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AAF Flanders Inaugurates New Clean Air Innovation & Research Centre in Indiana

United States: AAF Flanders, the largest air filter company in the global air filtration markets, has inaugurated its new Clean AIR Centre in Indiana. The new clean air innovation & research centre has been constructed with an investment of approximately USD5.4 million and it has two floors. The first floor of Clean AIR Centre is of 33,000 square feet out of which 25,000 square feet is allocated for lab, testing and storage space, which includes a media development laboratory along with a machine shop. The new facility has advanced testing capabilities which include TCO Diagnostic. AAF has recently developed a new TCO Diagnostic software technology, that provides locally augmented air-handling analysis. The new centre is well equipped with advanced testing facilities that provides effective solutions based on filter environments. The training room at first-floor of centre has latest audio-visual technology and a capacity of 30 people. However, the second floor has 18 open workstations, 12 private offices and surplus conference space. A total of 40 employees can be accommodated in R&D sector of new centre.

TechSci Research depicts that the set-up of new Clean AIR Centre is a part of strategic expansion plan for the air filter company. The new Clean AIR Centre is expected to create 5 new high-tech R&D jobs in Jeffersonville by 2018. Additionally, based on these job creation plans, USD375,000 in tax credits has been offered to AAF by the Indiana Economic Development Corp, thereby encouraging the innovation and success that will ensure leadership position of AAF in global air filtration market for next 100 years.

According to the report by TechSci Research, “Global Air Filters Market, By Type, By Application, By End Use Sector, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 - 2021”, the global market for air filters is forecast to cross US$ 20 billion by 2021, due to rising demand from process industry, oil & gas and power sector. Medium efficiency air filters and HEPA filters dominate the global air filters market due to rising quality centric approach of end users in developed as well as major developing economies. Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market in global air filters market on account of increasing demand from diverse sectors including pharmaceuticals, electronics and microelectronics, construction, refineries, and petrochemical.

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