Air Filter Designed to Fight the PRRS Virus!

With unique guarantee Camfil stands behind innovative virus-fighting PathogenBarrier air filter, keeping the swine industry healthy

Aug 06, 2013, 13:14 ET from Camfil

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Camfil PathogenBarrier was the first air filter expressly developed to limit the spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), a virus that costs the U.S. swine industry more than half a billion dollars each year. Since its introduction in 2005, the Camfil filter has reduced the risk of PRRS -- which causes reproductive failures in breeding stock and respiratory illness in young pigs -- and helped reduce the disease's economic impact. Today, Camfil -- the world's leading provider of clean air solutions -- has more air filters installed for this purpose than any other filter company. And no other company offers the same record of performance or guarantees the air filter's efficiency as Camfil does. The proprietary technology has been upgraded several times since the introduction of the PathogenBarrier filter.

In keeping with the Pathogen Barrier filter's success, and the company's commitment to stand behind its performance, Camfil has introduced the "Pathogen Barrier Efficiency Performance Guarantee" -- valid for all genuine Camfil-manufactured Pathogen Barrier air filters installed in the attics and walls of agricultural livestock barns.

Specifically, the filter is guaranteed to maintain its rated efficiency throughout its service life, or Camfil will provide a free replacement. The PathogenBarrier filter can provide this level of performance because unlike more traditionally designed filters, it uses a special fine fiber media, which enables the product to maintain its stated MERV rating. That is in stark contrast to other filters, which use highly charged fiber media and have been proven to exhibit a reduction in MERV rating during normal use. The PathogenBarrier's efficiency also means that it can be replaced less frequently than traditional filters. So maintenance and disposal costs are reduced.

The PathogenBarrier is just one of many innovative air filters from Camfil, which has leveraged advanced designs and materials -- facilitated by a worldwide network of research facilities -- to do a better job removing harmful particles from the air. By maintaining their efficiency longer than traditional products, Camfil air filters also require less energy to maintain the flow of air. Indeed, Camfil customers are reducing their HVAC energy costs by up to 30 percent. That's not just good for the bottom line. It's good for the environment -- and for the future.

The world leader in air filtration systems, Camfil provides clean air solutions for hospitals, hotels, office buildings, educational institutions, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. We provide the tools to achieve sustainability, maintain high air quality, and reduce airborne infections -- all while lowering total cost of ownership. Camfil customers go green without ever sacrificing performance. For more information, visit us online at, or call us toll-free at 888.599.6620.

Media Contact: Lynne Laake, Camfil, 888.599.6620,

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