wish more facilities offered paper hand towels as an alternative to air dryers. 

“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 the new hygiene standard.”