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New Filtration Group Combines Two Proven Industry Leaders

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:10am

Doraville, GA — Kaydon Custom Filtration, a global leader in bulk oil and fuel purification and Purafil, Inc., a global leader in gas phase and biological air filtration, have joined forces to form Kaydon Environmental Services Group. This consolidated group creates a unique, global environmental leadership focused on providing quality solutions for both air and liquid applications. 

Kaydon Environmental Services Group will leverage over 100 years of combined knowledge to drive the future of filtration technologies and services within Kaydon Corporation (NYSE: KDN). The combined market synergies, shared resources and expanded capabilities will support an aggressive growth plan to double business over the next five years. 

Purafil President, James Mash will serve as President of Environmental Services Group, reporting to Gary Brewer, Kaydon Group Operations President. James O’Leary, Kaydon Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Under the leadership of James Mash and Gary Brewer, we will create a synergistic global business in an environmental services marketplace that fosters growth by adding new technologies, markets and products worldwide.”

Kaydon Custom Filtration is located in LaGrange, Georgia where they design, engineer and manufacture turbine oil conditioners, as well as filtration, separation, coalescing and vacuum dehydration systems. These products extend the service life of lubricants, protect capital investments and reduce premature equipment failure.

Purafil, Inc. is located in Doraville, Georgia where they designs, engineer and manufacture gas phase and biological air filtration systems, atmospheric and reactivity corrosion monitors, and UL classified granular media. These products improve indoor air quality, remove odors, control corrosion and scrub toxic gases.

Kaydon Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom engineered, performance-critical products, supplying a broad and diverse group of industrial, military, alternative energy, aerospace, medical and semiconductor equipment, and aftermarket customers.  The market-leading family of companies includes Cooper® Split-Roller Bearing Corporation, Industrial Tectonics Inc. (ITI), ACE Controls Inc., Kaydon® Corporation Bearings Division, Kaydon® Ring and Seal, Tridan® International, Inc., Canfield Technologies, Inc./Bow® Electronics, Indiana Precision, Inc., Kaydon® Custom Filtration Corporation and Purafil®, Inc.

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