The truth about the hygiene of Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers

Questionable reports are being produced by paper towel and cotton roll towel manufacturers regarding the hygienic qualities of Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers. Watch the video to discover the truth about the methodologies used to obtain some of the results and learn about the important facts of hand drying hygiene. 

Watch the video below.

"Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers are the only ones certified by NSF and HACCP."

Toby Saville, Microbiologist

Dyson is hygienic,
economical and ecological.

Is paper?

1 in 5 washrooms are found with no paper available leaving no way to dry hands. That's unhygienic. Paper towels need constant restocking, cleaning up and disposal. Thats expensive and impacts the environment.

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers reduce bacteria on hands by up to 40%

The paper towel industry claim that Dyson hand dryers increase bacteria counts on hands. But in fact, Airblade™ technology dries hands hygienically in just 10-12 seconds - reducing bacteria on hands by up to 40%.

Dyson digital motor technology

The Dyson digital motor V4 is one of the world's smallest full-integrated 1600W motors. It spins 90,000 times a minute, and is the only hand dryer motor powerful enough to make Airblade™ technology possible.

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers remove 99.9% of bacteria from the washroom air.

Paper towel manufacturers claim that Dyson hand dryers add more bacteria into the washroom air. But thanks to HEPA filters as standard, Airblade™ technology captures 99.9% of bacteria from the air used to dry hands.

HEPA filtration

The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer uses a HEPA filter to capture 99.9% of bacteria from the air used to dry hands. It has a grille to capture larger debris, a fleece layer to capture fluff and fibres, and a pleated HEPA media to capture particles as small as 0.1 microns.

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers help to prevent the growth of surface bacteria

The paper towel industry claim that the surface of a Dyson hand dryer is more contaminated with bacteria than a paper towel dispenser. But with an antibacterial additive in its surface coating, the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer helps to prevent the growth of bacteria.

Anti-bacterial surface additive

Every Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer has antibacterial protection integrated into its exterior coating. This additive is designed to reduce bacteria and mould growth by 99.9% for the lifetime of the machine - making the surface more hygienic to touch and helping to protect against odours and staining.

Read the evidence

Bacteria removal by the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer.

Microbial aerosol generation by a range of hand drying methods.

Surface contamination of high-touch washroom areas.

"we wanted to create a functional, hygienic and elegant user experience.
This is exactly what we were looking for."

Elin Kjartansdóttir, Architect. Keflavik Airport

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Only Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have all these benefits

  • Pictogram Snelste handdrogers


    Hoor de ervaringen van bedrijven die al Airblade™ technologie hebben.

  • Pictogrammen Meest hygiënische handdrogers


    Standaard met HEPA filter

  • Costs less to run icon

    Kost minder in gebruik

    Tot 80% voordeliger dan andere handdrogers.

  • Pictogram Beter voor het milieu

    Beter voor het milieu

    Geen bomen gekapt, bespaart tot 80% CO2