Future trends

    The Internet of Things Lab in Singapore, pilot projects against microplastics in water and field tests for electro-mobility are just some of the areas where we are conducting research to help shape the innovations of the future. As filtration experts the demand for our expertise has been greater than ever.

    How can we sustainably use the resources of our planet? How can we manage the process of digitalization and its effect on the economy and research? And what are our solutions against the dangers present in the air and water which people and our environment are exposed to? MANN+HUMMEL is committed to facing the challenges of the future. We meet these challenges with our know-how and technology and find answers to current questions. This means that already today we are carrying out intensive research on the trends and issues which society has to face in future. In this way we ensure that our products are always one step ahead. Here you can find information on future trends and the activities which are already driving our company today.

    Our articles on future trends

    The Internet of Things (IoT) Lab of MANN+HUMMEL which was opened in October 2016 is located in the heart of the vibrant metropolis of Singapore. The focus of the team's daily work is the future-oriented development of intelligent, networked solutions in the area of filtration.

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    City traffic, agriculture and industry all generate emissions. Pollutants and particles enter the air and endanger our health. MANN+HUMMEL is actively engaged in finding solutions.

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    Micropollutants, multi-resistant germs and microplastics in treated waste water represent a danger for people and the environment. MANN+HUMMEL and its subsidiary MICRODYN-NADIR are meeting this challenge with modern membrane technology. A pilot project is showing the first results.

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    MANN+HUMMEL is able to use its decades of experience in the area of filtration to meet the requirements for electric mobility. This is because also here it's all about separating the harmful from the useful. We do that partly with established products and partly with future-oriented new products.

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    Finer, with a higher performance and always better: the engineers at MANN+HUMMEL use modern simulation methods to develop new filter media. This enables us to improve filtration performance for many varied applications and requirements.

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    Dr. Martin Lehmann is Vice President Product Champion Air Filtration. In an interview, he provides an insight on how MANN+HUMMEL is driving the holistic development of air filtration and what the air cleaners of the future will look like.

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    In industrial manufacturing addi­ti­ve processes are becoming more important. Those who establish technological expertise at an early stage clearly have an advantage. The MANN+HUMMEL pro­to­typ­ing cen­ter in Ludwigs­burg is well prepared in this respect.

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    Akkus laden zur Revolution

    Monday, March 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m. At the head office of the international filtration specialists MANN+HUMMEL in Ludwigsburg, Dr. Michael Harenbrock, Senior Expert E-Mobility, is waiting for his taxi. He’s on his way to a conference taking place over the next few days in Berlin. A black car drives up to the building. The taxi company’s yellow logo stretches across the front and back doors. Christoph Lehmler, a taxi driver in Ludwigsburg for the past seven years, gives Harenbrock a friendly hello.

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    The Hindustan Times issued a gloomy forecast in early 2018, leading with a story that deaths linked to air pollution are expected to triple by 2050. And they know what they’re talking about in India. According to the World Health

    Organization (WHO), the capital city of New Delhi topped the 2015 list of cities with the highest levels of air pollution on earth. All over the world, the situation is particularly critical in megacities such as Mexico City, Cairo, or Seoul. Nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide, and ozone are all a source of air pollution, but particulate matter (PM) is especially harmful to human health. How dangerous is it really? Where does it come from? And what can we do about particle pollution?

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