Press Release Summary:
Jet Towel removes water from front and back of freshly washed hands using touch-free operation. U-shaped drying port at top of unit features front and rear horizontal air jets that force water from front and back of both hands simultaneously. Sanitary design, with antibacterial-treated surfaces, eliminates water spray on floor and prevents floor debris from circulating throughout room. With 65dB noise rating, 220 V, 650 W, 4 A unit measures 27 x 11.8 x 8.7 in.
Original Press Release:
Mitsubishi Jet Towel High-Speed Air Hand Dryer Available Nationwide, Exclusive Dual Air Jet Technology Dries Hands Up to 8X Faster in 5 to 6 Seconds
Environmental alternative to paper towels in a league of its own
SEATTLE, March 7, 2006 - The Mitsubishi Jet Towel, a revolutionary high-speed air hand dryer that removes water from the front and back of freshly-washed hands in an industry-leading 5 to 6 seconds, goes on sale nationwide today.
The touch-free Jet Towel offers highly-efficient, sanitary operation in a unique, stylish design ideal for commercial applications. Eliminating paper towels can save businesses tens of thousands of dollars per year and benefit the environment by reducing trash waste and lowering overall energy consumption.
Ideal for offices, restaurants, retail stores and hotels, a drying process up to eight times faster than conventional air hand dryers results in a remarkable drying time of 5 seconds (versus up to 40 seconds for competitive products). Laboratories, factories and food processing facilities can benefit from increases in productivity and hygiene while reducing washroom maintenance and waste management services.
"The Jet Towel takes air hand drying to a new level by drying hands just as quickly as paper towels and leaving hands feeling clean and dry, all at a reduced cost and with significant environmental benefits," said James Allard, CEO of PACARC LLC, the exclusive U.S. distributor of the Jet Towel. "Air hand drying has never been so attractive. Wasting excessive time drying your hands and then still needing to wipe them on your clothes is a thing of the past."
A U-shaped drying port at the top of the unit with front and rear horizontal air jets forces water from the front and back of both hands simultaneously. As hands are slowly pulled out of the top of the unit, water is quickly and efficiently blown away. The sanitary design (with antibacterial-treated surfaces) eliminates water spray on the floor and prevents floor debris from circulating throughout a room.
Available and ubiquitous in Japan for almost a decade, the Jet Towel has a proven track record of reliability and widespread acceptance. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation manufactures the Jet Towel in Japan (www.mitsubishielectric.com) and PACARC LLC, a Seattle-based distribution company (www.pacarc.com), distributes the product in the U.S. Additional information and a link to regional distributors is available at www.mitsubishijettowel.com.
The Mitsubishi Jet Towel will be on display at the Interphex 2006 Pharmaceutical and Medical Manufacturing Trade Show in March and the National Restaurant Association's 2006 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in May.
Key Specifications: 220 volts, 650 watts, 4 amps, 27.0 inches (length), 11.8 inches (width) and 8.7 inches (depth), 1 unit per 3 wash basins, long-life air filter, short duration 65dB noise rating, 1 year limited warranty.