SQUAIR is a new way to clean the air using German made and patented Non Thermal Plasma Technology or Cold Plasma. Eliminating viruses, bacteria, pollen, dust, mold and harmful gases. All in a stunning design that lasts forever. No filters, no extra costs.
Cold Plasma has been recognised as the future in not only air cleaning, but many other scientific communities.
CLEAN AIR DOES NOT ALWAYS COME NATURALLY
> Sleeping good, waking up refreshed and ready to start the day is not a given for millions of people. Air quality at home is a determining factor for quality sleep. Dust, particles, low oxygen level cause that we wake up and feel like going right back to sleep.
> Allergies and asthma effect the life of millions. Especially at home, in your car, at work or when you travel breathing freely should be natural.
We know what you are going through and so do millions of other people in the USA and Europe.
However, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Air pollution is becoming a great danger for people living in cities. Exposure to dust (PM 2.5), viruses, bacteria, toxic gases, allergens, mold and fungi can affect our health and may even lead to a shorter lifetime.
On top of those “regular” threats are epidemic outbreaks, such as SARS, major flues or even potentially Ebola. With an increase in globalization and people traveling to larger extends the risk of being infected with dangerous diseases increases.
Breathing good quality air is not only essential, but a human right! It affects our sleep, our performance when exercising, and our concentration when driving or studying. It is time now to give you the power to control the air around you, help you to overcome allergies and support when you have asthma.
After years of research and development in the most infamous place for bad air, modern China, we are very proud to present to you now: SQUAIR Mobile
HOW DOES SQUAIR MOBILE WORK?
Over the past decades different methods for cleaning air have been developed and applied, most prominent are: filters, ionizers or static fields. Each method has its strength and weakness. We created an overview showcasing those methods:
When we started to develop SQUAIR, we knew that there must be a different, simpler way to clean air. A method that avoids extra costs for exchanging expensive filters or release viruses and dust back into the environment when opening them.
With this in mind we looked at ionization as a general method and direction. Ionization has the advantage that filters are not neccessary. The air is cleaned by negative ions that set out into the environment and then attach to particles to bring them down.
Once we saw the advantages of ionization, we further researched to make it even better. After years of researching in Germany and testing with several institutions we found the technology that makes SQUAIR so unique and powerful: Non Thermal Plasma.
Non Thermal Plasma is truly the future for air cleaning and medical treatment researched and supported by many leading institutions:
THE STORY OF NON THERMAL PLASMA (NTP)
Non Thermal Plasma also known as Cold Plasma has been discovered a long time ago, however only in the last few years researchers became aware of its unique characteristics and amazing air cleaning properties. NTP can reduce dust, odors, toxic gases and it can kill viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi. Researchers have found out that they can even kill the most anti biotic resistant bacterias and viruses such as the swine-flu, SARS and Ebola.
Non Thermal Plasma splits oxygen molecules into negative and positive ones that set out to eliminate "pollution". Highly volatile they are looking for positively charged pollutants to either attach with and bring to the ground or in case of viruses and bacteria to destroy their cell membrane. Toxic gases are chemically changed, as we add another O molecule to it.
Non Thermal Plasma vs Ionizer vs Ozoniser
It is easy to confuse NTP with an ioniser or ozoniser, but they are very different. An ozoniser creates ozone (O3) which can sterilise the air effectively, however ozone is dangerous when it is inhaled.
An ioniser is a device that can only create negative ions. While it is proven that negative ions are good for your health, it is less effective in cleaning the air.
The reason why Non Thermal Plasma is superior is that it creates massive amounts of single oxygen atoms (O1). These oxygen atoms are very effective in cleaning the air from pollutants without being dangerous to your health.
For more information on our research, download "The System SQUAIR" here:
SQUAIR, THE JOURNEY SO FAR
Our technology is a German invention by physicist and certified engineer Mr. Hans-Werner Dehne with over 35 years of experience in the air filtration industry. Together with him and his son Daniel we developed the technology and brought it into perfection.
Several different prototypes and test batches have been developed over the past years to test different markets and environments. Now the SQUAIR Mobile is the logical consequence from our research: a small and compact device that people can take with them, no filters to replace, just clean air.
But the SQUAIR Mobile was not born overnight. After years of technology and market research leading into gaining a deep and thorough knowledge base, we started a ruthless design process in order to find the best design for our unique technology.
Fitting in the palm of your hand was our objective, plug and play our mission and sturdy materials mandatory. It is crucial that our technology has enough air-slots to cool and release single oxygen atoms. On the other hand safety was our highest concern.
