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New media for air, liquid and molecular filtration

First products launched since the merger of Lydall and Unifrax last October.

10th October 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Irving, TX, USA


Alkegen, headquartered in Irving, Texas, launched three new high efficiency filtration (HEF) nonwoven materials at the World Filtration Congress held in San Diego, California, from October 5-8.

These are the first new filtration products launched under the Alkegen brand name since the merger of Lydall and Unifrax last October.

“This trio of HEF media – one for air, one for liquid and one for molecular applications – represents the first wave of advanced materials developed and released by our new Alkegen filtration product development team,” says Paul Vallis, president of the Alkegen Filtration and Catalysis Group. “They combine Lydall’s well-known filtration and manufacturing expertise with the proven, rapid innovation capabilities of Unifrax.”

TriboStatiX is a MERV 13 high performance pleat media which provides lower initial resistance, reducing the amount of energy required in an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit and lowering overall operating costs. TriboStatiX improves indoor air quality through consistent filtration performance and high dirt holding capacity, providing longer service life and reduced energy demand.

“With TriboStatiX, customers can expect high performance with longer service life which means changing out filters less frequently,” says the company’s global growth leader John Albert.

Alkegen’s new meltblown liquid filtration media, LyPore MB, is designed to meet the most critical application requirements while providing high filtration efficiency, low-pressure drop and excellent dirt holding capacity. Available in polypropylene and PBT, as a single layer or composite and calendered product, it meets the most complex liquid filtration challenges.

For molecular filtration media, LydAir GP offers superior performance with expanded capabilities. Advanced manufacturing provides exceptional uniformity and layering of a wide range of functional adsorbents including activated carbon and ion exchange resins. Additionally, particulate filter media can be laminated in line, providing a combination media for both molecular and particle filtration. LydAir GP offers 20-30% better performance per specific gram of media, which results in higher efficiency and product performance that can be engineered to meet specific application demands.

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