STOCKHOLM - Ahlstrom-Munksjö is looking to grow its presence in the automotive sector with the launch of a platform of high performance filtration materials for electric vehicles.
With infrastructure for electric-vehicle charging rapidly expanding, double-digit annual growth is expected for electric vehicles, supporting key environmental goals of reducing air pollution and addressing climate change.
It is estimated that only-electric vehicles will represent 25% of light vehicles production in 2030.
Responding to this, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has developed several commercial solutions to address unmet customer needs for high performance filtration materials for electric vehicles. This includes filtration solutions for cabin air, transmission and cooling systems.
“I am very pleased to introduce our initial range of products from the FiltEV platform,” said Cedric Vallet, head of Business Development, Industrial Filtration & New Vehicles. “Utilizing our extensive technological platforms already in place, the offering highlights the innovative benefits of our new portfolio for electric vehicles and demonstrates our commitment to this market. Consequently, we plan to further expand our portfolio of solutions in this field, also including fuel cell air intake, over the coming months.”
The addressable annual market opportunity for filtration media used in electric vehicles is expected to grow at around 35% per year up until 2030, reaching approximately €100 million.
“We are determined to take the necessary steps that will ensure Ahlstrom-Munksjö becomes a leading filtration supplier to the electric vehicle market,” added Daniele Borlatto, executive vice president, Filtration & Performance Solutions business area. “The launch reinforces our commitment to electrification, now delivering filtration solutions for electric vehicles, alongside our FortiCell platform, of fiber-based solutions for energy storage.”