21 January, 2021

Camfil Malaysia expands collaboration with UTAR University to strengthen molecular air pollution research

Camfil Malaysia has expanded its research and development (R&D) collaboration with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia.

The five year agreement includes setting up an international standard molecular gas testing facility. The purpose is to facilitate postgraduate research and development and undergraduate learning related to air pollution, pollutants control, and remediation. UTAR is one of the first in Malaysia to have such a modern testing facility in the field of gases pollutants.

The collaboration agreement also includes jointly organising short courses, seminars, talks, conferences, and workshops as well as industry advisory ventures, industry visits, curriculum development, trainings, industrial placement and final year project of UTAR students. 

2 February, 2021

Talking clean air in Camfil’s podcast series

There has been a general growing awareness in recent years around the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Camfil launched the podcast series ‘Let’s Talk Clean Air’ in February 2021 to highlight our mission to protect people, processes and the environment via sustainable, high-quality air filtration solutions. And also to meet people’s need for knowledge and insights into how clean and healthy indoor air can be achieved. 

9 March, 2021

Improving air quality in Food & Beverage via CPD training accreditation

As part of Camfil’s commitment to quality and food safety for Food & Beverage stakeholders, Camfil has obtained CPD accreditation for the 'BRCGS Air Quality Standards and Application Training'. It is a course providing useful insights into the impact of air quality on production, product contamination, employee health, odour emissions, product shelf life and operational costs.

The BRCGS certification emphasises Camfil’s commitment to improving air quality and food safety while continuing to work with key Food & Beverage stakeholders and Global Standards organisations.”  – Ross Dumigan, Food and Beverage Segment Manager, Camfil.

17 March, 2021

Helping Delft University of Technology support the maritime sector’s transition to green energy

Camfil collaborated with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands to provide a custom-made filtration solution for a boat running on hydrogen. When hydrogen is consumed in a fuel cell, it only produces water, which makes it a clean fuel. The project was part of the TU Delft Solar Boat Team’s effort to support the maritime sector’s transition to green energy.

The objective was to protect the equipment from sea salt, water droplets, humidity and dirt. Camfil’s CamVane air filter was used on the outside of the boat to capture water droplets from the air stream and to provide corrosion protection. On the inside, Camfil’s CamClose caught and drained any small water droplets that passed by the CamVane, minimising the amount of water reaching the final filter. The boat was also equipped with an intake panel filter with high-efficiency CamGT filter media.

March 29, 2021

Sustainability in focus when Camfil opens a new factory in Taiwan

Camfil has opened a new 4,000-square-meter manufacturing plant in Tainan, Taiwan. The factory is a production hub for the growing semiconductor, life science and turbomachinery industries. Equipped with the latest technology and operational capability, the new Tainan plant contributes to reduced shipping costs, promotes local manufacturing and reduces waste via recycling and reusing. 

We are thrilled that our new Camfil facility in Tainan, will directly contribute to our commitment to sustainability” - James Lin, Managing Director, Camfil Taiwan.  

27 April, 2021

Strengthening our clean air offer by integrating Airpure Australia into Camfil Australia

After acquiring Airpure Australia, a leading national Australian clean air solutions manufacturer, in March 2020, Camfil consolidated the Australian businesses on May 1, 2021. Since then, Airpure Australia Pty Ltd has operated as Camfil Australia Pty Ltd. 

Airpure’s integration into Camfil Australia has allowed combining experiences and resources to comprehensively manage and facilitate capital projects and helped ensure the continued delivery of premium air filtration solutions to Camfil’s Australian customers.

25 May, 2021

Collaboration to uplift air filtration standards in the Chinese biopharma industry via intelligent digital air supply units

To uplift air filtration standards in the Chinese biopharma industry, Sinopharm GEPTECK entered into a strategic collaboration with Camfil in 2021. The objective was to develop a digital high-efficiency air supply unit for applications with rigorous cleanliness requirements in cell therapy, such as vaccines, biological products, sterile preparations, sterile APIs, blood products, CAR-T, etc. 

The concept includes real-time monitoring of air volume and rapid response adjustment, online control of volume balance and pressure difference, etc. The benefits are precise air supply, reduced energy waste, shorter debugging times and trend analysis that enables preventive maintenance. A truly intelligent and energy-saving air supply unit. 

Sinopharm is the largest pharmaceutical and healthcare group under the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council in China. Their core business is pharmaceutical distribution, scientific research and the manufacture of medical and biotech products.

15 June, 2021

City M air purifiers ensure the safe reopening of Italian cultural center

In 2021, Camfil Italy donated three City M air purifiers to the reading room at Il Pertini, which is the town library and cultural center in the Italian municipality of Cinisello Balsamo, just north of central Milan. 

The purpose of the donations was to ensure a safe reopening of the center while the COVID-19 pandemic was still ongoing. 

The City M air purifier exchanges the air about sixteen times per day. It has a HEPA H14 filter with a certified filtration efficiency of 99.995%, even on the smallest air particles. This includes the elimination of viruses, pollen, bacteria, particulate matter, ozone, chemicals and other harmful contaminants.

