STOCKMEIER Urethanes' Filter Adhesives and Sealants are a Line of Defense Against COVID-19

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, STOCKMEIER Urethanes is quickly responding in many areas to assist in minimizing the spread of the virus.

One of the predominant questions is, “Does the virus travel by air, how long is it airborne, and how does one control its spread in facilities such as hospitals, airplanes, and shopping malls?” The first line of defense is a face mask, however, another way to tackle the spread is to ensure that air being circulated is clean and safe. Enclosed environments, such as the mentioned facilities, rely on re-circulated air.

Recent studies have shown that filters, namely HEPA filters, are a key component in the fight to create a safe environment. HEPA filters are capable of filtering particles that are approximately 0.01 micron in size, noting that the coronavirus is 0.125 micron.

So how does STOCKMEIER Urethanes fit in to this line of defense? By utilizing a hermetic sealant that holds the HEPA filter media into its frame, ensuring there is no unfiltered airflow bypass. STOCKMEIER Urethanes has been at the forefront of filter adhesives for high technology filter applications for over two decades. The company developed technology to bond and seal filter products together as a core part of its industrial business portfolio. Their tried and tested, Stobicoll® F, filter adhesives and sealants, have become an essential component in the HEPA filter industry. Without the filter adhesive, that is proven to bond and seal a wide variety of substrate, such as plastic, wood, metal and filter media, there would be no filter!

STOCKMEIER Urethanes were urgently requested by a HEPA filter client to deliver a rapid solution due to increased demand for their products to combat COVID-19. The focus was to increase their production output utilizing their current manufacturing footprint and equipment. This request for such a product was successful, and they were able to maintain high quality adhesion and sealing to a variety of substrates. In addition, continued compliance with relevant regulations, such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), allows returned air to be as clean, if not cleaner, than the air outside.

With over two decades of experience in the filter industry, the depth of knowledge and experience of STOCKMEIER Urethanes’ technical staff, and its numerous laboratories and test equipment throughout the world, the company delivered a unique solution to give an increased rate of production of approximately 30% for the client. This work allowed the client to further tailor the product at their site to meet current and ongoing demand.

STOCKMEIER Urethanes is aware of the global increase in demand for HEPA filters and is equipped to deliver customized solutions to assist customers in meeting their needs. They are focused on providing products and profitability without compromise to quality, every time. Reach out today to learn more about Stobicoll® F, adhesives and sealants, for the filtration industry.