Press Release Summary:
Manufactured from polylactide (PLA), DelPoreÂ® meltblown media is engineered for short-term disposable air filtration applications such as medical facemasks, respirators, vacuum bags, and furnace filters. Biodegradable and compostable material exhibits enhanced efficiency when subject to electrostatic charging, making it suited for manufacturers concerned with sustainability, zero-toxicity, and low-energy initiatives. Charged and uncharged versions are available in various weights.
Original Press Release:
DelStar Technologies, Inc. Announces Sustainable DelPore® Meltblown Media
MIDDLETOWN, DE (March 9, 2009) - DelStar Technologies, Inc. announced today that they have developed a unique DelPore meltblown media that is biodegradable and compostable. Designed specifically for the air filtration industry, this product is manufactured from PLA (polylactide) and successful electrostatic charging has proven to enhance its efficiency. DelStar Technologies developed the new DelPore media for short-term disposable air filtration applications, including medical facemasks, respirators, vacuum bags, and furnace filters. Although more expensive than traditional polypropylene media, the charged PLA media offers value to manufacturers concerned with sustainability, zero-toxicity, and low-energy initiatives. DelStar Technologies is currently sampling both charged and uncharged versions of their new PLA DelPore media in various weights. DelStar Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Middletown, DE, has manufacturing operations at that location, as well as in Austin, TX; Richland, PA; El Cajon, CA; and Suzhou, China. DelStar Technologies also has international sales offices in Bristol, England and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit DelStar Technologies on the internet at www.delstarinc.com. For additional information on DelPore Meltblown Media products, contact Marjorie E. Wilcox, Communications Manager for DelStar Technologies, Inc. DelStar Technologies, Inc. is a portfolio company of American Capital Strategies, Ltd., (NASDAQ: ACAS.) Copyright © 2009 DelPore is a registered trademark of DelStar Technologies, Inc.