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P4 - Plasma hand dryer / future disinfection

P4 - Plasma hand dryer

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

P4: The patented hybrid function uses plasma to dry and disinfect hands in the medical, food and public sectors. In general, the use of physical cold plasma enables germ killing, creation of certain chemical functions of surfaces and acceleration of the wound healing process. Light, translucent materials were specifically chosen in the design of the P4 plasma dryer to give the user a keen sense of trust and hygiene. Easy-to-clean surfaces and a low-maintenance concept makes this hand dryer the perfect choice for uncomplicated use. The hand insert area is tilted by 45° to provide for ergonomic use, regardless of the user’s height.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics / Design Quality, Practical Use, Innovation / Autonomy

  • TARGET GROUPS Trade / Industry, Public Sector / Government, Other target groups:: medical and food industry

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months

  • DATE OF LAUNCH after 2017

Client / Manufacturer

HAWK Hildesheim

HAWK Hildesheim
Hildesheim, Germany


HAWK Hildesheim

HAWK Hildesheim
Hildesheim, Germany

Andreas Schulz, Reiner Schneider, Silke Grimmelmann, Fabio Vogel, Till Papendorf