Profile: Lydall Inc (LDL.N)
20 Jan 2017
Lydall, Inc. (Lydall), incorporated on August 26, 1987, designs and manufactures specialty engineered non-woven filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, and thermal and acoustical barriers for filtration or separation and heat abatement, and sound dampening applications. The Company's segments are Performance Materials, Industrial Filtration, Thermal/Acoustical Metals, and Thermal/Acoustical Fibers. The Performance Materials segment is engaged in the filtration, thermal insulation and life sciences filtration businesses. The Industrial Filtration segment is engaged in the Lydall's industrial non-woven felt media and filter bag business. The Thermal/Acoustical Metals segment is engaged in the Lydall's metal parts and related tooling. The Thermal/Acoustical Fibers segment is engaged in the Lydall's fiber parts business and related tooling business for use in automotive applications. The Company's products are sold to original equipment manufacturers and tier-one suppliers.
Performance Materials segment
The Company's Performance Materials segment includes filtration media solutions primarily for air, fluid power, and industrial applications (Filtration), air and liquid life science applications (Life Sciences Filtration), and thermal insulation solutions for building products, appliances, and energy and industrial markets (Thermal Insulation). Filtration products include LydAir MG (Micro-Glass) Air Filtration Media, LydAir MB (Melt Blown) Air Filtration Media, LydAir SC (Synthetic Composite) Air Filtration Media and Arioso Membrane Composite Media. These products constitute the media component of clean-air systems for applications in clean-space, commercial, industrial and residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), power generation and industrial processes. The LyPore Liquid Filtration Media series are used in a range of application needs in fluid power, including hydraulic filters, air-water and air-oil coalescing, industrial fluid processes and diesel fuel filtration.
Life Sciences Filtration products are used in a range of life science applications, including biopharmaceutical pre-filtration and clarification, diagnostic and analytical testing, respiratory protection, life protection, medical air filtration, drinking water filtration and purity process filtration, such as that found in food and beverage and medical applications. Lydall offers Solupor Membrane specialty micro porous membranes that are utilized in various markets and applications, including air and liquid filtration and transdermal drug delivery. Solupor membranes are made from molecular weight polyethylene and include a combination of mechanical strength, chemical inertness, and porosity in an open structure.
Thermal Insulation products are non-woven veils, papers, mats and specialty composites for the building products, appliance, and energy and industrial markets. The Manniglas Thermal Insulation brand is diverse in its product application ranging from high temperature seals and gaskets in ovens, and ranges to specialty veils for HVAC and cavity wall insulation. The appLY Mat Needled Glass Mats have been developed for technology portfolio in application into the appliance market and supplements the Lytherm Insulation Media product brand, utilized in the industrial market for kilns and furnaces used in metal processing. Lydall's Cryotherm Super-Insulating Media, CRS-Wrap Super-Insulating Media and Cryo-Lite Cryogenic Insulation products are industry cryogenic insulation designs used by manufacturers of cryogenic equipment for liquid gas storage, piping and transportation.
Industrial Filtration segment
The Company's Non-woven filter media is the commonly used filter technology for emission control regulations in a range of industries, including power, cement, steel, asphalt, incineration, mining, food and pharmaceutical. The business also produces non-woven media that is used in automotive and other commercial applications.
Industrial Filtration segment products include air and liquid filtration media sold under the brand names Fiberlox filtration felts, Checkstatic conductive filtration felts, Microfelt filtration felts, Pleatlox pleatable filtration felts, Ultratech polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) filtration felts, Powertech and Powerlox power generation filtration felts, Microcap liquid filtration felts, Duotech membrane composite filtration felts, along with scrim supported filtration felts. Industrial Filtration also offers finishing and coating capabilities, which provide custom engineered properties for filtration applications.
Thermal/Acoustical Metals segment
The Company's Thermal/Acoustical Metals segment offers a range of engineered products to assist in noise and heat abatement within the transportation sector. Lydall products are found in underbody (tunnel, fuel tank, exhaust, rear muffler and spare tire) and under hood (engine compartment, turbo charger, and manifolds) of cars, trucks, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), heavy duty trucks and recreational vehicles.
Thermal/Acoustical Metals segment products are stamped metal combinations, which provide thermal and acoustical shielding solutions for the automotive and truck markets. The flux product family in Thermal/Acoustical Metals includes products that address applications, which include: direct exhaust mount heat shields, which are mounted to high temperature surfaces like exhaust down-pipes, turbochargers or engine manifolds using aluminized and stainless steel with high performance heat insulating materials; Powertrain heat shields that absorb noise; solutions for sensitive plastic components, such as fuel tanks that are in proximity to high temperature heat sources.
Thermal/Acoustical Fibers Segment
The Company's Thermal/Acoustical Fibers segment offers a line of engineered products to assist in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) abatement within the transportation sector. Lydall products are found in the interior (dash insulators and cabin flooring), underbody (wheel well, fuel tank, exhaust) and under hood (engine compartment) of cars, trucks, SUVs, heavy duty trucks and recreational vehicles.
Thermal/Acoustical Fibers segment products offer thermal and acoustical insulating solutions consisting of organic and inorganic fiber composites for the automotive and truck markets primarily in North America. Lydall's dBCore is an acoustical composite that emphasizes absorption principles over heavy-mass type systems. Lydall's dBLyte is an acoustical barrier with sound absorption and blocking properties and can be used throughout a vehicle's interior to minimize intrusive noise from an engine compartment and road. Lydall's ZeroClearance is a thermal solution that utilizes an adhesive backing for attachment and is used to protect vehicle components from excessive heat.
1 Colonial Rd
PO Box 151
MANCHESTER CT 06045-0151