Essentra Porous Technologies develops and manufactures custom fluid handling components, engineered from a portfolio of technologies that includes bonded and non-woven fibre, polyurethane foam and porous plastics.

For the year ended 31 December 2015, the Porous Technologies business generated external revenue of £91.6 million and operating profit of £19.0 million.
 
“The addition of the Essentra Porous Technologies business increases our capabilities for our customers,” said Steve Felice, CEO of Filtration Group. “This acquisition furthers our mission of becoming an innovative global filtration solution provider.”
 
Porous Technologies broadens Filtration Group’s global presence by adding operations in the US, Asia and Europe.

Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries, recently announced plans to to acquire Mahle Group’s Industrial Filtration activities.

Chicago, USA-headquartered Filtration Group already includes AG Industries, Air System Products, Buffalo Filter, Clear Edge Filtration, Filtrair, Filtran, Global Filter, IBS Filtran, Jonell, Kaydon, Porex, Purafil, Universal Air Filter, Waco and Zinga.