Press Release: Labconco and Erlab Reach Exclusive Agreement


Kasey Fulmer | Fume Hood Product Specialist, Labconco | VIEW CONTACT DETAILS

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For release: October 25, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Labconco and Erlab Reach Exclusive Agreement

Labconco Corporation is excited to announce a new exclusive agreement with Erlab® Inc., a global leader in air filtration technology. Since 2015 Labconco has featured Echo and Airo Filtered Fume Hoods with integrated carbon filtration technology by Erlab. This has allowed hundreds of labs to reduce energy consumption, save on utilities and infrastructure and work towards a more sustainable environment. Labconco will continue to feature Erlab components on their filtered fume hoods and now carry the only filtered fume hoods in North America powered by Erlab’s unique filtration technology.

Labconco has manufactured fume hoods for over 86 years and is a leader in laboratory ventilation products. Their expertise in this industry has allowed them to develop some of the best performing, most efficient fume hoods available in the market. Erlab has over 50 years of experience in carbon filtration technology and is an industry leader in filtration. Their innovation in filtration has helped pave the way in chemical filtration for sustainable labs.  

Labconco Chairmen and CEO Laura Perin said of the announcement, “Energy efficient hoods are a fundamental building block of sustainable infrastructure for institutions that support chemistry labs. This exclusive agreement is part of our active effort to support more sustainable lab designs.”

In the words of Erlab CEO Stephane Hauville, “When we decided to embark on a partnership with Labconco in 2015 with the Echo and Airo Fume Hoods using Erlab’s filtration technology, we knew there was something special we could offer to the market. Today the power of both Labconco and Erlab is stronger than ever with a recipe for success firmly focused on growing market acceptance… We could not be more aligned and excited to start the journey of our newly formed exclusive North American partnership, integrating the best of both products in containment design and filtration technology.”

Labconco and Erlab combine what they do best in the Echo and Airo Filtered Fume Hoods, which help fill the growing need for more energy efficient buildings without compromising the safety of personnel.

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Labconco enhances global scientific discovery by providing exceptional equipment and service. Serving the scientific community since 1925, Labconco Corporation manufactures laboratory equipment, specializing in ventilation enclosures such as chemical fume hoods and biological safety cabinets. Labconco also produces glassware washers, freeze dryers, evaporators, glove boxes and specialized forensic enclosures. Manufactured in Kansas City, Missouri and Fort Scott, Kansas, Labconco equipment can be found in academic, industrial, life science, pharmaceutical, environmental, forensic and clinical laboratories worldwide. 

About Erlab

As experts in the field of air filtration for the protection of laboratory personnel, since its inception in 1968, Erlab has developed the most advanced technology using the most reliable materials to guarantee both the highest level of safety and exceptional working comfort. Welcome to a high-tech company at the forefront of innovation in the fields of safety, economic performance, energy savings and sustainable development.

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