17 June, 2021

Investing heavily in Camfil’s R&D capabilities to meet growing global demand for clean indoor air

In 2021, we invested heavily in Camfil’s R&D capabilities by almost doubling the floor space in our largest development center, the Tech Center in Trosa, Sweden. The center was expanded by more than 2,300 square meters. 

The new premises are for testing and learning methods, machine upgrades and process development, including research on and development of new raw materials. One of the first objectives has been to accelerate the development of more energy-efficient filter media and develop new sustainable raw materials for frames and adhesives. 

The Tech Center houses five laboratories for research and innovation in the fields of particle filtration, HEPA technology, molecular filtration, indoor air quality (IAQ) and solutions for the gas turbine industry.

The clean air trend has become even more evident during the pandemic. The demand for highly efficient and sustainable air filters is constantly growing globally. This fact and advances in process technology and material science render new opportunities.” - Anders Sundvik, Vice President of R&D at Camfil.

5 July, 2021

Irish study shows that Camfil’s air purifiers can help reduce the spread of viruses

The University College Dublin and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Ireland conducted a study to examine the effectiveness of air purifiers in unventilated spaces. They found that Camfil's City M air purifier removes aerosols from poorly ventilated rooms at four times the normal rate - and that it can help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

This is especially significant since WHO has declared COVID-19 to be mostly transmitted through the inhalation of airborne aerosols within close range. 

13 July, 2021

Substantial fuel and CO2 savings at Italian power plant

A retrofit gas turbine filtration solution by Camfil Italy helped Alto Garda Power save approximately 650,000 cubic meters of fuel annually and reduce CO2 emissions by 11,000 tons

The fuel savings were achieved through pressure drop savings and fouling reduction. 

Alto Garda Power is located at the northern end of Lake Garda in northern Italy. They manage a power plant that supplies electricity and steam to paper mills as well as heating for the town of Riva del Garda, including offices, schools, kindergartens, etc.

To increase the performance of the 44 MW gas turbines, Camfil Power Systems was asked to optimise the existing filtration system. The aim was to decrease the total pressure drop (dP) to achieve:

  • More power output with the same fuel consumption
  • Extended filter lifetime and less time and effort for filter replacements
  • Increased engine protection and availability

Camfil suggested a 2-stage static filter solution consisting of two airtight filter banks holding the CamFlo Hybrid F7 pocket air filters and the CamGT 3V-600 E10 final EPA air filters. 

After two years, the Camfil solution continued to maintain a low and stable pressure drop. As a result, pre-filter replacements decreased to once per year during the power plant's annual outage.

17 August, 2021

Camfil air purifiers protect students at London school from harmful air

Camfil partnered with the Soho Parish Primary School in London to improve the air quality for students and staff. Thirteen City M air purifiers were installed in classrooms and common areas to provide protection from the harmful effects of air pollutants and viruses. This was part of an effort to safeguard the health of students and staff when reopening the school after the UK pandemic restrictions. 

Other examples of Camfil providing help to counteract the COVID-19 pandemic could be found in Valencia, Spain, where the education department installed Camfil air filtration solutions in schools, and in France, where a clinical study showed that Camfil HEPA air purifiers can remove more than 99.9% of all viruses in the air.

October 5, 2021

New generation CamClose pre-filter for turbomachinery offers extended service life and improved filtration efficiency

In October 2021, Camfil Power Systems introduced a new CamClose panel air filter for turbomachinery designed to extend the service life of the final filter. Adding the CamClose pre-filter in front of a final filter will also further improve filtration efficiency. 

The CamClose offers best-in-class water handling and a user friendly and robust design, making it an excellent pre-filter for most turbomachinery and gas turbine applications, especially in humid conditions. 

The new features of the CamClose pre-filter will simplify the installation process, improve filtration performance, and offer excellent protection in wet environments.”- Gautam Marwaha, Product Manager, GT Filtration, Camfil Power Systems.

October 7, 2021

Camfil Middle East wins prestigious award for sustainability work and fight against COVID-19

At the 11th annual Climate Control Awards in Dubai, UAE, Camfil Middle East was awarded the prestigious title Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year. The award ceremony on September 14 was a manifestation of this year’s focus, which revolved around the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and issues like sustainability, good indoor air quality, protecting the environment and safety. 

Our air filtration solutions helped mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in many healthcare facilities and ensured that people could get back to work safely. We are honoured to be recognized as Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year in the Air Treatment category.” - Stéphane Ruiz, Managing Director, Camfil Middle East & Africa.

15 November 2021

Ensuring the air is clean and fresh in the Swedish Pavillion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai

Thanks to Camfil equipping the air handling units with Camfil Dynavane air filters, 95% of course dust and 78% of fine dust were prevented from entering the Swedish Pavillion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai. Long-lasting and water-resistant Camfil 30/30 panel filters, along with Hi-Flo bag filters, were also installed to ensure fresh and healthy indoor air. These efforts were all part of Camfil’s commitment as an official sponsor of the Swedish Pavillion. 

Our goal was to provide high-quality air to ensure a safe, healthy indoor environment. We also monitored the real-time air quality using Camfil’s AirImage sensor. To show the traceability and effectiveness of our clean air solutions, we displayed the air quality data on screens in the pavillion.”- Stéphane Ruiz, Managing Director, Camfil Middle East & Africa.