After countless tests and endless amendments we finally arrived at what we believe to be the best product. It works with a anti slip matt in your car as well as on your night stand or shelf. SQUAIR Mobile comes with a home adapter and a car adapter to turn your SQUAIR mobile into a truly versatile product that you can use at home or on the go. Bring clean air everywhere you go.
With great technology we insisted that it had to be packaged in great design. Fortunately we have been able to call on the services of Simon Loasby, one of the leading designers of Volkswagen Group with over 25 years design experience.
The design he has created for the Squair mobile is both simple and iconic. It combines pure shapes to perfectly fit in to modern life. A design as clean as the air it creates.
Equally important to design is the choice of materials. With an anodized solid aluminum body that holds the technology chamber and high end poly-carbonates on the top and bottom, we are able to give you a product that not only looks amazing, but feels it too. Long lasting and iconic.
WHO IS SQUAIR?
We are a bunch of crazy multi-cultural entrepreneurs. Coming from engineering background, design, sales, branding, production, logistics or simply business, the thought of driving clean air further unites us. Together with our research and engineering team in Germany we are able to build on more than 35 years of experiences in the field of air and particle filtration.
We strongly believe that innovation and development in 2014 has to happen across borders and that heterogeneous teams are stronger, diversification is key.
SQUAIR is currently split into our German based engineering team close to Hannover and our Asian market design and testing team in Beijing and Hong Kong. We chose Asia in general and China in particular to test our technologies due to very obvious reasons: if it works on the air pollution in China, it will work anywhere.
Over the past years we have worked together with universities and research institutes from all over the world. Great thanks go to:
University Hannover, University Malaysia, University Turin, University of Eindhoven and TÜV Rheinland.
WHERE ELSE IS SQUAIR INVOLVED?!
Besides developing the SQUAIR Mobile, we engaged in several projects we believe drive the awareness for clean air forward. Considering the personalization of technology we are working in close cooperation with fashion designer, creatives and engineers on wearable solutions.
We presented already first ideas and drafts to industry experts, KOLs and possible customers.The feedback was overwhelming. Raising awareness for better air quality is the core of our doing. Not only were we able to combine great technology with cutting edge fashion and materials, but showcase what is possible in the future.
Once we bring those ideas to prototyping, we will share it with you first.
SQUAIR MOBILE BACKER’S REWARDS
In order to get initial production started, we would spend the funds on:
1.tooling, 2. purchasing materials, 3.packaging, 4. accessories
Developing cutting edge technology means going to great length. It is in our DNA to further research and develop. The more funding we are able to receive on kickstarter the more we can develop SQUAIR further.
We need your support to make this happen. In exchange for your support you get one of our great rewards.
There are several attractive categories for backing us. You can look at our rewards section to find which reward fits you the most.
If you are interested to become a distributor or partner, we offer entry packages and of course you can contact us, if you have any questions.
When will you get your Squair Mobile
After a successful campaign on Kickstarter, we will start with the tooling and production immediately. As our technology is made in Germany and the casings in China, it requires some extra logistics.
Nonetheless, we would start delivering the products in April 2015.
Special thanks goes to 李姗姗, Tom van Dillen, Rudy Wimmer, Jarome Matthew and Tao Jiang for their support.
WHAT IS NEXT?
SQUAIR Mobile is just the beginning. We are already working on other solutions. Cleaning larger space is a challenge, but we are on it. Together with our German partner we have already developed a larger crystal tube to make that happen.
Non Thermal Plasma should not stop at cleaning air. The potential for other areas, such as water or medical applications are enormous. Connecting our products with apps and other devices is naturally the next step.
If you are interested to work with us, have a great idea to make our product better or want to combine technologies, please contact us: email@example.com.
Risks and challenges
SQUAIR Mobile is a complex product with unique components from different parts in this world. Cross boarder sourcing is already difficult, across continent sourcing even more. The good news: we have done this now for over 4 years, going back and forth to make sure, supply chains are solid and materials are to our standard.
There is always a chance that we encounter technical problems or obstacles. We spent over a decade researching the technology with different institutions, testing the products on different continents in different climates to ensure we do not miss anything.
Our proposed schedule is based on our experience, the test schedules we ran over the past 4 years and contracts and license agreements we have.
In close cooperation with our German base, 35 years experience of Mr. Dehne, 25 years experience of Simon Loasby and a highly motivated multi-cultural team in place, we believe that we will be able to deliver a beautiful and stunning product to you. In the end the most important thing are the people behind a product, SQUAIR is proud to have such a great team. Let us show you what we can do.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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