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New Camfil Video Highlights Role of Air Filters in Keeping Food Safe

By December 11, 2014 No Comments
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With innovative, high-performance air filters, the food and beverage industry can keep dangerous particles out of their products — and keep their customers safe

Nov. 7, 2014 — Riverdale, NJ

They are the particles too hard to see — and too dangerous to ignore. For the food and beverage industry, airborne contamination is a continual, and troubling, concern. Harmful particles in the air at a production facility can come in contact with products and become, essentially, an ingredient. Serious health risks — like E.coli outbreaks and salmonella — can then become reality. Fortunately, innovative clean air solutions — including a new generation of high-efficiency air filters — can keep worrisome particles out of indoor air, protecting customers — and business.

In a new video now online on Youtube Camfil — the world’s leading provider of clean air solutions — highlights the dangers poorly filtered air pose for the food and beverage industry, and how its line of high-performance filters dramatically reduces risk. The video demonstrates how Camfil air filters differ from more conventional models, by relying on materials and designs that do a better job removing harmful particles from the indoor environment — while reducing overall costs.

As the video explains, Camfil designs its products with three key attributes in mind: efficiency, low-resistance to air flow, and high dirt holding capacity. The efficiency comes from Camfil’s use of fine fiber media, instead of the more traditional approach of using an electrostatic charge, which quickly degrades. The result is a filter that can maintain its peak efficiency throughout its operating life, resulting in far more effective particle removal. And because Camfil designs its filters to maintain air flow requirements two to three times longer than traditional filters — thanks to techniques adopted from the aerospace industry — HVAC systems don’t need to work as hard to move the air, so less energy is required.

The combination of energy efficiency and longer duration means that Camfil filters can be replaced far less frequently than traditional air filters. That translates to lower maintenance, installation, energy, and disposal costs. It also means less waste shipped to landfills.

Leveraging its half dozen global research centers, Camfil has led the industry in developing the next generation of high-performance, energy efficient air filters. Already, customers that have switched to Camfil filters have been able to reduce their HVAC energy costs by 20 percent, their installation costs by 50 percent, and their disposal costs by 70 percent.

For the food and beverage industry, the message is clear: creating safer products, and a safer work environment for employees, isn’t just possible, but cost effective, too.

The world leader in air filtration systems, Camfil provides clean air solutions for hospitals, hotels, office buildings, educational institutions, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. We provide the tools to achieve sustainability, maintain high air quality, and reduce airborne infections — all while lowering total cost of ownership. Camfil customers go green without ever sacrificing performance. For more information, visit us online at, or call us toll-free at 888.599.6620.