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Focus on your research while HTS takes care of supplying and/or installing your replacement fume cupboard filters. Breathe easy knowing your lab is in expert hands.

Replacement Fume Cupboard Filters

HTS is the UK's specialist fume cupboard service provider, dedicated to keeping your laboratory running smoothly and safely. We offer comprehensive solutions, from nationwide fume cupboard servicing and testing to a full range of replacement parts, including fume cupboard filters, replacement fume cupboard fans, motors, and airflow monitoring devices for fume cupboards.

Don't settle for anything less than expert installation: Our skilled technicians ensure each replacement fume cupboard filter is seamlessly integrated into your fume cupboard, guaranteeing optimal performance and safety.

Trust HTS for all your fume cupboard filter needs: We offer a comprehensive selection of competitively priced, compatible fume cupboard filters for most major ductless fume cupboards and Biosafety cabinets. Choose from activated carbon, HEPA, and ULPA filters, all perfectly sized to replace your original units.

Benefits of Choosing HTS:

  • Nationwide coverage: We service fume cupboards across the UK, ensuring prompt and convenient support and offer a supply only or supply and fit fume cupboard filters service.
  • Specialist expertise: Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of fume cupboard maintenance.
  • Competitive prices: We offer affordable solutions for both servicing and replacement parts.
  • Quality: We only supply high-quality, compatible filters and parts for optimal performance.
  • Peace of mind: Trust HTS to keep your fume cupboards compliant, safe, and efficient.

Contact HTS today to discuss your fume cupboard filters needs and receive a free quote. Let us help you ensure a safe and productive laboratory environment.

Fume Cupboard Filters For:

Compatible replacement filters for most major recirculating fume cupboards and Biosafety cabinets

  • Airfiltronix Filters
  • AirScience Filters
  • Astercaire Filters
  • Bigneat Filters
  • Bioquell / Astec Microflow Filters
  • CAS Filters
  • Envair Filters
  • Erlab / Captair Filters
  • Esco Filters
  • GeiserLab Filters
  • Haier Filters
  • Labcaire Filters
  • Labconco Filters
  • Monmouth Scientific Filters
  • Nuaire Filters
  • Safelab Filters
  • Semper Filters
  • Techflow Filters

and many more popular brand of fume cupboard and other LEVs, including custom filters, laminar flow filters, PCR replacement filters, downflow HEPA filters and filters for laboratory extraction arms, mobile units, vented enclosures, forensic evidence drying cabinets and ductless demonstration fume cupboards for schools and colleges.

Fume Cupboard Filters

We work across many sectors in the UK, supplying and installing replacement fume cupboard filters into all makes and models of ductless fume cupboards, biosafety cabinets and a wide range of other fume extracted equipment.

Take a deep dive into some of the sectors we support nationwide and hear from present customers just like you.

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HTS Your Trusted Lab Partner for Fume Cupboard

Filters Replacement

HTS is your one-stop shop for all things fume cupboards: testing, replacement fume cupboard filters, and comprehensive servicing. Whether you lead a bustling research facility or a smaller workshop, we cater to laboratories of all sizes with personalised solutions and nationwide coverage.

Tailored Support, Unwavering Commitment:

  • Full-service contracts: Enjoy peace of mind with comprehensive maintenance, leaving you free to focus on your research.
  • Flexible options: Need a single filter replaced quickly? We offer prompt, ad-hoc service to meet your specific needs.
  • Personalised approach: We're not a faceless corporation. As a family-run business, we value your trust and build genuine partnerships.

Fume Cupboard Expertise You Can Rely On:

  • Experts at our core: Fume cupboard servicing is our specialty, accounting for 80% of our operations. This translates to in-depth knowledge and unwavering dedication to every project.
  • Uncompromising compliance: We meticulously maintain compliance with all relevant regulations, ensuring your employees' safeguarded and your lab operating legally.

Breathe Easy, Let Us Handle the Rest:

Focus on your research while HTS takes care of your fume cupboards. We'll keep them running smoothly, safely, and efficiently, so you can breathe easy knowing your lab is in expert hands.

Available Filter Types For Different Applications

  • GP Plus

  • ACI Plus/SUL

  • ACR

  • ACM

  • AMM

  • FOR

  • EDU




The most widely used carbon activated filter in the range, primarily used for solvent, organic and alcohol removal

HTS Your Partner for Fume Cupboard Filter Replacement

HTS is the UK's trusted specialist for testing and maintaining filtered fume cupboards. We understand the unique challenges these systems present and test ductless fume cupboards to BS EN 14175 using in-house trained and Enhanced DBS Certified fume cupboard technicians.

