Can a hand dryer kill Ebola?

ExtremeAir CPC Hand Dryer

Cold plasma kills bacteria and germs, and now it’s available with a hand dryer

Can hand dryers kill Ebola?  First, only one hand dryer (today) actually kills germs.  As Ebola and other bacterial and viruses cause concern, what can we do to prevent the spread of germs?  One hand dryer at ProDryers, the ExtremeAir CPC (Cold Plasma Clean) converts air into cold plasma (the air is warm).  The ExtremeAir CPC is fast becoming the choice of hand dryer for schools, hospitals, offices, and other public places where preventing the spread of bacteria and germs is a concern.  The ExtremeAir cold plasma hand dryer uses CPC technology to kill nearly all bacteria and germs.  It has even been independently proven to kill E.coli, Staph, MRSA, C.diff, and Salmonella.  So can the ExtremeAir CPC hand dryer kill Ebola?  As Ebola is very new to the world, it’s quite difficult to have that study done.  Hopefully that study can be performed in the future so we can state the facts on Cold Plasma and its effect on Ebola.

More on the ExtremeAir CPC:

  • Uses Cold Plasma Clean technology
  • Dries hands in 10-15 seconds
  • Adjustable sound and speed
  • Compact design
  • Universal voltage

The ExtremeAir CPC uses a generator that converts air into cold plasma which is a well know and trusted method of killing germs in industries such as health care and food processing.  Plasma is also known as the 4th state of matter.  It is ionized air that contains positively and negatively charged molecules that attract and kill germs.  The by-product is pure water vapor.  Cold plasma can be found in mountain tops  and ocean breezes.  It’s natural and safe.  Proven cold plasma technology has been used to improve air quality in commercial buildings since the 1930’s.  Schools, hospitals and other facilities use this technology to keep the air clean.  More recently, cold plasma has been used in the medical industry to treat surgical incisions, and in the food processing industry to break down harmful microbes.  And now, cold plasma has been engineered into a hand dryer to kill nearly all germs!

CPC technology is independent proven to be safe and effective.  Two of the nation’s leading microbiology labs were selected for testing.  EMSL Labs is an elite CDC-certified lab with AIHA accreditation in industrial hygiene and environmental microbiology.  Antimicrobial Test Labs (ATL) is a GLP-compliant laboratory audited by the EPA and FDA.  The ExtremeAir CPC hand dryer with CPC technology has also been tested for safety by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), passing both the UL867 and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards.

Buy this hand dryer at or call 888-50-DRYER now!

Dyson Airblade V

We’ve all heard of the Dyson Airblade as it has taken the hand dryer industry by storm.  But many of our customers are shocked to learn of the Dyson Airblade V.  The Dyson Airblade V is a slim designed hand dryer that mounts up above 26″ from the floor like traditional hand dryers do.  The major difference is, this hand dryer is ADA compliant due to the thin design, and it actually works by moving air at a high speed of 420 MPH.  It uses the same Dyson V4 digital motor that the AB14 Hands-In style Dyson Airblade uses.  The Dyson Airblade V is equipped with (2) HEPA filters because the airflow is separated into two paths creating a “V” shaped design.  Both hands are dried simultaneously and promote hygiene by eliminating the need to rub hands together.  It has been proven that rubbing hands together brings dead skin cells to the surface and promotes the spread of bacteria.  The Dyson Airblade V (and all Airblade dryers) has been designed to be one of the most hygienic hand drying solutions on the planet.  The HEPA filtration eliminates 99.97% of all bacteria from the air.  The biggest surprise to most of our customers is the price of the V hand dryer.  The Dyson Airblade V is much less expensive than the hands-in style Airblade.  The White AB12 Dyson Airblade V starts at just $749.  On top of that, the Dyson Airblade V comes with a 5 year parts warranty, plus a 5 year labor warranty from Dyson.  This is the best warranty in the hand dryer industry.  The V hand dryer is one solid built product!

