The supplier brand’s chief engineer, Jake Dyson said: “At Dyson we believe hand drying should be fast, hygienic and responsible in its energy use. We solved many of these problems when we disrupted the industry with the launch of the first Dyson Airblade in 2006. We continue to pioneer with the Dyson Airblade 9kJ – our latest hand drying technology. From the acoustics to its design, everything has been rethought to deliver the best performance without any compromise on user experience or hygiene.”The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer machine has been three years in development with over 700 prototypes made. The hand dryer uses up to 80% less energy than the original Dyson Airblade hand dryer while producing up to 85% less carbon dioxide emissions per dry.
The company’s founder, James Dyson commented on the launch: “It is the instinct of engineers to want to improve things, make them more efficient and to use fewer resources in the process. It is wired into our DNA and it is this urge which drives progress and advancement – even in the washroom. In 1907 paper towels were first introduced, and the electric hand dryer made its first appearance in 1948 – but both have their failings. The journey to find a better way is fascinating. In 2006 the invention of Dyson Airblade technology meant that, for the first time, water was scraped off hands using high velocity unheated air, thus reducing the energy consumption,” he adds.The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer features technology such as the Curved Blade design which contains a digital motor V4 that shifts 23 litres of air per second for quick drying.
The technology comprises sensors that detect hands in 0.2 seconds to activate air, a HEPA filter which captures 99.95% of particles and silencers made from open-cell foam and perforated discs reducing noise