Dust collector filter able to cut 99.995% of particulates including PM2.5

JAF (Japan Air Filter., Ltd.) today announced that they have developed a high-performance dust collector filter for use in industrial applications that is able to cut 99.995% of particulates, including PM2.5, while at the same time, providing a 25% reduction of electric power consumption compared with existing filters.

PM2.5 (Particulate Matter 2.5) are ultra-fine particulates with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less. PM2.5 have become of particular concern because they pass through most filters and masks and are thought to remain in the lungs after they are breathed in.

Depending on wind currents, there can be dangerous particulate amounts carried to Japan from China, so improved filtration technology development has increased in priority.

JAF's new dust collector filter has a thinner fiber diameter. Using nanofiber that has a large surface area increases the dust collection performance and makes pressure loss small.

According to JAF, they will start trial sales in June and attempt to enter markets such as the steel industry that uses incinerators.

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