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Antibacterial Hand Dryers

With multiple points of contact where users can deposit or pick up germs, bathrooms in workplaces, hospitality venues, and schools can be a keyway for germs to spread between people. Choosing hands free hand dryers such as the Mitsubishi Electric wave i01 and u02 with no buttons and an antibacterial surfaces with embedded silver ions helps to stop the spread of illness. 

What are anti-bacterial materials

Antibacterial surfaces resist or kill bacteria. They are significant for safe food and water, human health, and industrial equipment

A variety of different materials have the ability to prevent bacterial growth including:

  • Copper and its alloys, which have natural antimicrobial properties and can destroy a wide range of microorganisms
  • Silver, which releases ions that can inactivate enzymes and DNA of bacteria and viruses 
  • Bioinspired surfaces, which mimic the texture of insect wings or shark skin to prevent bacterial attachment and growth
  • Photocatalytic surfaces, which use light to activate substances that can degrade organic pollutants and microorganisms

Materials which have antibacterial properties can be mixed into other materials such as plastics to create a hard-wearing surface that resists many kinds of microbe.

By embedding silver ions into the resin casing of the Mitsubishi Electric Wave range of hand dryers, bacterial growth is prevented.

Benefits of hand dryers with anti-bacterial surfaces

The Mitsubishi Electric Wave range of hand dryers are manufactured with an outer surface with antibacterial properties. This is achieved by embedding ions of metal into the plastic resin which is used in the shell of the hand dryer.

The wipe clean outer surface of the hand dryer is cleaned with normal light cleaning products on a regular basis and the antibacterial ions them prevent microbial growth in between.

The advantages of this type of design are increased hygiene – bacteria that land on the surface of the hand dryer will die off and cannot then spread from one person to another reducing the risk of infection.

Additional design considerations

Coupled with the antibacterial surface on the hand dryer, non-touch operation further reduces the potential for infections to spread. Rather than requiring a button, a sensor in the drying area automatically detects when hands are present before activating the fans. Not only is this a more hygienic mode of operation, but it also improves efficiency, as the hand dryer will only run when it is in use.

Find Out More

To learn more about improving how antibacterial hand dryer surfaces can improve bathroom hygiene, please download a brochure for the Mitsubishi Electric Wave i01 and u02 hand dryers or contact us today to request a demonstration.

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