Ahlstrom-Munksjö expands its offering to the electric vehicle market – Nonwovens Industry Magazine

New products include filtration solutions for cabin air, transmission and cooling systems

Karen McIntyre, Editor12.09.21

Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues to focus on the growing electrification segment, expanding its latest product offering, dedicated entirely to filter media solutions for electric vehicles. The new fuel cell electric vehicle solutions complement products launched earlier in the year for all electric vehicles, including filtration solutions for cabin air, transmission and cooling systems.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö understands market challenges and develops new business solutions to address unmet customer needs for high performance filtration materials for electric vehicles. This now includes a new dedicated filtration solution for fuel cell air intake.

“I am very pleased to present our new filtration solution for fuel cell air intake,” says Cédric Vallet, Business Development Manager, Industrial Filtration and New Vehicles. “By protecting the fuel cells from harmful gases and particles, we ensure the efficient operation of the fuel cell throughout the life of the vehicle.”

“By increasing the lifetime of fuel cells and minimizing the use of catalysts, we offer new filtration solutions that optimize the cost/benefit ratio for our customers,” he adds.

“We continue to build our expertise to ensure that Ahlstrom-Munksjö becomes the leader in filtration solutions for the battery electric vehicle and fuel cell markets,” said Daniele Borlatto, Executive Vice President, Filtration & Performance Solutions. “The launch of new filtration solutions for hydrogen vehicles reinforces our strategic commitment to these new markets.”

Electricity is the fastest growing energy source and clearly the fuel of the future. According to LMC Automotive, it is estimated that fuel cell electric vehicles will account for around 4% of global commercial vehicle production in 2030.

The annual addressable market opportunity for filtration media used in electric vehicles is expected to grow at around 35% per year through 2030, reaching around €100 million.