HEPA Filters and Carbon Filters for Clean Benches

Clean benches provide filtered air across a work surface in laboratories to protect samples from contamination. They are used in a variety of laboratories, including medicine, research, manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, food processing, and more. Their broad spectrum of uses means that each clean bench and industry has their own custom needs, processes, and equipment. This…

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HEPA Filters for Laminar Flow Cabinet Hoods

Laminar flow cabinets are used in a variety of environments, particularly where a clean air environment is required for smaller items or samples. They are a key part of any laboratory and a requirement for keeping samples free of contaminants that could damage them. Laminar flow hoods work to protect the working environment from dust…

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Critical Air Filtration for Laboratories and Research

Laboratory scientists and researchers working with hazardous pathogens and biological experiments must have the proper equipment to ensure that they, the public, and their research data are kept safe and not contaminated. Labs work with biological and chemical elements across fields of research that can present a very real danger if not properly contained. Air…

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APC’s Critical Air Filter Manufacturing Process

When a client approaches APC to design and manufacture a custom air filter, our RFQ process provides a predefined approach to filter design and performance expectations for client review. Once filter design has been established, product drawings are created for customer review and approval. Then BOM’s are created for costing and a quote is prepared…

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Why ULPA Filters?

ULPA (Ultra Low Particulate Air) filters are required in sensitive areas that require the highest level of air filtration. An ULPA filter meeting North American and European test standards can remove from the air a minimum of 99.999% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria particles at 0.12 microns or larger. ULPA filters can also be used in…

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Critical Air Filters for OEM’s

Critical air filters are designed and engineered to meet airflow ranges from 1 to 5000 SCFM. Filter efficiencies range from prefilters starting at 60% ASHRA Efficiency up to ULPA at 99.999995% @ 0.1 microns in particle size. APC qualifies each filter design through in-house 3D modeling and laboratory testing to meet North America and European…

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Popular Types of Air Filters

Air filters remove particles such as dust and dirt, as well as other harmful contaminants, from the air. Many industries use air filters to purify the air in order to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all persons. There are several different filters used, with the four most common described in more detail below.…

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HEPA filters and cigarette smoke

Do HEPA Filters Help with Cigarette Smoke?

It’s no secret that smoke from cigarettes, e-cigs, and cigars contains harmful particles that can cause illness as well as property damage with extensive use. In large commercial buildings, like condominiums, apartments, or office buildings where indoor smoking may be allowed, it’s important to maintain a regular cleaning routine and equipment to ensure the air…

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APC test facilities air filters

APC’s New ISO 6 Clean Room Increases Filter Testing Capabilities

Increased demand for tighter ISO controls in high purity and critical air filter production also requires filter tests labs to be climate controlled to ensure temperature and humidity is consistent during filter testing operations. Critical air filters, including HEPA and ULPA filters are susceptible to failure if environmental conditions during filter media storage, pleating, assembly…

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