Risk of fibre glass filters is underestimated

Risk of fibre glass filters is underestimated

Fibre glass, according to some it is the solution to everything. According to us, it's an underestimated risk.
In the year 2016 it's a true hype to save energy. Also in the filtration industry. According to some companies the solution is fibre glass.
Certain companies are promoting fibre glass filters on a daily basis and tell their customers how these filters save energy and reduce fine dust. They use fibre glass in bag filters, panel filters, compact filters and HEPA filters. According to us, this is a big mistake. Many specialists like lung sugeons, toxicologists and chemists agree that fibre glass and rockwool are hazardous and life threatening. This does not only apply to insulation materials, but also to filter fabrics. The fibres create scare tissue inside the lungs, which in the end, makes it impossible to breathe. This disease is called pulmonary fibrosis. This is mainly a risk for people who work with these materials on a daily basis, like production workers and maintenance staff. According to researchers, especially fibre glass bag filters contaminate the air with particles. On one side of the filter the fine dust is catched, but on the other side fibre glass particles are released! 

According to V&T Group the main task for a filter is to filtrate and to create a cleaner environment. We avoid the use of fibre glass as much as possible. All our panel filters, bag filters and compact filters (June 2016) are manufactured with synthetic materials, like thermally bonded polyester and polypropylene. The only products in which we still use fibre glass are paintstop filters and HEPA filters, since there are no effective alternative materials available at the moment. As soon as there are alternatives, we will also supply these products with synthetic filter fabrics.

Even though we barely use fibre glass, our products also have a low drag. The newest synthetic filter fabrics don't have a high drag anymore. For instance our compact filters have an energy label A.