Only five months after its successful market launch in September 2012, AAF’s NELIOR Filtration Technology has won the CLEAN! 2013 award.
The annual CLEAN! prize is organised by the German Fraunhofer IPA institute and is awarded to the best innovation in cleanliness technology, selected by a professional jury. The award ceremony took place on 6 February at the Reinraum Lounge cleanroom exhibition in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Out of a total of 13 contestants, three technologies were nominated for the CLEAN! 2013 award and were presented to the public during the exhibition. After the presentations, the jury of cleanroom experts, chaired by Dr.-Ing. Udo Gommel from Fraunhofer IPA, awarded AAF with the first prize for its new NELIOR Filtration Technology.
“With its NELIOR air filtration media for HEPA and ULPA filters, AAF has taken a big and innovative step into the cleanroom future,” said jury member Dr.-Ing. Arnold Brunner. “The filtration performance, as defined by the EN1822:2009 standard, is improved through the shift of the MPPS (Most Penetration Particle Size) into the area of <0.1μm particles as a result of the specific media characteristics.
“Particularly impressive features of the new air filters are the very high mechanical strength, as well as the halved energy consumption at nominal airflow in comparison with traditional HEPA filters.”
“NELIOR Filtration Technology is the result of our dedicated R&D and our drive to thoroughly understand customer needs,” said .Johan Langius, Chief Operating Officer for AAF Europe & Middle East. “Winning the CLEAN! 2013 award is an important acknowledgement of our efforts and it makes us very proud.”