ProDryers is a top trusted master distributor of all Dyson Airblade products and will normally ship same day.  Call 888-503-7937 to learn more or buy online now at!

There are two model numbers for the Dyson V.

Dyson Airblade V

Get the Dyson Airblade V now at the best price!

Dyson AB12-W (White Dyson Airblade V)

Dyson AB12-N (Sprayed Nickel Dyson Airblade V)

Get them both at the absolute best price plus free shipping now!

Fake Knock-Off Brand Xlerator Hand Dryers from China and why Not to Buy

First of all, we at ProDryers will never, ever offer a fake knock-off brand of the Xlerator or any other high quality brand we carry.  We simply carry only the best brands.  In fact, we have dropped brands before because they did not perform to our standards.  First, let’s start off by offering what the Xlerator hand dryer is and why our customers love them:

Xlerator Hand Dryer

ProDryers is an Authorized Master Distributor of the Xlerator Hand Dryer by Excel Dryer

  • USA made and qualifies for the Buy American Act.
  • Lasts 7-10 years on average.
  • We sell hundreds per month.  Since 2006, we have had less than 10 warranty claims.
  • Excel Dryer stands behind the premium 5 year warranty.  They are one of the best in the business.
  • Energy Efficient, GreenSpec Listed, Helps with LEED credits
  • The Standard Xlerator with a heating element on a 110-120 line, uses on 1500 watts and pulls 12.5 amp
  • The new Xlerator ECO version uses no heat at only 500 watts and 4.5 amp on a 110-120 line.
  • Save even more energy on higher voltage lines

If you buy a Chinese made knock-off, don’t expect the same.  It’s not an Xlerator.  And when something goes wrong, who is going to warranty the product?  Overseas companies contact us at ProDryers every day with knock-off brand sales pitches.  We will never offer anything less than quality to our customers.

ProDryers is so confident in the Xlerator hand dryer, we will back the warranty if Excel Dryer will not within 5 years of purchase as long as the Xlerator was purchased from ProDryers.  Now we know, that will never happen, but if it should, feel free to give us a call.  Both ProDryers and Excel Dryer will be right here in the United States to help you!

More About Category Five Technologies, INC.

If you are reading this blog, chances are you are interested in one of our niche market ecommerce specialty sites.  ProDryers, ProDrinkingFountains, ProFloorMachines, and MRDIndustrial are just a few of our shopping experiences.  We have a team of compassionate customer care professionals that handle all of our order processing and customer service under one company.  Although each shopping experience is unique and distinct to a specific market, everything is handled by the same company; Category Five Technologies, INC..

Hand Dryers and Over 2500 Restroom Products

Hand Dryers and Over 2500 Restroom Products

It all started with, where we have become a master distributor of hand dryers for commercial restrooms offering only the best of brands such as the Excel Dryer Xlerator hand dryer, the Dyson Airblade and more along with over 2500 restroom products.  Some of our top selling hand dryers include the following:

Although we offer much more (many hundreds of hand dryers and other products), it’s difficult to mention much more in this article.  We source these hand dryers (and much more) direct from the manufacturers in bulk enabling us to offer the absolute best price found anywhere in addition to fast free shipping.  We simply cannot be beat on the above products.  The above products are superior built, long lasting, durable and reliable products.  We have a long enough history to identify the above as 2 of our top manufacturers when it comes to quality.

Our second store was designed around 2007; ProDrinkingFountains.  We offer top quality drinking fountains such as Elkay, Oasis, Haws and more.  We also offer bottle filling stations, indoor drinking fountains, outdoor drinking fountains, commercial sinks, and faucets just to name a few of our plumbing supplies.  We offer super low pricing along with 100% free shipping to anywhere in the continental US.  Shopping for a drinking fountain can be difficult.  That’s why we designed our shopping experience to move our shoppers quickly to the exact product or style of drinking fountain being searched.

ProFloorMachines and MRDIndustrial are functional but still in the early development stages.  We have many more domains (more than 150) waiting to be developed into pleasurable shopping experiences.  Look for more Category Five Technologies, INC stores soon.

