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Sanyo virus washer technology in Warner Mycal Cinemas


Sanyo’s packaged rooftop air conditioner unit equipped with an air purification system featuring ‘virus washer’ technology will be exclusively installed for Warner Mycal Cinemas in Japan. The air conditioning system will be installed in all screens at 26 domestic theaters averaging 8 screens per theater, over the next 3 years. The Sanyo packaged rooftop air conditioner unit equipped with an air purification system featuring ‘virus washer’ technology has already been installed in 5 screens at 4 Warner Mycal Cinemas theaters thus far. The ‘virus washer’ function effectively suppresses airborne bacteria, viruses, pollen and odors using electrolyzed water produced by decomposing tap water with an electric current.
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Press Release after the Jump


In 1991, The Mycal Group, one of Japan’s leading distributors, formed a joint venture with Warner Bros. International Theaters Co. to create Warner-Mycal Cinemas. The first complex operated by the venture opened in 1993 in Ebina City, Kanagawa Prefecture, the first of its kind in Japan.With a broad product lineup and range, Sanyo provides a clean air environmental solution for a variety of scenes ranging from the bedside of sleeping babies to spacious rooms where the public often frequent.
Tokyo, June 2, 2008 —- Warner Mycal Corp.(Warner) and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) announce today that they have entered an exclusive one year agreement stating that SANYO’s packaged rooftop air conditioner unit*1 equipped with an air purification system featuring ‘virus washer’ technology will be exclusively installed for Warner Mycal Cinemas. The air conditioning system will be installed in all screens at 26 domestic theaters averaging 8 screens per theater, over the next 3 years.
The packaged rooftop air conditioner unit equipped with an air purification system featuring ‘virus washer’ technology has already been installed in 5 screens*2 at 4 Warner Mycal Cinemas theaters thus far. The ‘virus washer’ function effectively suppresses airborne bacteria*3, viruses*4, pollen*5 and odors*6 using electrolyzed water produced by decomposing tap water with an electric current. The effectivness of electrolyzed water in this capacity has been proven by testing laboratories in various locations throughout the world (please see reference material 1). This technology is also installed in SANYO’s home air purification systems and humidifiers, portable air purifiers as well as commercial-grade air purification systems. With a broad product lineup and range, SANYO provides a clean air environmental solution for a variety of scenes ranging from the bedside of sleeping babies to spacious rooms where the public often frequent.
An experiment demonstrating the effect of the packaged rooftop air conditioner unit equipped with the air purification system already installed in 5 screens of the Warner Mycal Cinemas confirms that airborne bacteria was decreased in all screen areas, with purification levels equivalent to a bioclean room (please see reference material 2). The test installment has been received favorably by theater patrons, who have made comments on the difference in the quality of air (please see reference material 3). The additional installment concluding the exclusive agreement would allow the cinemas to welcome more guests for a safe and comfortable movie experience.
Warner Mycal has always aimed at operating a ‘clean air theater’ as well as a ‘safe and comfortable theater’. With 70% of its guests visiting the theater as families, its primary mission is to offer a safe and comfortable theatrical space for all guests ranging from small children to the elderly.
SANYO, aiming to become a ‘Leading provider in environment- and energy-related products’, has developed technologies under the theme of water, air and energy. To solve problems relating to air based on the company concept of ‘washing the air with the power of water’, various products equipped with the ‘virus washer’ function suppresses airborne viruses and pollen have been developed. Now that an unprecedented high level of air cleanliness has been proved for such larges spaces as movie theaters with the cooperation of Warner, additional installments of the system has been decided.




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