As part of the company strategy to invest and grow in the Industrial Filtration and Electric Vehicle (EVs) markets, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has announced a new capability to test gas adsorption performance at its R&D center in Pont-Evêque, France.
The investment was completed to assist strategic, high-priority R&D projects to develop next-generation molecular filters for fuel cell air intake filters, premium cabin air filters, and clean room environments. Gas adsorption performance is the primary technical feature of molecular filter media. However, up to now, the company didn't have the internal capability to test it. Molecular filter media with good gas absorption performance and specific products designed to treat gaseous pollutants are vital for cleaning the air in different environments.
This new bench will enable Ahlstrom-Munksjö to speed up both product development and technical customer support, as well as to insource quality control tests. It will also play an essential role in supporting the rollout of future FiltEV® launches.
This new equipment is under the responsibility of the Filtration R&D team in Pont-Evêque with the capability to run some tests with ammonia (NH3), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) according to ISO10121-1/2 and DIN71460-2 industry standards.
The bench was specifically designed and customized to meet Ahlstrom-Munksjö's technical needs, following good practices in terms of safety and environment. The plan is to further extend the test capabilities to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with an upgrade of the bench planned for early next year.
"I'm so proud of the whole Filtration R&D team in Pont-Eveque for this great achievement, delivered in 5 months through effective teamwork and dedication. We are happy to present our new gas adsorption test bench to support our customers in these strategic markets. We are looking forward to implementing further testing on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) early next year," Said Tamara Quatrano, VP Product Development Filtration.