Ditch the exhaust: Opting for a ductless fume cupboard with a carbon filter eliminates the need for complex external venting systems, making them ideal for:

  • Listed buildings: Maintain historical integrity without sacrificing safety.
  • Mobile applications: Provide flexible fume extraction in laboratories, classrooms, and more.
  • Environments with limited ventilation: Protect users and the surrounding area from harmful fumes.

That's why we offer complete solutions, from nationwide servicing and testing to expert installation of replacement pre-filters and carbon main filters including HEPA/UPLA.

Choose the right filter, confidently:

  • Wide compatibility: We supply and fit carbon filters for all makes and models of recirculating fume cupboards.
  • Expert guidance: Our team helps you select the perfect filter based on your specific chemicals, usage, and safety requirements.
  • Optimised performance: We ensure proper installation for maximum efficiency and safety.

Beyond filters: HTS offers comprehensive carbon filter fume cupboard services:

  • Nationwide coverage: Our qualified technicians are just a call away.
  • Thorough testing: We verify system performance and filter integrity.
  • Regular maintenance: Keep your fume cupboard operating safely and efficiently.

Breathe freely with HTS: Contact us today for a free consultation and discuss your carbon filter fume cupboard needs. We'll create a personalised solution to keep your workspace safe and compliant.

Replacement fume cupboard filter Faqs

Can a Ductless Fume Cupboard Work in My Lab?

Holliday Technical Services (HTS) is your leading UK provider for specialist fume cupboard testing, maintenance, and parts, including replacement carbon fume cupboard filters. We understand the unique needs of each laboratory, and whether a ductless fume cupboard is the right solution for yours depends on several factors.

Here's what to consider:

  • Chemicals involved: Ductless fume cupboards excel at filtering specific vapours and fumes. Tell us about the chemicals you use, and we'll assess if this technology can effectively handle them for you.
  • Chemical volume: The effectiveness of carbon filters depends on the quantity of chemicals being used. High volumes might require alternative solutions.
  • Caustic or corrosive environment: Certain chemicals can negatively impact filter performance and materials. Share your specific needs for expert guidance from HTS.

Benefits of Ductless Fume Cupboards:

  • Easy installation: No complex ductwork needed, making them ideal for listed buildings, schools or temporary setups.
  • Mobility: Freely move them around your lab for flexible fume extraction.
  • Improved ventilation: Enhance air quality in labs lacking proper ventilation systems.

Not sure if a ductless cupboard is right for you? Contact HTS today for a free consultation. Our experts will analyse your specific needs and recommend the best solution for your laboratory's safety and compliance. Plus reach out to HTS for a quotation on scheduled or ad-hoc fume cupboard testing and fume cupboard maintenance.

Are Ductless Fume Cupboards Safe?

Here at Holliday Technical Services (HTS), we understand the importance of safety in laboratory environments. That's why we're happy to address your concerns about Ductless Fume Cupboards (DFCs) in this FAQ.

Short answer: DFCs can be just as safe as traditional ducted fume cupboards when used correctly and chosen for the appropriate applications. Here's why:

  • Matched to the application: The key to Ductless Fume Cupboard (DFCs) safety lies in selecting the right filter for the specific chemicals and volumes you'll be working with. HTS experts can guide you through this process.
  • Effective filtration: Modern DFCs utilise high-performance filters like activated carbon, HEPA, and ULPA to capture fumes and particulates efficiently.
  • Regular maintenance: Like any fume cupboard, proper maintenance and testing are crucial for optimal safety. HTS offers nationwide DFC servicing to ensure your unit functions effectively.

However, Ductless Fume Cupboards might not be ideal for every situation:

  • Highly toxic or explosive chemicals: In such cases, a ducted fume cupboard offering direct exhaust to the outside might be necessary.
  • Large volumes of chemicals: The capacity of DFC filters is finite, so they may not be suitable for high-volume fume generation.

If you are looking to purchase a Ductless Fume Cupboard and you are unsure if a DFC is right for you? Contact HTS today! Our fume cupboard specialists will assess your specific lab needs and recommend the safest and most suitable fume cupboard solution for your facility.

What Filters Does My Ductless Fume Cupboard Need?

