New Fuel Filtration Media from Ahlstrom Uses Innovative Eastman Cyphrex™ Microfibers Media can offer both high capacity, high efficiency Business Wire KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- April 23, 2013 Ahlstrom, a global high-performance, fiber-based materials company, has collaborated with Eastman Chemical Company to use its innovative Eastman Cyphrex^™ microfibers in a new, best-in-industry fuel filtration media, Ahlstrom Captimax^™. The media is suited for fuel filters in passenger and commercial heavy-duty vehicles and off-road machinery. It is currently being evaluated for use in hydraulic applications. Ahlstrom Captimax^™ will launch today at Booth 1539 at IDEA13, the International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo, April 23 to 25, in Miami Beach, Fla. By using Eastman Cyphrex^™ microfibers, Ahlstrom created media for a filter that allows manufacturers to obtain optimum micron efficiency ratings and dust holding capacity without making compromises. Ahlstrom Captimax^™ provides a balance of excellent small-particle retention and the potential for longer media life. The media also lets fuel filtration system suppliers maintain existing capacity levels but decrease the package size. In addition, the media can allow for increased efficiency with better options to filter fine particles to protect fuel injectors in vehicles and machines. “Using Eastman Cyphrex^™ microfibers in Ahlstrom’s new diesel fuel filtration media changes the filtration landscape,” said Gary Blevins, vice president, marketing and commercial for transportation filtration, at Ahlstrom. “This media can offer both high efficiency and high capacity. We’ve given our customers the ability to make filters to the specifications they need, allowing them to develop products outside the standard constraints from the media.” Ahlstrom Captimax^™ provides high efficiency allowing engines to perform at their maximum. This capability has been proven with particle testing before and after fuel is filtered through the media. It can have the same dirt capacity and a reduced filter package. Or a filter can have a package of the same size with increased capacity. Adjusting capacity can extend the time between filter replacements to help keep vehicles and machines in operation longer or better align with the timing of other vehicle or machine filter replacements. “The new media offering from Ahlstrom marks the first product to be brought to market with these microfibers,” said Mark J. Costa, executive vice president, Eastman Chemical Company. “Our collaboration will provide countless benefits for manufacturers and end users. We’re confident the two companies will work together in the future.” For more information about Eastman Cyphrex^™ microfibers, visit www.EastmanCyphrex.com. About Eastman Chemical Company Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2012 pro forma combined revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of approximately $9.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., and employs approximately 13,500 people around the world. For more information about Eastman, visit www.eastman.com. About Ahlstrom Ahlstrom is a high-performance materials company that partners with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Its products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, wall coverings, flooring, labels and food packaging. Ahlstrom has a leading market position in the businesses in which it operates, and the company’s 5,200 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. In 2011, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to 1.6 billion euros. The company’s share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. For more information, visit www.ahlstrom.com. Contact: Bader Rutter & Associates Nicole Adrian, +1 (262) 938-5556 email@example.com
New Fuel Filtration Media from Ahlstrom Uses Innovative Eastman Cyphrex™ Microfibers
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