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Posted: Aug 25, 2008
Latest High Performance Automobile Air Filter System Use Electrospun Nanofibers
(Nanowerk News) Finetex Technology Global Limited ("Finetex Technology"), a mass manufacturer of electrospun nanofibers, has provided nanofiber coated filter media for MAHLE, the Stuttgart based engine components and systems specialist, to produce the new SYMMETRIX® high performance air filter system.
The MAHLE SYMMETRIX® filter system focused on achieving the objective of maximum filter performance with minimal installation space. Incorporating the Finetex Technology's nanofiber, MAHLE has obtained the extremely thin filter media with lower pressure loss and higher dust retention capacity compared to conventional filter media. These benefits are due to the special properties of nanofiber such as large surface area to mass, high pore volume, low density and tight pore size.
Finetex Technology has developed nanofiber-applied filter media jointly with MAHLE for last couple of years and SYMMETRIX® is the first commercial filter system implementing the Finetex Technology nanofiber media that launched in the heavy-duty filtration market.
"We're thrilled to have the first nano heavy duty filter media commercially launched in the market through the innovative MAHLE SYMMETRIX® filter system," said Mr JC Park, CEO of Finetex Technology. "We believe with each successful development and launch there will be a snowball effect from the filtration market place as well as other industries as our nanofiber technology get greater use and acceptance."
About Finetex Technology Global Limited
Finetex Technology has developed a unique electrostatic spinning process to produce nano-scale fibers and structures that can be manufactured on a mass scale. These nano fibers and structures are used in a wide-range of applications such as the automotive, textile, and many other industries. For more information, please visit www.finetextech.com.
About MAHLE Group
The MAHLE Group is one of the 30 largest companies in the automotive supply industry worldwide. As a leading manufacturer of components and systems for the combustion engine and related products, MAHLE ranks among the top 3 systems suppliers for piston systems, cylinder components, valve train systems, air management systems, and liquid management systems. MAHLE employs around 48,000 people at 110 production plants and eight research and development centers. In 2007, MAHLE achieved sales of over EUR 5 billion (USD 7.5 billion).