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For over four decades, Columbus Industries has been designing, manufacturing and distributing long-lasting, efficient and renewable expanded aluminum filters for residential, commercial and institutional applications.

Since the beginning of the company, Columbus Industries has engineered and manufactured expanded metal framed filters. Today, Columbus Industries supplies these filters in a wide variety of materials, sizes and configurations.

Applications:

  • Range Hoods
  • Duct-mounted
  • Ductless
  • Over-the-Range (microwave)
  • Commercial/Industrial HVAC

Columbus Industries’ FITS™ Bonded Expanded Aluminum Media are engineered to be long-term performers and are offered in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to meet your specific filtration requirements. The FITS™ (Fit it to size) bonded aluminum media is offered in sheets, rolls or framed filters. This allows the media to be cut into a custom size from the rigid media, as well as be offered in the standard framed sizes. This media can easily be washed and reused

With Columbus Industries’ high tech pleating capabilities, a tremendous amount of efficient filtering media can be precisely packed into a small, lightweight filter.

Columbus Industries designs and manufactures high efficiency mini pleat filters that clean everything from a single room to an entire house and even commercial-sized areas. Columbus Industries continues to advance its pleating technology to include the most effective mini pleat filters made from the highest quality glass microfiber and charged fiber synthetic materials. Mini pleat filters can be custom engineered to meet efficiency levels from ASHRAE up to ULPA grade.

Columbus Industries’ revolutionary synthetic HAPA™ media (High Airflow Particulate Air filter) provides appliance manufacturers with the advantages and benefits necessary to meet all their customers’ needs:

  • HAPA™ media offers three to four times lower resistance to airflow than traditional HEPA media at the same efficiency levels
  • HAPA™ is perfect for room air cleaners, vacuum cleaners, furnace filters and more.
  • HAPA™ media is more durable than glass microfiber and unlike glass media, is incinerable.
HAPA Z-CLEAN™ combines all of the advantages of the HAPA™ media with the benefit of a special dirt release construction that allows the filtering media to be easily cleaned and reused.With Columbus Industries’ high tech pleating capabilities, a tremendous amount of efficient filtering media can be precisely packed into a small, lightweight filter.

Applications:

  • Air Purifiers
  • Residential HVAC Filters
  • Commercial/Industrial HVAC Filters
  • Vacuum Cleaners

In 1987, Columbus Industries pioneered the development of the paper wick industry. Through our extensive research and development process, we created cost-effective humidification materials that exhibit outstanding wicking characteristics and high water holding capacities while maintaining low airflow resistance levels. This combination of performance attributes enables manufacturers of humidifiers and evaporative cooling units to reduce the size of their appliances and enhance their performance.
In many regions of the world, evaporative cooling is the most effective means of air conditioning. Columbus Industries designs, manufactures and distributes long-lasting and efficient evaporative cooling pads for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Columbus Industries possesses the technology and manufacturing expertise to produce a wide range of highly efficient humidification filters including paper, metal and clay-coated metal products.

Applications:

  • Room Humidifiers
  • Tabletop, Room and Console Humidifiers
  • Evaporative Coolers (Swamp Coolers)

Today, people demand more than just clean air; they also want to control the odors around them. For over two decades, Columbus Industries has been developing and perfecting gas phase filtration technology. Columbus Industries offers both granulated and chemically impregnated carbon as well as zeolite to create a comfortable environment. Columbus Industries remains on the cutting edge by manufacturing a wide range of gas phase filtration materials for highly effective odor, smoke and hydrocarbon filtration. Our products and design team will offer innovative options when looking to purify your surroundings. Our products include:

Poly-Sorb® Activated Carbon

Columbus Industries provides a proprietary filtering media called POLY-SORB®. POLY-SORB® uses a polyester substrate that is coated with the high quality activated carbon using our proprietary process. Filters made from this material are very effective in light duty applications.

Zeolite

In the 1980s, Columbus Industries entered the aquarium and litter box filtration market. Through its continuing research, the company developed an effective way to apply granulated zeolite to various filter configurations. Zeolite is a highly effective natural mineral that adsorbs ammonia and other low molecular weight gases often associated with pets.

Granulated-Carbon Odor Control

Columbus Industries also has the ability to encapsulate granular or pelletized activated carbon into packs or beds for the ultimate odor-removing filtration system. We have perfected the process of incorporating high quality activated carbon, either in granular or pellets form using either chemically treated or untreated form, into the filtering bed.

Applications:

  • Air Purifiers
  • Pet/Aquarium Filters
  • Evaporative Humidifier Market
  • Odor/VOC Control
  • Water Filtration
  • Range Hood/OTR Market
  • HVAC Filtration

Today, people demand more than just clean air; they also want to control the odors around them. For over two decades, Columbus Industries has been developing and perfecting gas phase filtration technology. Columbus Industries offers both granulated and chemically impregnated carbon as well as zeolite to create a comfortable environment. Columbus Industries remains on the cutting edge by manufacturing a wide range of gas phase filtration materials for highly effective odor, smoke and hydrocarbon filtration. Our products and design team will offer innovative options when looking to purify your surroundings. Our products include:

Poly-Sorb® Activated Carbon

Columbus Industries provides a proprietary filtering media called POLY-SORB®. POLY-SORB® uses a polyester substrate that is coated with the high quality activated carbon using our proprietary process. Filters made from this material are very effective in light duty applications.

Zeolite

In the 1980s, Columbus Industries entered the aquarium and litter box filtration market. Through its continuing research, the company developed an effective way to apply granulated zeolite to various filter configurations. Zeolite is a highly effective natural mineral that adsorbs ammonia and other low molecular weight gases often associated with pets.

Granulated-Carbon Odor Control

Columbus Industries also has the ability to encapsulate granular or pelletized activated carbon into packs or beds for the ultimate odor-removing filtration system. We have perfected the process of incorporating high quality activated carbon, either in granular or pellets form using either chemically treated or untreated form, into the filtering bed.

Applications:

  • Air Purifiers
  • Pet/Aquarium Filters
  • Evaporative Humidifier Market
  • Odor/VOC Control
  • Water Filtration
  • Range Hood/OTR Market
  • HVAC Filtration