You can trust that our team of customer care professionals will always handle you with a high level of importance.  We hope to earn your trust for life, not just for one sale.

Some Interesting Tree Facts

Although we sell over 2500 restroom products and even offer paper towel dispensers, we feel very strongly about the need to save our trees and promote a greener, healthier world for our children and future generations to come.  We understand some people still just prefer the paper towel over using a hand dryer, but consider some of these facts first:

  1. A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.
  2. A healthy tree can have a value of up to $10,000.
  3. The shade and wind buffering provided by trees reduces annual heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
  4. Each average-sized tree provides an estimated $7 savings in annual environmental benefits, including energy conservation and reduced pollution.
  5. A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four!
  6. Water originating in our national forests provide drinking water for over 3400 communities, and approximately 60 million individuals.
  7. One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.
  8. Over the course its life, a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide.
  9. An average American uses about 750 pounds of paper every year, and 95% of homes are built using wood. That means each person uses the equivalent of one 100 foot tall, 16 inch diameter, tree every year for their paper and wood product needs.
  10. About one third of the United States of America is covered by forests.  And that is on the decline!
  11. The tallest tree in the country is a Coast Redwood growing in northern California’s Redwood National Park. It is 369 feet tall and over 2000 years old!
  12. You probably knew that trees were good for wildlife, but did you know just how good? For example, the common English Oak (Quercus robur) can support hundreds of different species, including 284 species of insect and 324 taxa (species, sub-species, and varieties) of lichens living directly on the tree. These in turn provide food for numerous birds and small mammals. The acorns of oak trees (which don’t usually appear until the tree is around 40 years old) are food for dozens of species, including wild boar (and now more commonly pigs), jays, pigeons, pheasants, ducks, squirrels, mice, badgers, and deer.
  13. The oldest living organism on Earth is believed to be the “Pando” colony of Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) in Utah, also known as the Trembling Giant. The colony of trees covers some 41.7 hectares (103 acres) and is estimated to weigh nearly 6,000,000 kilograms (6,600 tons), making it also the heaviest known organism. Being a clonal colony, the tree “trunks” all share identical genetic makeup. It is estimated that parts of the inter-connected root stock that links the colony together is in excess of 80,000 years old!

So ask yourself, is it really worth it to use paper towel or should we all move to hand dryers?  The answer is simple.  Hand Dryers are better for businesses, save money, energy, reduce landfill space, reduce the waste of water, and have so many indirect effects such as saving important insects and animals lives, promoting oxygen, reducing carbon dioxide, and so much more.  Leave the trees to do what nature intended and keep our Earth a greener planet.  Learn more at


  • NYC Parks Department “Tree Census,” 2005-2006 (
  • Ohio State University “Environmental Benefits Analysis of Trees for the Governor’s Residence and Heritage Gardens,” 2010
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    ( a. “Buffer Solution for Pork Production,” 2002
    b. “Forest Ecosystem Study Unit for the Georgia Envirothon,” 2006
    c. “Carbon Storage and Accumulation in United States Forest Ecosystems,” 1992
    d. “Methods for Calculating Forest Ecosystem and Harvested Carbon with Standard Estimates for Forest Types of the United States,” 2006
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Management Information Services
  • Arbor National Mortgage
  • American Forests
    a. “Calculations on CO2 Absorption”
  • Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (The Council of Tree & Landscape Appraisers (CTLA) is an organization of tree care and landscape associations, including TCIA, the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA), American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), PLANET, and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). These organizations work together to compile and produce the CTLA Guide to tree and plant appraisals.)

What’s Happening in the Hand Dryer World?

