Xeros Technology has announced the launch of a new product, XF3, an external version of its patented, market-leading washing machine filtration device, XFilter.
Xeros’ XFilter is the highest-performing washing machine filtration device available. It captures over 99% of microplastics and 80% of polycotton microfibres released during a washing cycle, preventing them from being released into the world’s oceans and waterways. XFilter is designed for upmost consumer ease, requiring no replacement cartridges and has one of the lowest emptying frequencies of all available filters.
Xeros has now taken that innovation and created an external, stand-alone filtration device that can be attached to any washing machine model. The product is expected to be launched to consumers in 2024 and is available immediately for licensing and branding partners.
Microfibres (fibres less than 5mm) from synthetic textiles are contributing to the global plastic crisis. Every year more than half a million tonnes of microfibres are released into the world’s oceans simply from washing our clothes. Research shows that microfibres from synthetic textiles (known as microplastics) are the biggest source of primary microplastic pollution in our oceans.1 It is reported that microplastic pollution has increased 10-fold since 2005, with over 171 trillion microplastic particles now floating in our oceans.
“XF3 enables our patented, high-performing microfibre filtration system, XFilter to be housed as a stand-alone solution that can be attached to any washing machine model,” says Neil Austin, CEO at Xeros. “The market for accessory sales of washing machine microfibre capture device is expected to be significant in Europe in the next few years and XF3 has been created as a plug-and-play solution to meet that demand.”
To make the product even more consumer friendly, XF3 can be installed at any height enabling its sleek modular design to sit on a countertop or under a sink. It is programmed to automatically start when the washing machine drains and has an alert when it needs emptying, enabling users to simply plug it in and leave it to work with complete peace of mind.
XF3 will be debuted by Xeros in the Sustainability Village at IFA Berlin, the second largest consumer electronics show in the world, taking place at Messe Berlin from the 1st to the 5th of September.