Dyson launches the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer, the fastest, most energy efficient HEPA-filtered hand dryer. With a completely unique design and cutting-edge technology, the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer enables people to dry their hands quickly and hygienically in just 10 seconds, while using less energy and offering an alternative to single-use paper towels.

“At Dyson we believe hand drying should be fast, hygienic and responsible in its energy use. We solved many of these problems when we disrupted the industry with the launch of the first Dyson Airblade in 2006,” explains Jake Dyson, chief engineer. “We continue to pioneer with the Dyson Airblade 9kJ – our latest hand drying technology. From the acoustics to its design, everything has been rethought to deliver the best performance without any compromise on user experience or hygiene.”

The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer machine has been three years in development, with over 700 prototypes made. The result is the quietest Dyson Airblade hand dryer yet, with fast hand drying in 10 seconds. Thanks to advances in our motor and airflow technology, the new Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer uses up to 80% less energy than the original Dyson Airblade hand dryer, while producing up to 85% less carbon dioxide emissions per dry than paper towels.

“It is the instinct of engineers to want to improve things, make them more efficient and to use fewer resources in the process. It is wired into our DNA and it is this urge which drives progress and advancement – even in the washroom,” explains Dyson.

“In 1907 paper towels were first introduced, and the electric hand dryer made its first appearance in 1948 – but both have their failings. The journey to find a better way is fascinating. In 2006 the invention of Dyson Airblade technology meant that, for the first time, water was scraped off hands using high velocity unheated air, thus reducing the energy consumption,” adds Dyson.

As always with Dyson, success is in the detail and the intelligent combination of hardware and software, enabling owners to control and personalise their environments. The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer employs pioneering Dyson technology including:

A Curved Blade design

Powered by the Dyson digital motor V4, which spins at up to 75 000rpm, sheets of air flow up to 388mph[iv] through two 0.45mm curved apertures that follow the contours of your hands, removing water in less time. Our powerful Dyson digital motor V4 shifts 23 litres of air per second, allowing the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer to dry your hands fast, in 10 seconds.

The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer uses 9.1 kilojoules of energy per dry, meaning it costs up to just AED101 a year to run.

Touch-free operation

The intelligent machine uses ‘Time of flight’ sensors that accurately detect hands in 0.2 seconds to activate air without wasting energy.

A hygienic HEPA filtration

With a fleece-lined glass fibre HEPA filter, which captures 99.95% of particles, including bacteria and viruses, from the washroom air, the machine uses clean air to dry hands.

Acoustic engineering

Our quietest Dyson Airblade hand dryer yet, the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer features silencers made from open-cell foam and perforated discs, reducing noise as airflow passes through the motor.

To achieve the reduction in noise, Dyson re-designed the airflow paths through the machine, making them more direct and therefore reducing sound output.

The motor housing of the Dyson digital motor V4 regulates airflow paths through the motor, reducing noisy turbulence. The motor is mounted on silicon rubber to further reduce noise, and the specially designed open-cell foam silencers absorb vibrations from air entering and exiting the motor.

The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer costs AED5399 and is designed to suit any commercial or public washroom, from offices, shopping malls and restaurants, to public spaces, amusement parks, schools, hospitals and hotels. Its robust design and stainless steel body is built to last and rigorously tested to withstand real-life washroom conditions.

  • The Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer has two power modes:
    • Max mode is designed for busy washrooms, for example in airports or stadiums where footfall is high and hands need to be dried quickly.  Max mode uses 900W, drying hands efficiently in 10 seconds. Carbon emissions in max mode are 3.0g per dry.
    • Eco mode may be preferable for washrooms with comparatively lower footfall, for example offices or restaurants. Eco mod uses 650W and the carbon emission are 2.5g CO2 per dry.  This mode dries hands in 12 seconds.
  • Carbon emission for the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer, in max mode are 3.0 g CO2 per dry. Conventional hand dryers use on average 16.8g of CO2 per dry, while paper towels use 17.1g of CO2 per dry.
  • Dyson has been developing a series of its own Dyson digital motor since 1999.  Over the years, Dyson has invested more than £350 million in the engineering, development and manufacturing of Dyson digital motors. So far, we have manufactured more the 50 million motors.