It's been a while since we last made a post, but there hasn't been much news from the industry this summer. However, I was somewhat excited by this piece from atlasobscura.com called The Weird History of Hand Dryers Will Blow You Away. It's a very accurate and fair piece I thought, and I wanted to share the link with you here.
If you are following Dyson news, a patent was filed with the U.S. Patent Office by Dyson for a new faucet fixture that not only gives you water to wash your hands, but it also works as a dryer to dry them.
Dyson continues to shake up it's hand dryer line-up in 2013, announcing recently the introduction of the Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer. Effective immediately, the dB (so named due to it's significant sound reduction, which Dyson claims to be 50% quieter) will replace the AB04, the standard of Airblade hand dryers.
As you may know, I helped launch the Dyson Airblade hand dryer in the U.S. Market back in 2007, and at that time, the only model that was available was the AB02, which was manufactured with a casing of die-cast aluminum. This was a very expensive part to tool and manufacture, and at times it was susceptible to corrosion if the powder coating wasn't perfect or was scratched.
NetDryers and George Campbell are featured in a short video piece in Crain's Chicago's Entrepreneurs in Action series about Chicago start-ups. The piece, by business journalist Lisa Leiter, tells the company's story of helping customers view bathrooms differently and create strategies to make them more sustainable and cost-effective by incorporating hand dryers into their facilities.
Dyson has announced a new line of Airblade hand dryers based around a new version of the Dyson Digital Motor, or DDM (v4). The new line will include a lighter, quieter version of the aluminum cased AB02 hand dryer.
One of our best selling hand dryers is the amazing Dyson Airblade hand dryer. The product is great. It's probably the fastest dryer on the market and it is certainly the only dryer with a ton of hygiene certifications, including HAACP and NSF.
The 2012 ISSA show was held Oct. 16-19 in Chicago, and there were so many new technology hand dryers that we decided to make a video so that all of you could see and experience the new products and the marketing behind them. Hand dryers continue to make technology strides.