Enhanced MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus: the new standard in cabin air filters

• Comprehensive performance range of FreciousPlus 2 sets new standards • Separates even ultra-fine particles (0.1 μm) and PM1 particles • Highly effective NO2-blocker • Product introduction at the Automechanika 2018

The enhanced MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus 2 cabin air filter

Ludwigsburg, September 6,  2018 – With the improved FreciousPlus 2, MANN-FILTER is setting new standards in cabin air filtration. The new filter impresses, not only by separating ultra-fine particles, but also by binding other harmful gases from outside and within the vehicle. The new filter continues to provide protection against allergens, bacteria, and mold.

A World Health Organization (WHO) study has found that 92 percent of people worldwide live in areas where air pollution exceeds the permissible levels. The increasing air pollution also penetrates into the vehicle passenger compartment. For the MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus 2, filtration expert MANN+HUMMEL has therefore developed an improved and comprehensive filtration technology that ensures optimal air quality inside the vehicle, as well as protection of the occupants. MANN+HUMMEL will be showing this latest development at the Automechanika in Frankfurt. (Hall 3, Stand A 51)


Improved performance

The MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus 2 is particularly characterized by its comprehensive performance range throughout the entire maintenance interval. It additionally features ultra-fine nanofibers, which are around 100 times thinner than the fibers of conventional filter fleeces. Like a spider's web, these fibers cover the underlying filtration layers consisting of coarser fibers, allowing them to trap ultra-fine particles. This results in significantly enhanced performance of the new filters compared to the previous filter model. This means that, in addition to the PM10 and PM2.5 particle classes, the FreciousPlus 2 is able to filter out up to 90 percent of the even finer, class PM1 particles, i.e. particles with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 1 micrometer (0.0001 cm).
FreciousPlus 2 also removes up to 80 percent of ultra-fine particles (UFP), which are smaller than 0.1 micrometers, reaching maximum values. By way of comparison: These extremely tiny particles are roughly 700 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Our lungs are exposed to the ultra-fine particles. If these particles are breathed in, they can enter into the lungs, where a significant proportion of them can penetrate deeply into the cell membranes of the pulmonary alveoli. From here, they can enter into the bloodstream, penetrating into the cardiovascular system and may also spread into other organs.


Highly effective NO2-blocker

The enhanced FreciousPlus 2 also significantly outperforms the predecessor model in the reduction of harmful gases and odors: Nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and ozone are trapped more effectively. Particularly with regard to harmful NO2, we can now speak of almost complete separation. Compared to the predecessor model, the new FreciousPlus 2 absorbs more than 200 times as much ammonia and also protects from volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde, which can be released by vehicle passenger compartment materials.

The new FreciousPlus 2 filters allergy-triggering substances, so-called allergens, as well as bacteria and mold to the same very high degree as the first generation. It binds allergens almost completely and prevents bacteria and mold from penetrating into the vehicle passenger compartment through the ventilation system.

The MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus 2 will be available for selected passenger car applications on the independent aftermarket from early 2019. The existing range will be progressively replaced by the new generation filters.


Info box:

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


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Press photo:
The enhanced MANN-FILTER FreciousPlus2 cabin air filter


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    



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