As if we didn’t have enough hand dryers on the market, new ones keep popping up as manufacturers continuously try to trump each other.  One thing is for sure, there are only a handful of manufacturers you should trust with drying hands, and ProDryers has partnered with only the best!  There’s no question that Dyson has shaken up the hand dryer industry like never before and fueled the fire for leading innovation with hand drying technology.  As of date, we have the super cool Dyson Airblade Tap where hands are washed and dried right at the sink.  We have the Dyson Airblade V and then the traditional hands-in style Airblade that started it all.  See all of our Dyson Airblade Hand Dryers at ProDryers.  American Dryer recently came out with the innovative CPC Cold Plasma Clean ExtremeAir which uses Cold Plasma to kill germs without the need of a filter.  But what is next?  What could possibly top cold plasma (which by the way is warm, not cold)?

World Dryer is close to releasing a hand dryer which they believe will be a total game changer for them.  There was a time when World Dryer ruled the world.  Will that day come again?  Details soon to come as we can’t spill what we really don’t know and understand 100% yet.  But we hear it’s some pretty cool stuff.

Palmer Fixture has a new storm dryer soon to be released with some improvements and new capabilities.  We had the chance to see a prototype when Palmer visited us recently.

Excel Dryer is also close to releasing some new cool technology for the restrooms.  We have heard a lot about the changes and can’t wait to be part of this hand dryer evolution.  Can the Xlerator Hand Dryer be even better?

As if killing germs with cold plasma and using dryers that move air at speeds of 420 MPH isn’t enough, we will soon be witnessing yet another generation of hand drying technology.  Stay tuned to ProDryers in the weeks to come…

About Our Manufacturers of Hand Dryers, Restroom Accessories, and More

ProDryers is well-trusted and well-known for major brand hand dryers like the Xlerator and Dyson Airblade just to name a couple.  However, ProDryers is also a commercial restroom superstore.  Here is a brief summary of some of the manufacturers we have partnered with and what they offer:

Call us at 888-503-7937 now and learn more about us or visit us at and browse our commercial restroom superstore.

Dyson Airblade V, the 420 MPH Hand Dryer Coming on Strong

If you have not seen a Dyson Airblade V yet, make sure to take a look.  The Airblade V has gone through some adjustments to lift sales such as a decrease in price.  Most of the customers at ProDryers have heard of the Dyson Airblade (the one where hands are placed inside the dryer).  But the Airblade V, or Dyson AB12 model is very different.  It’s the fastest thin style ADA compliant surface mounted hand dryer available today.  The price has been cut down to 799 for the nickel color and just 749 for the white cover.  You’ll enjoy the same Dyson digital v4 motor which uses Air Knife technology to strip water from hands in just 12 seconds, HEPA filtered to eliminate 99.97% of all germs from the air, at 420 MPH.  It’s a very tough dryer to compete with when it comes to pure power, dry time, clean filtered pure air, and durability.  Many of our customers do not realize, the Dyson Airblade V not only comes with a 5 year limited parts warranty, it also comes with a 5 year onsite service warranty.  Dyson would not issue such a bold warranty if it was used often.  Since the Airblade V has been available for sale, we have seen less than 5 out of thousands sold from ProDryers need warranty repair.  This machine is as durable as it gets!

Hand Dryers

Buy all top brand Hand Dryers such as the Dyson Airblade V at the absolute best prices with free shipping (local 48 states)!

Need multiple dryers?  Call 888-503-7937 and ask a sales rep to start a quote.  It’s that easy at ProDryers, plus we carry over 2500 restroom accessories.  If it belongs in a public restroom, we probably have it!

The Koala KB200 Baby Changing Station; All Businesses Should Have Them!

We can talk until we are blue in the face about hand dryers.  But one of our most popular products is the baby changing station.  In fact, to be specific, the Koala KB200 has been our top selling baby changing station for years.  Our goal is to offer our customers a full shopping experience for the commercial restroom.  With over 2500 restroom accessories, that is exactly what we have accomplished in our years of growth since 2005 when ProDryers was born.

Koala KB200 Baby Changing Station

Buy the Koala KB200 today at ProDryers for less than $200 and free shipping!

