Excel Dryer: A History of Innovation

History of a Hand Dryer

XLERATOR® hand dryers debuted in 2001 and dries hands completely in 10 to 15 seconds. Not only does the XLERATOR® get the job done quickly, 3 times faster than conventional dryers, it also uses 80% less energy. It is a 95% cost savings over paper towels and eliminates their labor, maintenance, and waste while creating a more hygienic restroom environment according to the Wall Street Journal.

Shortly after, we introduced custom XLERATOR® cover designs, featured in public and private locations worldwide like Boston-based Fenway Park and Patriot’s Gillette Stadium. This gives venues the added benefit of maintaining their branding, even in the restroom areas!

In 2009, a peer reviewed (per ISO 14040 standards) Life Cycle Assessment of XLERATOR paper confirmed that XLERATOR® hand dryers reduce the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70% when compared to both traditional hand dryers and fully recycled paper towels. XLERATOR® hand dryers represent a major cost savings, are an excellent source reduction alternative, and helps qualify for multiple LEED credits.

2014 will mark many more exciting XLERATOR® innovations. Stay tuned for more to come!

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