Panasonic Australia has unveiled its new clean air initiative, incorporating the release of a Portable Generator featuring nanoe X technology and a partnership with flexible space provider, Hub Australia to highlight the topic of indoor air quality and support a safe return to the office.

Leveraging nanoe X technology featured across its air-conditioning range, the Panasonic Portable nanoe X Generator inhibits indoor pollutants and odours in the air and on surfaces through the release of nano-sized, atomised water particles, with the added convenience of being portable for use at the desk or in the car, weighing in at just 400 grams.

To coincide with the clean air initiative, Panasonic Australia commissioned research which found that six in 10 (61%) Australians believe air quality has a significant impact on their health.

“Australians are concerned about the air they breathe and as the leader in air conditioning and air purification solutions through our nanoe X technology, we feel it incumbent on us to draw awareness to the growing importance of indoor air quality in private and public settings,” Panasonic Australia managing director, Paul Reid said.

“nanoe X is technology that we are incredibly proud of – and it hasn’t come about overnight. Backed by 25 years of dedicated research and development, the latest generation of nanoe X is proven by more than 140 independent laboratory tests across a range of use cases.

“As we introduce the portable nanoe X Generator, we’re harnessing the technology that underpins our air-conditioning range to ensure fresh air travels with you wherever you go, from the office to the car, through to hotels and cafes.”

Panasonic has also partnered with Hub Australia to help drive awareness of the importance of air quality in the workplace, especially as businesses move toward a hybrid working model.

Hub Australia CEO, Brad Krauskopf said the partnership gives Hub customers peace of mind knowing that several hundred Portable nanoe X Generators have been distributed as an additional measure to ensure optimal air quality.

“We’re proud to partner with Panasonic to bring the benefits of superior air quality to our customers, their staff and guests. The research tells us that 57% of Australians are concerned about air quality in the workplace and are aware that improved air quality can assist with mental alertness and productivity,” Krauskopf said.

“At Hub, we’re strongly committed to creating safe and hygienic shared workspaces that promote overall health and wellbeing.”

The Panasonic-commissioned research shows that around one in three Australians aged 20+ are now more concerned about air quality compared to 18 months ago.

“It’s positive that we as a population are taking notice of the harmful pollutants, we breathe each day and it is something that will continue to be front of mind as we battle variants of Covid-19, annual flu seasons, pollution, and the close-to-home threat of bushfires,” Panasonic Australia senior product marketing manager for air conditioning, Joe de Bella said.

The research also reflects the demand for air cleanliness, with one in three Australians considering purchasing air purifiers in the future.

“Around one in two Australians consider air cleanliness and purification to be a very important factor, while one in four rank it most important when thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner,” de Bella said.

The Panasonic Portable nanoe X Generator is available now for RRP $299.