WIX Filters Announces New HD Air Filter Media Pleating System

Friday, 28 October 2005

WIX Filters has developed a new heavy duty air filter media pleating system that features new embossing technology, which allows WIX to produce filters with precision pleats and various media basis weights in order to maximize filtration media surface area, trap more contaminants, and maintain low air flow restriction for efficient engine performance.
“By taking a standard flat sheet and embossing it, we allow air flow to penetrate from the tip of the pleat all the way to the bottom, which improves media area utilization to about 80 to 90 percent from the traditional 50 to 60 percent,” said Bill Stamey, heavy duty product engineering manager, WIX Filters. “The greater contaminant-holding capacity and improved air flow through the media pleat pack produced as a result of this increase in surface area can improve performance by as much as 40 percent.
“In addition, the improved capacity extends filter life and allows for longer maintenance intervals, while the lower restriction to air flow over time improves fuel economy and maximizes engine performance,” Stamey said. “With fuel prices as high as they are now, every effort is being made to improve fuel mileage.”
More than 230 of WIX’s standard heavy duty air filters, representing more than 600 applications, already feature embossed filtration media and made their debut on the market beginning in July 2005. Additional filters are slated to be upgraded in early 2006.
Since 1939, WIX Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX, a member of the Affinia family of brands, is the number one filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Its NASCAR relationship also includes the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which recognizes the drivers leading the most laps in each race. WIX Filters’ Internet address is www.wixfilters.com.

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