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New report: In preschools, this Swedish drying cabinet can inactivate viruses

The classic drying cabinet from Swedish manufacturer Nimo can now add an unexpected area of use that may benefit the preschools’ activities. The heat in a specific drying cabinet can make certain viruses on textiles no longer contagious. According to a study carried out by the Swedish Research Institute, RISE, on behalf of Nimo, it was established that with the right handling, both the common norovirus (winter vomiting disease) and Sars-CoV-2 (corona) are inactivated by the heat in Nimo’s drying cabinet Easy Dryer 1900.

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CEO Karin Kruse’s first year: We stand prepared in 2021

The plan had been finalized. Then the pandemic came. During her first year as CEO for the world’s greatest drying cabinet manufacturers, Karin Kruse has been forced to navigate in unpredictable global times and simultaneously needed to adapt herself to a calmer local mentality. Now, Nimo’s CEO has kicked off a number of initiatives in 2021 filled with expansions, digitalization, and continuous work for sustainable textile management.

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Launching a new generation of Swedish-made, energy-efficient drying cabinets

This October will see the launch of a new generation of Swedish-made drying cabinets that have more capacity and more efficient drying technology than previous generations. Nimo has already booked a number of orders for the two latest models – Sensor Dryer and Easy Dryer – from both Swedish and international customers. “We see great […]

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Drying cabinets new energy saver for Swedish capital

Stockholm has during the last year invested in over 1,000 of Nimos energy efficient drying cabinets with the latest environmental technology. The investment is part of the city’s efforts to reduce energy consumption and the drying cabinets are installed in the city’s many preschools.

– Stockholm see the long-term value of investing in energy saving solutions such as our drying cabinets. The Swedish Energy Agency has previously stated that Sweden’s preschools together can save up to 3 million euros per year in electricity bills by installing drying cabinets with a dehumidifier or a heat pump, says Timo Taiminen, CEO of Nimo.

Last year, Stockholm adopted a new environmental program with one aim being to reduce energy consumption. Upgrading drying cabinets in schools is one of several investment measures.

– There are around 600 preschools throughout Stockholm. The more drying cabinets that are replaced by our heat pump powered model, the more energy and money is saved.

In addition to saving energy, Nimo’s heat pump powered drying cabinets also greatly improve the indoor environment for both the children and the staff.

– Our drying cabinets are closed systems and release much less heat than older models. They can be placed anywhere without the need for ventilation.

Stockholm is not the first municipality to invest in Nimos drying cabinets. The city of Gävle bought over 500 drying cabinets after their own calculations showed that each unit pays off within two years on account of the energy reduction.

– The public sector and Sweden’s municipalities is a customer group that keeps growing for us, and we predict more to come in the near future, says Timo Taiminen.

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