Fun Fact: Agama Lizards shed their tails as a survival mechanism, their tail regenerate over time.Like this creature, this product has a breakaway safety feature that can be reattached in much the same way as the lizard’s tail.
Fire Retardant
Fun Fact: Salamander is Greek for "fire lizard" and there is an old fable about them being able withstand fire, like the Salamander, this product is made to withstand fire and is tested to the highest Crib rating.
Soft Flexible
Fun Fact: There is snake like looking animal that is actually a legless lizard. This product is softand flexible, however unlike the lizard, it cannot be tied in knots.
Fun Fact: Chameleons can change their skin colour to blend in with their surroundings. Like this creature, this product is available in custom print/colour.
Water Repellent
Fun Fact: The Gecko is the only known creature with hydrophobic skin.Like the Gecko, this product is water repellent and suitable for areas of above average moisture
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The Balco SOFTDISPENSER™ – the first of its kind in the market was borne from discussions with NHS mental health professionals around one of their biggest risks – fixed dispensers.

There are very few dispensers available on the market that is reduced ligature, where the breakaway part doesn’t increase the weapons risk. The Balco SOFTDISPENSER™ will remove the risk associated with using fixed dispensers, and the risk of hard breakaway dispensers being weaponised.

  • Fire retardant
  • Minimal weapons risk
  • Soft and Flexible
  • Breakaway design with no visible magnets
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Common Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions. If yourequire any additional information,please do get in touch with one of the team.

What’s the lead time?
Standard lead time is 2-3 days subject to stock levels. This is confirmed at time of order. Bespoke colours have a lead time of approximately 4 weeks depending on quantity.
How do you clean the SOFTDISPENSER™??
The SOFTDISPENSER™ is produced with an antimicrobial properties within the material making it easy to clean using most cleaning fluids.
What is the product warranty?
We provide a warranty on our products for a period of 24 months from delivery, the products shall be free from material defects in design, material & workmanship. However, this warranty does not apply to any defect in the product arising from circumstances described in clause 10.2 of the Balco Terms & Conditions.
How does the dispenser attach to the plate?
The SOFTDISPENSER™ has an over-moulded metal counterpart that is secured in the back of the dispenser. The counterpart then attaches to the wall plate via magnets which are concealed on the back of the plate and is securely fixed to the wall.
How does the SOFTDISPENSER™ plate attach to the wall?
The plates themselves are very easy to attach to the walls. The magnets are already fitted to the plates and full fitting instructions will be provided. If you do not wish to fit these yourself, installation services can be provided by one of our distributors if you would prefer this option.
What happens if the dispenser gets lost?
If a dispenser gets lost, these can be replaced easily, let us know the colour and the units required and we can quote this for you.
Do you just have the toilet tissue dispenser? Do you also sell a Soft hand towel or Soft soap dispenser?
These are currently in development to create a whole soft dispenser set. Please register your interest with us and we can let you know when the products are ready.


Main Specifications

Construction: Moulded

Composition: Rubber/Plastic/Metal

Dimensions: Height: 140mm, Width: 135mm, Depth: 140mm


Fire retardancy:

Breakaway weight: approx. 5kg

Colour: Available in teal, grey, blue and violet

Warranty: 2 years * subject to normal usage

Life expectancy: 4+ years *subject to normal usage


Trial sample: Available

Leadtime: 2-3 working days ** subject to volume and capacity

  • Made from soft rubberised material with anti-microbial additive.
  • Hard to tear, reducing risk of ingestion.
  • The dispenser detaches from the backing plate at a load of approximately 5kg.
  • Soft so it doesn’t break if it gets thrown around.
  • The backing plate provided with the soft dispenser is made from ABS plastic, the material is lightweight, high-performance dirt resistant and easy to clean.
  • Doesn’t snap, no sharp edges, reducing risk of self-harm.
  • Colour to suit room scheme (available upon request).
  • The backing plate has concealed magnets on the reverse. As these are secured to the wall, it makes it difficult for the magnets to be removed.
  • Weighs under 500g (shell only, excluding tissue).
  • The magnets in the backing plate can be lowered for EDU’s.
  • Easy to clean, very good for infection control.
  • Reduced ligature.
  • Minimal weapons risk.
  • Minimal self-harm risk.


Main Features

  • Low maintenance and easy to install
  • Hygienic, easy to clean
  • Reduced ligature
  • Minimal weapons risk
  • Lower risk and lower cost than alternative products on the market
  • Anti-Microbial properties

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More Information

More Information
Construction Sewn/Welder
Composition Vinyl/Foam
Fire Retardancy CRIB 5 BS5852