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New environmental division focuses on air and liquid applications

Ann Arbour, MI - Kaydon Corporation has created a new corporate group, the Kaydon Environmental Services Group, combining Purafil Inc., a supplier of gas-phase filtration, and Kaydon Custom Filtration, a supplier in liquid filtration.


Ann Arbour, MI – Kaydon Corporation has created a new corporate group, the Kaydon Environmental Services Group, combining Purafil Inc., a supplier of gas-phase filtration, and Kaydon Custom Filtration, a supplier in liquid filtration.

This group will drive the future of filtration technologies and services within Kaydon under the leadership of James Mash, who will serve as president of the newly formed group, reporting to Gary Brewer, Kaydon Group operations president.

The formation of the Environmental Services Group creates a unique, global environmental organization focused on providing solutions for both air and liquid applications. By merging Purafil’s focus on the dry-scrubbing of air and Kaydon Custom Filtration’s focus on liquid separation and filtration, the group will leverage the strengths of each business, combining the global resources of each company while broadening product offerings and providing full-service, custom solutions for customers.

James O’Leary, chairman and chief executive officer, commented, “Creating the Kaydon Environmental Services Group with the consolidation of Purafil Inc. and Kaydon Custom Filtration will leverage over 100 years of combined knowledge and experience, strengthening our current world class brands and expanding our capabilities to meet customer needs.”

Kaydon Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom engineered, performance-critical products, supplying a broad and diverse group of industrial, military, alternative energy, aerospace, medical and semiconductor equipment, and aftermarket customers.