Erlab is an innovator committed to safety, performance, energy efficiency and sustainability. Erlab has remained the leader in the world for filtered fume hoods, ductless fume hoods, and filtered storage soluitions since 1968. Today – 20 international patents later - Erlab is a global leader with: Three production facilities located in North America, France and China totaling 200,000 square feet. Five locations (USA, France, China, Malaysia, Spain). Cutting-edge plastic injection, precision metal, acrylic and filter cartridge manufacturing capabilities. A dealer network in more than 40 countries.
An innovator committed to safety, performance, energy efficiency and sustainability, erlab® has remained number one in the world for non-ducted filtering laboratory fume hoods since 1968.
Today – 20 international patents later - erlab® is a global leader with:
- Three production facilities located in North America,France and China totaling 200 000 square feet.
- Five corporate locations (USA, France, China, Malaysia, Spain).
- Cutting-edge plastic injection, precision metal, acrylic and filter cartridge manufacturing capabilities.
- A dealer network in more than 40 countries
Benefit from the many advantages that Captair® fume hoods provide.
Ductwork air balance is essential to the proper operation of a traditional ducted fume hood however, it is also the source of very important energy consumption. In fact, captair® Flex™ filtered enclosures do not generate any energy costs associated with the use of expensive extraction systems or conditioned air supplies. Operational costs remain at a minimum even when taking into account filter changes.
An independent study has shown that the contribution brought by the use of ducted fume hoods with regards to the overall energy consumption in laboratories is far from being negligible. In fact, each ducted fume hood would be responsible for consuming 3.5 times more energy than the average size home. Our molecular filtration technology, based on super-activated carbon, serves mainly to protect the user, but also:
- Reduces your environmental footprint.
- Reduces operating costs.
- Eliminates almost all installation costs.
Since no ductwork is required, a captair® Flex™ filtered enclosure totally eliminates the direct discharge of pollutants into the atmosphere and therefore contributes to the protection of the environment. Furthermore, a captair® Flex™ filtered enclosure does not generate any pollution linked to energy production unlike a traditional ducted fume hood.
The installation of a captair Flex filtered enclosure is quick and easy. There is no need for a ductwork linked to an air supply / air extraction system, in comparison to traditional ducted systems. A single electrical outlet is all that is needed to make it work, its setting up can be realized at any time, without any complex forward planning. Do not hesitate to compare this cost to that of a traditional ducted fume hood.
Captair Flex filtered enclosures can be moved depending on the protection needs of the laboratory and can be easily relocated without disturbing room air balance.
A unique research laboratory: the only laboratory of its type in the world, designed to serve our clients and improve our technology.
To ensure the reliability and performance of all our technologies and products, Erlab maintains an onsite, fully integrated research laboratory managed by an on-staff Research and Development Director and a PhD in chemistry, physics and microbiology. The only one of its kind in the world, this 3,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility includes:
- Three chemists with 40+ years of combined experience
- Three product development technicians
- An infrared spectrometer to measure SF6 tracer gas
- Mass spectrophotometers
- A test bubble (the only one of its kind in the world)
- ASTM control units
Over $1 million worth of specialized filtration and containment testing equipment.