Soap Dispenser 101: History and Types

Soap Dispenser 101: History and Types

Soap dispensers came into use after liquid soap was patented in 1865 when Minnetonka Corporation first introduced liquid soap dispenser. But before soap dispensers were invented, the ancient world has been using soap since way back! To date, a soap-like material has been found in clay cylinders during an excavation of ancient Babylon, proof that soapmaking was known as early as 2800 B.C.

Best Types of Soap Dispensers( link the dispensers on The hygiene shop)
Here comes now the time where soaps come in a variety of forms and fragrances. With the advent of technology, soap dispensers have now become kitchen and bath essentials.

A soap dispenser is a device that dispenses soap usually in small, single-use quantities when manipulated or triggered appropriately. It can be manually operated utilizing a pump, or it can be automatic. Soap dispensers are often found in public toilets. There are two types of soap dispensers, the manual soap dispenser, and the automatic soap dispenser.

There are 5 different types of soap dispensers are namely: the bag-in-box type, the cartridge type, the foaming type, the refillable type, and the counter mount type.

The bag-in-box soap dispenser:

• Can only use liquid soap
• It is great for high-traffic restrooms and kitchens
• The simple and basic option
• Designed for quick and convenient use
• Effectively utilizes full inner-dispenser space
• The collapsible bag ensures less wasted product
• The cartridge soap dispenser:
• Can use liquid soap, liquid sanitizer, liquid lotion, and liquid lotion
• Ideal for the hospitality and healthcare industries
• Different cartridges make it a multipurpose option
• Can be used in restrooms, kitchens, or showers
• Larger capacity for fewer refills

The foaming soap dispenser:
• Can use foaming soap and foaming sanitizer
• Perfect for hotel and restaurant restrooms
• High-end option
• Luxurious, foam feel
• Thin soap consistency won’t clog drains
• Compact styles available for small spaces

The refillable soap dispenser:

• Can use bulk liquid soap and bulk foaming soap
• Perfect for locker rooms, kitchens, and industrial work sites.
• Most economical option
• Large refills ensure low maintenance
• No inner refill casing
• Can be prone to spills and messes
• Available in both foaming and liquid soap versions

The countertop soap dispenser:

• Can use foaming soap, bulk liquid soap, and bulk foaming soap
• Designed for kitchen or restroom countertops
• Ensures easy user access to soap
• Available in both foaming and liquid soap versions

We also have 2 different types of automatic soap dispensers, the wall type, and the counter mount type.

The wall type:

• Can use foaming soap, bulk liquid soap, and bulk foaming soap
• Great for high-traffic restrooms and kitchens
• High-end option
• Motion-activated
• Perfect, controlled portions
• Many have helpful indicator lights
• Battery operated

The counter mount type:

• Can use foaming soap, bulk liquid soap, and bulk foaming soap
• Designed for kitchen or restroom countertops
• Motion-activated
• Perfect, controlled portions
• Many have helpful indicator lights
• Battery operated

Manual soap dispensers and Automatic soap dispensers have advantages and disadvantages.

A Manual soap dispenser has an advantage on:

• It’s a universal operation
• Push button to dispense
• No batteries for less maintenance
• It has a traditional look

While its disadvantages are:

• It is prone to cross-contamination
• Can become messy overtime
• No control over user’s portion size

An automatic soap dispenser, however, has an advantage on:

• It’s a touchless operation
• Reduces cross-contamination
• It has a modern look
• Incorporates helpful indicator lights
• Controlled portioning

Most Advanced Dispenser is equipped with Accusense Dispense Technology which produces an ACCURATE and RESPONSIVE touchless sensor that detects your hand with ease. Its Touch-free and hygienic operation also comes with ADJUSTABLE Soap Volume that allows you to easily set the amount of soap dispensed to save you better with NO messy spills or after drippings.

Now you can avoid cross infection with this touchless automatic soap dispenser. The Kitchen Soap Dispenser & Bathroom Soap Dispenser also comes with a caddy where you can organize your sink essentials in an INSTANT!

For a complete list of both manual and automatic dispensers follow this link: https://www.thehygieneshop.com.au/product-category/soap-dispensers/

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