12.11.2018

MANN-FILTER shows expanded FreciousPlus cabin air filter range for trucks and buses

• Innovative filter binds allergens, preventing growth of bacteria and mold by over 98 percent. • Almost 100 percent of the tiniest particulate matter in the PM2.5 range is removed. • Available from European retailers from the Automechanika 2018 onwards


MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus: Three-layer technology for comfort and safety

The MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus cabin air filter for trucks

The MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus cabin air filter for buses

Changing a MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus cabin air filter for commercial vehicles in the workshop

Ludwigsburg, September 11th, 2018 – According to a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey, more than 90 percent of all people worldwide suffer from poor air quality, whether they live in cities or rural areas. Furthermore, the WHO warns that allergies are a serious health hazard that must be taken seriously. Europe-wide, some 60 million people are affected by allergies. The figure for Germany alone is 20 to 30 million citizens, and the trend is rising. 

In commercial vehicles as well, allergic reactions due to pollen, bacteria and mold are on the increase among susceptible professional drivers. To ensure that affected drivers can breath freely at their workplace, filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL will be presenting the innovative FreciousPlus cabin air filter, which is now also available for commercial vehicles, under its MANN-FILTER product brand at the Automechanika in Frankfurt. This binds allergy-triggering substances, so-called allergens, and prevents bacteria and mold from reaching the driver through the ventilation system. In the independent automotive aftermarket, the new cabin air filter is available in the customary OE quality for 2.4 million trucks in Europe, including, for example, the MANN-FILTER FP 32 001 for the Mercedes-Benz Actros and the FP 4795 for most MAN commercial vehicles. The MANN-FILTER FP 50 001, for example, is available for buses featuring Spheros REVO roof air conditioning systems.

Innovative filter formula for protection against allergens, bacteria, mold and particulate matter

Contaminated air in the vehicle interior represents a high risk for professional drivers. Not only allergic reactions, but also tiredness and impaired concentration, which increase the risk of accidents, can be the consequences.

The FreciousPlus cabin air filter from MANN-FILTER improves the air quality thanks to three different layers. In addition to coarse particles such as dust and tire abrasion, its particle filter layer eliminates harmful particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters of under 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). These tiny particles are approximately 70 times smaller than the width of a human hair and can penetrate deep into the lungs. The second layer contains activated carbon, which is derived from coconut shell. This virtually completely adsorbs unpleasant odors and harmful gases such as nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and ozone from the airflow. The third layer, an innovative biofunctional special coating, has both an anti-allergenic and anti-microbial effect. Drivers are thus protected against allergens, bacteria and mold in the air conditioning system. Their anti-allergenic function contains a new filter layer through a naturally-sourced polyphenol coating. Polyphenols occur naturally in many plants such as e.g. green tea, pomegranate and citrus fruits, and are able to bind allergens, rendering them harmless.

The MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus also looks different to other cabin air filters. It can be easily recognized by the yellow coloring of the polyphenol coating. 

At www.frecious-plus.com, professional drivers, wholesalers, vehicle fleet operators and workshops can find out all about the new product and its functions online, as well as finding the suitable filters for the relevant vehicles. Workshops and retailers can obtain specialized FreciosPlus training during factory visits. 



From the Automechanika 2018 onwards, the MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus for commercial vehicles will be available from European retailers. Further applications and markets are set to follow at a later date. 

 

Info box:

MANN+HUMMEL at the Automechanika in Frankfurt 2018
Hall 3, Stand A51


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MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus: Three-layer technology for comfort and safety
The MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus cabin air filter for trucks
The MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus cabin air filter for buses
Changing a MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus cabin air filter for commercial vehicles in the workshop

Press contact:

Sinikka Kenklies
Tel.:  +49 (0) 7141 98 – 2063
E-Mail: sinikka.kenklies@mann-hummel.com   


Kersten Solacroup
Tel.:  +49 (0) 7141 98 – 2260
E-Mail: kersten.solacroup@mann-hummel.com    

 

About MANN+HUMMEL

MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global expert for filtration solutions. The company group with its headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany, develops solutions for motor cars, industrial applications, clean air in interior spaces and the sustainable use of water. In 2017 the group achieved sales of approx. 3.9 billion euros worldwide with more than 20,000 employees at more than 80 locations. The products manufactured by the group include air cleaner systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, plastic components, filter media, cabin filters, industrial filters and membrane filters.

Further information about MANN+HUMMEL is available at http://www.mann-hummel.com