Ahlstrom invests in Hyun Poong plant in South Korea

Ahlstrom is adding calendering capability at its filtration media production plant in Hyun Poong, South Korea that will enable new solutions with an increased lifetime.

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The new calendering technology further advances synthetic filter media solutions by improving mechanical strength and opening a wide range of possibilities in terms of filtration performance.

New synthetic materials have more surface area available, extending the filter lifetime and offering a more sustainable alternative to competing materials. The media can be used for both air and liquid filtration applications including air pollution control, oil and fuel filtration. Products are easier to convert, which offers further savings for filter manufacturers.

“This investment is another example of our commitment to our customers in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Kathrin Hueppe, Ahlstrom’s head of Asia, Filtration. “Improving our capabilities in the Hyun Poong plant allows us to serve their growing needs in high-performance filtration materials.”

“With this investment, we are expanding our technology capabilities as well as our competences in the field of full synthetic materials,” said Tamara Quatrano, VP, R&D and Product Development Filtration at Ahlstrom. “We are eager to engage with our customers in new developments, which will further improve filtration performances and contribute to energy savings. Durability and the ease of converting contribute to the lifetime of filters, which is at the core of our strategic path in sustainability.”

Ahlstrom has announced filtration investments of over €100 million during the past five years which have strengthened its global footprint and widened its high-performance offering.