November 29, 2006 16:05 ET

Lydall Filtration Introduces Biosoluble Microfiberglass Air Filtration Media Meeting EU's Rigorous Criteria

ROCHESTER, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2006 -- Lydall, Inc. (NYSE: LDL) announced today Lydall Filtration/Separation, Inc., a worldwide supplier of specialty media for high-efficiency filtration applications, has introduced a significant addition to its LydAir® MG product line. LydAir® ElementsMG is comprised of a new category of biosoluble glass microfibers designed to meet the European Union's rigorous biosolubility criteria.

"The new product line has been made possible through a combination of groundbreaking material development from Johns Manville and process innovations within our media manufacturing," said Aaron Frost, Marketing Manager -- Air Filtration. "LydAir® ElementsMG can be fabricated into filters using traditional pleating methods, and is commercially available over the entire range of efficiency specifications, ASHRAE to ULPA. This new media will be manufactured at sites in both North America and Europe for all geographic markets."

"Put simply -- we believe in the value of mechanical filtration and are committed to the future of glass microfiber media," said Patrick Apfeld, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. "LydAir® MG and ElementsMG do not rely on an electrostatic charge and will not loose efficiency over time. These media products are chosen for applications where guaranteed efficiency and consistency is a must. The introduction of LydAir® ElementsMG will provide our customers with a distinguishable competitive advantage and long-term supply chain confidence even under the most stringent regulatory environments."

ElementsMG innovation is also available in LyPore® MG liquid filtration products for Engine & Industrial and Life Sciences market applications.

About Lydall

Lydall, Inc. is a New York Stock Exchange listed company, headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut. The Company, with operations in the U.S., France, and Germany and sales offices in Europe and Asia, focuses on specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets. Lydall Filtration/ Separation designs and manufactures technically advanced air and liquid filtration products ranging from microglass media to a variety of synthetic media and composites.

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