Ahlstrom-Munksjö launched 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.
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 energy storage solutions, where fiber-based materials are widely used. Leveraging 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.