Polypore International, Inc.
| New York Stock Exchange: PPO
Polypore International, Inc. is a high technology filtration company that develops, manufactures and markets specialized micro porous membranes used in separation and filtration processes. It operates its business through two segments: Energy Storage and Separations Media. The Energy Storage segment consist of membrane separators, which are critical performance component in lithium and lead-acid batteries, performing the core function of regulating ion exchange and thus allowing the charge and discharge process to occur between a battery's positive and negative electrodes. It is comprised of two segments: Electronics & Electric drive Vehicles (EDVs) and Transportation & Industrial. The Electronics & EDVs manufacture and market a broad line of patented polypropylene and polyethylene monolayer and multilayer membrane separators for lithium batteries that are used in numerous applications such as portable electronic devices, EDVs, cordless power tools and energy storage systems. The Transportation & Industrial segment manufactures and markets a complete line of high-performance polymer-based membrane separators for lead-acid batteries. The Separations Media segment produces and markets membranes and membrane modules used in hemodialysis, blood oxygenation, plasmapheresis, other medical applications and various high-performance microfiltration, ultrafiltration and gasification/degasification applications. It is comprised of two segments: Healthcare and Industrial & Specialty. The Healthcare segment manufactures and markets a complete line of patented polyethersulfone membranes for the hemodialysis market. The Industrial & Specialty segment produces a wide range of membranes and membrane-based elements for microfiltration and ultra filtration as well as gasification/degasification of liquids, covering a broad range of applications in the filtration market. Polypore International was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.