Hengst Filtration’s Blue.on, an alternative to spin-on oil filters, has been awarded the Münsterland Award for Innovation. The sustainable oil filter consists of a solid plastic lid, a replaceable filter cartridge, and a base with integrated valve technology.
A conventional spin-on oil filter requires the entire filter be replaced during an oil change and for the remaining oil to be disposed of as hazardous waste. Blue.on requires only the filter cartridge to be replace, a piece that can be properly recycled. Both the lid and base remain on the engine as lifetime components. The unit can be retrofitted to existing engine systems to contribute to the reduction of oil and steel waste each year.