New filter series for air conditioning and ventilation systems
FreciousComfort – HVAC filter with biofunctional coating protects against allergic reactions
FreciousComfort is the name of the new filter series from MANN+HUMMEL for air conditioning and ventilation technology. It combines particle filtration with anti-allergenic and anti-microbial functions. The filters block fine dust and free allergens to restrict the growth of mold and bacteria. The advantages for people are less allergic reactions and an increased sense of well-being in rooms.
Ludwigsburg, July 16, 2018 – MANN+HUMMEL presents the new FreciousComfort product series for air conditioning and ventilation technology. In contrast to conventional particle filters, the series is equipped with anti-allergenic and anti-microbial functions. This deactivates free allergens and prevents proliferation of mold and bacteria. In the fourth quarter of 2018 FreciousComfort will also be available with an activated carbon layer. This additionally removes unpleasant odors and harmful gases. FreciousComfort increases the sense of well-being for people in rooms and reduces the occurrence of allergic reactions. Companies benefit from higher productivity and employee satisfaction.
The filter media were developed by MANN+HUMMEL and are already successfully used in a number of applications such as cabin filters found in vehicles, housing ventilation and shortly also in mobile air purifiers. They consist of different layers and coatings which are specially designed for the respective application. Depending on the product, the filter efficiency of the particle filtration in HVAC systems is ISO ePM1 50% to ISO ePM1 60% (acc. to ISO 16890).
The anti-allergenic function is achieved with a coating of polyphenol. This natural substance is to be found, for example, in green tea or citrus fruits. Free allergens are minute protein particles which in fact trigger allergic reactions. When pollen reaches the filter, due to the mechanical stress the pollen bursts open and the free allergens are released. Polyphenol binds up to 95% of free allergens and as a result they become harmless.
FreciousComfort is also equipped with an anti-microbial function. This prevents the proliferation of mold and bacteria on the filter medium which could otherwise penetrate the clean side of the filter.
The efficiency of the filter medium has been tested and verified by a number of different independent testing organizations such as bifa Umweltinstitut, the public material research laboratory in Bremen and the Hohenstein Institute.
MANN+HUMMEL offers FreciousComfort in a number of versions: as AIRPOCKET, AIRCUBE or AIRPANEL filters. The FreciousComfort Carboactiv version with activated carbon is available as AIRCUBE and AIRPANEL filters from September 2018.