(ID:079) development, production of air filters and clean air solutions

Camfil BV
The Camfil Group is a world leader in the development and production of air filters and clean air solutions.

AddressGalvanistraat 50, 6716 AE, Ede, Netherlands
ContactPascal Raaijmaakers, Sales Manager, pascal.raaijmaakers@camfil.nl
Line of industryManufacturer/Supplier; Research
Area of expertiseSustainability; Maintenance; Installations
Sizemore than 1000 employees

Role of company/organisation

Camfil's business is to provide customers with sustainable best-in-class air filtration products and services through four main business units: Filters, Power Systems, Air Pollution Control (APC) and Airborne Molecular Contamination (AMC). Camfil is able to make complete Life Cycle Cost calculations (Total costs of ownership) with our own powerful software. With these calculations Camfil can help select the most sustainable air filtration solution for the specific situation, without lowering the overall air quality which is wanted by the end-user. We are able to lower the energy costs on avarage with 10 to 20% (regarding HVAC Installations) just by installing the right type of airfilter with an optimal pressure drop. Furthermore we have developed a sustainable bagfilter with an FSC-labeled frame.

Opportunities for collaboration

Camfil can participate in meetings as an advisor regarding air filtration solutions. Most of the installation companies and advisors mentioned in the applicationlist are known to Camfil.

Description of idea

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Air filters are responsible for about 15% of the total costs in an HVAC installation. 70% of the costs are being generated by energy costs. What would happen if we are able to lower the energy costs by installing a better, more sustainable air filter without lowering the indoor air quality? An air filter is the easiest part to exchange in an HVAC installation. A new, more sustainable, air filter can be installed in the existing frame. This means that we are able to lower the Life Cycle Costs of the installation without installing any other parts then the air filter itself. In addition to the above we have developed an air filter which is made from FSC-labeled wood. This filter is being used in Europe for more than 3 years now in installations at Hospitals, offices, governments, cleanrooms and heavy industries for example, and has proven its vallue. Our CFSS (Camfil Farr Solution System) software is designed by our own R&D department for one reason: Lowering the LCC without lowering the indoor air quality. With this software we can advise on the most sustainable air filter solutions, if wanted per HVAC installation / per building. We are able to show a couple of parameters: - Total costs per installation per year - Energy consumption per year, per HVAC installation - IAQ (indoor air quality), efficiency of the air filter - CO2 emmisions per year - Pressuredrop curve regarding the filters We are able to show the above aspects for the current situation and compare this with a possible alternative solution. All information is being showed in graphs and is comparable quite easy.

Type of ideacombination of product and service
Category of ideatechnical

Stage of development

Proven innovation: it has been used in practice on a small scale.

Substantiation stage of development

Camfil has introduced this new, sustainable, air filter in the Dutch market in 2011. Energy savings are becomming more and more important in our branche. We have numerous case studies available, but the case study about the Radboud University and Radboud UMC is a very good reference. In this case we managed to reduce the different types of air filters from around 100 to 20 different types, we have lowered the total operational costs with 7% (not only energy savings but also savings in labor costs, initial filter costs and so on). Some other references in the surrounding of Eindhoven are: Mars, Veghel Mead Johnson, Nijmegen Gemeente Den Bosch Akzo Nobel Catharina Ziekenhuis, Eindhoven DAF Trucks, Eindhoven

Provability contribution to sustainability

Proven contribution to sustainability; this has been shown in practice.

Step in the right direction

By using a sustainable air filter we are able to save a fair amount of energy and are also able to expand the lifetime of this air filter (less materials are needed). For more information I would like to forward you our anual sustainability report, if interested please click on the link below: http://www.camfil.nl/FileArchive/Brochures/Sustainability/Sustainability%20Report%202012.pdf

Flexible idea

Our FSC-label is one of the most important factors in this situation to show that our sollution does not have an irreversible impact on the environment.

Good investment

Based on experience and reference projects in the Netherlands we are able to tell that the payback period is around 3 to 6 months. On avarage an air filter needs to be exchanged every year, sometimes even twice a year. If wanted we can provide sustainable air filters for one the HVAC installations without costs to show the benefits for you in practice.


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Best regards, Met vriendelijke groet, Pascal Raaijmaakers Sales Manager Camfil BV Galvanistraat 50 6716 AE Ede Nederland T: +31 (0)318 633 346 F: +31 (0)318 631 839 M: +31 (0)6 51 360 805 E: [email protected] P: Postbus 341, 6710 BH Ede W: http://www.camfil.nl / Clean Air Solutions voor een betere wereld

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