Coreless Spin-On Filters have minimal environmental impact.

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Environmentally friendly models 12AS and 50AS provide alternative to disposable spin-on style cans. Along with reusable bowl, products feature Ecoglass III filter elements constructed of nylon and fiberglass. Element core is permanently attached as part of filter bowl. When replaced, element eliminates hot drain requirements and can be incinerated. Element design also prevents filter operation if proper element is not in place. Both 500 psi filters are rated to 50 gpm.

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Coreless Spin-On Filters Provide High-Efficiency Filtration Without Environmental Impact

HOUSTON, APRIL 30, 2007 - Environmentally friendly 12AS and 50AS Coreless Spin-On Filters from Parker's Hydraulic Filter Division provide an innovative alternative to the traditional, disposable spin-on style can. The new design provides the same high efficiency and long life of Microglass III filtration but without the environmental impact.

Each year more than 500 million spin-on cans wind up in North American landfills, yielding 250,000 tons of scrap metal and 30 million gallons of discarded residual waste oil. The disposal costs add up.

The new patented 12AS and 50AS feature a reusable bowl and patented filter element constructed primarily of nylon and fiberglass. The element core is permanently attached as part of the filter bowl. When replaced, the element reduces costs, eliminates hot drain requirements, can be incinerated easily and is better suited for most landfills than traditional spin-on filter waste. The patented element design also prevents filter operation if the proper element is not in place.

The 500 psi filters are rated up to 50 gpm. Premium Ecoglass III elements are standard. These filters can be installed anywhere outdated spin-ons are used.

Applications include mobile equipment, compressors and hydraulic power units.

The 12AS and 50AS Coreless spin-on filters come in a variety of sizes to meet different application needs.

With annual sales exceeding $9 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 57,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 50 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at, or its investor information site at

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