BioDrier launch their new BioBot Childrens hand dryer

BioDrier launch their BioBot hand dryer for children. Their first hand dryer designed for children. It is attractively
designed with high speed an low noise to encourage children to wash their hands

Mitsubishi announces the newest release of its Jet Towel Hand Dryer

On the 24th of January 2012 Mitsubishi will be unveiling its new Jet Towel Hand Dryer. The Generation 8 Jet Towel will
boast improved power consumption without compromising on the drying time. The heated version will have 2 power
options for the energy concious and will be available in 3 different finishes. We understand the shape will be slightly
modified from the previous version offering a more sleek design and compact shape. You will need to watch this shape,
details to be release in full soon, we will unveil it here for you as soon as the in depth spec on the next generation
Mitsubisi Jet Towel has been released...

Dyson Airblade reduces bacterial growth

Researchers at Bradford University carried out a study to compare efficacy of hand drying in two areas: (A) the
bacterial transfer after drying and the (B) impact on numbers of bacteria when rubbing hands.

In the first study (A), the volunteers handled meat and washed their hands in the conventional manner. After drying
their hands, their fingers were tested for bacterial transfer. After a drying time of 10 seconds, the use of the Airblade
resulted in a significant drop in bacterial transfer as compared to warm dryers. This is due to the difference in residual
moisture left on the hands after using each machine. At times of 30 seconds the Airblade was still better, but the
differences were less significant.

In the (B) study where hand rubbing was evaluated, drying was performed with and without hand rubbing. When the
hands were still there was little difference between dryers. However, when rubbing hands while using warm air dryers
actually inhibited the overall reduction of bacteria on the skin.

In this study, two main conclusions were reached: 1) The Airblade was clearly superior in reducing bacterial transfer and
2) rubbing hands while using warm air dryers can counteract the reduction in bacterial numbers accrued during

Dyson Airblade receives industry first  carbon reduction label

CHICAGO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ --
As an industry first, Dyson's patented Airblade™ hand dryer is the first hand dryer to earn the Carbon Reduction Label
from the Carbon Trust.  Furthermore, Dyson research found that the manufacture of the new polycarbonate-ABS Dyson
Airblade™ produces 50% less CO2 emissions than the aluminum equivalent launched in 2007.

The Carbon Reduction Label recognizes manufacturers' commitment to the further reduction of their product's carbon
footprint - the amount of carbon emissions (CO2 and other greenhouse gases) produced from its materials and
manufacture, transport, in-use and end of life. The Label, established in 2007 is based on PAS2050, the first
internationally-accepted product carbon footprint standard. The Carbon Trust only grants their Label to companies with
a 'reduce it or lose it' clause whereby if they fail to reduce the carbon footprint of the product in two years the Carbon
Trust will withdraw the certification.

The rigorous process revealed that the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer emits 1,300 kg/ CO2e total emissions during its
lifetime or 3.4 g/CO2e per dry(1) - equal to the carbon emissions created by watching just over 2 minutes of television


The carbon footprint study of the machine revealed the following:

Materials and manufacture:

    * Represents 7.3% of the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer's total carbon emissions.  The smallest component measured
was a PCB resistor weighing just 0.09g. The machine, made from polycarbonate-ABS (PC-ABS), a strong and flexible
plastic used to make riot shields and police helmets, produces over 50% less CO2 emissions during production than the
aluminum equivalent.  


    * Transport, from the production of the machine's materials to public restrooms, to recycling facilities, makes up less
than 1% of the total carbon footprint of the machine.  The close proximity of Dyson suppliers to testing, development
and assembly operations in Malaysia helps minimize transport emissions.
    * Dyson also avoids energy exhaustive air-freighting by shipping its products around the world by sea using fuel-
efficient vessels, rail and canal.

Energy in-use:

    * The biggest impact on the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer's carbon footprint is not through manufacture or transport,
but its energy in use representing 92.1% of total carbon emissions.
    * The Dyson digital motor spins at 81,000rpm - five times faster than a Formula 1 car engine.  Unlike conventional
brushed motors, it doesn't emit harmful carbon particles into the air.


