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23rd April 2013, Miami Beach

IDEA13: Ahlstrom introduces new fuel filter media

Leading filtration materials developer Ahlstrom, has launched Ahlstrom Capitmax, a new fuel filter media at the IDEA13 exhibition in Miami Beach, Florida today.

Ahlstrom Capitmax is said to be suited for use in fuel filters in passenger and commercial heavy-duty vehicles and off-road machinery. It is also being evaluated for use in other applications such as hydraulic and fuel water separation.

“By using Eastman's Cyphrex microfibers, Ahlstrom has created media for a filter that allows manufacturers to obtain optimum micron efficiency ratings and dust holding capacity without making compromises,” the company said in a press release today.

“Ahlstrom Captimax provides a balance of excellent small-particle retention and the potential for longer product life. The media also lets fuel filtration system suppliers maintain existing capacity levels but decrease the product size.”

 In addition, Ahlstrom says, the media can allow for increased efficiency with better options to filter fine particles to protect fuel injectors in vehicles and machines. Ahlstrom Captimax provides high efficiency allowing engines to perform at their maximum.

"Ahlstrom Captimax 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," said Gary Blevins, Vice President, Marketing and Commercial for Transportation Filtration.

"The new media offering from Ahlstrom marks the first product to be brought to market with our Cyphrex 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."

Ahlstrom is a leading manufacturer of filtration materials globally with 13 production sites across four continents.

www.ahlstrom.com

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