Uniquely engineered, hygienic hand drying technology

In 2006 we launched the Dyson Airblade™, a sensor-operated touch-free hand dryer, with HEPA filtration allowing purification of the air used to dry hands.

Powered by a Dyson digital motor, Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers are the fastest to dry hands hygienically with HEPA-filtered air.

Only a Dyson dries like a Dyson.

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The Washroom environment

Invisible bacteria can settle on washroom surfaces and can transfer to hands.

Damp hands can be problematic and can transfer up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands1. Effective hand hygiene is proven to reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers operate touch-free and use HEPA filters to purify the air used to hygienically dry carefully washed hands.

Washroom air containing bacteria

Touch-free technology

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers utilise sensor technology. Engineered for a touch-free, hygienic user experience.

These sensors are programmed to detect and automatically dry hands. So it allows users to maintain a distance between their hands and the machine.

  • Sensor technology on Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry hand dryer

    Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry features infra-red LED sensors to automatically detect the hands for both washing and drying. To switch between wash and dry modes.

  • Sensor technology on Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer

    Dyson Airblade 9kJ features infra-red time-of-flight sensors to trigger HEPA-purified air and are designed for an optimal user experience.

  • Sensor technology on Dyson Airblade V hand dryer

    Dyson Airblade V features capacitive sensors to automatically turn the HEPA-purified air on and off as hands enter the sensing zone.

HEPA-purified

Unlike many other hand dryers, Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers feature HEPA filters as standard.

Dyson HEPA filters are proven to capture 99.95% of particles2, including bacteria and viruses from the washroom air. Dry your hands with HEPA purified air, not dirty air.

Dyson 9kJ hand dryer with HEPA-filter

Proven hygienic by independent testing

Fast dry time

Thorough hand washing and drying are proven to reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have a dry time of 10-14 seconds4, and help reduce bacteria on hands.

Woman drying hands at the Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry

Proven in washrooms worldwide

Since the original Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer was released in 2006, they’ve been used by millions of people in washrooms around the world.

Although each machine carries a guarantee of five years, with proper maintenance they’re engineered to continue drying hands for much longer. And unlike paper towels, a Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer won't run out.

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  • Woman drying hands at Dyson Airblade V

    Dyson Airblade V logo

    Antibacterial surface

    The Dyson Airblade V hand dryer in Nickel, has an antibacterial and antiviral additive proven to reduce proliferation of bacteria and virus6 on its fascia/surface material.

  • Drying hands at the Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry

    Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry logo

    Wash and dry at the sink

    With Airblade™ technology in a tap, there’s no need for users to move to a separate drying area, so less water is dripped on the floor.

  • Woman drying hands at Dyson Airblade 9kJ

    Dyson Airblade 9kJ logo

    Curved Blade™ design

    Two 0.45 mm curved apertures create 388 mph sheets of air that follow the contours of your hands, removing water, in less time.

Frequently asked questions

There are a number of studies used by the paper towel industry to support bold and inaccurate claims. In general, these studies were not conducted under conditions or scenarios that simulate real life or an actual situation that a person would reasonably experience when using a Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer. Researchers that conducted these studies were only able to achieve such a result by grossly contaminating their hands with bacteria and viruses, and drying them with a Dyson Airblade hand dryer without washing their hands first. Conversely, research by the University of Bradford showed that when used correctly Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers reduced the bacteria on hands by up to 40%.1

HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. To be a genuine HEPA Filter, like fitted in all Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers as standard, the filter must pass test standards EN1822-5 and IEST-RP-CC001.6. Any filter which does not state it is a HEPA filter may not be proven to work to such high levels of efficiency.

Hand washing is a crucial way of reducing the spread of bacteria and viruses. Drying hands properly is an important step in that process as damp hands can spread up to 1,000 times more bacteria than dry hands.1 Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have been proven to be as hygienic in drying hands as paper towels7, but without the environmental damage or high usage costs.8

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Hands being dried under Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry tap

Why choose Dyson for business

1 Patrick et al. (1997) EI.
2 HEPA filter tested to EN1822-5, by an independent testing laboratory, under prescribed test conditions.
3 Snelling et al. (2010) JAM.
4 Dry time determined using Dyson test method 769 based on NSF P335 to a measurement of 0.1g residual moisture.
5 Global survey conducted in July 2020 across 14 countries worldwide (UK, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL, US, CA, MX, CN, JP, MY, SG, AU) with 8758 respondents in total, aged 18 years-old or above. Individual percentages vary per country.
6 Tested in an external lab according to ISO 22196 against E. coli, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumonia and ISO 21702 against H3N2 (influenza) virus.
7 Mutters & Warnes (2019) JHI.
8 For calculations www.dyson.co.il/calcs