Mitsubishi Electric Introduces Improved Jet Towel®

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SUWANEE, Ga., November 16, 2009 - Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions, Suwanee, Ga., has introduced the latest version of its rapid-drying Jet Towel hand dryer. The Jet Towel is a high-performance, environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to conventional hand dryers, paper towels and other conventional drying methods. With revolutionary Dual Jet engineering, Jet Towel cuts drying time by more than half - what previously took 40 seconds now only takes five to nine.

"We've enhanced a number of Jet Towel's features in order to offer users a new and improved hand drying experience," says Chuck Applebee, product manager, Mitsubishi Electric. "With its ergonomic design and dual-heated jet drying capabilities, Jet Towel is a unique product for any application."

Additionally, Jet Towel completely eliminates the need for paper towels, resulting in reduced waste, labor and operating costs. CleanLink, an information resource for sanitary supply distributors, building service contractors and in-house cleaning professionals, reports that many distributors say hand dryers produce around a 90 percent total savings over the use of paper. Low-energy, touch-less models claim even greater savings.

The UL listed Jet Towel comes standard with a heating function. The heater option provides an instant hand warmer that is triggered as soon as hands are placed inside. Once inserted, a warm flow of 95 degrees Fahrenheit air gusts into the Jet Towel, resulting in a quick and comfortable experience for the user.

The product now features an updated hyper nozzle design that combines rapid drying with noise reduction. In comparison to conventional electric dryers, Jet Towel's new arc-shaped slit nozzles ensure airflow over both sides of the hands for faster, more effective and quieter drying. Equipped with advanced jet stream technology, Jet Towel resolves the problem of mutual interface noise between air currents while maintaining the ability to dry hands instantaneously at a noise level of 64 decibels (dB) when on high and 61 dB when on low (a normal conversation between two people is typically 60 dB). The new ergonomic design blends spatial compatibility with easy maintenance and the arch-shaped form is designed with rounded edges, reducing contact when inserting or withdrawing the hands. With hygienic, no-touch drying, Jet Towel can help users avoid germs and helps keep the entire washroom environment clean and sanitary.

Jet Towel meets the needs of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it is touch-less and requires no effort to operate. Jet Towel automatically shuts off after 30 seconds and can be mounted at any level, making the product accessible for all consumers. In addition to its environmental, energy, and cost benefits, Jet Towel is an aesthetically appealing addition to any standard or high-end restroom. The unit is easy to install and requires no extra reinforcement. The drain tank system stores water from each use, instead of blowing it all over the restroom floor.

Mitsubishi Electric has released a new brochure that details the features and benefits of the improved Jet Towel, which can be downloaded online. For more information on Jet Towel and its possible applications, visit

About Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions:
For almost 30 years, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions, with headquarters in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. In 2009, Mitsubishi Electric HVACs Mr. Slim® Hyper-Heat INVERTER system was chosen as a winner of Architectural Product's annual Product Reports and the CITY MULTI® VRFZ system was judged a Product of the Year Gold Award winner in the HVAC/R category by subscribers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE). Additionally, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Mr. Slim P-Series Hyper-Heat INVERTER systems received a Readers' Choice Award from Building Products magazine and CITY MULTI received Honorable Mentions in the HVAC Commercial Equipment and Dealer Design award competitions from ACH&R News. In 2008, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC not only received a Top Products Award from Building Operating Management for its P-Series four-way cassette, but its Mr. Slim MSZ-FD09/12NA was voted #1 in the Contracting Business HVAC Comfortech Product Showcase Awards in the Forced Air Heating category.


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