The simple answer is yes, but if you want to see if your current dispenser is suitable for hand sanitizer gel, then you may need to check a few things first, as they may be damaged in the long run or they may not work properly .Please keep reading to avoid making this mistake.
There are some soap dispenser models that can hold liquid soap and alcohol consumables without replacing any parts. Therefore, the dispenser you have may already have the ability to handle both. Some can only take soap liquid, because the inside and the valve are only suitable for this, because the alcohol may damage the material of some dispensers. There are also those who only take foaming soap.
However, some types of soap dispensers have different inner tanks but the same outer shell, which means you can interchange tanks and valves to accommodate various soap dispensers. For example, you might have a 1500 ml lever-operated liquid soap and hydroalcoholic gel dispenser, which can be interchanged between foam soap, liquid soap/alcohol gel or spray by changing the interior and pump without having to replace the entire device .
Therefore, you must be careful to ensure that the correct materials and valves are in the device so that it dispenses the correct soap/gel first, but it will not damage the device in the long run.
So, what should you pay attention to for bulk soap dispensers that use alcohol?
The valve and inner tank should be sufficiently resistant to use with alcohol, as it is more corrosive than ordinary soap. The service life of the pump using ordinary soap is always longer than the use of alcohol-containing liquids and gels, but the pump should have sufficient resistance to extend the service life of the device.
If the inner tank is easy to replace, you may only need to replace it instead of the entire dispenser-it can save you money in the long run. You need to make sure you know the distributor model you have so that you can match the correct internal parts.
The material of the water tank should be made of plastic that will not degrade in contact with alcohol.
This is only an ideal situation, but the water tank should be equipped with a (removable) lid to prevent the alcohol from evaporating. This means that you can remove the lid while using liquid soap, and then reclose the lid with an alcohol-based product.
If you are not sure whether your current soap dispenser is suitable for hand sanitizer or alcohol gel, please feel free to contact us and we can see if we can provide you with the best advice.