New filtration media for improved indoor air quality
The global high performance fibre based materials company, Finnish Ahlstrom Corporation, is introducing Ahlstrom Flow2SaveTM, a new media for high efficiency air (HEA) filtration applications at Filtech exhibition October 22 – 24, 2013 in Wiesbaden (D)
It is an innovative, patent pending filtration media based on a gradient structure, combining different advanced technologies. Ahlstrom Flow2SaveTM provides high filtration efficiency to improve indoor air quality being particularly important in public buildings such as hospitals and schools, and crucial to protect people and help alleviate Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) causing skin irritations, headache, and respiratory problems, and thought to be caused by indoor pollutants, micro-organisms, or inadequate ventilation. The key value added is how easily air can flow through the media. Fulvio Capussotti, Executive Vice President, Advanced Filtration, specifies: The new media has significantly better pressure drop characteristics than other commercial HEA filtration media, meaning it is much easier for the ventilation system to push air through the filter. This allows significant energy savings throughout the life time of the filter. Its sustainability credentials are compelling: cleaner indoor air quality, lower energy consumption and lower costs.
The business unit Advanced Filtration of Ahlstrom has seven production sites producing filter media in five countries.