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Tecfil introduces first lignin-based automotive filter to the North American market

Brazil’s Tecfil, the largest manufacturer of automotive filters in Latin America, is introducing the world's first sustainable lignin-based automotive filter, the EcoLigna, to the North American market.

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Lignin is a raw material from trees and is produced as a side stream of pulp production.

The EcoLigna’s filter medium uses paper with a manufacturing process that reduces CO2 emissions by 20% and a 15% superior performance compared to conventional filters.

Tecfil will showcase the filter at AAPEX, an automotive aftermarket event taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from 31 October to 2 November.

"We are introducing a new line of filters with superior performance and focus on sustainability to the North American market, priced equivalently to traditional products," says Plinio Fazol, Marketing and New Products Manager at Tecfil. "Introducing the new filter at AAPEX provides an opportunity to demonstrate Tecfil's excellence in automotive filters and the company's dedication to the innovation and quality that propel the automotive industry".

Tecfil, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2023, exports to over 60 countries, including the United States and Latin American nations.