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 the West, when this level of economic explosion occurs, the environment is bound to suffer. China’s air quality has been devastated by economic progress. The Chinese Ministry of Health now believes that industrial pollution has made cancer the country’s #1 killer. Another study claims that only 1% of the country’s 560 million city dwellers have access to truly healthy air.
Since 1998 APC Filtration Inc., plays a role in China’s aggressive attempts to turn this all around. You can now find many of our HEPA filters installed in air cleaning equipment and appliances in homes and factories across this country. Major companies, including one of the world’s largest producers of steel, are using APC’s custom designed HEPA filters. Government facilities, hospitals, and apartment complexes throughout Beijing and the Pearl River Delta would be virtually uninhabitable without proper air filtration technology such as ours.
So why the heavy emphasis on APC’s custom HEPA filters? Well, the reasons are simple. First, HEPA filters have a long record of effectiveness and consistency. These filters remove a minimum of 99.97% of particles greater than 0.3 micrometers from the air. In addition, APC’s design, engineering, manufacturing and in-house filter testing capabilities to IEST and EN1822 standards within an ISO 9001-2008 Quality Controlled production environment, provide equipment and appliance manufacturers with peace of mind. This combination is making a major impact on China’s environment – and investment strategy.
There is a long way to go. But at APC, we are just happy getting the chance to bring cleaner, healthier air to the Chinese people.