Polypore International, Inc.

Polypore International, Inc.

Polypore International, Inc.

Date Founded




Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

1,001 - 5,000


Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing

Company Description

Polypore International We are a leading worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly specialized polymer-based membranes used in separation and filtration processes. Our products and technologies target specialized applications and markets that require the removal or separation of various materials from liquids, with such materials ranging in size from microscopic to those visible to the human eye. We manage our operations under two business segments: energy storage and separations media. The energy storage segment, which accounts for approximately two-thirds of our total sales, produces different types of membranes that function as separators in lead-acid batteries used in transportation and industrial applications and lithium batteries used in electronics applications. The separations media segment, which accounts for approximately one-third of our total sales, produces membranes used in various healthcare and industrial applications, including hemodialysis, blood oxygenation, ultrapure water filtration, degasification and other specialty applications. We serve our customers globally with strategically located manufacturing facilities in the major geographic markets of North America, Europe and Asia. We have manufacturing facilities or sales offices in ten countries serving six continents.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Secretary

General Counsel

Senior Vice President-Corporate Development & Strategy

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Senior Vice President, Integration, Business

Vice President

President, Energy Storage-Transportation & Industrial

Account Executive


Board of Directors

Member, Board of Directors at Polypore International, Inc.

Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Separator Business at Asahi Kasei Corp.

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Asahi Kasei Corp. purchases Polypore International, Inc.

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3M Company purchases Polypore International, Inc. /Separations Media Bus from Polypore International, Inc.

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Microporous Products LP /Private Group purchases Microporous LLC from Polypore International, Inc.

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Escrow Agent

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Legal Advisor

Advised onAsahi Kasei Corp. purchases Polypore International, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onPolypore International, Inc. issued Common Stock

Managing Director

Advised onPolypore International, Inc. issued Common Stock


Advised onAsahi Kasei Corp. purchases Polypore International, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Acting Deputy Secretary at United States Department of Transportation

Legal Advisor

Partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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