The Visionary Award is presented annually to a new consumer product that utilizes nonwoven fabric in its final form.
According to Ahlstrom, Disruptor™ PAC is designed specifically for improving the quality of water through particulate filtration properties produced by both electro adsorption and mechanical filtration. Improved taste and odour qualities are provided through the addition of powdered activated carbon. Ahlstrom adds that by combining all three water treatment methods into one product, Disruptor™ PAC is the first nonwoven media capable of competing with polymeric membranes and carbon block in terms of filtration efficiency and water quality but at significantly higher flow rates and with lower energy consumption.
By reducing particulate and biologic contamination as well as reducing offensive taste and odours in water, Disruptor™ PAC is rapidly being introduced in broad range of consumer products. Filters made with Disruptor™ PAC can be used as a whole house point-of-entry filters or in a variety of point-of-use filter applications. These include: bathroom showers to reduce the transmission of Legionella, tap, counter-top, under the sink and water pitcher filters. It can also be included in personal devices such as water bottles, canteens and backpacks.