The two companies will combine their expertise to bring filtration solutions to the market that sustainably keep dust, bacteria, fungi and viruses out of vehicle interiors.
“We are uniting two different worlds with this collaboration,” said Hengst CEO Christopher Heine. “For over 30 years, Paragon has played a leading role as a technology provider developing innovative sensors and electronics. At Hengst, we have been known for pioneering filtration solutions that make the planet a purer place for more than six decades. I am very excited that we can work together on developing this groundbreaking product.”
Hengst and Paragon will work together to develop an electrostatic filter for car interiors that can go into series production. By combining two technologies, they aim to set new standards for safety, size, longevity and energy efficiency. Hengst says that the combined effect of particles in the air stream being charged by Paragon’s components and the polarization of its own filter medium will result in long-term high separation values at minimal differential pressure.
“This collaboration increases the speed of development and creates valuable synergies as it allows the focus to stay on each company’s core skills: Hengst’s expertise in filtration and Paragon’s in ionization and electronics,” said Klaus Dieter Frers, managing director, founder and main shareholder of Paragon.
According to Hengst, this will result in maximum protection against pollutants, viruses and allergens, improved energy efficiency through lower flow resistance, minimal size and high longevity with low filtration loss.
“There is no approach yet on the market that can provide comparable filtration performance in such a compact installation space,” said Hengst’s Heine.