HVAC Filtration Media promotes efficient operation.

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Based on bi-component, nonwoven technology, Kimberly-Clark Filter Media suits HVAC filters delivering MERV 11-15 performance. Design optimizes initial and sustained particle capture efficiencies, which helps increase IAQ and keep HVAC components clean. Able to be used in various filter types, 100% synthetic media is thermally bonded to prevent fiber shedding during manufacture or use. Mix of fiber diameters in gradient density structure promotes particle capture efficiency.

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Kimberly-Clark Introduces High-Efficiency HVAC Filtration Media

Patented Synthetic Media Technology Designed for MERV 11-15 Filters

ATLANTA (November 16, 2009) - Kimberly-Clark, a leader in non-woven technologies, announces the availability of its newest line of high-efficiency filtration media for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system air filters. Based on the company's patented, bi-component, nonwoven technology, the new media is ideal for a range of HVAC filter styles delivering MERV 11-15 performance.

The new Kimberly-Clark Filter Media delivers both high initial and high sustained particle capture efficiencies, helping to deliver excellent indoor air quality (IAQ) and keeping HVAC components clean for more efficient and less costly operation. It also maintains a low airflow resistance, which reduces energy costs, as the HVAC system does not need to run as hard to deliver the required amount of air to the building.

The new media can be used in a variety of filter types, including pockets/bags, rigid cells, mini-pleats, v-banks, and aluminum separator filters. Use areas for HVAC filters made with the new media include commercial and institutional buildings, industrial filtration systems, gas turbine filtration systems, paint booths, laboratories, air purifiers, offshore oil rigs and more.

Unique Media Structure Delivers Manufacturing & Use Advantages
The 100 percent synthetic media is thermally bonded to prevent fiber shedding during manufacture or in use. This is an advantage over micro-fiberglass media, which can be more easily damaged during manufacture, transport or installation, potentially causing the tiny glass fibers to shed and become airborne and respirable.

The new media features a mix of fiber diameters in a gradient density structure, with more loosely packed fibers on the upstream side and more densely packed fibers on the downstream side to aid in particle capture efficiency and prevent face-loading of the filter. The composite structure is highly durable and tear-resistant, making it less susceptible to damage during converting, transportation and installation.

The media's fibers are made from chemically inert polymers, making it completely safe to handle. In addition, the fibers are hydrophobic, preventing moisture absorption and resisting microbial growth.

The media can be thermally, adhesively, ultrasonically, or stitch-bonded, providing a wide range of converting options. It is also pleatable with pre/post heat.

For more information on the new line of Kimberly-Clark Filter Media for MERV 11-15 filters, visit www.kcfiltration.com.

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark, a recognized world leader in nonwoven technology, manufactures a wide variety of air and liquid filtration media with patented and proprietary technologies. Kimberly-Clark filtration media offers superior filtration efficiency for improved indoor air quality as well as a low airflow resistance for energy savings. To learn more about Kimberly-Clark Filtration Products, visit www.kcfiltration.com.

The company, which has an ongoing effort to build sustainability into all aspects of its business, was named a 2009 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for ongoing efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company leads the personal product category of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the fifth year in a row.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust Kimberly-Clark brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.

Send reader inquiries to Wendy Wagenbrenner, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 1400 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076 or to wwagenb@kcc.com.

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