Absolent AB

Absolent AB

Absolent AB was founded in 1993 by the three gentlemen Thomas Lindblom, Joakim Westh and Dan Holmberg. In the years 1994-2000 the company grew rapidly to become the market leader on the domestic market within oil mist filtration. Absolent cleans contaminated air at the source. Typical such sources are various metalworking, die casting, cold forming and welding machines that generate oil mist, oil smoke and dust. With nearly 20 years of experience in this business, we offer the highest quality and genuine know-how in every part of our organisation. We have a strong focus on innovation, high quality and customized solutions. Absolent has established itself as a prominent and highly competent worldwide supplier of oil smoke, oil mist and dust filtration units.

Company details

Kartåsgatan 1 , Lidköping , SE-531 40 Sweden
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Air Filtration
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

We could brag about or year-long experience, our sleek design and our long list of references. We could amaze you with numbers and flashy technology terms. But all of that is just what’s on the surface.

For you to understand why we are the original, we would rather brag about what is underneath, under the surface, inside our filters and behind the walls of Absolent. We want to tell you about our material which purifies both air and conscience. And about us, the people behind the brand. We’re the ones that calculate, quote, assemble, transport and always make sure that you get your filtration needs met, no matter how big or small they are.


The vast majority of our customers are industrial based. They include leading manufacturers like Alcoa, Bosch, Volkswagen, Volvo as well as many smaller companies as well. Absolent is represented by a vast network of distributors in Europe, North and South America and Asia.

Vision & Ownership

Our vision is to be world leaders in process air cleaning equipment for industrial applications with a brand that stands as a guarantee for environmental responsibility. The company is owned by Absolent Group AB, which is listed at Nasdaq Stockholm First North.

Core Values
  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Customer focus
  • Responsibility

During 1998 the foundation was laid out for another product, a filter for tougher machining – ODR (today Asmoke series).

Export efforts began in 1995 when the first units were sold to Norway, closely followed by Finland, Germany and Switzerland. Over the next few years Absolent established distributors in Europe. Many of them still exist today.

In 2000 Absolents first subsidiary, Absolent Inc., USA was founded. Today, the company is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, but at first it was Chicago that served as the platform for the expansion of the network on the US market.

With ten employees and a growth of 174% between 1997-2000 Absolent AB was acknowledged as one of DI’s Gazelle companies in 2001, an award we are still very proud of today.

In 2011 it was time to enter China. After a few years of sales to major European customers, we would now test our wings and start our own subsidiary, Absolent Beijing. The initiative proved to be very successful and today Absolent has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

At the turn of 2014/2015, we acquired our US distributor Avani which was incorporated as a subsidiary of Absolent AB.