At Holliday Technical Services (HTS), we understand the importance of choosing the right filters for your Ductless Fume Cupboard (DFC). Here's a breakdown of the available options and how to select the best fit for your needs:

Types of DFC Filters:

  • Activated Carbon Filters: Ideal for capturing a wide range of chemical fumes and odours. Choose from specific carbon types tailored to your chemicals for optimal performance, see our chart on this page.
  • HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) Filters: Capture 99.97% of airborne particles down to 0.3 microns, suitable for dust, aerosols, and biological agents.
  • ULPA (Ultra-Low Penetration Air) Filters: Offer even higher efficiency, capturing 99.9995% of particles down to 0.12 microns, for the most demanding filtration needs.

Choosing the Right Filter:

Selecting the correct filter depends on two key factors:

  1. Chemicals you're using: Different chemicals require specific filter types for effective capture. Refer to manufacturer's recommendations or consult with HTS experts for guidance.
  2. Filtration requirements: Consider the level of protection needed. HEPA filters handle most common scenarios, while ULPA filters offer maximum efficiency for sensitive applications.


  • Regular filter replacement: Replace filters as per manufacturer guidelines to maintain optimal performance and safety.
  • Consult the experts: HTS offers nationwide DFC filter replacement and maintenance services. Contact us for expert advice and ensure your cupboard functions at its best.

When Do I Need to Change My Ductless Fume Cupboard Filter?

Here at Holliday Technical Services (HTS), we prioritise safety in all laboratory environments. Knowing when to replace your Ductless Fume Cupboard (DFC) filter is crucial for maintaining optimal protection. Let's explore the different methods you can utilise:

Built-in Filter Saturation Alarm:

Most modern DFCs come equipped with filter saturation alarms, which automatically alert you when the filter needs replacing. This is the most reliable and recommended method for monitoring filter life. Pay close attention to these alarms and promptly change the filter as indicated.

Additional Monitoring Techniques:

While the built-in alarm is crucial, consider these additional methods for a layered approach:

  • Airflow Meter: Use an anemometer to measure the airflow velocity at the fume cupboard face. A decrease in airflow can indicate filter saturation.
  • Sniffer Test: For certain chemicals, use a specialised "sniffer" tool to detect if fumes are escaping the filter, potentially indicating filter saturation.
  • Headaches, Tiredness or Chemical Odour: If lab users complain of headaches, tiredness or you can smell chemicals being used, it could be a sign that your fume cupboard filters are saturated and need replacing.
  • Regular Maintenance Schedule: HTS offers comprehensive DFC maintenance plans that include filter inspection and replacement based on manufacturer recommendations and usage patterns.


  • Timely Filter Replacement: Replacing saturated filters ensures they continue to effectively capture harmful fumes and protects your lab environment.
  • Expert Guidance: Unsure about filter life or replacement? Contact HTS for expert advice and nationwide filter replacement services.

Are Ductless Fume Cupboards Cost-Effective for My Lab?

At Holliday Technical Services (HTS), we understand the importance of finding cost-effective solutions for your laboratory needs. When it comes to Ductless Fume Cupboards (DFCs), the answer to affordability depends on several factors. Let's break it down:

Upfront Costs:

  • Installation: DFCs typically require less complex installation compared to ducted fume cupboards, potentially saving on costly HVAC upgrades and ductwork.
  • Purchase Price: While DFCs may have a slightly higher initial price than ducted options, these savings can be offset by lower installation costs.

Operating Costs:

  • Energy Efficiency: Modern DFCs utilise efficient fan motors and require less energy to operate compared to ducted systems, reducing running costs.
  • Filter Replacement: While DFCs require regular filter replacements, the cost is usually lower than the ongoing expense of operating and maintaining a ducted system.

Additional Considerations:

  • Maintenance: DFCs often require less frequent and complex maintenance compared to ducted systems, potentially translating to cost savings.
  • Floor Space: Compact DFCs can maximise limited lab space, potentially saving on overall lab costs.

It's not just about money:

Remember, DFCs offer advantages beyond cost:

  • Flexibility: DFCs are portable and can be easily moved, ideal for temporary setups or changing lab needs.
  • Improved Ventilation: They enhance air quality in labs with limited ventilation systems.

Unsure if a DFC is right for you? Contact Holliday Fielding Hocking LTD (HFH) our sister company for a free consultation. Our experts will analyse your specific laboratory setup, chemical usage, and budget to determine if a DFC is the most cost-effective and suitable solution for your needs. 

Who benefits from using Ductless Fume Cupboards in the UK?

At Holliday Technical Services (HTS), we're proud to serve a wide range of industries across the UK with our Ductless Fume Cupboard (DFC) solutions. Here's a glimpse into the diverse sectors utilising DFCs to ensure safety and compliance:

Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Manufacturing:

  • Research laboratories handling volatile chemicals and biological agents.
  • Drug development and production facilities requiring control of airborne contaminants.

