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Drying is vital, says ETS5th of December 2012
The European Tissue Paper Industry Association (ETS) represents the majority of tissue paper producers throughout Europe. It promotes the use of single use paper towels in hand drying, arguing they offer the most hygienic performance.
ETS says scientific studies conclude the bacteria that remain in the residual moisture left after washing hands are most effectively removed by paper towels. This is because paper towels have high absorption capacity and the friction generated by rubbing them against the hands facilitates the transmission of bacteria.