New KOCH DuraMAX Line of Air Filters Help Lower The Spread of COVID-19 Indoors

Press Release Summary:

  • High-capacity mini-pleat design allows a nominal 24x24x12 filter to incorporate 194 square feet of filter space
  • Lightweight, all-plastic frame installs into side-access housings or front-load holding frames
  • Ideal for filtration systems with high velocities or variable air volumes

Original Press Release:

OCH™ DuraMAX Air Filters Provide Optimal Performance with Extended Lifecycles

  • Maximum MERV-rated filters are a popular, economical option to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in commercial and industrial applications
  • Extended surface design ensures low resistance to airflow and reduced energy costs for the user
  • High-capacity, mini-pleat design allows for an extremely high dust holding capacity

Milwaukee – Oct. 15, 2020 — Today, Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, announces the KOCH™ DuraMAX line of air filters. With a range of efficiency ratings from MERV 11 to MERV 16, DuraMAX filters are a smart and safe upgrade from bag filters and other box-style rigid filters and effectively help lower the spread of COVID-19 indoors.

The DuraMAX line of filters works alongside other Johnson Controls HVAC products and solutions to help make buildings more safe, secure and sustainable.

“Primarily used for large commercial and industrial applications, the DuraMAX line of filters is a superior indoor air quality solution to help a wide range of buildings combat the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne diseases,” said Mark Mattingly, vice president and general manager, Air Filtration Products, Johnson Controls. “These medium and high-efficiency filters include the DuraMAX 4V and 4VS-16 with an industry-leading MERV 16 rating and low resistance to airflows, allowing customers to save money on energy costs while experiencing the highest levels of filtration.”

Independently Tested According to ASHRAE Standards

Tested in accordance with ASHRAE Test Standard 52.2-2017, DuraMAX is an ideal choice in filtration systems with high velocities or variable air volumes. The high-capacity mini-pleat design allows a nominal 24x24x12 filter to incorporate 194 square feet of filter space, which creates an extremely high dust-holding capacity to significantly prolong the service life of the filter.

Simple to Upgrade

The DuraMAX 4v is designed to replace almost any competitive high-efficiency air filter in today’s market. The lightweight, all-plastic frame installs into side-access housings or front-load holding frames and is an ideal choice to replace bag filters and other box-style rigid filters. The durable, all-plastic frame makes the DuraMAX 4v the filter of choice in filtration systems with high velocities, variable air volumes and high moisture, or in areas where the user desires to incinerate the filters after use.

For more information about KOCH™ DuraMAX 4v filters as well as other high efficiency air filtration products from Johnson Controls, go to

Media Contact:
Ryan Nolan
Global Public Relations Program Manager
Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls
Work: +1 414-524-6170
Mobile: +1 414-378-9641

About Johnson Controls

At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, we drive the outcomes that matter most. We deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing. With a global team of 105,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, we are the power behind our customers’ mission. Our leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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