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Jet Towel (Kuala Lumpur)

Mitsubishi Electric’s paper-free air jet hand driers for restrooms are helping to make Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 a model of ecological efficiency.

Build to be Malaysia’s "next generation hub," the dazzling Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) opened its facilities—spanning an area of 257,000 square meters—in May 2014. It’s designed to service 45 million passengers a year and features 68 boarding gates, 80 aerobridges and 35,000 square meters of retail space for 225 outlets, and direct rail transport to the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

With all that passenger traffic expected, energy efficiency and ecology were primary concerns for the airport planners. That’s why Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towel® air hand driers were selected for the restrooms, instead of paper towel dispensers. In total, 136 Jet Towel® units were installed, 96 in the main terminal area and 40 in the Gateway shopping area.

Each Jet Towel® employs two sheets of air traveling at 237 mph to whisk water away from hands in 10 seconds. Energy use and noise is minimal, and a drainage tank keeps walls and floors dry throughout the day, but ecology is the Jet Towel’s® most important feature.

A standard paper towel dispenser used 200 times per day will create 1,800 pounds of paper towel waste a year. By eliminating those wasteful paper towels, the Jet Towel® not only keeps restrooms cleaner, it lowers the carbon footprint of hand drying by 85%.

Mitsubishi Electric Jet Towels® are also helping other Malaysian shopping centers to go paperless and save energy, including the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, the Paradigm Shopping Mall, Lot 10 Shopping Mall and the Tropicana City Mall, to name a few.

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