(KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21) F J Benjamin Holdings (FJB) said today that the AIRFREE® brand of air purifiers have been tested and certified to be effective in destroying 80.5% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus when released into a controlled chamber.
The certification by MRIGlobal, a leading American non-profit research organisation, last month followed scientific tests conducted on an AIRFREE® purifier. Complete lab report can be found here.
While Covid-19 spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with each other, studies have shown that infections can arise from exposure to small droplets and particles of the coronavirus that linger in the air even after an infected person has left the area.
Last month, the World Health Organisation acknowledged that there is “emerging evidence” of airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, a change from its previous assessment that the virus is primarily spread by contaminated droplets that fell to the ground.
FJB Group Chief Executive Officer Nash Benjamin said: “The certification by MRIGlobal is a significant step forward for AIRFREE® air purifiers as it provides independent confirmation that AIRFREE®’s proprietary TSS (Thermo- dynamic Sterilisation System) technology is effective.
The manufacturer, AIRFREE® Products Electronics SA, is based in Portugal. It was founded by Carlos Matias, who developed its patented air purification system to help deal with his son’s recurrent allergic crises. The company’s products are distributed in more than 60 countries around the world.
Daniel Matias, Global Sales Officer said: “Most other air purifiers on the market capture airborne microorganisms using a HEPA filter, where they remain alive for some time. The AIRFREE®’s proprietary TSS which heats up to a temperature of 200 degrees Centigrade was created to silently draw bacteria, viruses, and other organic organisms into the ceramic core heated ducts to be destroyed by heat purifying the room, not by just capturing without destroying, and most importantly without any filters to replace.
This is a huge saving to the consumer and the environment. This also helps avoid hazardous air filter replacement, which could put the captured organisms back into the environment.”
FJB is the exclusive distributor for AIRFREE® products in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The Singapore-listed company, which is best known for its fashion labels, set up a Health and Wellness division and began distributing AIRFREE® products in the city-state last year.
For more information on AIRFREE® products, visit https://cleanair.fjbenjamin.com.my/
About F J Benjamin Holdings Ltd (www.fjbenjamin.com) – With a rich heritage dating back to 1959, F J Benjamin Holdings Ltd is a consumer driven leader in brand building and management through distribution and retail. Listed on the Singapore Exchange since 1995, F J Benjamin has a strong footprint in Southeast Asia, with offices in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, and manages over 20 iconic brands and operates 187 stores. The Group’s international brand portfolio includes fashion, lifestyle and timepiece brands.