Air Regulation and Filtration Panels utilize nanotechnology.

Press Release Summary:

To enhance air quality for workers using supplied air respirator systems, Versaflo AP-600 Series helps control pressure of air delivered and remove contaminants and nuisance odors from compressed air. Design facilitates filter removal/changeout, weighs <25 lb, and can be carried or mounted to wall. Configured to allow for 5–12 users, panel has 100 cfm air flow capacity and supports optional cartridge that helps filter carbon monoxide (CO). CO/oxygen monitor with alarms is optional.

Original Press Release:

3M Uses Nano-Technology for Lightweight and Enhanced Carbon Monoxide Air Filtration

New air filtration panel helps provide a comfortable work environment for up to 12 workers

ST. PAUL, Minn. —The 3M Versaflo AP-600 Series Air Regulator and Filtration Panels help enhance air quality for workers using supplied air respirator systems. The Versaflo AP-600 Series Panels help control the pressure of air delivered to supplied air respirators and help remove contaminants and nuisance odors from compressed air.

Weighing less than 25 pounds, the Versaflo filtration panel is lightweight, can be easily carried or mounted to a wall, and is configured to allow for 5 to 12 users depending on type of respirator. It helps filter common contaminants in compressed air systems including oil, water, particulates, and odors and, with an optional cartridge, it also helps filter carbon monoxide.

“What really makes the Versaflo Series cutting-edge is its nano-technology carbon monoxide filtration,” said Chris Sneden, US Marketing Manager, 3M Personal Safety Division. “The nano-technology applied in this filtration system is an extremely efficient catalyst that can filter out approximately 95% of carbon monoxide up to 1000 ppm that may be present in a supplied airline.”

The new Versaflo AP-600 Series Air Regulator and Filtration Panel can be used for applications across a variety of industries, including the automotive, petrochemical, ship building, construction, military, mining, and pharmaceutical industries. The AP-600 series has an air flow capacity of 100 CFM / 2830 lpm and offers an optional, easy to calibrate carbon monoxide/oxygen monitor with audible and visual alarms.  In addition, the filters are easy to remove and change for ease of maintenance.

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

About 3M Personal Safety Division

3M offers a comprehensive, diverse portfolio of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) solutions providing respiratory protection, hearing protection, fall protection, reflective materials for high-visibility apparel, protective clothing, protective eyewear, head and face protection, welding helmets, and other adjacent products and solutions such as tactical safety equipment, detection, monitoring equipment, active communications equipment and compliance management. In 2012, 3M celebrated 40 years of occupational health and safety leadership – recognizing the company’s respiratory and hearing protection solutions introduced in 1972. Visit 3M Personal Safety at or or follow us on Twitter at

3M and Versaflo are trademarks of 3M Company.

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