Filtration Patent to Reduce Microfibre Pollution Published

Xeros has announced that its patent application for microfibre filters suitable for domestic washing machines, has been published by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The device is trademarked XFiltra™ and can be licenced by domestic washing machine manufacturers to drastically reduce microfibre pollution from the washing of clothes. The solution is claimed to be ‘the world’s first operationally effective and commercially viable filter’ to address this issue.

 Mark Nichols, the company’s CEO stated: 

“As part of our objective to radically improve the sustainability of water intensive industries, we made a commitment in 2017 to the UN Ocean Conference that we would produce a solution to the issue of microplastic pollution from domestic laundry.  XFiltra is a low-cost solution to one of today’s most pressing environmental issues: plastic pollution. It captures up to 99% of all microplastic particles shed from clothing during a domestic laundry cycle. Solving the issue of microplastic particles entering the environment from our clothes will require action at many points of the supply chain including washing machines.” He continues: ”We are now engaged in meaningful discussions with washing machine manufacturers, retailers and clothing brands regarding XFiltra,  towards reducing the largest source of primary microplastic pollution in the ocean.”