The Industry’s First UL-Certified Compostable Replacement Filter Bag for Commercial Vacuum Cleaners

A few months ago, we discussed the process of obtaining UL/EcoLogo certification for our compostable vacuum cleaner filter bags. If you thought the year and a half process of filter media research and product testing was the biggest challenge, you’re wrong—the UL certification was. We’re thrilled to (finally) announce that we’ve just received the industry’s…

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HEPA Filter requirements for Biosafe Engineering, Pathological & Medical Applications

For most professionals in the medical industry, the focus is on patient care—whether it’s before, during, or after surgery.  A sterile environment for health and safety is very important in the prevention of airborne contaminates to patients and hospital staff, which is why HEPA filters are used in hospital HVAC systems and operating rooms. The…

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Air Filtration Guidelines for Gun Ranges

Our last blog discussed the importance of air filtration in shooting range facilities, and we wanted to continue on with the topic to bring attention to another important point in that industry: government regulation. While many facilities take advantage of how our products keep the breathing air safe, some might not realize the U.S. Department…

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Air Filter Solutions for Gun Ranges

Across the globe, shooting ranges serve as facilities to fire artillery in a controlled and heavily supervised environment. While it varies from country to country on the specifics, regulations and function of gun ranges, both military and private operations fire off hundreds of rounds per day. With all the contaminates that come from explosions in…

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No Boundaries: The State of Global Air Pollution

The World Health Organization is just one example of an initiative that has long challenged governments to adopt stricter environmental standards, with the goal of improving healthy living conditions. But now, their message, along with many from other organizations, is made more urgent today as the estimated number of yearly deaths from air pollution rises.…

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Research and Regulations Target Proper Cabin Air Filtration Systems

In our last blog, we discussed the importance of cabin air filtration in heavy-duty construction equipment.  As dust and other containments are released into the air as machinery moves above ground, underground, sorts materials or digs into the earth, it’s important to keep equipment operators safe by cleaning the air they breath within the cabin.…

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Cabin Air Filtration is Important for Heavy-Duty Construction Jobs

Construction jobs sites are typically scattered with large pieces of machinery, workers in bright orange vests and hard hats, the occasional (controlled) explosion, and plenty of dirt. While the dusty environment is typical for a workday in that industry, it’s not ideal to breathe in. Whether workers are deep in mines or in above-ground construction…

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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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