Textile ducting has its origins in the late 1960s, when concerns over labor rights and workplace safety conditions were at the height of public awareness. KE Filter—known today as KE Fibertec, Euro Air’s parent company—was then the leading manufacturer of air filtration products. They were ideally-placed to offer solutions for even the most difficult workplace airflow problems.
The Jutland Technological Institute approached KE Filter for advice about a particularly difficult situation. Danish food workers were struggling in cold, damp and poorly-ventilated slaughterhouses. All across the country, free-blowing coolers were being used to keep production facilities cool with powerful draughts. As a result, workers were becoming sick and food was being contaminated. It was a no win situation.
That’s when KE Filter stepped in.
Their unique idea was to mount textile filters onto the free-blowing coolers. Ventilated air would inflate the textile material and exit evenly through its flexible surface, providing an even, draught-free air distribution. These new textile filters were also condensation-free, preventing the buildup of harmful bacteria. Plus, their light weight made them exceptionally easy to remove for cleaning and periodic maintenance—an extremely important feature for the food industry.
This textile solution offered a hygienic alternative to the old metal coolers, greatly improving employee health and comfort while optimizing workplace climate. It was an eye-opening discovery, and one that remains at the heart of our products today. KE Fibertec and Euro Air soon evolved into supplying state of the art and scientifically tested materials.
Today, our weaving mill in Vejen, Denmark is the only one in the world designed solely for the production of textile ducting. Our testing methods and quality control procedures set a benchmark for international standards, and we proudly celebrate the exceptional and consistent quality of our products.
“What we can offer which is really unique is our own weaving mill,” says Klavs B. Nielsen of Euro Air in Southeast Asia. “It gives us complete control over the whole production process, and we are able to produce the material with a desired permeability without the need for any additional perforations. This way we are able to provide a truly draught-free solution with an even air distribution,” he adds.
Since 2007 Euro Air has been a member of the KE Fibertec group, the largest manufacturer of textile ducting worldwide. From humble beginnings in the cold storage rooms of Denmark, to the balmy conditions of Southeast Asia, Euro Air is fast becoming the smart-choice for some of the world’s leading businesses, developers, architects, designers and engineers.
It is rocket science!
“When Elon Musk’s SpaceX project put its faith in Euro Air for its factory at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, we knew textile ducting would also be a perfect fit for any factory or lab in South East Asia. The team at SpaceX are very dependent on even temperature distribution from floor to ceiling, as well as a completely open space to move equipment around with overhead cranes. Having textile ducts simply installed on the walls and ceilings helped them achieve both these things.” -Klavs B. Nielsen
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It’s time to embrace a better indoor climate for your clients, your colleagues, your customers and yourself. It’s time for Euro Air. Talk to us today about a bespoke textile ducting solution that’s just right for you.