The Koala KB200 is the most trusted and affordable baby changing station on the market.  All businesses that have babies or toddlers potentially using the public restrooms should install them immediately. They are less than $200 at the time of this article, so there are not any good reasons not to purchase them.  The KB200 is very durable and supports up to 200 lbs.  It comes in a variety of colors to match your restroom decor such as cream, grey, white granite, and earth.  Our most popular choice is the KB200-00 cream baby changing station, but we stock all colors for fast same day shipping when ordered by 3PM Eastern Time.

Any parent can tell you, there are so many times when we enter a public restroom with our small child and need a place to change a diaper.  It’s those businesses that think of everything when it comes to convenience and hygiene that stick in our heads and earn our trust and repeat business.  Sometimes, little things can go a long way.

So if you are a business owner or in charge of purchasing supplies for a public restroom, consider the KB200 Koala baby changing station today.  Call 888-503-7937 or buy online now at!

Leonardo DiCaprio addresses world leaders at the UN on Climate Change

ProDryers would like to congratulate Leonardo DiCaprio on a very well delivered speech at the UN on Climate Change.  While there have been debates on this topic for years including some skepticism, DiCaprio makes it very difficult for the world to ignore the possibility that it is in fact, a very real threat that we must all face right away. He elaborates on several points driving home a case to the world to act now.

DiCaprio finished his speech by calling on the assembly to act on climate change, and to do so now.

“Honored delegates, leaders of the world, I pretend for a living but you do not,” DiCaprio said. “The people made their voices heard on Sunday around the world and the momentum will not stop, but now it’s your turn. The time to answer humankind’s greatest challenge is now.”

Read more and watch the speech on video at:

While we all need to do our parts on reducing the threats from climate change, going green in general should be a top priority of all businesses and leaders world-wide.  While there are many opportunities to meet climate change head on, not enough is being done.  Each year the world’s carbon dioxide emissions continues to increase.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities. In 2012, CO2 accounted for about 82% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.

According to, the main human activity that emits CO2 is the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil) for energy and transportation, although certain industrial processes and land-use changes also emit CO2. Two of the main sources of CO2 emissions in the United States are described below:

  • Electricity
  • Transportation

This is where we can tie hand dryers to being much better for the environment than paper towel or older conventional hand dryers while providing a reduction in CO2 emissions.  Let’s look at electricity first.  Today’s energy efficient, GreenSpec listed hand dryers like the Xlerator or the ExtremeAir use about 80% less energy.  In fact, you could buy something like the American Dryer EXT7 ExtremeAir, which uses no heating element and operates at 540 watts, and it would cost about 18 cents per 1,000 uses electrically to operate.  All public restrooms should install energy efficient hand dryers as a step to reduce the electricity consumed.

Second, consider paper towel and how it’s made.  Imagine the natural resources consumed to harvest trees and manage the pulping process.  But look deeper to the transportation of paper towels; paper is continuously transported around the world to keep the paper towel dispensers stocked with paper.  There are many millions of restrooms using paper towels today, and imagine the landfill space consumed by unhygienic paper.  Most people use more paper than they should making the whole industry very wasteful.  But how does one get the used paper towel to the landfill space?  More transportation.  And transportation uses natural resources like oil and gas leading to a continuous growth in carbon monoxide emissions.

While hand dryers are only one extremely small example of how we can start to make a movement towards meeting the challenge of climate change head on, much more has to be done.  We encourage our leaders to put plans in place to meet the challenges we have to face, and face them now!

We all understand that some of us prefer paper towels, but the fact is, paper has a long life-cycle of contributing to the very problems we need to fix.  As Excel Dryer would say, time to throw in the towel!  And consider the all new XLERATOReco which uses no heating element and uses just 500 watts.  It’s one of the greenest hand dryers on the planet today!

About ProDryers:

ProDryers is a master distributor specializing in top brand, energy efficient hand dryers that save on electricity and offer up to 95% (in some cases more) savings vs. paper towel.  We carry all major “go green” type brands such as the Dyson Airblade, Xlerator, ExtremeAir, and more.  Call ProDryers at 888-50-DRYER for advice on how to do your part on going green in the restroom!