Evolution of Dispensers
Dispensers have evolved over the last 15 years from bulky dirty refillable units to hygienic pieces of art. Below is a history to what the evolution of dispensers from Europe to today with the Unites States looking more environmental friendly practices for out future
- Refillable to Cartridge style
- Product Refillable cheap not meant for hotel guests
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Valve system leak liability with leaking
- Mischievous customers foreign objects in dispenser
Dispensers Started showing up in hotel locations throughout Europe over 10 Years ago. With environmental awareness a top priority there was a need to create a better solution to the millions of plastic amenity bottles that were ending up in landfills every year. They saw that solution with bulk dispensing units. Bulk Dispensing units not only saved the hotel industry millions of dollars in savings compared to individual amenity bottles but also reduced the plastic waste by close to 90%. With huge monetary benefits and environmental savings dispensers began as an industry standard throughout Europe.
Refillable style bulk dispensers originally meant for public bathrooms and school locations were being utilized for hotels as they were readily available. Many of these units were not meant to be aesthetically pleasing or hygienically acceptable for high end locations such as hotels. Still containing valve systems that dispensed the liquid these units often leaked due to rubber seals that would dry over continual use in the harsh environment of a shower. These units would often build up scum within these valves and throughout the refilled container as the leftover product would constantly be fed with new bacteria through the refill process.
With the many problems of refillable units costing hotels money and guest satisfaction cartridge style units became prevalent as the solution to the problems. Today the majority of the 80% of the European hotels using dispensers are utilizing a cartridge style dispenser because of its Ease of use and acceptance of guests. The ILLI was created out of the necessity to create an attractive high end cartridge style dispensing unit that was easy to use and Aesthetically pleasing. Many cartridge units still have a valve system creating unsanitary conditions with the build up of bacteria, the ILLI solves that issue with the Patented drip free valve contained in each replacement cartridge.
The ILLI is the ultimate in cartridge Style dispensers. A clean smart dispensing system the ILLI will not only satisfy your guests amenity needs but will do so with a style unlike anything else. With no mechanical parts the ILLI is easy to use as well maintain not just in the first couple months but for the entire use of the ILLI. No parts to constantly replace or heavy deep cleans as is common with Refillable units. The ILLI is not only easy for the guest but for housekeeping as there is no need for constant counting, carrying, and replacing of half used amenity bottles leaving extra hours every week to focus on keeping the guests happy.
Many of the issues with Refillable units
• Valve systems in refillable units create Maintenance issues and Unhygienic Conditions. Replacing valves cost Labor and Money
• Refillable units allow anyone to place foreign substances in the refillable containers causing not only unhygienic conditions but a Liability Risk
• Refillable Units can cost hundreds of labor hours and dollars to upkeep with Acceptable conditions, replacing valve systems deep cleaning it only gets worse as the units get used.
• Replacement refillable units can cost hundreds of dollars to replace while the ILLI has no mechanical parts that can break
• Refillable Dispensers save money for the first 6 months, beyond that maintenance and labor costs increase exponentially
• Simplicity of the ILLI Unit allows for the same cost from day one and beyond No Surprises
• Refillable Units have rubber seals that leak causing not only unsanitary conditions but a liability risk with Slip and falls
Below We have included personal experiences with refillable units