New KOCH Multi-Pleat Green13 Filter Reduces Exposure to COVID-19

Press Release Summary:

  • Offers an increased level of protection and can work in the existing ventilation systems
  • Ensures good stability of the electrostatic charge, reduced pressure drop and prolonged efficiencies
  • Ideal for applications such as hospitals, laboratories and pharmaceutical plants, commercial office buildings and industrial plants

Original Press Release:

KOCH™ Multi-Pleat Green13 Filter Delivers Superior Indoor Air Quality During Global Pandemic

  • MERV 13-rated extended surface pleated air filter recommended by ASHRAE to help protect occupants from the spread of COVID-19
  • Unique fiber configuration ensures high efficiency combined with low resistance to airflow and high dust holding capacity compared to other competitive filters
  • Affordable upgrade solution that offers a much-improved level of protection compared to costly HEPA filtration upgrades of equipment and filters

Milwaukee – (Oct. 21, 2020) — Today, Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, is offering a high efficiency pleated air filter that provides an affordable solution instead of costly HEPA filtration upgrades. Its MERV 13 performance rating make the filter an excellent upgrade in existing equipment for applications such as hospitals, laboratories and pharmaceutical plants, commercial office buildings, industrial plants, or any HVAC system in which a higher degree of clean air is desired.

The KOCH™ Multi-Pleat Green13 filter can help improve indoor air quality and potentially reduce exposure to COVID-19. The Multi-Pleat Green13, along with other lines of KOCH filter products, support Johnson Controls mission to help make buildings more safe, secure and sustainable.

“As buildings re-open, air filtration and other HVAC system components are key to maintaining occupant safety by creating clean, healthy indoor environments,” said Mark Mattingly, vice president and general manager, Air Filtration Products, Johnson Controls. “We developed the Multi-Pleat Green13 Filter with more than 55 years of air filtration research and development experience so our customers can be confident this product will introduce clean, highly-filtered air into their buildings.”

In addition, many facilities are unable to afford costly upgrades needed to install new systems that support HEPA filtration. The Multi-Pleat Green13 offers an increased level of protection over disposable and ordinary pleated filters and can work in the majority of existing ventilation systems.

Design Features

The media in the Multi-Pleat Green13 is produced with a specialized blend of electrostatically charged synthetic fibers for use in extended surface air filtration.  This unique fiber configuration ensures greater stability of the electrostatic charge, reduced pressure drop, and prolonged efficiencies compared to other filter media. Performance data is based on ASHRAE Test Standard 52.2-2017.

A Greener Solution

The KOCH Multi-Pleat Green13 is a sustainable component of green building development. With its high MERV 13 performance rating, the Green13 can earn points toward LEED certification in the US Green Building Council’s Green Building Rating System.

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