Forensics & Evidence Collection:

  • Secure environments needing to protect personnel and preserve evidence integrity.
  • Mobile DFCs for on-site investigations and analysis.

Industrial Research & Education:

  • Universities and research institutions with limited ventilation systems.
  • Flexible DFCs for diverse research projects and educational demonstrations.

Environmental Sciences:

  • Monitoring air quality and analysing environmental samples.
  • Portable DFCs for field testing and remote locations.

Beyond these core industries, DFCs are also valuable in:

  • Healthcare settings: Protecting staff and patients from hazardous fumes in clinical labs.
  • Electronics & Printing: Managing fumes from soldering and other processes.
  • Chemical Industries: Handling low-volume chemical fume extraction.

Why choose DFCs?

  • Cost-effective: Eliminate expensive ductwork installations and benefit from energy-efficient operation.
  • Flexible & Portable: Ideal for temporary setups, restricted spaces, and mobile applications.
  • Safe & Compliant: Capture harmful fumes and protect users according to UK regulations.

Ready to explore DFCs for your industry? Contact Holliday Fielding Hocking LTD (HFH) our sister company for a free consultation. Our experts will assess your specific needs and recommend the perfect DFC solution for your laboratory or workplace.

Mixing Ducted and Ductless Fume Cupboards: A Smart Choice for Your Lab?

At Holliday Technical Services (HTS), we understand the complex needs of modern laboratories. Often, the question arises: can I combine ducted and ductless fume cupboards in the same facility? The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, utilising both types can offer several advantages:

Complete Filtration Coverage:

  • Ducted cabinets: Ideal for high-risk chemicals or large fume volumes, efficiently exhausting fumes directly outside the building.
  • Ductless cabinets: Provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for low-risk chemicals or smaller volumes, filtering them within the cabinet.
  • Together: They ensure comprehensive protection for a wider range of applications, maximising safety and compliance.

Cost-Effectiveness and Flexibility:

  • Expanding capabilities: Adding ductless cabinets avoids expensive ductwork, expanding your lab's capabilities without major construction.
  • Lower ongoing costs: Ductless cabinets often have lower energy consumption and require less maintenance than ducted systems.
  • Mobile solutions: Portable ductless cabinets offer unmatched flexibility, perfect for temporary setups or changing lab needs.

Choosing the Right Mix:

The optimal combination depends on your specific lab:

  • Chemical types and volumes: Use ducted cabinets for high-risk or high-volume scenarios, and ductless cabinets for others.
  • Ventilation limitations: Ductless cabinets can improve air quality in labs with inadequate ventilation systems.
  • Space constraints: Mobile ductless cabinets offer space-saving advantages.

HTS is here to help!

Our experts can conduct a thorough assessment of your lab and recommend the ideal combination of ducted and ductless fume cupboards to meet your safety, budget, and flexibility needs. Contact us today for a free consultation and ensure your lab is optimally equipped!

How Do Ductless Fume Cupboards Impact Future Lab Planning?

At Holliday Technical Services (HTS), we understand the challenges of planning for a laboratory's future needs. That's where Ductless Fume Cupboards (DFCs) can be a game-changer. Here's how they impact your planning game:

Flexibility and Adaptability:

  • Short-term projects? Unlike ducted systems, DFCs require no complex installations, making them ideal for temporary research contracts or startups. Just plug and play!
  • Limited space? Compact DFCs fit even in cramped labs, maximising precious space utilisation. Plus, their portability allows easy relocation as your needs evolve.
  • Building constraints? No existing HVAC system? No problem! DFCs filter fumes internally, eliminating the need for costly ductwork installations.

Future-Proofing Your Investment:

  • 100% reusable: Unlike fixed ducted systems, DFCs move with you. Take them to your next facility or project, maximising the return on your investment.
  • Scalability: Need more fume extraction capacity? Add more DFCs as your research expands, easily adapting to changing needs.
  • Compliance readiness: Modern DFCs meet stringent UK regulations, ensuring you're always prepared for future compliance requirements.

Beyond Flexibility:

  • Cost-effectiveness: DFCs often have lower upfront and ongoing costs compared to ducted systems, freeing up budget for other lab needs.
  • Improved safety: High-performance filters capture harmful fumes effectively, protecting personnel and the environment.
  • Sustainability: Reduced energy consumption and portable nature contribute to a more eco-friendly lab environment.

Ready to explore the future-proof benefits of DFCs? Contact HTS today! Our experts can help you choose the right DFC solution for your current and future lab needs, setting you up for success and adaptability.

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