by Brianna Crandall — September 23, 2019 — Excel Dryer, a US-based manufacturer of innovative hand dryers sold around the world, just announced that the Health Product Declarations (HPDs) of three of their hand dryer models, the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryer, the XLERATOReco Hand Dryer and the ThinAir Hand Dryer, were thoroughly reviewed and verified by an independent agency.
HPDs, developed by the instructions set forth by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC), are “a standardized format for the transparent disclosure of building product ingredients and associated hazards.” HPDs are a tool that helps buyers and specifiers better understand the environmental and health impacts of a product’s materials, to make more informed product selections, explains Excel Dryer.
As common concern for sustainability and health continues to grow, manufacturers like Excel have committed themselves to transparency in their products and processes. In publishing their HPDs, Excel Dryer says it continues to set a trailblazing path for their industry.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing William Gagnon stated:
The publication of the Health Product Declarations demonstrates our ongoing commitment to manufacturing transparency. We at Excel Dryer continually challenge ourselves to lead the industry in environmental sustainability, reliability and product innovation.
Excel was also reportedly the first in the industry to have their products independently evaluated and their environmental claims substantiated with the publication of the hand dryer industry’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
An Environmental Product Declaration is a standardized way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product by studying the raw materials and energy consumption during its production, use and disposal, explains the company. EPDs are intended to help purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental repercussions during their decision-making processes.
Excel Dryer President Denis Gagnon remarked:
We work hard to source the best materials from quality vendors that are as local as possible, so we are happy to share what goes into our products. Our primary goal has always been to influence the entire industry to pursue greater transparency in matters of sustainability and health.
For more FM-specific information on Excel Dryer’s product offerings, see the company’s FMLink page.
Operating for over 50 years, family-owned and -operated Excel Dryer invented the patented XLERATOR technology said to create the high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer category. The company’s expanded product line features adjustable speed and sound, HEPA Filtration System, adjustable heat settings, multi-voltage options and more. Excel Dryer products are available through an established network of sales representatives who call on more than 5,000 distributors globally for distribution worldwide.