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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


Hand Dryers Signs

Posted on 7/11/2013 in Dryers
Over the holidays, I travelled home to Wisconsin for some family and golf time.  As usual, this means at least one stop at an Illinois Tollway Oasis for a pitstop, snack, and some gas...

Why don't sustainability professionals take reducing paper towel usage seriously?

Posted on 4/22/2013 in Hand Dryer Sustainability
The curious debate of paper towels vs hand dryers has been going on for quite some time now, and as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it seems to me to be kind of silly. 

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.

How Big is the U.S. Commercial Paper Towel Market?

Posted on 11/7/2012 in Hand Dryer Sustainability
The size and scope of the U.S. Commercial Paper Towel market has always been a source of interest for me.  When I first got involved with the hand dryer industry, it was one of the questions that was asked frequently.  Getting a straight answer was difficult, as the paper industry intentionally blends the figures with either the consumer part of the business or with tissue products as a whole.

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!

Intelligent Restroom Design

Posted on 9/12/2012 in Dryers
I always am asked about public and private bathroom design, and it has amazed me in my travels how little thought must go into the layout and design of these restrooms.

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.