NxtNano nHIBIT nanofiber air filtration media deliver high-efficiency solutions for IAQ


V-Bank filter
V-Bank filter

NxtNano introduced its first successful products into air filtration nearly eight years ago. Those initial products were nanofiber on cellulose/polyester blends and targeted to the industrial dust collection market. Since those early days, the company has seen its technology take off in a number of new air filtration applications.

“I’ll never forget our first Filtech show; people would walk up to our booth and ask what we had. ‘Nanofiber!’ we would exclaim, which was promptly met with a blank stare by nearly everyone. It was then we realized how much work was to be done. We saw the possibilities and applications, but the market hadn’t connected all the dots yet,” said Andrew McDowell, NxtNano’s director of sales.

It didn’t take long however, for innovative companies seeking an edge over their competitors to begin incorporating NxtNano’s products into diverse ranges of air filtration applications. A major area of growth for NxtNano over the past three years has been Indoor Air Quality.

It didn’t take long however, for innovative companies seeking an edge over their competitors to begin incorporating NxtNano’s products into diverse ranges of air filtration applications. A major area of growth for NxtNano over the past three years has been Indoor Air Quality.

NxtNano’s first IAQ products were implemented in Europe as a way to impart a high level of mechanical efficiency to existing filtration media in response to the adoption of ISO-16890 and its neutralization protocols. These products are still in play today, but the company has expanded its offerings to cover a wider range of uses in a product line they call nHIBIT. The nHIBIT media cover a full range of efficiencies from MERV 11 up to H13. Within the nHIBIT products, NxtNano further classifies the media based on the type of filter they will be converted into. The MERV 11 and 13 media are primarily used in wire-back pleated HVAC filters, while the HEPA level media are most commonly found in V-Bank Filters.

nHIBIT MERV 11-13 media have seen tremendous adoption into the commercial, residential, and industrial HVAC filter marketplace. They deliver high levels of mechanical efficiency and do so with practically no restriction penalty over electro-static media. NxtNano views these media as an incremental step toward compliance with ISO 16890 for U.S.-based customers. Most importantly, they are engineered to work with the filter designs and manufacturing process in place today.

Benefit of mechanical nanofiber technology
Benefit of mechanical nanofiber technology

Following up on their success in the HVAC marketplace, NxtNano has introduced a new range of HEPA media with IAQ applications in mind. nHIBIT HEPA media are targeted to directly compete with microglass, but deliver much improved durability, lower initial pressure drop, and most importantly, none of the health concerns associated with microglass. The nHIBIT HEPA media are designed for blade or rotary mini-pleating and use in v-bank or rigid panel-style filters. The composite structure delivers excellent dust holding and the nanofiber membrane is well protected within the structure. Further, the fully synthetic composite delivers high levels of inherent hydrophobicity and excellent resistance to moisture penetration.

NxtNano, LLC is a technology company specializing in mass production of nanofibers for applications including air filtration, microfiltration, micron-rated venting films, life sciences/pharmaceutical medias, and performance apparel. The company does extensive custom development and manufacturing for industry partners wanting proprietary nanofiber technologies for specific applications and industries.

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