Alb Filter - A technology company from the Swabian Jura
We, Benjamin Maywald, Patrick Leichtenstern and Tobias Müller - two computer scientists and one graduate engineer from the southwest of Germany - are the founders and owners of the drinking water filter provider Blaufaktor GmbH & Co KG and the brand Alb Filter.
Already during our studies the idea matured in us to deal with drinking water treatment and water filters. Driven by the poor water quality in our shared student dormitory, we realized the central importance of clean and hygienic drinking water in everyday life. Thus, our own experience turned into a vision.
In times of climate change and population growth, clean drinking water is an increasingly crucial issue for the world's population; this applies not only to developing and emerging countries, but also to industrialized nations. According to a recent UN environmental report, the quality of fresh water has deteriorated in most regions since 1990. Dangerous substances such as pharmaceutical residues, hormones, pesticide and antibiotic residues, as well as other toxins, spread via contaminated drinking water. These are often not even captured or filtered out by wastewater treatment plants and public drinking water treatment systems. Therefore, effective and affordable technologies for wastewater treatment must reach many more people worldwide.
From the development of our first Alb Filter in 2013 until today, the concept has been constantly improved and the application possibilities of our filters continuously expanded. Installed in front of the water tap or shower hose, they provide highly efficient protection against pollutant residues and pathogens, turbidity and taste without the use of chemicals.
Today, Alb Filter is a real all-rounder. Thanks to the modular design of our various cartridges, we are able to meet the different needs and applications of our customers - whether for personal hygiene or drinking water, whether at home or on the road - Alb Filters are a safe companion everywhere.
Sustainability and resource protection
However, it is not only the quality of drinking water that is important to us. It is also part of Alb Filter's philosophy to offer an attractive alternative to drinking water in (plastic) bottles in order to reduce the amount of plastic waste.
In addition, we want to run our company in a resource-saving and sustainable manner. Therefore, our high-quality processed filter housings are made of stainless metal. In order to reduce the amount of plastic waste, we will soon switch the production of all our filter cartridges completely to housings made of compostable bioplastics.
With the goal of sustainability and highest precision, we rely on experienced partners from the region in development and production. Hand in hand with CNC turning shops, metal finishing manufactures, laser engraving technicians and plastics technicians on the Swabian Alb, we manufacture our Alb filters for Germany and the whole world.
Quality and precision 'Made in Germany.