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Hand Dryers Vs. Paper Towels

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Hand Dryers reduce bacteria and save costs vs. paper towels
ExtremeAir CPC Cold Plasma Hand Dryer Kills Germs.  The Paper Towel debate is over. The new American Dryer ExtremeAir cPc Cold Plasma Clean™ hand dryer kills bacteria on hands while purifying surrounding air.
CPC technology kills E. Coli, C. Diff, MRSA, Staph, TB, and more on and around your hands naturally, without chemicals. Cold Plasma Clean technology was developed by American Dryer’s team of engineers to create the most hygienic method of hand drying ever. Learn more about the ExtremeAir cPc now. The paper towel debate is over!

When it comes to hand dryers and paper towels, the studies found across the web rarely prove anything. Why? The hand dryers used in the studies are old news models of years ago. The truth is, paper doesn't stand a chance when it comes to the new technology used in today's turbo fast dryers. In fact, new studies have recently surfaced proving bacteria lives in paper towel. Did you know damp hands spread up to 1,000 more times bacteria than dry hands? How many times have you entered a public restroom and witnessed masses of damp, unhygienic, paper towel overflowing from the trash cans and scattered across the floors? Have you seen clogged toilets stuffed with paper towels in bars, clubs, schools, or other restrooms? Have you tried to dry your hands only to find the paper towel dispenser is either broken or just out of paper? People start relying on wiping the water off on their pants, and touching objects such as door handles with damp hands. Worse yet, peoples' hands are still damp outside the restroom, and bacteria are spread throughout the building.

The clear solution is high speed hand dryers such as the Dyson Airblade, Excel Dryer Xlerator, American Dryer ExtremeAir, or Palmer Fixture BluStorm (just to name a few). These high speed, energy efficient hand dryers all have a few things in common: The eliminate unhygienic paper towel mess, they eliminate vandalism from clogged toilets, they reduce costs in paper towel supplies, and they reduce bacteria or germs by drying hands completely in 10-15 seconds. The all new ExtremeAir cPc goes where no other hand dyrer has gone and uses cold plasma to naturally kill germs on hands. This amazing technology sanitizes hands without chemicals and offers the most hygienic method of drying hands. Germs actually live and breed on both damp and dry or unused paper. You could always hold the paper under the ExtremeAir cPc hand dryer to kill the germs before using it!

What does it cost to run one of the hand dryers mentioned above?  They answer is jaw-dropping if you are used to high costs associated with paper towel.  When the heating element is installed, the high speed hand dryer wil cost about 40-50 cents per 1,000 uses.  Without the heat, they cost about 18-24 cents per 1,000 uses.  The heated hand dryers blast warm air and dry hands a couple seconds faster on average, excluding the Dyson Airblade.  The Airblade is a unique machine that uses an industrial technology called Air Knife.  The Air Knife technology strips liquids from solids and doesn't require heat to dry objects in 12 seconds flat.  It also uses a HEPA filter to eliminate 99.9% of all bacteria.  Learn more about Dyson hand dryers and why they are one of the most hygienic hand drying solutions money can buy.  A similar hand dryer to the Dyson is the Mitsubishi Jet Towel, which also uses Air Knife.

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New studies are coming out every day proving cloth and paper towels in restrooms are not as hygienic as once believed. When reading studies over the internet, pay very close attention to the source and the hand dryer used in the comparison. Most studies are inaccurate because old hand dryers are almost always used. Machines that take too long to dry hands, or just didn't work in the first place. The tests and comparisons are biased and irrelevant from the start.

When choosing hand dryers or paper towel, one must consider several factors such as:
  1. Cost savings adds up annually in paper costs
  2. Cost savings adds up with less maintenance
  3. Energy Savings
  4. Hygiene
  5. Reducing vandalism such as clogged toilets
  6. Preserving the environment
  7. Saving trees, water, land-fill space
  8. Conserving resources from paper production operations such as pulping
  9. Saving fuel costs from heavy transit operations
  10. Creating happy customers and restroom users
  11. What does one do when the paper has run out of the dispenser?
  12. The life expectancy of most quality, durable hand dryers are 7-10 years.
  13. Hand Dryers do require resources to build, and they do use resources and energy.  However, paper products use far more resources and require constant costs in transportation operations as trucks transport high volumes of paper towel around the world.
  14. Rcycled paper saves some resources.  However, recycled paper can only be used once and still ends up creating land-fill space.
  15. Recycled paper houses more bacteria than virgin paper.
  16. The pay back time in cost savings of paper towel for a hand dryer is just a few months.

A quick document provided by Excel Dryer sums it up and explains the top 5 myths of hand dryers.  The #1 myth is hand dryers are not sanitary. This stemmed from a study done by the University of West-minster in England. In 1993, this study was funded by the Association of Makers of Soft Tissue Papers. Research indicates that this claim only amounts to a scare tactic favored by the paper industry. Read more on the Top 5 Hand Dryer Myths...

More on Cold Plasma Clean™ technology and how it applies to killing germs and killing the paper towel debate:

CPC kills germs on the surface of your hands and the surrounding air while drying them with warm air. Cold Plasma Clean technology was developed by American Dryer’s team of engineers to create the most hygienic method of hand drying ever. Cold Plasma Clean technology goes way beyond HEPA filtration, which simply traps mold and germs inside the dryer. HEPA does not sanitize your hands or kill germs. CPC technology is a solid-state, maintenance-free solution. There are no expensive filters, chemicals or labor.

Cold plasma or bipolar ionization is nature’s way of cleaning the air and killing germs. High levels of ionization are found in the fresh air breeze off the ocean or on top of a mountain. CPC technology is natural and safe.

The Cold Plasma Generator inside the eXtremeAir® uses steady-state positive and negative discharge points to split water molecules in the air into oppositely charged hydrogen and oxygen ions. These ions in turn break down gases to harmless compounds commonly found in the atmosphere. Air is made up of millions of molecules, including harmful gases, fibers, mold, bacteria, and viruses. CPC technology breaks down harmful pathogens into simple, safe, naturally occurring molecules.