In September 2021, SOGEFI launched a new range of cabin air filters based on HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) media: the CabinHepa+ range. A first for the European aftermarket, filtering virus-sized particles and thus protecting vehicle occupants.
This filter, which is 50 times more protective than a traditional cabin filter, retains up to 99.97% of particles up to 0.3 microns and 99.90% of particles up to 0.1 microns (the size of most viruses), making it the most effective filter on the market for cleaning cabin air: pollen, dust, debris, allergens, pet dander, mold and many other pollutants, and especially virus-sized particles, are bloked before they can enter the vehicle.
This level of protection has been available to most European motorists since the launch of the range, with 65 filter references covering over 170 million vehicles across Europe, available on the aftermarket under the Purflux® and FRAM® brands. It covers, among others, light commercial vehicles as well as commercial vehicles mainly used in emergency transport (ambulances, fire brigades...).The launch was particularly successful for this new offer, which was very quickly adopted by the main SOGEFI distributors in Europe, well beyond the initial forecasts.
The CabinHepa+ filter has received the support of consumers, and was voted Product of the Year 2022 in France.