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Lydall Starts New Needle Operation

September 1, 2009

Investment expands appLY mat range.

Lydall Performance Materials has officially opened its new needled fiber product operationat its Green Island, NY facility. The investment gives Lydall a new manufacturing capability to enhance its portfolio of high performance appLY Mat needled glass mat products. These products were developed by Lydall to expand its high temperature insulation product offerings to serve global appliance OEMs in many application areas ranging from premium residential ovens and water heaters to commercial boilers.

The appLY Mat family of insulation products are glass fiber based, with various product categories designed to offer Appliance OEMs a choice of temperature performance at a variety of one-ply thicknesses. These unique features impart robust handling characteristics to fabricated parts which ease the speed of assembly on production lines.

"We are extremely excited about this new addition which expands the breadth of the product basket we offer to our customers. This capability furthers the continued development of new thermal and acoustic insulation innovations to support Lydall’s market expansion in the Appliance Industry," said Patricia Blanc, marketing director for Performance Materials.

“Establishing this new capability fits well into our strategy to build a diverse technology base to serve existing customers and also expand into markets and applications not currently served,” said Patrick Apfeld, vice president of marketing and business development for Lydall Performance Materials.

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