“A revolution in cabin air filtration”

UFI Filters, a leader in filtration and thermal management solutions, says it has touched a new high in the world of cabin air filtration with a technological breakthrough of particular relevance in these challenging times.
Named Argentium for the unique nature of its structure and materials, UFI Filters’ new filter medium – entirely developed and produced by UFI Filters – is made of synthetic polymer fibers that contain a combination of elements with an increased antibacterial function.
Developed from UFI Filters’ extensive experience in the research and development of new materials, this “revolutionary” filter medium consists of a non-woven fabric incorporating silver particles – hence the name Argentium.
UFI Filters says the fabric has a powerful antimicrobial action whose innovation lies in the ability of the fibers to neutralise bacteria, fungi and mould, reducing the bacterial load by over 99 percent.
Tests carried out at the UFI Innovation Centre (UFI Filters R&D Centre) have reportedly shown that this new product maintains its antimicrobial characteristics, and therefore its ability to destroy bacteria, throughout the filter’s entire lifetime.
Significantly, with UFI Argentium filters, the antimicrobial principle lies inside the fibers themselves, so their ability to destroy bacterial load is extended over time. In the other solutions currently available on the market, UFI Filters says these properties tend to diminish just a few working cycles after installing the filter on the vehicle.
UFI Filters’ says its new Argentium medium therefore offers a marked improvement in the air quality produced by cabin air filters, as well as better driving conditions thanks to a specific active carbon combination.
Tests run by an independent German laboratory, certified in accordance with Standard ISO 11155-1, reportedly show this combination guarantees more than 98.5 percent filtration efficiency of particles with a diameter of 2.5 micron (such as pollen and dust), whilst also ensuring the elimination of harmful gases like nitrogen oxide (NOx) and bad odours.
UFI Filters says the innovative UFI Argentium filters will be introduced into the company’s Aftermarket cabin air filter range in March 2021.
UFI Filters Group recommends cabin air filters are changed once a year, as failure to replace them regularly leads to poor air quality in the vehicle.
The accumulation of dust and polluting materials puts the occupants’ health at risk, fostering not only allergies, throat problems and sneezing but also fatigue and poor concentration after long periods of driving. Visibility is also hampered by the condensation that builds up on the windscreen and windows.

For more information, visit www.ufifilters.com