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DelStar Launches Biodegradable Media

March 11, 2009

DelPore meltblown media made from PLA.


DelStar Technologies has developed a unique DelPore meltblown media that is biodegradable and compostable. Designed specifically for the air filtration industry, this product is manufactured from PLA (polylactide). Its efficiency has been enhanced by successful electrostatic charging.

DelStar has developed the new DelPore media for short-term disposable air filtration applications, including medical face masks, respirators, vacuum bags and furnace filters. Although more expensive than traditional polypropylene media, the charged PLA media offers value to manufacturers concerned with sustainability, zero-toxicity and low-energy initiatives, according to the company.

DelStar is currently sampling both charged and uncharged versions of the PLA DelPore media in various weights.