Awarded for Excellence in Design
Clair B’s original and eye-catching design has caught the attention of the Korean government and was awarded the a “Certificate of Good Design Selection.” more....
Introducing Clean Air, Clair. Clair B, bring clean air with you everywhere you go. Clair B is a portable air purifier that utilizes dual filtration technology. By combining the power of an plasma ionizer and our patented electret film filter, we are able to exceed HEPA standards and achieve 99.97% filtration efficiency and eliminate 0.1 micrometer (μm) sized particles.
Clair B's unique swivel vent provides 180 degrees rotation providing fresh and clean air in any direction!
Running at 5 volts gives you maximum portability. Connect to your computer, the cigar jack in the car, a smartphone charger or a portable power bank.
Our Magnetic Air Filtration (MAF) technology filters micro dust particles as small as 0.1μm, viruses, bacteria, allergens, pollen, VOC (volatile organic compounds) and even harmful chemicals.
Similar to a powerful magnet, Clair B’s unique air filtration system holds an electrostatic charge thereby causing particles to be strongly attracted to it. Harnessing the power of static electricity, the same principle that made your hair stick to a balloon when you rubbed it on your head, Clair B attracts polarized contaminants.
The electret film filter is capable of eliminating ultrafine dust (smaller than 0.1 micrometers μm), allergens, pollen, mold, cigarette smoke, exhaust gasses and more. The filter is made of an embossed polypropylene film, a self-charging electrostatic material, wrapped in a cylindrical shape, and our patented design allows the polypropylene to hold charged sides.
The filter’s area is nearly twelve times larger than that of a standard mini-HEPA filter thus, maximizing efficiency. This also gives the filter a longer life span. A single mini-electret filter can last four months, and when it is time for replacement, you simply twist the bottom off and lift the filter out.
While our electret film filter has proven to be highly effective in eliminating germs, viruses, bacteria, carbon monoxide, toluene, benzene, and formaldehyde, we decided to add a preparation stage that uses a plasma ionizer to be sure that we get every last bit of pollutant. As chemical molecules and other biological agents enter the charging section they collide with ions, gaining that ion’s static charge. The now charged particles pass on to the trapping section and are filtered out of your environment. Together, the two stages are capable of completely filtering an area of 6m-squared (64ft2). Also, while Clair B is working to filter the entire area, you can enjoy an immediate 1m-cubed (35ft-cubed) bubble of clean air, and the 180 degrees swivel air vent makes it possible to direct the bubble where you want it.
This innovative technology was developed in collaboration with the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology and Pusan University through the support of the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning.
Clair B’s attractive design fits with any décor. With its basic two-toned design, Clair B is elegant in its simplicity thereby matching the aesthetic of any environment in which it is placed. Simple, Classic and Portable. That was the emphasis of Clair B's design.
For the design elements we collaborated with The Korean Institute of Design Promotion. The process was highly iterative with multiple conceptualizations, re-designs and testing before deciding upon a final design.
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Risks and challenges
Having undergone collaborative research and testing with numerous government agencies and universities since 2014 we are confident in our product’s performance and engineering qualities. Having put years of thought into Clair B throughout the development and design phases, we are thrilled to see a final product finally arrive. However, now as we reach the mass production stage, we have found that the machinery for production is very costly. Every cent of the funding raised on Kickstarter will go into developing the mechanical infrastructure for Clair B’s mass production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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