Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

UK-based global washroom dispenser manufacturer Kennedy Hygiene Products has launched the POD – auto-cut paper roll dispenser.

The launch is targeted at paper converters and it incorporates the Reserve System, a feature aiming to reduce paper wastage at facility level.

The launch is in response to customer demands for more environmentally friendly solutions.
The POD with Reserve System has an integrated patented stub roll loading mechanism, where a new roll can be loaded into the dispenser before the previous roll has been fully used.

When the stub roll is fully depleted the mechanism transfers to the new full size roll.
The company said that as well as total use of the stub roll which eliminates paper wastage, “end-user satisfaction is enhanced by continuation of supply”.

The POD is manufactured at Kennedy`s premises in East Sussex, Southern England.
It has been designed to accommodate a large variety of paper roll types available on the market with diverse roll lengths, diameters, widths, and paper thickness. With its standard setting, the unit has been optimised for rolls with a core diameter of 38mm, a roll width of 250mm and roll diameters up to 200mm, but can be adapted to specific needs including requirements for proprietary systems.

Kennedy Hygiene Products manufactures and supplies integrated washroom hygiene systems.
It was established in 1961 and has since grown from its roots in hand drying to its current fully integrated range of washroom hygiene systems which encompasses hand drying, hand washing, air freshening, sanitizing, feminine hygiene, nappy and medical waste and toilet tissue families plus their associated consumables.

The company also produces bespoke dispenser designs and colours and works with clients to fulfil their specific requirements.

Kennedy operates under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality and environmental accreditations.