Expanded PTFE Membrane handles micro-filtration applications.

Press Release Summary:

Manufactured from expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), Aspire(TM) micro-filtration and micro-venting media protects processes and equipment. Its microporous structure allows gas transmission while providing barrier from liquid, dust, and other contaminants for variety of industrial applications where liquid penetration resistance and dust control are important. Membrane can be used in packaging, protective venting, and other micro-filtration products.

Original Press Release:

GE Energy Expands Offerings with New Micro-Filtration and Micro-Venting Product Line

KANSAS CITY, MO. - October 10, 2007 - GE Energy has expanded its offering in the filtration industry with the introduction of its Aspire(TM) product line for micro-filtration applications.

GE Energy's Aspire micro-filtration media protects processes and equipment and is manufactured from expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). The microporous structure of Aspire media allows gas transmission while providing a reliable, long-lasting barrier from liquid, dust and other contaminants for a variety of industrial applications where liquid penetration resistance and dust control are important.

"Achieving the demanding quality requirements of micro-filtration customers is a significant milestone," said Daniel Heintzelman, president of GE Energy's services business. "We are pleased to offer our Aspire product line to a broad range of customers across the filtration industry."

GE Energy is a leading global manufacturer of ePTFE membranes. Originally developed and marketed for use in GE Energy's particulate matter filtration products, the business has expanded to offer patented ePTFE membranes and laminate solutions for a wide variety of filtration and separation applications, dustproof, permeable films, waterproof breathable fabrics and technical laminates.

GE is continuing to develop its Aspire media for a broad range of applications in packaging, protective venting and other micro-filtration products.

About GE Energy

GE Energy (www.ge.com/energy) is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, with 2006 revenue of $19 billion. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, GE Energy works in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; and other alternative fuels. Numerous GE Energy products are certified under ecomagination, GE's corporate-wide initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that will help customers meet pressing environmental challenges.

For more information, contact:
Brian McGuire
GE Energy
+ 1 816 313 4840

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