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GENWEC joins the eHA

The electric Handdryer Association (eHA) has a new regular member: GENWEC WASHROOM. Here is what Eduardo Jiménez, EU Sales Manager, says about Genwec:

“Quality, commitment to society and environmental awareness is present in our entire value chain. This vision allows us to create innovative concepts that generate a positive impact on the environment and at the same time satisfy our product user needs for functionality, comfort and design.

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Lot`s of Paper Towels used in Stuttgart

The Stuttgarter Nachrichten ( reported last week that in Stuttgart`s urban facilities (offices, schools, museums etc.) altogether some 16.900 kilometers (“kilograms” below the picture is wrong) of paper are used every year. That would correspond to about 25.6 Mill paper towels.

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Global Hand Dryers Market 2019 and Forecast 2025

The Hand Dryers market was valued at (?) Million US$ in 2018 and is projected to reach (?) Million US$ by 2025, at a CAGR of (?) during the forecast period. In this study, 2018 has been considered as the base year and 2019 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for Hand Dryers.

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EDD – Repairability requirements

As part of the Ecodesign policies (EDD) and starting from April 2021, manufacturers will be obliged for the first time to make appliances more easily repairable and longer-lasting as a result following a decision by European environment ministries.

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Everyone hates using dirty public toilets! That’s why we started our ‘Best Restroom Map’.

Find & share clean and sustainable public restrooms all over the world.

There are already many good examples of how public restrooms should look to please customers and providers at the same time.

Help us to motivate more providers to improve their toilets!


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Facts about electric Handdrying


Numerous independent studies prove that electric hand dryers are hygienic. The air the user breathes is the air that is used to dry his or her hands. Touchless operation, modern antibacterial materials and HEPA filter technology prevent the spread of germs and breathable dust. Several devices are even certificated for use in the food processing industry. In its study, the German federal environmental agency (UBA) declared that hand dryers are hygienically comparable to other hand drying systems, such as paper. The German federal agency for work safety and work medicine (BAuA) has authorized the use of hand dryers in public spaces without any restrictions. By choosing electrical hand dryers, you choose a modern, efficient, environmentally friendly and hygienic solution.

Environmentally friendly

Electric hand dryers are produced according to the best and most up-to-date ecological standards. Waste production – in comparison to paper or fabric towels – is zero. In addition, energy use is very low, and such are CO2 emissions. In 2014, for instance, the German federal environmental agency considered electric hand drying environmentally friendly.


Modern electric hand dryers need less energy per use (starting at circa 150 uses/day). With regard to their whole life cycle, electric hand dryers have a positive energy balance. Only high quality materials that meet current scientific standards are used in assembling electric hand dryers.


During service, electric hand dryers reduce operating costs. Refilling and recycling paper is not necessary and rooms can be cleaned less frequently. The costs for electricity are far below costs for towels, cleaning, and waste disposal.

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Together we make electric Handdrying the leading system!

Companies supporting the new alliance »electric Handdryer Association – eHA« are representing an efficient and sustainable market. Modern products in the air-based handdrying business are characterized by being environmentally friendly, efficient, and economically attractive.

Life cycle analyses have demonstrated that energy efficient electric hand dryers use less energy and fewer natural resources to dry hands than paper towels. In addition, replacing paper towels with a hand dryer reduces solid waste going to landfills, which reduces disposal and maintenance costs.

Our industry has lots of potential. We need to focus on that while simultaneously challenging the critical arguments made by the paper world. As long as nobody reflects on the communicational input from the tissue industry, things can be described the wrong way without consequences.

Therefore this initiative has been founded. You are interested in participating or you want more information? Please subscribe to our newsletter or get in touch using the button below.

or less for dry, clean and hygienic hands
of bacteria removed by modern HEPA-filter
Trees a day can be saved
tons of discarded paper towels a year
Executive Members

The creation of the eHA was absolutely necessary because our industry of electric hand dryers has suffered from false theories and oriented studies of some people determined to stop the breakthrough of  jet air solutions. Continuing to use paper towels that consume many trees in unreasonable volumes is not really a good thing for our planet and is very far from the overall goal of preserving it. As a specialist in the development and production of electric hand dryers for 34 years, JVD is very proud to participate in the eHA association.

Thierry Launois, Managing Director

As a member of eHa, FFUUSS wants to contribute to the development and spread of what we believe is the future of washroom handdrying; hygienic, environmental and cost reasons, will, in time, have their say in our favour. Electric Handdryers, in all their forms, contribute to a greener planet, paper towels are the perfect metaphor of a throw-away and wasteful society.

Victor Guasch, Sales Manager EU

Starmix has joined eHA because our whole industry has to communicate that electric handdryers are a hygienic, ecological and sustainable alternative to paper and fabric towel. With an united effort we can create a wider acceptance and a growing market for all of us!

Johannes Behrens, ELECTROSTAR GmbH – Head of Sanitary Division

Excel Dryer is pleased to join with other reputable hand dryer manufacturers of the electric Handdryer Association to promote the benefits of electric hand dryers, including the advantages of being the most environmentally friendly, economical and hygienic way to dry one’s hands. Our association will speak with a single voice while providing objective scientific studies and other helpful information to the concerned public, specifiers and governments to affect better decision making and to regulate the industry.

Denis Gagnon, Jr.
Vice President – International

Hokwang joined the eHA to further deliver the value of electric hand dryer – an environmentally friendly, hygienic and economic way of drying hands. The current market is full of misleading information and faulty researches, we consider an association could unite all professional hand dryer manufacturers together to increase the awareness of sustainability to our market.

Lily Hsu, PA to President

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