Following four years of acquisitions, Filtermist is currently preparing to showcase its full capability at five upcoming UK trade exhibitions.
Extracting the Best Practices
First on the list is ‘Extracting the Best Practices’ – a one-day event being jointly hosted by BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) and ILEVE (Institute of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers). Filtermist’s LEV team leader, Matthew Wall, will be attending to highlight Filtermist’s nationwide LEV Testing service.
“Installing effective LEV equipment is a vital control measure for minimising exposure to airborne contaminants,” Matt comments. “Once installed, COSHH regulations state that all LEV systems must be tested by a competent person as least once every 14 months – sometimes more frequently depending on the nature of the application.
“We supply comprehensive digital test reports that can easily be stored and retrieved if needed.”
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The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps Trade Exhibition
The 28th/29th February will see specialists from Kerstar industrial vacuum cleaners taking part in The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps trade exhibition. Exposure to soot has been proven to cause a number of health hazards including various types of cancer* so capturing soot effectively, and disposing of it safely, is very important. Kerstar’s Type H industrial vacuum cleaners have a cleaning range of 28.5 metres, making them ideal for chimney sweeps.
Visit www.kerstar.co.uk to see the full product range.
Filtermist will then head to the NEC in March for Foodex. This will be the first time the company has exhibited at a show outside of its core manufacturing market - Director of Group Marketing, Lydia Barber, elaborates, “The acquisitions made since 2016 mean our product and service offering has expanded considerably, and with it the industries we are able to support. Filtermist has an established reputation with UK manufacturers operating in markets that involve metalworking but is less well-known in other manufacturing industries including food processing.
“Filters from the Dustcheck brand, which became part of our portfolio back in 2017, are used in a wide range of food processing applications – both by end users and OEMs which incorporate filters into their production lines. According to the HSE, exposure to flour dust is the second highest cause of occupational asthma in the UK - risks can be significantly reduced by using effective control measures.”
Other products on show at Foodex will include Filtermist and Absolent filters which are used to remove vegetable oil mist in food processing applications, as well as Kerstar’s ATEX and Type H rated cleaners. Filtermist will also be highlighting the fact that it is part of the Absolent Group which also includes the Airmaid brand from Interzon and commercial kitchen ventilation specialist, Jeven.
Foodex finishes on 1st April and then later that month the team will be back at the NEC for MACH – a regular fixture in Filtermist’s exhibition calendar for many years. MACH plans include introducing both new and potential customers to a range of new products including Dustcheck wet collectors, FastClip ducting, Gallito paint finishing solutions, and swarf and coolant vacuums from Kerstar.
More details about Filtermist’s MACH plans can be found by following this link.
Kerstar Product Manager Ben Kimpton says, “We’re looking forward to meeting some of our end users for the first time. Filtermist acquired Kerstar in July 2019 and these will be the first shows we’ve taken part in. The different focusses mean we should meet customers from a diverse range of industries so we’re looking forward to an interesting year.”
The final UK show of the year will be the W Exhibition where Filtermist will be reminding visitors from woodworking and joinery trades that former companies DCS Limited, Cades Limited and Multi-Fan Systems merged to form Filtermist Systems in October last year. The DCS and Cades brands were well-known for installing a range of energy efficient dust extraction systems that covered everything from mobile dust extractors, to complete wood waste to energy systems.
“Filtermist Systems offers a full turnkey service for companies in a range of industries that need to ensure the air in their production facilities is clean and safe to breathe,” continues Lydia. “Our team undertakes the whole process – from initial contamination identification, to system specification, design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and aftersales services so customers can be confident that their employees are protected from exposure to harmful airborne contaminants.”
Please contact our team to find out more about our products and services.
* sources: https://www.hse.gov.uk/skin/professional/causes/agentstable3.htm