Soap and lotion are essential household items, and most times you might not value them until they’re not there again. Thanks to advancements made to these products, foaming pumps are gradually replacing the traditional soap. First, it was the bar soap, then the liquid one, and now there’s the foam option which seems to be making waves in its particular industry.
Both washing options provide relative cleanliness, are relatively easy to use, are cost-efficient, and also sustainable.
How Foaming Pumps work
This version of soap is just another variation of the liquid soap. It’s obtained from the fluid part of the product and then imbued with air to produce the foamy lather as it’s ejected from the dispenser.
The foam is produced in a distinct compartment called the foamer chamber. The liquid content are also mixed in this compartment and then released through a nylon mesh. The size of the neck finish in a foaming pump is relatively larger than the other types of pumps; this is to accommodate the foam chamber. Some of the dispensers have been designed for just single use, while others can be refilled each time it finishes.
A separate portion of the container is used to store the soap, while the other chamber pumps air out through the dispensing unit. The pump dispenses the foam in a non-aerosol kind of way. It’s operated by pressing down on the cap.
While foam pumps seem to be dominating in the soap industry, they might not be as effective as their liquid counterparts in eliminating bacteria. Research suggests that one of the few reasons why the liquid soap might still be more efficient than the foam one is that while the latter comes out of the dispenser in lather form, the former builds up its foam during the hand washing process.
Benefits of Foaming Pumps
- They are cost-effective since users don’t need a large quantity. Foaming pumps require fewer amounts of soap than their liquid counterpart while still giving their users the same level of hygiene as the other ones. Customers are also able to save more on the packaging and transportation.
- Foaming soaps are more environmentally friendly since they are thinner and are less likely to clog the drain. It reduces the number of chemicals being sent down the sewers which help saves the ecosystem. Foaming pumps also require a minimum quantity of water to rinse off.
- Since they foam easily, a lower amount is needed to attain a respectable level of hygiene; and so higher quantities can be made and housed within the container, giving it a greater volume than the other forms of soap.
- This form of soap is highly sustainable because it reduces the number of discharges needed to transport and distribute it.
- Foaming pumps placed in various work environment helps in improving the health of most of the workers that make use of them.
- They are easily accessible and affordable for domestic use.