Getting UL Certified for our Biodegradable Vacuum Cleaner Bag

Our entire business centers on making the world a better place to live and breathe in.  APC progresses forward with research and development initiatives to make our environment more “green” these days. Although we’ve always been eco-conscious, APC diversified our business to include biodegradable products for the JAN/SAN commercial cleaning industry. After 18 months of…

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Air Filters Play Important Role in Submarine Life

When you’re living and working in a 300-foot by 30-foot space with hundreds of other people at more than 800 feet below sea level, it seems there would be little breathing room—but, at least for the U.S. Navy, the air is clean. Since 1862, when the Navy’s Alligator submarine became the first to include an…

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How Is HEPA Filtration Used in Food Processing?

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration dates back to the 1940s, when this specific filter was used to prevent airborne contaminates from spreading during the Manhattan Project. The system, which traps microscopic particles and eliminates 99.97% of gas particulates with a diameter greater than 0.3 micron, evolved to suit consumers’ needs. The efficiency of HEPA…

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Improper Filter Design: A Costly Problem

If you own an air-cleaner, car, hot tub, vacuum cleaner, or anything that needs a filter, you know the frustration of constantly having to clean filters. This is especially the case if you live in an area with higher levels of dust and pollutants. Imagine living in China today with its air pollution problems. The…

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APC Tackles Airline Cabin Filtration

There is nothing worse than breathing what seems to be the stale, often smelly air on a long plane flight. With hundreds of people packed into what is getting to feel increasingly like a sardine can with magazines and peanuts (if you’re lucky) it is no wonder complaints and worries about cabin air are becoming…

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HEPA Saving Art in the Eye of the Superstorm

Superstorm (née Hurricane) Sandy, cut a wide path of destruction across the East Coast of the U.S. It did not spare anyone or anything and did an estimated $63 billion in damage. Lives and property were lost but as with any massive storm, Sandy also left some unique problems in its wake. The hard hit…

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APC, HEPA Filters and China: A Perfect Team

When you average a yearly 10% growth rate over three decades, some things are lost in the chaos. This is what has happened in certain parts of China. Years of spectacular and unprecedented growth have reshaped China into an economic superpower, 1st in exports and 2nd in imports worldwide. Much like the Industrial Revolution in…

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These Days, the Future Is Never That Far Away: Nano-Filtration Systems

These days technologies break new ground almost by the hour. At APC we believe that nanotechnology manufacturing is one key aspect to the future of the filtration industry. Nanotechnology, in brief, can be defined as the engineering of functional, physical structures and systems at the molecular scale. Many emerging industries, namely biochemical engineering, microchip manufacturing,…

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