Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE 7.11.2008
Ahlstrom's Disruptor(TM) PAC, a leading nonwoven technology for the filtration of water, has been nominated as one of the five finalists for INDA's 2009 Visionary Award, which is given annually to a new consumer product utilizing a nonwoven fabric in its final form. The winner of the INDA Visionary Award will be presented during VISION 2009 Consumer Products Conference in the USA in January 2009. INDA is the trade association representing the nonwoven fabrics industry since 1968.
Ahlstrom's Disruptor(TM) PAC is a nonwoven, wet laid filter media that is based on nanoalumina fiber technology. Disruptor(TM) offers many benefits for consumer product water purification products, including refrigerators, tap filters, shower filters, counter top filters, under sink filters, prefilters to home reverse osmosis (RO) filters, water pitchers, water coolers and spa filters.
The nanoalumina fiber technology used in the product is licensed exclusively from the Argonide Corporation. This technology can economically improve the purity and taste of nearly any water stream by efficiently removing a large variety of contaminants including virus, bacteria and humic compounds.
There are currently more than 10 companies around the world developing innovative point of use consumer products that incorporate Ahlstrom's Disruptor(TM) PAC as the active ingredient.
More information and a video demonstration of the power of Disruptor(TM) filter media are available at www.ahlstrom.com/disruptor
Rod Komlenic, Vice President, Filtration Business Development
Tel. +1 717 486 6401
Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high performance fiber-based materials. Nonwovens and specialty papers, made by Ahlstrom, are used in a large variety of everyday products, such as filters, wipes, flooring, labels, and tapes. Based upon its unique fiber expertise and innovative approach, the company has a strong market position in several business areas in which it operates. Ahlstrom's 6,500 employees serve customers via sales offices and production facilities in more than 20 countries on six continents. In 2007, Ahlstrom's net sales amounted to EUR 1.8 billion. Ahlstrom's share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. The company website is www.ahlstrom.com.