Ahlstrom introduces Ahlstrom Captimax(TM), a new product for fuel filtration

Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE April 23, 2013 at 15.00

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, launches today Ahlstrom Captimax(TM), a new best-in-class fuel media at the IDEA13 exhibition in the U.S. The product is suited for fuel filters in passenger and commercial heavy-duty vehicles and off-road machinery. Ahlstrom Captimax(TM) is also being evaluated for use in other applications such as hydraulic and fuel water separation.

By using Eastman's Cyphrex(TM) microfibers, Ahlstrom has created media for a filter that allows manufacturers to obtain optimum micron efficiency ratings and dust holding capacity without making compromises.

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

"Ahlstrom Captimax(TM) 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(TM) 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 Captimax(TM) will be showcased at Booth 1539 at IDEA13, the International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo, during April 23 to 25, in Miami Beach, Florida. 

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

For more information, please contact:
Gary L. BlevinsVice President, Marketing and Commercial, Transportation Filtration
Tel. +1 864 234 8145

Liisa Nyyssönen
Vice President, Communications
Tel. +358 10 888 4757

Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. Our products are used in a large variety of everyday applications, such as filters, medical gowns and drapes, diagnostics, wallcoverings, flooring and food packaging. We have a leading market position in the businesses in which we operate. In 2012, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations (excluding Label and Processing business) amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,800 employees serve customers in 28 countries on six continents. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.