Intrepid helps prevent mold


Biological agents, such as bacteria and fungi, can be contributing agents to poor indoor air quality. Now, Jasun Filtration plc has improved the properties of its new generation of G4 and F5 grade pleated panel filters by producing them with Kimberly-Clark’s upgraded Intrepid filtration media which does not support the growth of bacteria or mold.

Fungi are known to emit numerous metabolically produced Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOCs), many of which can potentially lead to adverse health effects such as allergic reactions, asthma and other immunologic/respiratory diseases. Studies have shown that available moisture is a critical environmental factor that influences microbial growth in HVAC systems.

Chemical binders used in certain filter media are suspected of being a nutrient source for bacteria, molds and other micro-organisms. As the Intrepid media is manufactured from synthetic hydrophobic fibres that do not absorb moisture the material does not support the growth of mold or bacteria. Thermally bonded together to prevent shedding, the media construction coupled with proprietary electrostatic treating technology allows filters made with Intrepid filtration to achieve high initial and sustained filtration efficiencies with low pressure drop.

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