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Dryer features 'germ destroying' technology

Published 21st May, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Dryer features 'germ destroying' technology

A new 'germ destroying' hand dryer is set to transform the education, healthcare and food processing sectors with the introduction of Cold Plasma Clean (cPc) technology - proven to actively kill germs including e.coli, staph, C.diff, MRSA and Salmonella with a 99.6% success rate - without the use of chemicals.

American Dryer's innovative cPc technology - which has never before been used in this context, or available in European markets - will be debuted in its high-speed eXtremeAir CPC model. This is now available throughout the UK and Europe from American Dryer's official partner, American Dryer UK, a trading name of Intelligent Sourcing Systems Ltd.

eXtremeAir CPC features a revolutionary generator that converts air into cold plasma through a bipolar ionization process. The generator inside the dryer uses steady state positive and negative discharge points to split water molecules in the air into oppositely charged hydrogen and oxygen ions. These ions, otherwise known as hydroxyl radicals, in turn, clean the air without chemicals.

Following years of research and development, American Dryer's patented cPc technology was launched in the US in Nov 2013, and has been rigorously tested by two of the world's leading independent microbiology labs.

Andrew Cameron of American Dryer UK said: “We are delighted to be able to bring cPc technology to the UK with the launch of eXtremeAir CPC. We know that decision makers have examined the paper towels verse dryers debate for years and this technology has enabled us to provide a real game-changer for the industry. Our cPc technology takes hand dryers from hygienic to 'germ destroying' and we all know hand towels cannot be recycled, in turn consuming precious resources and using excessive landfill space, so the debate becomes almost irrelevant. It's an exciting time for the hand drying industry in the UK and we are looking forward to receive feedback on this innovative product.”

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