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Excel Launches the New ThinAir Hand Dryer

Posted on 11/9/2015 in Dryers
Earlier in October, Excel Dryer (maker of the leading Xlerator hand dryer) announced the launch of a new line of hand dryers.  The ThinAir hand dryers are efficient, surface-mounted dryers that protrude a mere 4 inches from the wall, making them perfect for ADA-compliant bathrooms.  Excel claims a 15 second dry time, so these are fast but not as fast as the Xlerator or other top dryers, but for a small, 4 inch deep dryer, that is great performance.  For more on the product or to purchase, click here.

From the Excel Dryer press release:

“The ThinAir Hand Dryer eliminates the need to recess the dryer into a restroom wall to achieve ADA compliance, which is beneficial for facilities with walls that are difficult to modify,” said Excel Dryer Vice President of Marketing, William Gagnon. “ThinAir has a lower cost of ownership than other hand dryers, and is easier to install making it a cost effective and affordable option to facilities looking for reliable performance and high efficiency.”

The ThinAir currently comes in only one case material (white Polymer with anti-microbial coating), but Excel plans for other, metal casings in the future.  ThinAir has adjustable speed/volume and comes with an option to turn the heating element off, allowing for a range of electric usage from 333 watts to 960 watts.  It also has a washable pre-filter and the list price is $500.  Our price is $330 and we have them ready to deliver.  Call us at 888-629-0685 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

The History of Hand Dryers

Posted on 8/24/2015 in Dryers
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


New Technology Hand Dryers at ISSA 2013

Posted on 12/3/2013 in Dryers
Like last year, we attended the ISSA/Interclean trade show in November and produced a video that brings you to the show to see the latest hand dryer technology.

American Dryer Introduces Cold Plasma Technology to Hand Dryers

Posted on 11/14/2013 in Dryers
I will be visiting Las Vegas next week to attend the annual cleaning industry trade show, ISSA, and most of the major hand dryer companies will be there showing off their latest technology.

Dyson Discontinues Aluminum Hand Dryers (AB02 and AB06)

Posted on 9/11/2013 in 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.

Introducing the new World Dryer VMax Hand Dryer

Posted on 5/3/2013 in Dryers
World Dryer has been introducing new and innovative products recently, and now available comes the VMax hand dryer.  The VMax has a modern ergonomic design and is a hands-in style dryer.

NetDryers featured in Crain's Chicago's Entrepreneurs in Action

Posted on 2/28/2013 in Dryers
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.

NetDryers and George Campbell featured on NPR's All Things Considered

Posted on 2/5/2013 in Dryers
A couple of weeks ago, the folks at NPR's All Things Considered noticed that more and more high speed hand dryers were appearing in bathrooms and thought it would make an interesting piece for the show.  The story ended up featuring Excel Dryer's Dennis Gagnon and the development of the Xlerator hand dryer, which was one of the first high speed hand dryers.

Dyson Announces 3 New Hand Dryer Products, MK II, V, and Airblade Tap

Posted on 2/3/2013 in Dryers
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.

Dyson Airblade - Facts you need to know

Posted on 1/8/2013 in Dryers
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.

New Technology Hand Dryers at ISSA 2012 Video

Posted on 10/23/2012 in Dryers
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.

Top 10 Hand Dryer Myths

Posted on 9/24/2012 in Dryers
We would have a ton more hand dryers installed in the USA if these myths were somehow debunked!

A Balanced Approach to Hand Drying

Posted on 8/30/2012 in Dryers
In the US, when organizations start with the question, "Hand Dryers or Paper Towels," the answer usually comes up as paper towels.   Habits, germophobia, OCD, executive preference, and long-standing paper contracts all contribute to this result.