Bathroom dispensers, typically referring to soap dispensers and product dispensers, are devices that offer common bathroom products in small, single-use quantities. Bathroom dispensers are found in domestic bathrooms as well as public restrooms and they can be manually operated by a control handle or automatically by a sensor. Automatic controls in soap dispensers are often coupled with automatic faucets, and they aim to conserve the quantity of product used while also curbing disease transmission. Liquid soap was patented in 1985, and the entire supply of plastic pumps needed to dispense the soap cornered the market. Today, the design of bathroom dispensers is dependent on whether the soap dispensers use liquid, powder, or foam.
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