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New “Vital” filter fitting from Franke: with a patented capsule system


Franke announced the “Vital” filter fitting as the “first system of its kind” – despite numerous other filter fittings on the market. The reason for this weighty statement is small – capsule small. And has meanwhile proven itself convincingly. Read more:

Debate about sustainability in the kitchen: Bosch and Franke present

The innovations of many Device manufacturer are no longer just about new functions that affect the lives of kitchen users even more comfortable should do. Also environmental friendliness is – especially in the kitchen – an increasingly important topic that consumers pay attention to.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg With her commitment over the past few years she has not only had a social, but also an economic debate about more sustainability triggered in all situations. While the German equipment manufacturer Bosch for example with high-tech refrigerators against food waste wants to proceed, presented the Swiss faucet and sink manufacturer Franke in 2019 as part of its trade fair innovations the new filter fitting “Vital”, which save laborious lugging of water and recyclable waste to an absolute minimum to reduce should.

Ready, steady, drink?  There are already plenty of water filter systems on the kitchen market - but the filter armature "Vital" von Franke proves that it can also be small and space-saving.  (Photo: Franke)
Ready, steady, drink? There are already plenty of water filter systems on the kitchen market – but the “Vital” filter fitting from Franke proves that it can also be small and space-saving. (Photo: Franke)

Filter fittings on the market: great competitive pressure

Filter fittings to like innovative appear because they are seldom built privately in this country – but they are not new. Nearly all well-known valve manufacturers have a product in their range that not only donates water, but also dispenses water at the same time filters, bubbles or even boils. Self Franke has on this front with the “Mondial” hot water tap already submitted. The competition is tough. Grohe Blue, the Dornbracht Water Dispenser or the one that is well known thanks to TV advertising QUOOKER with 5-way function are established products on the market. Of the BLANCO Fontas-S II filter is even included as a fitting extendable shower hose equipped and therefore particularly functional in the cooking process or with beverages.

Other well-known fittings manufacturers have also already dealt with filter systems - for example BLANCO with the Fontas-S II filter and pull-out hose shower.  The problem: a large container under the sink takes up valuable storage space in the kitchen.  (Photo: BLANCO)
Other well-known fittings manufacturers have also already dealt with filter systems – for example BLANCO with the Fontas-S II filter and pull-out hose shower. The problem: a large container under the sink takes up valuable storage space in the kitchen. (Photo: BLANCO)

Franke filter fitting “Vital”: impresses with its patented capsule system

In fact, the Franke filter fitting “Vital” however, in addition to their actual function, above all with their appearance convince: the fulcrum of the fitting is a patented “Clear Water Capsule filter system” With three-stage filter processthat in a small, highly functional capsule fits – so small that it fits right in one separate outlet of the fitting is integrated. The ones so often required for filter fittings Plastic boxeswhich coolers and filters house and their size valuable storage space under the sink To block, are not required with the Franke “Vital” filter fitting. Customers can also between different fittings Select from Franke in which the “Vital” capsule is to be installed.

The Swiss manufacturer has built a patented filter system into an inconspicuous capsule - which appears even smaller compared to the fitting - including a bionic membrane technology.  (Photo: Franke)
The Swiss manufacturer has built a patented filter system into an inconspicuous capsule – which appears even smaller compared to the fitting – including a bionic membrane technology. (Photo: Franke)

“Vital” filter fitting removes germs, viruses, chlorine and microplastics

According to the manufacturer, the capsule itself is the first system of its kind, the one Activated carbon filter with a bionic membrane technology combined and therefore reliable more than 99% of viruses, bacteria, germs and odors, but also from Rust, chlorine, microplastics, pesticides, phosphates and drug residues can remove from tap water. This is especially important for pregnant women, children and the elderly, whose immune systems are more susceptible to Impurities in drinking water could be; even if German tap water is expressly used clean and drinkable is.

The filter fitting “Vital” is based on the motto “Ready steady drink“Markets and aims to make it clear that complex assemblies of the past belong. The capsule integrated in the fitting is sufficient for about 500 liters of filtered water and is intended to transport the so far laboriously expensive bottled water in polluting plastic bottles replace – and also amortize in the long term.

The additional outlet of the fitting, which is used for the Franke Vital filter, is homogeneously adapted to the fitting design.  The capsule is replaced after 500 liters.  (Photo: Franke)
The additional outlet of the fitting, which is used for the Franke Vital filter, is homogeneously adapted to the fitting design. The capsule is replaced after 500 liters. (Photo: Franke)

Optional for the “Vital” filter fitting: the Franke cooling device for refreshing drinking water

If necessary, the will signal Swiss manufacturer Franke, could the freely available space under the sink with a Franke refrigerator can be equipped to cool the water cleaned by the “Vital” filter fitting directly from the line into the glass to let flow. But then you get back to the starting point of the supposed innovation: unite previous competitors of filter fittings Cooler, filter and bubbler in one box – and that is also needed at least for the Franke refrigerator.

So if you can, stay with the pure filter fitting “Vital”which in any case raises the question of its justification in times of clean drinking water quality on German and Austrian soil. The answer is a consequence of long-neglected environmental awareness: tiny, to the naked eye imperceptible microplastic particles are now flushed out of our pipes, where they go their long way by human hands and the oceans once covered. The Franke filter fitting “Vital” can be a first step in the right direction. Greta Thunberg, take over!

>>> Are you interested in the “Vital” filter fitting from Franke or other innovative products from the Swiss fittings and sink manufacturer? Check with your regional Kitchen studio on site after environmentally friendly water filter systems. You will find a contact person with this link.

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