    * The machine's end of life phase represents less than 1% of the machine's total carbon footprint. 
    * Dyson ensures that it engineers machines and technologies that are reliable and durable thereby reducing the
number of machines that need to be recycled or discarded.  Almost all the machine's component parts are recyclable. 
    * The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is guaranteed by a 5-year warranty.

(1) Calculations based on 200 uses per day over 5 years

(2) Assuming a 32” widescreen LCD TV using 0.14kw

(3) Based upon the Dyson Energy Consumption test method for dry time to 0.1g

link : Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer


Mitsubishi Jet Towel, new silver/charcoal hand dryer

Mitsubishi launch the new silver/charcoal hand dryers to compliment its Jet Towel range. Also available in heated and
unheated (the most environmentally friendly new generation hand dryer available

link: Mitsubishi Jet Towel


Warner Howard launch new black and brushed chrome Airforce hand dryers

The Airforce range has been enhanced with the introduction of both black and brushed chrome versions, to complement
the existing white and polished chrome units.  The black Airforce, like its white counterpart, features SteriTouch®
antibacterial surface protection all over the dryer, while on the brushed chrome unit the outlet area is protected with

Mark Hinton, General Manager of Warner Howard, commented:  "The Airforce has been a great success for us, and has
enabled end users to make substantial savings on their running costs.  This most recent product development means
that the Airforce is suitable for all environments, will complement all washroom decor, and ensures that savings are
available for all."

link : Warner Howard Airforce


o3 solutions completes order of Washroom Hygiene Monitors for New Zealand cleaning

o3 solutions has completed an order for New Zealand washroom services and cleaning company City Cleaning in
Auckland, NZ. The bespoke designed units are to complement their current offering. the units will be available for rent to
their new and existing clients.


Dyson announces 350 new engineering jobs in Britain

Dyson plans to increase the number of engineers and scientists from 350 to 700. The jobs will all be based at the
company's headquarters in Malmesbury, where about 1,300 staff are currently employed, and will be in addition to the
2,500-strong workforce in 49 countries worldwide. Dyson has been criticised in the past after shifting manufacturing
from the UK to the far east.
Dyson's Airblade hand-dryer, launched three years ago, was initially compared with a noisy trouser press. Now it is
common in office, school and NHS toilets.
Dyson's newest product is the Air Multiplier desk fan, launched in October last year, designed to provide a greener
alternative to office air conditioning and to reduce energy use in the home. The company claims it is selling well,
although it is "early days" in the UK, its founder admitted. However, in Australia - where the hi-tech product was
launched at the start of the country's summer - it already has 60% of the market.


Dyson launches new white Airblade

The ever popular Dyson Airblade formerly only available in grey versions of its ABS polycarbonate (AB03) and die-cast
aluminium (AB01) is now available in white polycarbonate (AB03) - more info


Report Says Dyson Hand Dryer Can Help Corporations Cut Carbon Footprint

There is certainly a big push these days for companies to go environmentally friendly in a variety of ways. The challenge
is the investment does not usually translate to price savings or extra earnings for businesses. This means many simply
can’t find the money for to implement environmentally-friendly technologies.

One big exception to this rule is when you are looking at public restroom paper towel use. Simply installing a Dyson
Airblade hand dryer can save on electricity over conventional hand dryers and will dry the hands of twenty two people
all for the precise price of one single paper towel.                                              Source: www.hotseatradio.com

Data from Madson, 2007 report [Life Cycle Assessment of Tissue Products, Prepared for Kimberly Clark. Environmental
Resources Management]:

A workplace with 50 employees, 3 drys per person per day, 150 drys per day, 260 days a year,

- 12.48 gCO2e per dry for virgin paper towels.

Additional data: Transport and emissions factors for Airblade™ used for Netherlands, 10 second dry time based on NSF
protocol, calculations include standby, Airblade manufacture use AB03 primary manufacturer data and 5 year
Airblade™ guarantee period, CO2 emmissions per dry : 3.22gCO2e per dry.

Paper weight of 27g/m2, 89.8m2 per employee per year. 121.2kg of paper per year.

Additional data: Dyson Airblade™ AB03 boxed weight is 13kg, 5 year Airblade™ guarantee period


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