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3M Announces Brand Change To Commercial Air Filters

3M Announces Brand Change To Commercial Air Filters

In January, 2014, 3M Purification Inc. initiated a brand change of its Commercial HVAC filters from Filtrete™ to the 3M™ brand.

The decision was based on third party research 3M conducted within the commercial building facilities market segment. The research showed that 3M™ and Filtrete™ ranked first and second as most recognized brands and both had strong trust and innovation connotation. However, the 3M brand was perceived to be more related to commercial and industrial uses, while Filtrete™ related more to residential use.

The new branding was formally announced at the 2014 AHR show in New York City, the largest international HVAC industry tradeshow, and supported by formal press release to national media. Attached you will find a copy of the press release.

Sharing the 3M brand will allow Commercial HVAC filters to join other 3M products offered into the commercial building facility market under one singular trusted brand, making it easier for customers to identify our filters with the quality and innovative design they’ve come to expect from this brand.

3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters Brochure (PDF, 1.3 Mb)

3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters Full Line Brochure (PDF, 1.8 Mb)

Three fundamental attributes when choosing a filter

Three fundamental attributes when choosing a filter

HVAC air filters are critical to the efficient operation of the air handling system of any building. They may help to protect equipment within the air handling system. Beyond the purchasing price, the HVAC filters are also potentially associated with additional operating costs for disposal, energy and labor. Balancing performance attributes with costs incurred during operations is therefore important.

Three fundamental attributes to consider:

Efficiency – What are the environmental needs? Are there any guidelines that need to be met (Joint Commission, LEED)? Does make up or re-circulated air need to be pre-filtered? Are there any occupant complaints?

Initial Pressure Drop – Will existing systems be constrained either from sufficient air flow or energy consumption with higher levels of filtration resistance? Are VAV/VFD capabilities fully utilized in managing energy consumption by using lower resistance filter options?

Filter Loading – Do filter change out schedules become difficult to manage based on time constraints and frequency of change requirements?

3M™ Commercial HVAC Filters are highly engineered to provide the optimum balance of these attributes. Using a full on-site HVAC laboratory testing facility and a rigorous ISO 9001 – 2008 certified manufacturing operation ensure high quality and consistent product performance. Performance that has helped customers realize their improvement initiatives.

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