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SHARP launches portable car air purifier (IG-GC2)

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Published : Nov 13, 2017, 2:58 pm IST
Updated : Nov 13, 2017, 2:58 pm IST

The IG-GC2 is equipped with ‘Plasmacluster technology’ which works by dispatching both, positive and negative ions inside the car.

With the handy front-tilt cylindrical design and adjustable louver angle, the IG-GC2 comes with 2-port USB car adapter to charge the device.
 With the handy front-tilt cylindrical design and adjustable louver angle, the IG-GC2 comes with 2-port USB car adapter to charge the device.

Indian roads are notorious for having elevated levels of air pollution. So, while riding in a car, we are in a sense trapped in an environment with poor air quality. Further, if you smoke in the car or have pets, the importance of fresh, clean air is even more important. Considering the current situation of national capital where the pollution levels have skyrocketed, a car purifier is definitely something that can help.

Sharp Electronics has announced the launch of portable Car Purifier IG-GC2. Sharp claims that The IG-GC2 is equipped with ‘Plasmacluster technology’ which works by dispatching both, positive and negative ions to each and every corner of the car, thus reaching out to the source of the hidden smell in the mat, ceiling, seat covers, and dashboard; destroying them not only form the air, but even from the surface.

 Additionally, the washable PM10 filter ensures that most road dust particles that penetrate the AC filter can also be trapped. The most significant part of this purifier from Sharp is no recurring cost and can be used for up to 19000 hours or 10 years with just monthly cleanup.

With the handy front-tilt cylindrical design and adjustable louver angle, the IG-GC2 comes with 2-port USB car adapter to charge the device. Sharp says that The purifier also combats the dangers posed by exposure to VOCs, PBDEs, and phthalates in your car. It weighs approximately 265g (excluding accessories) and has a capacity of approximately 3.6m3 applicable for high-density. It has an approximate ion density of 75,000/25,000/7,000 ions/cm3 with a 3 (Turbo/Med/Low) operation mode.

Sharp says that Plasmacluster Technology can best be described as the next generation of Air Purifiers. It can clean the air and surface from irritants including dust, fungi, viruses, pollen, smell, gases and mould apart from improving skin texture. These high-density Plasmacluster have been proven to be safe and effective by 28 independent labs.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Shuvendu Mazumdar, National Manager- SHARP Air Purifier Business said: “The beer glass design makes it easy to handle and the color options of Champagne Gold & Black makes it perfect to compliment the car décor. The built and design speaks about Japanese commitment towards quality. The fan is placed on the level with the air suction channel to allow effective flow of air into the cabin. One may adjust the fan speed from low, medium to high depending on the size of the car and the intensity of the smell. Thankfully, we can now stop using perfumes and depend on the Sharp IG-GC2E to make our drive pleasurable.”

Also present at the launch event, Dr. Vivek Nangia –Director of Pulmonology Division at Fortis New Delhi said: “While casually asking few of my friends about the first problem which comes to their mind inside a car, 99% of the people mentioned ‘Smell’. Probably that is the reason why most people use perfumes to hide them. I would like to remind that perfumes only add to the problems and can be harmful in a small airtight space. Also, one should verify whether the air purifiers have been certified by prominent authorities for their efficacy as claimed by brands. Higher the certificates, better it is.”

The Sharp IG-GC2 is priced at Rs. 12000 and will be available in major cities across India through online and offline partners.

 

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