Chemicals & Dispensers

Whether you need something as mild as hand soap or as strong as a degreaser, we’ve got you covered. Naturally, not all chemicals are created equal, and you need to consider your application before your purchase.

  • Sensitivity: Certain chemicals – say, hand soap – are either meant for human use or meant to be handled directly by humans. Really strong stuff can cause skin irritation, so you’ll need at minimum gloves or at most a machine.
  • Sanitation vs. Disinfecting: while many cleaners scour well and remove visible grime, they do not actually disinfect the surface. For bathrooms, kitchens and similar applications, you need to make sure the chemical actually kills germs.
  • Surface: certain surfaces – especially porous ones – can react very badly to the wrong chemical. Make sure the chemical you buy won’t damage it!

A solid all-purpose cleaner is good for most applications where disinfection isn’t necessary, but it’s always good to double check. Need suggestions? Reach out to customer support and we can recommend you the right chemical for the job.


You may think dispensers are some of the most boring machines on the planet, but there’s actually quite a bit that goes into them! Because they’re high use and often in public places – subjecting them to all manner of abuse – they have to be durable and carefully engineered.

You have a few things to consider for your application:

  • Freestanding vs. Wall-mounted: freestanding dispensers are great for outdoor locations or to cover space in large areas, such as a warehouse floor or ballroom. Wall-mounted dispensers obviously can’t be deployed as freely, but they’re securely fastened to the wall so they’re less subject to breakage and abuse.
  • Powered vs. Unpowered: powered dispensers can help save supplies by keeping overzealous users from dispensing too much; many are also touch-free. However, they’re also harder to install because of the power requirements, and have more complex parts that can break. Manual dispensers are usually more durable, but can be easily abused. They also require users to touch them, which is not ideal for sanitation.