Excel Dryer leads the charge with upgraded electrostatic HEPA filtration in all hand dryer models

Posted by Janet B. Stroud — December 8, 2023 — Hand dryer manufacturer Excel Dryer has upgraded to electrostatic HEPA filtration, which is an optional feature for the XLERATOR hand dryer models and is now available in the newly expanded surface-mounted, ADA-compliant ThinAir Hand Dryer product line.

HEPA filters in 2 hand dryers: XLERATOR and ThinAir

Image courtesy of Excel Dryer

ThinAir is a high-efficiency model that includes all the standard enhanced features — including adjustable sound, speed and heat controls — while also protruding less than four inches from the wall to adhere to ADA regulations. ThinAir dries hands in 14 seconds, operates on 950 watts and helps facilities qualify for several LEED Credits and WELL Points.

The upgraded HEPA filtration system uses electrostatically charged media, which allows for increased airflow and attracts particles — including bacteria and viruses — to the filter media, removing them from the air.

William Gagnon, executive vice president and COO at Excel Dryer, stated:

We have always promoted the importance of proper hand hygiene, including thoroughly washing and drying hands, and we will continue to do so. The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized and reminded the world of the importance of clean and dry hands. We’re excited to now offer this improved system to all our touchless hand drying solutions.

Post-pandemic, clean hands are a global focus, and the filtration of bacteria and viruses from the air is paramount to help improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and the environment. Excel Dryer’s full line of hand drying solutions with electrostatic HEPA filtration helps facilities accomplish both.