In Sweden, we recently inaugurated one of the largest R&D centres in the world for the development of air filters, clean air solutions and filter production technology. The new facility – the Tech Centre – is located 70 km south of Stockholm in the Baltic coastal town of Trosa.
Simon Birkett (center) founder and Director of Clean Air in London takes a closer look at one of the test rigs during the guided tour. From the left David Moulton (Camfil UK), Isto Salonen (Camfil Finland) and Peter Dyment (Camfil UK) to the right.
The centre develops products with the latest laboratory and research equipment to meet a growing global need for air filtration solutions that safeguard health, satisfy stricter energy efficiency and sustainability standards, and meet emerging needs for high-tech filtration using the latest nano-fibre technology. The latter includes researching new polymer technology for developing new and more effective filter material, including hybrid media. Air filtration experts at the centre also analyse air quality and how it impacts human health and production processes.
The opening ceremony in Trosa, held in late October, was hosted by Anders Freyschuss, Managing Director of Camfil Sweden and Anders Sundvik, Camfil Farr’s Vice President for R&D. Per Westerberg, Speaker of the Swedish Riksdag, inaugurated the centre. Camfil Farr’s Road Show trailer was also on location in Trosa for the event. This unique travelling mobile lab and exhibition has been touring Europe to spread knowledge about the importance of filtration and filters, and the benefits for IAQ and health – all in line with Camfil Farr’s vision to make clean air a human right.