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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.