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A Hygienic Hand Drying Solution
Excel Dryer, manufacturer of the original, patented, high speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® hand dryer, is committed to providing the most hygienic hand drying solutions. While the cost-savings and environmental benefits of high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers are clear, there are many misconceptions about the hygienic efficacy of different hand drying methods. It is important that distributors and end-users are comfortable and assured that Excel Dryer hand dryers are both reliable and hygienic. This page has been created to host educational materials regarding hand hygiene as it relates to hand dryers, including scientific studies, case studies, articles and other resources about proper hand hygiene.
Excel Dryer acknowledges that many studies have also been produced, mostly funded by the paper towel industry, in support of paper towels. However, there are several independent third-party studies that debunk the myth of paper towels being more hygienic than hand dryers.
A Mayo Clinic Study
A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit, worldwide leader in medical care, research and education, evaluated the effects of four different hand drying methods regarding the removal of bacteria from washed hands.
A Laval University Study
Another study, conducted by researchers at Laval University in Quebec City and published by the American Journal of Infection Control, evaluated bacterial contaminants found on unused paper towels.
A Microchem Lab Study
In September 2009, Antimicrobial Test Laboratories conducted a study for Excel Dryer to evaluate bacteria levels on the hands of volunteers related to hand washing and drying.
Excel Dryer’s Hygiene Study
Excel Dryer, Inc. wants our distributors and end users to be confident in the safety and health benefits of warm air hand and hair dryers. It is important to us that you feel comfortable and assured that our products are both reliable and hygienic.
Clean Hands Save Lives
Handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine—it involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy.
Hand Dryers: Clearing the Air
Excel Dryer’s XLERATOR Hand Dryers have changed the way people think about the hand dryer.
Get Customers to Buy Hand Dryers
Industry manufacturers answer questions posed by others in the industry to help sell hand dryers.
Hand Dryers Are Sanitary
Hand dryers are known to have hygienic benefits and be much more sanitary than other techniques of hand drying.
Energy-Efficient Hand Dryers are Green Machines
XLERATOR hand dryers use 80 percent less energy than conventional hand dryers and can reduce the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50 to 70 percent when compared to traditional hand dryers and recycled paper towels.
XLERATOReco Hand Dryer
In addition to all the features and benefits of the XLERATOR hand dryer, the XLERATOReco hand dryer features “No Heat” technology that dries hands in 15 seconds all while using 500 watts of energy.
Hand Dryer Location Influences Hand Washing
Excel Dryer recommends installing hand dryers in close proximity to sinks to make them as accessible as possible and encourage hand washing.
Don’t Be Fooled by ‘Fake News’ About Hand Dryers
The great debate of hand dryers vs. paper towels has gone on for years with the efficacy of hygienic hand dryers called in to question by studies largely funded by the paper towel industry and through fake news accounts in the media and on social media.
XLERATE Community Health During National Handwashing Awareness Week
Naturally creative, curious, industrious and determined, most kids aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.
How does Excel Dryer Celebrate National Public Health Week? With Some Good, Clean Hand Hygiene
This week, Excel Dryer joins virtual forces with hospitals and other health-care settings nationwide.
For Restaurants, Excel Dryer’s Signature Hand-Hygiene Technology Offers Full Menu of Advantages
The fact is, a restaurant’s restrooms are the ultimate reflection of its commitment to the customer experience.
Hands Dried in Hands-Under Style Dryers Can Help Prevent the Spread of Bacteria
Warm air to cold air, hands-under to trough-style, from the regular brown paper towels to 100% recycled, the great debate of hand dryers vs. paper towels has gone on for years.
Are Electric Hand Dryers a Hygienic Drying Solution?
Due to environmental benefits and cost savings, we certainly see an increasing number of energy-efficient automatic electric hand dryers in public places like restaurants, hospitals, train stations, airports, sports complexes, and malls.
A customized cost-savings analysis revealed that Max Burger used nearly 750,000 paper towels with a total cost of $5,850 annually.
Longmeadow High School
The cost savings was an important factor in choosing the XLERATOR for Longmeadow High School.
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central installed XLERATOR Hand Dryers to support a sustainable transformation of the facility.