Profile: Lydall Inc (LDL.N)
22 Nov 2017
Lydall, Inc., incorporated on August 26, 1987, designs and manufactures specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, automotive thermal and acoustical barriers for filtration/separation and thermal/acoustical applications. The Company's segments are Performance Materials, Technical Nonwovens, Thermal/Acoustical Metals and Thermal/Acoustical Fibers. The Performance Materials segment includes filtration, thermal insulation and life sciences filtration businesses. The Technical Nonwovens segment includes its industrial filtration and advanced materials products. The Thermal/Acoustical Metals segment includes its metal parts and related tooling used in automotive applications. The Thermal/Acoustical Fibers segment includes its fiber parts business and related tooling used in automotive applications.
The Company's Performance Materials segment includes filtration media solutions for air, fluid power and industrial applications (Filtration), thermal insulation solutions for building products, appliances and energy and industrial markets (Thermal Insulation), and air and liquid life science applications (Life Sciences Filtration). Its 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.
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 expands its 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. Its Cryotherm Super-Insulating Media, CRS-Wrap Super-Insulating Media and Cryo-Lite Cryogenic Insulation products are cryogenic insulation designs used by manufacturers of cryogenic equipment for liquid gas storage, piping and transportation.
Life Sciences consists of products, which are used in various applications, including biopharmaceutical pre-filtration and clarification, lateral flow diagnostic and analytical testing, respiratory protection, potable water filtration and purity process filtration, such as that found in food and beverage and medical applications. It also offers ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene membranes under the Solupor trade name. These specialty microporous membranes are utilized in various markets and applications, including air and liquid filtration and transdermal drug delivery.
The Company's Technical Nonwovens segment produces needle punch nonwoven solutions for a myriad of industries and applications. Industrial filtration products include nonwoven rolled-good felt media and filter bags used in industrial air and liquid filtration applications. Nonwoven filter media is a solution that is used in a range of industries, including power, cement, steel, asphalt, incineration, mining, food and pharmaceutical. Advanced materials products include nonwoven rolled-good media used in commercial applications and serves the geosynthetic, automotive, industrial, medical and safety apparel markets. The automotive media is provided to Tier I/II suppliers, as well as the Company's Thermal/Acoustical Fibers segment.
Technical Nonwovens products are manufactured and sold around the world under the brands of Lydall Industrial Filtration, Southern Felt, Gutsche and Texel. These 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 its porotex family of filtration felts, including microvel and optivel products. Technical Nonwovens Advanced Materials products are sold under the brand names Thermofit thermo-formable products, Ecoduo recycled content materials, Duotex floor protection products and Versaflex composite molding materials. Technical Nonwovens also offers finishing and coating capabilities, which provide custom engineered properties.
The Company's The Thermal/Acoustical Metals segment offers a range of engineered products tailored for the transportation sector to thermally shield components from high heat, improve exhaust gas treatment and lower emissions, as well as assist in the reduction of powertrain and road noise. Its products are found in underbody (tunnel, fuel tank, exhaust, rear muffler and spare tire) and under hood (outer dash, powertrain, catalytic converter, turbo charger, manifolds) of cars, trucks, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), heavy duty trucks and recreational vehicles.
Thermal/Acoustical Metals segment products are formed on production lines capable of combining multiple layers of metal and thermal, acoustical insulation media to provide an engineered thermal and acoustical shielding solution for a range of application areas in the automotive and truck markets. The flux product family in Thermal/Acoustical Metals includes various products that address various applications, which include Direct Exhaust Mount heat shields, which are assembled to components, such as catalytic converters, turbochargers or exhaust manifolds using aluminized and stainless steel heat insulating materials; Powertrain heat shields that absorb noise at the source and do not contribute to the engines noise, and durable, thermal solutions for temperature sensitive plastic components, such as fuel tanks that are in proximity to heat sources.
The Company's Thermal/Acoustical Fibers segment offers engineered products to assist in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) abatement within the transportation sector. Its products are found in the interior (dash insulators and cabin flooring), underbody (wheel well, aerodynamic belly pan, 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. Its dBCore is an acoustical composite that emphasizes absorption principles over heavy-mass type systems. Its 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. Its ZeroClearance is a thermal solution that utilizes an adhesive backing for attachment and is used to protect vehicle components from heat. Its specially engineered products provide a solution that provides weight reduction, noise suppression and durability over conventional designs.
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