SOURCE: GOJO Industries

GOJO Industries

May 29, 2012 10:00 ET

GOJO Touch Free Soap Dispenser Demonstrates Sustainable Practices and Solutions by Industry Leader

AKRON, OH--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - GOJO Industries, Inc., has introduced its new GOJO LTX™ touch free soap dispenser, another product that demonstrates the company's leadership in sustainable practices and solutions. LTX is the industry's first dispensing system designed using life cycle assessment principles.

The LTX Dispensing System for GOJO soap and next-generation PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer is engineered to be the most reliable and easy-to-service touch-free soap dispenser while offering the ultimate in sustainable design and operation.

Life Cycle Assessment calculates and tracks the environmental impact of a product throughout its life. The decisions GOJO made when designing the LTX touch-free soap dispenser led to a reduction in life cycle impacts, including reduced smog emissions by 62%, global warming gases by 0.9% and energy consumption by 14% when compared to previous generation touch-free GOJO dispensing systems.

"These numbers illustrate what our sustainable practices and solutions can mean to the world," said Life Cycle Assessment Specialist Tom Marting. "If one-third of U.S. schools placed the LTX touch free soap dispenser, the resulting energy savings would offset emissions of more than 21,500 cars driving from New York City to Los Angeles."

Global Sustainability Marketing Director Nicole Koharik said the LTX touch free soap dispenser uses a patent-pending technology to optimize energy efficiency, which eliminates the need to change the batteries for the life of the dispenser in most instances. "The pre-installed batteries and the rest of the LTX system carry the GOJO Lifetime Performance Guarantee," she said.

LTX is designed for easy maintenance with a large site window, skylight and clear refill bottles with vivid soap colors that enable at-a-glance checking of refill status.

The LTX touch free soap dispenser system is available in the high-capacity LTX-12™ (1250 ml) and the small-footprint LTX-7™ (700 ml) for compact spaces. The formulation portfolio includes EcoLogo™ certified spa-inspired GOJO Foam Soaps and next generation PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer, providing sustainability benefits with optimal performance and a pleasant experience. The products are available in GOJO SANITARY SEALED™ refills made with GOJO SMART-FLEX™ technology including recyclable PET using 30% less material than HDPE bottles. The refills are sustainably designed with removable pumps to facilitate recycling.

Life Cycle Assessment for the LTX touch free soap dispenser was conducted by EcoForm, a leading third-party environmental consulting firm.

About GOJO
GOJO Industries, Inc., inventors of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer, distributes PURELL in consumer and away-from-home markets throughout the world. In addition, GOJO manufactures and distributes a full line of products under GOJO® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO has a 64-year history of leadership in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO has products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related problems in a variety of markets, including healthcare, foodservice, food processing, manufacturing, automotive, education, government and military. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Australasia, Japan and Brazil.

Contact Information

    Joe Drenik
    GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Office: 330-255-6357