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SCA unveils, for the first time in North America, its latest innovation purpose-built for food processing environments: the TorkĀ® Washstation Dispenser

Friday, Jan 29, 2016
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Today, SCA, producer of the Tork® brand of Away-from-Home (AfH) professional hygiene products, announced the launch of the new Tork Washstation Dispenser, a purpose-built dispenser designed to handle the rigors of the challenging food processing environment. It provides best-in-class water resistance, hands-free dispensing, and the highest capacity refill on the market.  It is certified by HACCP International and can help mitigate risks and streamline operational efficiencies.

No more cover-ups
Unlike traditional dispensers, the Tork Washstation Dispenser is water-resistant and does not need to be covered or removed from walls during routine sanitation procedures, including high-pressure spray downs. This dispenser was designed to channel water off the housing and away from the refills inside.  This not only avoids bacteria growth from pooling water, but also reduces waste from refills getting wet during clean up. In addition to saving time and reducing waste, the high capacity of the Tork Washstation Dispenser improves plant floor efficiency – staying stocked longer, meaning less downtime for refilling.

"We designed our new Tork Washstation Dispenser specifically for the food processing facility environment – from best-in-class water resistance to higher capacity roll system – in order to meet the rigorous standards of industry governance as well as offer the high performance and efficiency demanded by facility managers," said Tom Bergin, marketing director for SCA's AfH Professional Hygiene business in North America. "We are also proud to offer the only dispenser certified by HACCP International, making it the most secure bet for processors seeking to reinforce their HACCP plans."

Purpose-built and backed by research
SCA commissioned an independent research firm to fully understand the dispenser needs of the food processing facility environment. The study found that, in addition to a certification from HACCP International, an ideal dispenser would offer increased durability and ease of refill, accommodate more paper, have improved safety and contamination deterrents, as well as be available in modern and sleek design. Based on these findings, the Tork Washstation Dispenser was purpose-built to fit these specifications, including:

  • •    Best-in-class water-resistance – no need to cover or remove during spray down
  • •    Higher capacity roll system - less downtime for refill
  • •    Hands-free dispensing - improves hygiene
  • •    Modern functional design in Tork performance dispenser colors – available in transparent aqua/white and transparent red/smoke
  • •    HACCP International certification
     

See for yourself
The Tork Washstation Dispenser will be available for all food-processing facilities as early as April 2016. To introduce its newest dispenser and disposable wiper system, Tork will be offering free trials for customers wanting to spray down the water-resistant solution themselves.  Learn more about the Tork Washstation Dispenser and sign up for a free trial at http://talktork.com/washstation.

For more information, please contact Alina Rubezhova
(212) 445-8203 or arubezhova@webershandwick.com

About Tork
The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, napkins, and industrial and kitchen wipers. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader. Tork is a global brand of SCA, and a committed partner to customers in over 80 countries. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit: torkusa.com.   

About SCA

In North America, SCA produces the Tork line of napkin, towel, tissue and wiper products used in commercial settings such as office buildings, restaurants, schools and healthcare facilities. Through a recent acquisition, SCA produces the Wausau Paper® brand of Away from Home products. SCA's TENA® line of incontinence care products is used by consumers at home and in healthcare facilities. TENA and Tork are the global leading brands in their categories. For more information, visit www.sca.com/us.

Globally, SCA is a leading hygiene and forest products company. We develop and produce sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and many regional brands.  As Europe's largest private forest owner, we put great emphasis on sustainable forest management.  SCA has about 44,000 employees. Sales in 2013 amounted to $14 billion. SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm stock exchange. More information at www.sca.com

Sustainability

SCA delivers sustainable solutions with added value for our customers from safe, resource efficient and environmentally sound sourcing, production and development. Recent third party accreditations for the SCA sustainability work include Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2013, the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013, and Ethisphere – World's Most Ethical Companies 2014.

 

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