New AIRSCREEN® Micro from Ohio Blow Pipe Filters Airborne Viruses from Work Environment

Ohio Blow Pipe has introduced the AIRSCREEN μicro, an ambient air cleaner that not only filters molecular dust, but with an optional MERV 14, 15, 16, or HEPA filter, will combat and reduce the risk of contaminations including COVID-19.

Indoor air is confined and recycled with no place to escape, risking infections when airborne droplets are inhaled or settle on a surface and enter the body through the eyes, nose or mouth. Viruses typically spread through airborne microorganisms ranging from 20-400 nanometer-sized droplets.

According to a New England Journal of Medicine article, infectious viruses can remain in the air for up to three hours. Fortunately, these micro-droplets can be removed from the air with a high-efficiency air filter.

The AIRSCREEN μicro was designed to help box and carton plants avoid the significant safety risks and health problems caused by dust. This highly efficient dust-collection system enables companies to comply with OSHA and NFPA air-quality mandates.

The compact system is ideal for capturing airborne dust in and around the converting equipment and the baler room where direct source capture is not feasible. Because converting and die-cutting equipment, balers and shredders are not airtight, the dust from this machinery becomes airborne.