Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Purafil for its Highly Successful Product Line Strategy with its Gas-Phase Air Filtration Products

  Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Purafil for its Highly Successful Product Line
             Strategy with its Gas-Phase Air Filtration Products

Consistent innovation and focus on customer satisfaction helps Purafil
differentiate in a saturated market

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 4, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent
analysis of the gas-phase air filtration market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes
Purafil, Inc., a division of Kaydon Corporation (KDN:NYSE), with the 2012
Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy. Purafil is a powerful
brand name with an innovative technology and a leading global position in the
mature and saturated gas-phase air filtration market. The company's unrivaled
ability to meet and exceed customer needs has resulted in a number of
successful installations across multiple markets.

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In the early 1960's the Purafil pellet revolutionized the gas-phase air
filtration market. This was the world's first potassium permanganate air
cleaning pellet (referred to as media) used for controlling corrosion in
industrial facilities. Since then Purafil, Inc has created numerous air
cleaning products to remove odors, improve indoor air quality and scrub toxic
gases. The company was also the first to pioneer an Underwriters Laboratories,
Inc. (UL) Classified synthesized carbon media capable of neutralizing
corrosive airborne pollutants.

The company's sound product line strategy for its comprehensive and innovative
air filtration media has enabled it to maintain a leading position in the
increasingly competitive gas-phase air filtration market. Its main strategies
have been new product innovation, product line expansion, and customer

"Purafil's success can be attributed to its innovative air filtration media
and its understanding of customer applications," said Frost & Sullivan
Industry Analyst Eric Meliton. "The company, which has a history of being the
first to innovate market-changing products and diversifying its product line,
continues to constantly seek new venues for its acclaimed products."

Technologically, Purafil covers a wide range of products and treatment
options, including media, filters, modules, corrosion monitoring and
assessment tools, as well as laboratory and technical services. Serving
diverse markets such as industrial, high-purity, mission-critical facilities
(data centers and server rooms), commercial, municipal, power generation,
healthcare, and preservation, Purafil has no competitor in terms of the width
of its addressable markets.

The company has helped thousands of customers remove corrosive and fugitive
emissions, while improving indoor air quality. It has the largest selection of
gas-phase media and custom blends and is the only full-service, ISO Certified
manufacturer of gas-phase air filtration media, filters, systems and
environmental corrosion monitoring instrumentation. The company provides
engineered media formulations that remove contaminants through a chemisorption
process, which traps the gases within the pellet, converting them into a
harmless solid that will not desorb back into the airstream.

One of Purafil's latest media contributions is the GridBLOK® media inside its
PuraGRID® filters. The GridBLOK impregnated media has a 50 percent greater
removal capacity than traditional carbon products. The award-winning new media
maximizes gas-phase air filtration performance by providing energy savings,
more efficient gas removal, full utilization of the 100 percent adsorbent
media, and eliminates bypass. This is a revolutionary technology, since most
of the products in the market include pellets.

"Purafil has been extremely successful in the market by placing emphasis on
technology innovation combined with geographic expansion," concludes Eric
Meliton. "The strategy has enabled Purafil to address the diverse needs of its
customers in a comprehensive manner and to establish a strong growth platform.
The company has been gaining market share and is positioned as a top media
supplier globally."

Purafil's record can be seen in the numbers, with nearly 40,000 gas-phase air
filtration system installations worldwide. In recognition, Frost & Sullivan is
pleased to present the company with the 2012 Product Line Strategy Award in
the Global gas-phase air filtration space.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has
developed a comprehensive product line that caters to the breadth of the
market it serves. The award recognizes the extent to which the product line
meets customer base demands, the overall impact it has in terms of customer
value, as well as increased market share.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of
regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and
superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation,
customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare
market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews,
analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices
in the industry.

About Purafil, Inc.

Purafil, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Doraville, Georgia.
Purafil, Inc. has been a world leader in engineering, manufacturing, and
selling gas-phase air filtration media, systems, and air quality monitors

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