Category: Hygiene

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A Case for American Manufacturing

American manufacturing is an important economic driver. It invigorates innovation and product development, and provides employment opportunities here, stateside. This spring, another case was made for American-made products: their availability. In April 2021, you couldn’t read a newspaper or put on a television station without catching a story about the shipping vessel that was lodged […]

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It’s Time to Go Touchless: The No-Touch Hand Drying Solution

Consider all the items a single person touches in one day. On average, research conducted in 2015 showed that the average person touches 140 distinct objects every day. Each of these objects comes with their own set of bacteria — some innocuous and some that can cause viruses and illness. Limiting touches has become more […]

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Clickbait headlines mislead on paper towel vs. hand dryer debate

23 studies conclude: Hand dryers are as healthy and safe as other drying methods. Recent clickbait articles feature misleading, unsubstantiated and negative information surrounding hand dryers and COVID-19. Now, the truth has emerged. After 23 peer-reviewed studies, one clear conclusion was reached: Dry your hands with paper towels or hand dryers—because they’re equally hygienic. Researchers […]

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Portable Hand Hygiene: Smart Investment or Short-Lived Trend?

The world is currently preoccupied with one thing: germ and infection control. With the potential for the current global pandemic to continue for several years, the need for methods to control infection spread and kill potentially deadly germs continues to be top-of-mind. In the past, the only option for truly portable germ control was basic […]

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99 Years of Hand Dryers in Bathrooms: How Hand Dryers Have Changed Restrooms for the Better

The original hand dryer called the “electric towel” was patented in 1921. Over the last 99 years, hand dryers have undergone massive innovation and creative engineering to become the ideal choice for restrooms across the world. Countless hours of research and development led to the creation of the XLERATOR® hand dryer for bathrooms in 2002 […]

Drying hands the hygienic way

Proper Hand Hygiene: No Greater Defense Against the Spread of Germs

With reports related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) dominating the news, perhaps now, more than ever, we stand with restaurants, municipalities, airports and other everyday facilities nationwide in support of a cause that impacts all of us: the protection of public health and wellness. Helping to create healthier environments has always been a critical piece […]

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Blowing Away Myths About Hand Dryers and Germs

In a highly trafficked area like a restroom, it’s inevitable that germs are lurking to some extent on the door handles, faucets, and, of course, the toilets. To keep your experience as germ-free as possible, you want to get in and out quickly and with little contamination. Hand dryers allow users to fully dry their […]