As technology, innovation, and industry continue to grow at a steady pace, companies have set
their focus on proactively combatting environmental issues and climate change, both for their
customers, as well as their corporate social responsibility. One of the biggest, perhaps most
dangerous issue is air pollution. In fact, the European Heart Journal announced 8.8 million
annual premature deaths from air pollution. This number is more than 6 million deaths caused
by smoking each year.

In May 2018, WHO reported that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of
pollutants while in January 2019, UNICEF announced that over 130,000 children die every year
because of air pollution. In particular, ASEAN member states such as Vietnam and Indonesia
are suffering from fine dust. According to the “World Air Quality 2018 Report” published by
AirVisual, an air quality monitoring website, Indonesia ranked 10th and Hanoi ranked 12th in the
overall global ranking for air pollution in ASEAN. On the local front, the volcanic particles from
Taal Volcano’s recent phreatic explosion have greatly impacted the air quality in Luzon for the

LG Launches New Line of Commercial Air-Conditioners Designed to Combat Air Pollution

Recognizing the immediate need for clean air, especially in institutions where there’s always
large groups of people for long periods of time, LG launches their new air purifying cassettes
that have exercised the company’s technological capabilities and enable to filter out the smallest
particles among the conventional products in the market. LG’s new air purifying cassettes will be
good news not only for hospitals, schools, kindergartens, and nursing facilities for air purification
but also for building owners of retail shops and restaurants. LG offers more choices to building
owners and consultants with the new 1 Way and 4 Way cassette options, which gives them the
versatility to pick based on design or budget considerations.

LG Launches New Line of Commercial Air-Conditioners Designed to Combat Air Pollution

Both of the new LG cassettes feature the 4-step air purification process: Pre-Filter, Dust
Electrification, Ultrafine Dust Filter, and Deodorization Filter. In the first step, the multi-layer
structure of Pre-filter removes the particle, which has 2.5x higher efficiency than general pre-
filters. Next up, Dust Electrification increases the electrostatic force of particles, improving the
filter’s collecting efficiency. Third is eliminating even the slightest dust level of PM1.0 ultrafine
particles with the Ultrafine Dust Filter. Lastly, Deodorization Filter removes odor and harmful
gases with high-efficiency gas absorption technology.

The new 4 Way Cassette has been tested its removal performance by King Mongkut’s Institute
of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL)
in Thailand and guaranteed with a CAC Certification from
Korea Air Cleaning Association (KACA)

According to the air purification performance testing result from KACA, LG’s new cassette
showed Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 19.1 m 3 /min, which is much higher than the standard
CADR of 10.0 m 3 /min. Also, the product got the result of 63% Harmful Gas Removal Efficiency.

LG Launches New Line of Commercial Air-Conditioners Designed to Combat Air Pollution

In addition, indoor panels are built in to minimize space needed for installation, allowing wider
use of indoor space without taking up the floor space. Also, it can be used semi-permanently by
using easily removable handles and washable filters. This means that installation and
maintenance are easier compared to traditional methods. To satisfy the needs of monitoring and
controlling air conditions, the air purifying cassette has an indoor LED lamp, a wired remote
control, and ThinQ application allows real-time monitoring as well as IAQ control. The function
of monitoring the air quality in real-time will be a very practical capability in the segment where
air quality management is vital.

LG Launches New Line of Commercial Air-Conditioners Designed to Combat Air Pollution

LGEPH Vice President for Air Conditioners and Energy Solutions Mr. Young Park emphasized
“With our commitment to innovating for the future, we foresee that air purifying air-conditioners
will become a necessary requisite for commercial segments,” saying, “We will continue to
implement the world’s best HVAC system with LG’s innovative technology to preserve the global
environment and create a healthy living environment.”

For more information regarding LG’s new 4-step air purifying process, please watch this video in
LG’s facebook page. To find out more about the new 4 Way cassette, please visit LG’s Global
Air Solutions microsite.

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