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Camfil Wins Award for Preserving Treasures Through State-of-the-Art Air Filters

By January 6, 2015 No Comments
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International Association of Museum Facility Administrators recognizes the clean air solutions company at its annual conference in Scotland

Camfil High performance air filters remove dangerous particles from indoor environments and boost health and comfort. But to the surprise of many, they also keep museum art and artifacts preserved — and available to future generations — by removing pollutants that could harm those works. Camfil — the world’s leading provider of clean air solutions — has been at the forefront of creating indoor environments that keep museum holdings in peak condition. That work was recently recognized by the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators (IAMFA), which honored Camfil with its Diplomat Award at its annual conference, held this year in Scotland.

The award — presented to Dr. Chris Ecob, Camfil’s Global Business Manager for Molecular Filtration — cited the company for “significantly advancing IAMFA’s mission to make exceptional contributions to the state of design, construction, operation, and maintenance of cultural facilities around the globe.”

Leveraging its six global research centers, Camfil has led the industry in developing a new generation of high efficiency, sustainable air filters. These products — which maintain their peak efficiency longer than traditionally designed filters — have enabled hospitals, schools, companies, and property owners to maintain higher indoor air quality (IAQ) while using less energy and requiring less frequent filter change-outs. The result is healthier air and lower energy, maintenance, and disposal costs.

Maintaining optimal IAQ is particularly important for museums, as sulphur dioxide, a pollutant commonly introduced into indoor air by ventilation systems, blackens old paintings. Other types of particles can also cause damage, such as oxides of nitrogen, which corrode bronzes and stone sculptures, and ozone, which accelerates the aging and deterioration of paper, textile, and other organic materials.

Since 2008, Camfil has supported the IAMFA as a long term sponsor, and has collaborated with IAMFA members to supply high-performance HVAC air filters and deliver expert advice on applications. The company’s clean air solutions have preserved the art treasures and artifacts of many prestigious museums and galleries, including the British Museum in London, the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, and the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, California.

“Camfil manufactures and supplies low-energy, clean air solutions to museums and cultural establishments across the world and this accolade is a true testament to our sustainable products and services ethos,” says Ecob. “We are extremely proud to have been presented with the Diplomat Award and hold this recognition in high regard.”

The world leader in air filtration systems and HVAC replacement filters, 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.