We talked to Barry Kellar, Global Vice President Automotive Filters at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, about his views on the way 2020 has unfolded and how he sees the year to come. We have summarized our conversation in the following article.
Filter technology can effectively remove viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2 including in aerosols, from the air. Alongside the global manufacture of facemasks, Freudenberg is helping to reduce the risk of infection with efficient high-tech filtration...
Vehicle cabin air filters by Freudenberg Filtration Technologies contribute to effective SARS-CoV-2 surface protection. Recent ISO18184 tests conducted by the renowned Guang Zhou Institute of Microbiology (China) have shown the company’s micronAir...
When it comes to choosing and owning a car, there are many factors influencing our purchasing decisions. One criterion that is gaining importance is reliable protection against pollutants and allergens. Car manufacturers are recognizing this trend as...
As warmer weather approaches the northern hemisphere, it is once again the time of year allergy sufferers dread. Another mild winter is likely to mean that the air will be filled with pollens earlier this year. Outside and inside vehicles, this can...
Given that they are now installed as standard equipment in every vehicle in the world, it is hard to imagine there was ever a time before cabin air filters. Yet they have only existed since 1989. In that year, the Mercedes-Benz SL roadster became the...
As the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to be in evidence across the globe, it reminds us of the constant threat to health posed by viral infection. Even when the current virus finally recedes, it is certain that new variants will emerge. Known viruses will continue to proliferate, as has been the case throughout human history.
Given the vast numbers of people who use mass transit such as buses and coaches daily, these modes of transport represent an obvious source of viral infection risk. This created an opportunity for Freudenberg to manufacture an innovative filtration solution specifically aimed at these mass-transport vehicles.
Powered by hydrogen and emitting nothing more than water, fuel cells have been widely discussed as the solution of future train mobility. Already in use on industrial sites to power forklift trucks, for example, they are a promising drive technology for cars. But their potential doesn’t end on the road. Recent studies have shown that fuel-cell-hydrogen (FCH) trains may be a viable proposition.
From asthma and respiratory diseases to cancer and dementia, the negative effects of air pollution on physical health have long been known and documented. What is now coming to light is the potential impact that poor air quality can have on mental health.
Being a globally active company does not necessarily equate with acting in a globally coordinated manner. To be truly “global” means structuring your organization in a global manner and ensuring that regional coordination is sustained around the world.
If the world is to successfully combat growing levels of air pollution, transportation must shift from its reliance on fossil fuels to alternative energy solutions. Among the various emerging drive technologies, fuel cells are proving an alternative to combustion engines.
Although air quality in general has gradually improved in recent decades, large areas of the USA, Canada and Mexico are still plagued by polluted air. As well as its general impact on the population, air pollution has serious adverse effects in particularly for asthma sufferers, the elderly, and the very young.
Developing innovative filter media is one thing: gaining deep insights into their effectiveness is something else. When it comes to testing the latest filter solutions for their ability to neutralize allergens and germs, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies turns to the OFI in Vienna, Austria.
Conveniently located within a few minutes’ drive of the Freudenberg Group’s global headquarters, the charmingly named “Saukopftunnel” (sow’s head tunnel) provides our filtration experts with a perfect testing ground.
In January 2020, Senior General Manager Freudenberg India Ashok Pandey will celebrate 20 years with the company. Given that many people change employers several times over that period, what has kept him with us for so long?
In spite of increased efforts across the world to fight the causes of air pollution, it remains the single most significant threat to human health. As the world gets hotter and more crowded, engines continue to pump out dirty emissions.
As the global population increases, pressure on food production has never been greater. This not only means finding effective ways to maximize soil fertility. It also means preventing crop destruction as a result of insect and pest infestation.
The development of alternative fuel concepts is a crucial component in the fight to sustainably reduce air pollution. Alongside electric and hybrid drive chains, hydrogen is increasingly being seen as a viable long-term solution.
When we spoke to Tim Wei about the challenges facing the automotive filtration sector in the coming years, his response was clear: “Freudenberg’s ability to innovate will be the key to our future success.
Today, air pollution is one of the world’s major public health issues. According to recent figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), 9 out of 10 people worldwide routinely breathe polluted air.