Forget self-cleaning, let’s desiccate this virus

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German automotive majors move to meet new mobility and air quality needs

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Filtration innovations in 2020

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The principle of Capture Coating

Hydrophobicity occurs on the leaves of many plants in nature and is often referred to as “The Lotus Effect,” carrying out a self-cleaning function by preventing the penetration of water droplets so that they simply bead up and roll off it. As the water droplets roll off, they take any surface dirt and dust with …

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Rendition of an internal combustion engine with fuel molecule

Three major German-headquartered suppliers of filtration materials – Freudenberg (Weinheim), Mahle (Stuttgart) and Mann+Hummel (Ludwigsburg) – have recently been doing a good deal of thinking about the future of the automotive industry. Attitudes to public transport and mass transit systems have been transformed by the events of 2020 for the immediate future. Prior to COVID-19 …

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Small-diameter carbon nanotubes

Facemask materials, surface treatments, intelligent sensors & carbon nanotubes That the COVID-19 pandemic has been a driver for filtration industry innovation is beyond dispute, and one of the commercial inventions of the year is undoubtedly the new bicomponent spunbond nonwoven material that can serve as an effective N95 facemask filter – without the need for …

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Copper stills at Glennfiddich in Dufftown.

Did you know? In Scotland and Canada, it’s “whisky” … But in the Ireland, the U.S. and elsewhere, it’s “whiskey” … So while we’re not beyond the occasional typo here at IFN, in this case there is a method to our madness.  The filter practices and processes of whisky manufacturers are often closely guarded secrets …

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Cummins supplies both diesel and natural gas engines.

The filtration industry is notably fractured in terms of its supply chain, as well as the end-uses for all types of filter media. Six multi-billion-dollar companies, however – with combined total annual sales of over $90 billion – can be identified as being arguably the industry’s most influential: • 3M • Danaher Corporation • Cummins …

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