Ahlstrom Eco filter media wins the AFS’s New Product of the Year award

Ahlstrom Eco, a new range of lignin-impregnated filter media for automotive applications, has won the American Filtration & Separations Society’s (AFS) New Product of the Year award.

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Lignin is a raw material from trees and is produced as a side stream of pulp production. Ahlstrom Eco is a renewable and sustainable filter media which utilizes lignin-based impregnation, replacing fossil-based resin. The resin contains a significant amount of bio-based renewable lignin, while the mechanical properties and durability of the filter media, even in challenging environments, are maintained.

“Being acknowledged by the AFS and receiving this award for Ahlstrom Eco is a great achievement. It demonstrates how we are living up to our purpose to Purify and Protect with every fiber for a sustainable world by innovating more sustainable solutions,” said Tamara Quatrano, Ahlstrom’s VP, R&D and Product Development Filtration.

Ahlstrom Eco was first developed in the company’s Louveira plant in Brazil.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the entire team in Louveira, Brazil. Their unwavering dedication and tireless effort in implementing Ahlstrom Eco were instrumental in our resounding success. Their commitment to excellence is nothing short of awe-inspiring!” said Andre Pereira, Ahlstrom Head of Sales LATAM Filtration Division.