How Dyson Started

Today, what began with one man and one idea inside a coach house in Wiltshire, has since transformed into a 6,000-strong global technology company spanning multiple new product categories, across more than 70 countries around the world.

But look around you. There are still many problems left to solve. And more to technologies to transform.

Dyson has always been about Transformation

From clogging vacuums, to weak fans, to slow and unhygienic hand dryers – time and again throughout our short history so far, Dyson engineers have applied new principles to help solve old problems.

Transforming both what we do as a business, and every category that we choose to enter.

Dyson Airblade™ Hand Dryers

Dyson Digital Motor

The latest Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers are powered by the Dyson digital motor V4 – one of the world’s smallest, fully integrated 1600W motors. Its small size and power density are what have made our latest hand dryer technology possible. The fastest way to dry hands hygienically with HEPA filtered air.

It means you’ll now find a compact Dyson hand dryer that’s just 10 centimetres deep – and one that’s 50% quieter than the original but still dries hands in 10 seconds. You’ll even find Airblade™ technology in a tap at the sink.

Dyson Airblade™ Technology Explained

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Better for the environment

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers produce up to 79% less CO2than some other hand dryers and up to 76% less than paper towels. Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have a lower environmental impact across measures including carbon emissions and energy consumption.

Costs less to run

Running costs of Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers are up to 69% less than other brands and up to 97% less than paper towels

5-year guarantee

With a 5-year guarantee, the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is built to last. Even so, many components are designed to be recyclable with negligible environmental impact.


  • Fast
  • Most hygienic
  • Costs less to run
  • Better for the environment
  • 5 year guarantee


Fast and Hygienic

Testing based on NSF Protocol P335 shows the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers are fast. Every second, up to 35 litres of air is forced through apertures up to 0.8 mm wide. The result – 430 mph sheets of air that scrape water from hands, drying them quickly and hygienically.

Testing based on the same protocol shows that most other hand dryers are much slower than their manufacturers claim – with dry times based on drying hands without a HEPA filter. Dry times can take up to 43 seconds.

The Truth about Hand Drying Hygiene - Dyson Airblade™ Hand Drying Technology

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As well as touch free operation, Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers use HEPA filters. 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in the washroom air are captured. So hands are dried in 12 seconds or less using cleaner air, not dirty air.

Both the Dyson Airblade V hand dryer and the Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer contain an antibacterial additive which can help prevent the growth of bacteria.

The Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer and the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer have been certified for use in food preparation environments by HACCP International. They are the only hand dryers globally certified for use in the food and beverage industry.

Damp hands can spread bacteria

Many people give up when using a slow hand dryer. But damp hands can spread up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands.

Paper dispensers also are often found empty, leaving no way to dry hands – paper towels can create hygiene issues beyond the washroom.

When you dry your hands with a Dyson Airblade V hand dryer or Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer, waste water is designed to drip onto the floor where it evaporates – so bacteria dry out and perish.

Some hand dryers collect waste water using drain tanks. But these are unhygienic – providing the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.

Drain tanks must be emptied and cleaned regularly – adding time and effort to the washroom maintenance process, and risking spillage of waste water during disposal.

  • All components inside the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer were assessed and materials and manufacture were found to contribute 8% of total emissions.
  • Constant paper towel restocking relies on road transport. Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers use energy-efficient ships – representing less than 1% of total emissions.
  • Airblade™ technology has fast dry times and no energy-hungry heating elements. So it uses up to 80% less energy than warm air dryers.

Dyson Airblade™ Products



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