GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to an industry need for a better paper towel dispenser system, Wisconsin Plastics Inc. (WPI) is launching a new, patented roll towel dispensing system called PROvider.
"Time and again we've heard from facility managers and end users about the problems with current paper towel dispensing systems," said WPI CEO Jim Christensen. "Current systems on the market may not function very well and are difficult to refill with product, requiring frequent maintenance. Plus, for the end user, it's very frustrating to go to dry your hands in a public place and have the dispenser fail. We've solved those problems."
To address the issues, WPI developed a patented dispenser with a new cutting mechanism. "There are major distinctions in how the cutting mechanism operates," Christensen explained. "Both maintenance staff and end users will appreciate its reliability."
The new mechanism is designed not to jam, yet is simple for maintenance staff to reload with new product. In addition to improvements on the inside, WPI is utilizing advancements in plastics to improve durability and overall performance.
Another unique feature of the PROvider system benefits those with visual impairments. "In addition to visible instructions on the front of the unit, PROvider also has user instructions in braille on the front cover," said Christiansen. "While doing our research into the many issues with current dispensers on the market, we asked, 'How would visually impaired users know how to operate the system?' This led us to the simple solution of putting the instructions in braille on the front."
The PROvider is nominated for the Innovation Award in the dispenser category by ISSA (International Sanitary Supply Association). PROvider will be launched publicly at the ISSA – INERCLEAN North American Trade show in Las Vegas, NV October 21-23, 2015.
Founded in 1972, Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. (WPI) provides ideas, innovation and custom fabricated products to customers around the world. The manufacturer provides stand-alone services or a complete one-stop shop that will help a company successfully design, manufacture and launch a product.
Media: Photo of PROvider is included.
SOURCE Wisconsin Plastics Inc. (WPI)