SepTex® against bacteria and mold

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15. April 2011 GEA Delbag filter solution with antibacterial properties

Comparison hygiene testing showed samples not provided with SepTex® protection on the left, and samples with SepTex® protection on the right. Test results show that the new SepTex® filter material has antiseptic effects.
Comparison hygiene testing showed samples not provided with SepTex® protection on the left, and samples with SepTex® protection on the right. Test results show that the new SepTex® filter material has antiseptic effects.
Scientific proof: mold and bacteria have no chance in HVAC solutions with GEA Delbag SepTex® filters.
Scientific proof: mold and bacteria have no chance in HVAC solutions with GEA Delbag SepTex® filters.
Scientific proof: mold and bacteria have no chance in HVAC solutions with GEA Delbag SepTex® filters.
Scientific proof: mold and bacteria have no chance in HVAC solutions with GEA Delbag SepTex® filters.

Herne, Germany, 15 April 2011 – GEA Air Treatment GmbH, of Herne, Germany, now offers bag filters with antibacterial properties. The filters feature antimicrobial protection as a result of a special, patented production process. SepTex® filters are accordingly highly effective for hygienically sensitive areas such as hospitals and the food and pharmaceuticals industries.

Tests conducted by DEKRA have attested that SepTex® filters demonstrate inhibiting or destructive action against pathogens. In this testing, DEKRA applied the pathogens Candida albicans*, Staphylococcus aureus**, and Legionella pneumophila*** to samples of SepTex® fleece, each 4 cm² in size. After 24 hours, none of these pathogens was in evidence. After only three hours, staphylococcus concentration had fallen below the limit of detection.

Delbag MULTISACK SepTex® bag filters are available beginning now, in filter grades F5 and F7. In addition to its antiseptic action, this filter material demonstrates fire-protection properties in its FireTex® version, which allows neither smoke nor droplets to form in case of fire. As a result, FireTex® filters are effectively suited for applications in which hygiene and safety are critical.

 

* Candida albicans is a widespread hospital mold that can lead to serious skin and wound infections.
**  Staphylococcus aureus is a typical hospital pathogen that can cause wound infections.
***  Legionella pneumophila is a rod-shaped pathogen known as the cause of Legionnaires disease and Pontiac fever.

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