EPDM Seal contains no animal-derived products.

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Addressing risks associated with animal-derived products used in manufacturing processes, EJ280-70 is completely free of animal ingredients and also meets USP Class VI requirements. Its construction eliminates concerns over possibility of transmitting Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or Mad Cow Disease, through elastomeric seal.

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Parker Animal-Free EPDM EJ280-70

LEXINGTON, KY, June 24, 2008 - Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is pleased to introduce a new animal-free epdm designed specifically to address risks associated with animal derived products used in manufacturing processes. Although there has never been a documented case of transmitting Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (also known as Mad Cow Disease) through an elastomeric seal, there is concern surrounding the possibility. Parker's EJ280-70 is free of animal ingredients, eliminating the risk of BSE transmission from a seal. In addition to being animal-free, EJ280-70 also meets USP Class VI requirements.

To see if this material is right for your application needs or to learn more about this innovative material, please contact our application engineers at 859-335-5101. To order printed copies of Parker's Animal-Free EPDM EJ280-70 bulletin, call Catalog Services at 1-440-205-7799 and reference bulletin ORD 5756.

Parker's O-Ring Division products are at the leading edge of elastomer technology and this new material is no exception. We offer a broad spectrum of materials ranging from the chemically resistant, high temperature Parofluor(TM) and Parofluor ULTRA(TM), to a variety of premium elastomeric sealing materials. Whether it is an "off-the-shelf" industrial standard or a material in a custom size developed to customer specifications, our commitment to service is designed to minimize downtime and maximize quality. In addition to O-Rings, Parker's O-Ring Division offers ParBak(TM) anti-extrusion rings, installation lubricants and O-Ring assembly and removal tools. Our manufacturing plants are ISO 9001, TS 16949 and AS 9100 registered.

With annual sales exceeding $10 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 43 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 52 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 www.parker.com , or its investor information site at www.phstock.com .

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