Air filters that are fitted with fine dust filters, the so-called HEPA filters (high efficiency particle air filter), which filter a large amount of dust as well as other solid particles such as pollen, fungal spores and mite faeces from the air can considerably reduce indoor air pollution. Various tests have now proven that this works, including one by TÜV Nord Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Ventilation Technology. But even amongst HEPA air purifiers there are considerable differences. We’ll tell you what to look out for when you are buying one.
The new TAC 1500 S is ideal for all those wanting a robust standard solution for clean air during renovations, reconstructions and extensions or painting with airless spraying systems. Coarse dust, fine dust or sprayed paint droplets can be filtered using this device just as reliably as concrete dust, fine sanding dust or plaster dust and highly dangerous quartz dust or asbestos fibres. This means that with the TAC 1500 S you have everything you might require on a building site for air purification immediately at your disposal!
The Stone+Tec fair in Nuremberg is an international trade fair for natural stone and natural stone processing. Over 540 companies from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and neighbouring countries will display their product offers for natural stones, anchoring and fastening technologies as well as machines, plants and tools. Trotec will be presenting a range of innovative devices at the trade fair – above all the commercial air purifiers from the TAC series.
It’s starting now: the new AirgoClean Air Cleaner are ready for delivery. If you ordered in time, you will be one of the first to benefit from the new high-tech standard range, if not, you should catch up now: thanks to their particularly active filter combination, both devices clean the air of odours and the smallest particles of house dust and ensure the air you breathe is always clean and fresh.
Especially now, at the beginning of the flu season, clean air is in high demand, because one cubic metre of air can contain up to 15,000 flu viruses! Read More
The new TAC 750 E Air Purifier owns all the features of modern air purification technology as well as being entirely “made in Germany” at Trotec. These include, for example, the effective two-stage filter system, the variable air volume control or the title of “lightest air purifier in its category”. And the best bit: With the launch of the TAC 750 E Trotec now offers an exclusive price benefit with an introductory discount of up to 25% included in the package.
As the lightest air purifier in its category, you can easily transport the TAC 750 E from one construction site to the next. Read More
Where work is performed, there is dust. In most cases actually a lot. That don’t only burden the construction workers and their health at the site, even the pedestrians or residents can be affected by breathing in dust. The professional air cleaner of the TAC series filters the dust out of the air dependably – and now they are available with the G4-F7-filter package at the package deal.
Especially dust containing quartz, mineral fibre, wood, cellulose and asbestos are dangerous. Because they enter the airways and lead to sustainable health effects. Also the burden through spores, allergens and micro fibres, which results while building-, insulating layer or mould restoration, should not be underestimated.
For those reasons the limit values for respirable dust are lowered in the new version of the TRGS 900 by the law.
Therefor all places of work, facilities and operating material have to adjust the limit values within the next four years. Read More
And who needs one?
Well, to begin with, there’s more – much more – to a HEPA filter than first meets the eye. But first things first. What is a HEPA filter? And what does HEPA stand for?
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. When used to describe the quality of a filter, or a dust mask for example, the term HEPA also stands for High Efficiency Particulate Arrestor.
To us HEPA is not just an acronym, it’s a promise. A promise which we take very seriously. Read More
Imagine a strong smell. No, not just one of your average bad smells – a truly revolting one. But careful – don’t dwell on it for too long – because sometimes even only the fleeting recollection of being locked in conversation with someone serenely unaware that they were suffering from bad breath, a waft of boiled cabbage, the whiff of a clogged drain, the intense smell of sweat from a sauna or a pair of discarded socks can prove to be too much to stomach for some. In fact some smells are so overpowering that there seems to be little that one can do short of covering one’s face and mouth and making a run for it.
A further smell that recurs repeatedly on the top of the lists of people who have been asked which smell they would rank as being among the most offensive in a closed environment is stale cigarette smoke. And being a passionate non-smoker myself I must admit that the pungent smell of stale tobacco that hangs heavily in the air, clinging to curtains and working its way into the wallpaper in households where heavy smokers exercise their right to light up without being taken to task by the powers that be really is a test in self control. I have found that by not breathing through my nose and by keeping my breathing shallow I can only just resist the urge to add to the overpowering smell with a few overpowering smells of my own.
But hope is at hand. Read More
And even save your company?
Sounds simple. And it is.
With another week – and weekend – of showery weather and blustery winds behind us, even the most optimistic and stout-hearted cohorts will have trouble convincing the rest of their colleagues that summer is not over yet that autumn is not just round the corner, but still a long way off.
Although autumn is officially still a full five weeks off, sneezing fits, raspy coughs and running noses seem to greet you wherever you go – on the bus, on the train, in banks, bistro, shops and public places – and in the office, the production area and the workplace.
Workforce expenditure can make up a significant share of the running costs of a company. And if people are off work and have to stay at home because they are suffering from bad colds, flu or other infections, then this will have a serious effect on the company’s budget, especially if the strain or virus reaches epidemic proportions. No people, no productivity.
Yet although many companies – and many small businesses – know that there is a battle to be fought against high sickness rates and lost work hours, they do not fully realise the implications which a flu epidemic, for example, could have on their standing and their prospective performance in the long-run. As the last flu epidemic showed, some businesses are totally unable to cope with the situation when a large portion of their workforce is taken ill and it is left for a skeleton workforce to carry on making the company tick over and avert the worst from happening.
Far be it from a company like ours to spread fear and uncertainty or sew anxiety and sound like scare mongers, but according to the WHO, the World Health Organisation, and the renowned Robert Koch Institute there are serious grounds for concern that the next outbreak of flu could occur on a pandemic scale – and that it could even be worse than the last. Experts also warn of a new “superbug” that is even resistant to the strongest antibiotics: there have been 44 reported cases of patients who have been diagnosed as having been exposed to NDM-1, the new gene that has its name from New Delhi, the place where it was first identified before subsequently defecting to Pakistan and the UK. A study in The Lancet Infestions Deseases draws attention to the severity of the situation and states that “ a worldwide public health problem is great”.
So how, if at all, can you protect yourself, your loved ones – and your company or business – from such a pandemic?
Hygiene management. It’s that easy.
Steps should be taken immediately to ensure that you and your staff are protected. With work safety clothes and respiratory masks – and air purifiers. The air purifiers from Trotec are equipped with HEPA and HyperHEPA filters which are so effective that they can filter up to 99.97 % of all particles larger than 0.3 microns and more than 99.5 % of even the smallest particles (e.g. viruses).
Models like the splendidly sophisticated but easy-to-use HealthPro 150, the universally versatile HealthPro 250, which scored highly with Germany’s consumer product watchdog “Stiftung Warentest”, not least of all because of its particle retention qualities which made it the most suitable of the tested models for allergy sufferers, and the professional Cleanroom 250 MG which is so efficient that it is certified as being suitable for use in intensive wards, operating theatres, food and medicinal production and processing facilities and data storage and server rooms.
Air purifiers from Trotec can protect you, your staff and your company against risks which could blow out of all proportion and rock or even cripple your company if swift action is not taken. Don’t be caught napping. Make a decision which will bring down the number of man hours lost and cut out the risk of being hit unawares by the next flu epidemic or pandemic.