Ahlstrom-Munksjö advances further into the growth segment of electrification, launching its first product offering totally dedicated to filtration media solutions for electric vehicles.
The FiltEV line includes solutions for cabin air, transmission and battery cooling. The portfolio is based on proprietary three-layer wetlaid technology and offers low pressure drop with high dust holding capacity and good mechanical resistance. In addition, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed glass microfiber-based solutions for battery electric vehicles.
With infrastructure for electric-vehicle charging rapidly expanding, double-digit annual growth is expected for electric vehicles, supporting key environmental goals of reducing air pollution and addressing climate change. It is also estimated that all-electric vehicles will represent 25% of light vehicles production in 2030, according to data cited by Ahlstrom-Munksjö.
“I am very pleased to introduce our initial range of products from the FiltEV platform,” says Cedric Vallet, Head of Business Development, Industrial Filtration & New Vehicles. “Utilizing our extensive technological platforms already in place, the offering highlights the innovative benefits of our new portfolio for electric vehicles and demonstrates our commitment to this market. Consequently, we plan to further expand our portfolio of solutions in this field, also including fuel cell air intake, over the coming months,” he adds.
“The launch reinforces our commitment to electrification, now delivering filtration solutions for electric vehicles, alongside our FortiCell platform, of fiber-based solutions for energy storage,” says Daniele Borlatto, Executive Vice President, Filtration & Performance Solutions business area.
Electrification is a key strategic theme for Ahlstrom-Munksjö, which has served the automotive industry for 50 years and has gained a leading position in engine filtration worldwide. Widespread adoption of electric vehicles will require more than just the needed technology. It also requires energy storage solutions, where fiber-based materials are widely used. Thanks to its extensive expertise in cellulose, glass microfibers and specialty nonwoven materials, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is also developing a complete range of energy storage solutions under the FortiCell product platform.
Cabin air filtration
Ahlstrom-Munksjö delivers a reliable range of high performance media for cabin air filters in electric vehicles, which operate under the most demanding requirements:
- Particulate portfolio protecting against coarse, fine and ultrafine particles, including bacteria and viruses.
- Carbon portfolio combining removal of particles and gases for an increased level of protection and comfort.
The benefits include reliable filtration efficiency, optimal gas adsorption and excellent converting performance.
Cooling fluids filtration
Ahlstrom-Munksjö provides a wide range of high performance filtration media for cooling air and liquids which guarantees a smooth and safe operation of the thermal management unit:
- High permeability air filtration media preventing wear of the fan and clogging of the system.
- Proprietary full synthetic three-layer media with a wide range of efficiency covering most cooling oil filtration requirements.
The benefits include the highest filtration performance, extreme durability and superior dust holding capacity.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö provides a complete range of high performance media for suction and pressure transmission filters which meet OEM requirements:
- Premium glass microfiber media with optional protective scrims, an ideal choice for high efficiency filtration solutions.
- Proprietary full synthetic three-layer media with excellent durability and a wide range of efficiency covering most filtration requirements.
The benefits include highest filtration performance, enhanced reliability and extended lifetime as well as state-of-the art laminating capabilities.