Specialising in motor and fans, Ebm-Papst
will be presenting fans which are made of biomaterials at this years Future Build conference. The characteristic feature of the new development is the wooden based composite materials that will be involved.
The chairman of the board of managing directors at Ebm-Papst, Hans-Jochen Beilke stated that work on reducing dependence of raw materials whose reserves are dwindling, such as oil, is a way to secure a future viability. The biomaterial fan has been developed to take into account the tough industrial standards such as service life, stability, durability and thermal fluctuation. Damping characteristics and the fact that these fans are resistant to corrosion without being painted give the fans an added value.
Energy saving and reducing the dependance on raw materials can be achieved by working with materials in a way that conserves resources. Ebm-Papst for many years have acted as a pacemaker when it comes to energy-saving fans. From electronically controlled fans, to the use of intelligent material characteristics and aerodynamic improvements in the fan vanes, now Ebm-Papst have chosen to conserve the resources of the materials which are used.
The first step of Ebm-Papst's latest objective, where 15% of it's product portfolio is to employ sustainable biomaterials by 2015, is this newly developed fan which they believe to have a sales potential of a million units.