Filter Media offers optimal dust holding capacity.

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Available in weights from 78-95 lb/3,000 ft², Capaceon(TM) Filter Media for automotive applications is treated with solvent-based phenolic resins, which provide smolder and water resistance in panel air filter designs and will not require post-pleating curing process. Treated with modified acrylic resin system that is pre-cured during manufacturing process, Capaceon(TM) Filter Media for heavy duty air use achieves high level of engine protection from contaminants in harsh environments.

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H&V Introduces Capaceon Filter Media for Automotive and Heavy Duty Air Applications

EAST WALPOLE, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A. - November 18, 2009 - Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V) today introduced Capaceon(TM) filter media, a new line of products for automotive and heavy duty air applications that offers 10% to 30% greater dust-holding capacity.

"Capaceon represents an entirely new category of filtration media that breaks the link between performance and basis weight," said David von Loesecke, Vice President and General Manager of H&V's Engine and Industrial Filtration business unit." Its capability to deliver significantly higher dust-holding capacity while achieving the same or higher levels of efficiency means manufacturers can optimize filter designs either for long life or for reduced media usage in a smaller filter."

In automotive applications, Capaceon filter media offers improvements in initial efficiency across all basis weights - which extend from 78 pounds to 95 pounds per 3,000 square feet. It combines unprecedented service life with the industry's greatest water and smolder resistance. In addition, the media is treated with solvent-based phenolic resins. This provides superior water resistance in panel air filter designs and also will not require a post-pleating curing process. "These capabilities help support manufacturers' 'green' initiatives by saving energy and producing very low media emissions during processing," said von Loesecke.

In heavy duty air use, Capaceon's benefits focus on increased filter lifetime and higher dust-holding capacity. It achieves a higher level of engine protection from contaminants in the harshest environments. "Capaceon heavy duty air filter media is treated with a modified acrylic resin system that is pre-cured during the manufacturing process to optimize strength and moisture resistance," von Loesecke said.

Capaceon filter media was designed specifically for application across an extensive range of original equipment and aftermarket requirements. The material is now available for manufacture and shipment to customer locations.

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Established in 1843, Hollingsworth & Vose Company ( is a global leader in the supply of technically advanced nonwovens for electronics and industrial applications; engine, high efficiency, and liquid filtration media; and battery separator materials. H&V's expertise and process capabilities include wet-laid, dry-laid, meltblown, and composite technologies. The company operates manufacturing sites and research centers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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