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Hand Dryer Research

06/09/2021
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Review 2021 – The Mitsubishi Jet Towel Slim Hand Dryer

The Mitsubishi Jet Towel Slim is now in its 9th generation and each generation has produced improvements. Originally launched in 1993 in Japan, it was bulky and loud but each generation has got faster, quieter, sleeker, less fussy, and more energy efficient. The product is available in heated and unheated airflow versions. The heated version is available in black, white, and silver, the unheated version, only in white. If you have your heart set on a blade ‘hands-in’ hand dryer then we believe this to be the best-in-class. The energy... Read More

04/09/2021
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2021 Review – Dyson Airblade 9kJ HU03 Hand Dryer

Dyson’s latest hand dryer offering is the 9Kj, as ever Dyson have come up with a design like no other seen before. The 9kj reminds us of a submarine periscope and certainly is very interesting to look at. Dyson position it as their most energy efficient unit ever. At this price, the 9kJ needs to be the ultimate dryer but we see too many downsides. Despite being the most energy efficient Dyson, there are more efficient hand dryers for much less money. There is no great innovation here as there... Read More

01/09/2021
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2021 Review – Mediclinics Machflow Brushless Hand Dryer M19A

The Machflow PLUS Brushless was released into the UK market on the 5th September 2021. It builds upon the previous Machflow model by introducing a range of upgrades including a long life digital brushless motor, a plug-in easy installation system and added hygiene features such as HEPA filter and ioniser. It is also soon to be the first, hand dryer using patented industrial grade bio-plastics to lower the environmental impact created during production and incorporate re-use of quality controlled components. A fantastic product with little that can be improved on.... Read More

27/08/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® Vapordri HEPA Hand Dryer

The Vapordri is available as standard in a graphite finish with a blue LED light strip down the side of the unit, it can be requested for projects in white, black, silver or stainless-steel. The unit is covered by a 5-year warranty and the manufacturer claims low sound levels, 10 second dry times and 1.5 million cycle life-span. The Vapordri has been on the market for 3 years, designed and made in Europe, it certainly is very pleasing on the eye with its compact, sleek design but how does it... Read More

26/08/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® Turboforce® Junior PLUS Hand Dryer

The Turboforce Junior PLUS is a popular, budget-priced, high speed hand dryer. It is available in white (TFJ01), Brushed stainless (TFJ03) and Polished Chrome (TFJ02). It’s notable for its energy saving, intelligent heat system that senses the external temperature and only adds the heat required to make hand drying comfortable without heating the air needlessly. A cracking dryer for the money! If you are on a budget and look after a facility where the dryer is unlikely to be used more than 100 times a day then this dryer will... Read More

25/08/2021
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Review 2021 – Dryflow® Turboforce® Hand Dryer

The Turboforce is one of the UK’s most popular hand dryers, it can be found up and down the country from the Tower of London, KFC, Harry Ramsdens, Natwest, Santander, Nissan, Lords Cricket Ground to the English Institute of Sport. The Turboforce is available in brushed satin, polished chrome, and white. For pure performance, the Turboforce is still one of the best dryers around, great for high footfall, short burst locations like stadiums, gig venues, and vandal prone areas. A good all-round dryer, except in areas where low noise is... Read More

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Shock: Paper Towel Funded Research Says Hand Dryers Are Less Hygienic Than Paper Towels!

A few days after this research was published and accompanied by the kind of journalistic headline the sponsors hoped for, enquiries into our cold plasma hand drying technology have gone through the roof. The University of Leeds produced the research, presumably unaware that a discovery made by its own scientists some 40 years ago has been used in a new hand drying technology which is producing quite contradictory evidence. The hydroxl radical and its effect on breaking down the structure of bacteria was their discovery and now eXtremeAir CPC hand dryers have... Read More

Hand Dryer Manufacturers Go Head To Head Over Hygiene!

The World’s leading manufacturers of hand dryers had a debate back in 2012 which makes quite interesting reading now. At the time, leading figures from each company were asked to debate the use of HEPA filters and warm air in hand dryers and their effectiveness in achieving greater levels of hand hygiene. We highlight the points made by representatives of the hand dryer manufacturers and then look at the subsequent path they have taken. At the time of the debate World Dryer Dan Storto, Senior vice president at World Dryer... Read More

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The Efficient Future of Washroom Maintenance – Utilising Technology

Staff time is at a premium and an empty paper dispenser or a full bathroom bin annoy customers. This digital era can provide useful solutions to make replenishment and cleaning more efficient while preventing making a bad impression. There are two main options on the market to improve restroom upkeep: placing systems in the washroom accessories that monitor the level of the consumables or relying on visitors to notify about the state of the facilities. Monitored washroom fittings Though still in its development phase, Fraunhofer IIS created “CWS Washroom Information... Read More

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Study suggests that SOME hand dryers may cause damage – A reality check, don’t panic!

The alternate view It is interesting that the press coverage has generalised that hand dryers per se cause hearing damage for children, when the study actually shows that SOME hand dryers may be too loud if there was exposure over prolonged periods of time. SOME not ALL and largely only if exposure was far longer than it would ever be. The timing of the reports release to the media just before the school summer holidays despite being conducted between 2015-17 seems more than coincidental.  Schools tend to replace their paper towels with... Read More