François-Pierre HAUVILLE creates Erlab S.A
|The first line of fume hoods named Captair is created.|
Erlab establishes its research and development laboratory and builds its first 2000 sq. m (21,500 sq. ft) production facility in Normandy (France).
Having focused its business activities on the global market since its founding, Erlab is able to export its products worldwide. Major partnership agreements are signed, namely with Japan and the U.S.
Incorporation of Erlab Inc., a new production and sales facility in Boston, USA.
EIncorporation of Captair GMBH in Dusseldorf, Germany
Construction of an additional 4000 sq. m (43,000 sq. ft) production plant in France.
Erlab creates Erlab SDN BHD, a new production facility in Malaysia. The objective of this strategic branch is to select the finest raw materials for the production of super-activated carbon filters.
F.P. Hauville is named President of UNM 61 standard comittee.
This comittee, commissioned by AFNOR (French standardization organization), aims to create a standard that will make it possible to determine the performance criteria of a ductless fume hood. .
All 3 french Erlab production facilities are consolidated in a new 7500 sq. m (80.700 sq.ft.) facility in Val de Reuil, France
AFNOR NF X 15 211:1995 standard is published. This performance standard makes it possible to evaluate a ductless fume hood based on very strict criteria and requires the manufactures who utilize this standard to achieve a level of filtration quality above and beyond the requirements imposed by safety organizations.
Today, this standard is being used as a reference standard in the field of ductless fume hoods.
Creation of Erlab's website, available in 5 languages.
This website won an award in 1998 delivered by the French Ministry of International Trade.
Erlab expands the Captair range by creating new product lines:
CaptairStore: Vented filtering storage cabinets
CaptairBio: PCR workstations
CaptairFlow: HEPA filtered enclosures
Erlab creates the Asura filters branch. This new branch is dedicated to the manufacturing and sale of high-performance super-activated carbon filters.
Erlab expands its international activities and creates new sales offices* in Italy (Milan) and Spain (Madrid).
- *Erlab creates a sales office in the UK (Salisbury).
- Erlab launches the www.asura-filters.com website, available in five languages with an online filter quoting service.
During the events related to the wave of Anthrax-laced packages sent in the US, Erlab launches CaptairPyramid, a solution that can be used to open suspicious packages. The product meets with immediate success among forensic specialists and other government bodies.
Erlab creates Asura maintenance, the first international network of approved technicians for the maintenance of superactivated carbon laboratory filtration systems of all brands.
Erlab creates Erlab S.L, a new sales facility in Barcelona, Spain.
|A sharp increase in export sales leads Erlab to create Erlab China, a new 3000 sq. m (32,000 sq. ft) production and sales facility. This entity is responsible for developing Erlab's activities throughout Asia.|
Erlab introduces GreenFumeHood at Pittcon, New Orleans, a new generation Fume Hood, based on innovative technologies.
Erlab Inc. opens a new 8000 sq. m (86,000 sq ft) manufacturing and sales facility in Rowley, Mass, USA
|Erlab launches CaptairFlex, a new range of recirculating fume hoods. Based on Flex technology–a modular, adaptable filtration system–this range offers a variety of safety solutions.|
|Standard NF X 15:211 is revised by AFNOR. Ductless fume hoods are designated as “recirculating fume hoods.”|
Erlab China opens its second sales office in the city of Guangzhou.
Dispearance of Mr FP Hauville, which was Erlab's founder in 1968 and was also the finder of the first ductless filtering fume cabinet.
|The new vented storage cabinet CaptairStore and the new CaptairFlow range benefit the modular filtration columns from Flex and a new ergonomy.|
|By creating GreenFumeHood in 2008, Erlab propose to manufacturer of ducted fume cabinet to integrate the GFH technologies to theirs systems, filtrations, detections, communication
After 3 years of existence, more than 10 partners offers the GFH technologies : usa, japan, France, spain, belgium, switzerland and uk
|Erlab China office has open a third sales office in Pekin.|
The new PRC handlings range CaptairBio benefis from the Flex technology and a new ergonomy
|The JG/T385-2012 "ductless self-filtration enclosure" standard is published.|