Electric Hand Dryers, an Ecological Choice

Electric Hand Dryers, an Ecological Choice

Every proper hand cleaning, to be fully effective, requires thorough drying, and that is precisely what we are going to discuss in this article. This step is essential for proper hygiene and preventing the transmission of infections, especially now that we are in the midst of autumn, a season dominated by respiratory viruses.

Why is handwashing so important?

Handwashing removes the multitude of microorganisms present on the skin, helping to prevent infections for the following reasons:

  • People often unconsciously touch their eyes, nose, and mouth, providing entry points for microbes that can cause diseases.
  • Unwashed hands may transfer microbes to food and beverages during preparation or consumption, leading to potential infections.
  • Microbes on unwashed hands can also be transmitted to other objects and subsequently passed to another person’s hands.

Steps for a proper handwashing:

To wash hands correctly, the following steps should be followed:

  1. Moisturize hands to remove dirt.
  2. Wash hands with soap.
  3. Rinse hands.
  4. Dry hands.

The final step, hand drying, is often considered less important than handwashing, but it is clearly an unjustified perception. Wet hands can spread a thousand times more bacteria than dry hands.

Benefits of hand drying:

Now, let’s explain the benefits of proper hand drying:

  • Reduction of infectious microorganisms: Drying hands reduces the transfer of microorganisms to various surfaces, including food, by over 90%. This is crucial for preventing the spread of infections.
  • Prevention of hand recontamination: Drying hands on clothing is a common practice, but it is strongly discouraged as it can lead to recontamination with dirt from the environment or toilet vapor. Installing electric hand dryers encourages users to avoid drying hands on clothing, significantly reducing the risk of recontamination.
  • Personal comfort: The discomfort of having wet hands naturally prompts individuals to want to dry them. Establishments should provide customers and staff with hand-drying methods to encourage proper hand drying and reduce the risk of contamination from wet skin by unwanted microorganisms.
  • Removing additional dirt: While proper handwashing should eliminate most dirt from the skin, hand drying can help remove any remaining debris that may persist after washing.

The most ecological solution: Electric hand dryers

The use of electric hand dryers has many advantages and is the most environmentally friendly choice as it reduces paper consumption, thus contributing to biodiversity conservation. It’s important to note that electric hand dryers significantly reduce the environmental footprint of daily life, as producing 1,000 kg of paper requires around 17 tree trunks.

Therefore, the most ecological solution for bathrooms in any establishment is electric hand dryers. The design of these devices not only enhances hygiene in a professional environment more ecologically but also more economically. While using paper towels is still effective, their constant use increases daily waste in restrooms or other areas of the establishment, and their production significantly harms the environment.

What are Simex electric hand dryers like?

At Simex, we offer a wide range of electric hand dryers suitable for equipping bathrooms. From classic to innovative designs, all our series feature a variety of finishes, allowing each customer to choose the one that best suits their needs.

Our hand dryers are of high quality and durability. They are manufactured with the latest technology for ultra-fast drying, Hepa filter, and antibacterial ultraviolet light. Additionally, all of them include RoHs, CE, and internal quality certification.

Different models of electric hand dryers:

We will present the various options of electric hand dryers offered by Simex so that you can become acquainted with them and later choose the model that best fits your needs.


This hand dryer offers the option of a brush or brushless motor, and the finish can be silver or white.


Made of stainless steel, equipped with an H13 HEPA filter, carbon brush motor, LED indicator, and electric sensor. It is available in various finishes: matte black, white, glossy, or satin. We dedicated an exclusive article to this hand dryer a few months ago on our blog. We invite you to read it again!


This hand dryer is made of AISI 304 stainless steel, featuring an LED indicator, electric sensor, and anti-vandalism properties. It is available in glossy, white epoxy, black epoxy, or satin finish.


Constructed with stainless steel, it includes an LED indicator, electric sensor, and anti-vandalism features. Additionally, this product has a particle filter. It is available in matte black, white, glossy, or satin finish.


Made with ABS, with the option of drainage connection and LED indicator. It comes in a silver or white finish.


Made of ABS material and finished in white.


Constructed with AISI 304 stainless steel and equipped with anti-vandalism features. There are two mechanism options: push button or electronic sensor. It can have a glossy, white epoxy, black epoxy, or satin finish.

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