Kaydon Corp. designs and manufactures custom engineered, performance-critical products, supplying a broad and diverse group of industrial, military, aerospace, medical, semiconductor and alternative energy equipment, and aftermarket customers. Its principal products now include bearings and components, filters and filter housings, custom rings, shaft seals, linear deceleration and vibration isolation products, specialty balls, fuel cleansing systems gas-phase air filtration systems and replacement media, industrial presses and metal alloy products. The company operates its business through the following segments. The Friction Control Products segment consists of complex components used in aerospace, defense, specialized robotics, medical, alternative energy, security, electronic, material handling, construction and other industrial applications. Its products include anti-friction bearings, split roller bearings and specialty balls. The Velocity Control Products segment consists of complex components used in specialized robotics, material handling, machine tool, medical, amusement and other industrial applications. Its products include industrial shock absorbers, safety shock absorbers, velocity controls, gas springs, rotary dampers, vibration-isolation and shock-control products, including isolation pads, isolation mounts and highly engineered vibration solutions. The Other Industrial Products segment consists of complex and standard ring and seal products, filter elements and liquid and gas-phase filtration systems, metal alloys, machine tool components, presses, dies and benders used in a variety of applications. Kaydon was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.