SOFIMA D+FEND Anti-virus incorporates the antimicrobial and antiviral active substances into the fibers themselves, which are made up of polymeric material largely developed on the back of the experience gained by UFI Filters Group in the research and development of new materials
UFI Filters, an industry leader in filtration and thermal management solutions, unveils a further development in the world of cabin air filtration, a technological breakthrough of particular relevance in this current time.
UFI Group has launched a new cabin air filter, SOFIMAD+FEND Anti-virus. The product is composed of a non-woven fabric filter media which incorporates silver ions in addition to copper ions. These two elements are combined in the fiber of the product to deliver 99.5% reduction in viruses and a 99.9% in bacteria. While copper ions destroy the cell barrier of viruses and bacteria, silver ions penetrate the nucleus, neutralizing them outright.
SOFIMA D+FEND Anti-virus incorporates the antimicrobial and antiviral active substances into the fibers themselves, which are made up of polymeric material.Developed on the back of the experience gained by UFI Filters Group in the research and development of new materials, the tests were carried out by Microbac Laboratories in Virginia and Guangdong Detection Center for microbiology (GDDCM) in Guangzhou – accredited by the China National Accreditation of Laboratory (CNAL).
The filter product is non-toxic and presents no OIT (octylisothiazolinone). Specifically, the laboratory tests have certified the capacity of the filter to neutralizethe much-feared coronaviruses from the SARS-COV family (kill rate 99.5%), as well as influenza A H1N1, H3N2 and H7N9, in addition to various types of dangerous bacteria such as E. coli and staphylococcus aureus (kill rate 99.9%).
Luca Betti, Group Aftermarket Business Unit Director, says the innovative material offers a clear improvement in the quality of the air inside vehicles, during a historical period in which the health of the individual is absolutely paramount.
Hridesh Sharma, CEO of UFI Filters India, said the product is the evidence of exceptional ability of the technicians to work with laboratories and certified institutions at international level.
The SOFIMA D+FEND Anti-virus filters will be produced in SOFIMA FILTERS INDIA Plant in Bahadurgarh.