News & Events

  • Wednesday August 14, 2013
    MSHA approves new mine safety curtains

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued component certification for two Micropore ExtendAir® products. OM-0608K, widely used in mine refuge chambers since 2006, and a new product, OM-1203K, designed for “low coal”, where chambers can be as little as 24” tall. Similar to the ExtendAir® curtains currently...more

  • Monday May 21, 2012
    US Navy outfits subs

    The US Navy has completed acquisition of ExtendAir® Lithium Curtains for emergency life support onboard all existing Virginia class submarines. The conversion to ExtendAir® provides the navy with a safe, easy to use CO2 adsorbent while significantly reducing the storage footprint.

  • Wednesday February 22, 2012
    Turkish Navy takes delivery of ExtendAir Lithium Hydroxide Curtains

    Turkey has just completed the acquisition of Micropore's ExtendAir Lithium Hydroxide Curtains for life support onboard their submarines. Micropore's international marketing partners Gentas (Germany) and Atlas (Turkey) assisted in the tender process. Gentas CEO Wigbert Krone accompanied Turkish naval officers on a tour of...more

  • Tuesday May 24, 2011
    Divex Launches New Shadow Enforcer

    Divex, one of the world's leading manufacturers of underwater equipment, has launched the newest variant of their popular Shadow special forces rebreather. The new Shadow Enforcer is a compact, lightweight rebreather for special operations and maritime law enforcement. Divex chose Micropore's ExtendAir cartridges...more

  • Saturday January 8, 2011
    Phase 2 clinical trials begin for medical anesthesia

    Another milestone was reached for Micropore’s CO2 absorbents as DUKE researchers began human testing. The subjects, all healthy volunteers, were placed under anesthesia using GE Aestiva anesthesia machines fitted with Micropore’s Lithium CO2 absorbers. The studies are being performed by attending anesthesiologists...more

  • Saturday October 16, 2010
    Duke researchers present findings

    Doctors from Duke University Medical Center presented 4 papers this week at the American Society of Anesthesiology Conference in San Diego. The abstracts, a series of comparative studies between existing granular CO2 absorbent technology, and Micropore's new ExtendAir® Lithium for medical anesthesia, were well received....more

  • Saturday October 16, 2010
    Micropore unveils ExtendAir® Lithium for Anesthesia

    The medical industry got its first look at ExtendAir® Lithium this week in San Diego during the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) conference. The annual meeting, which draws an estimated 10,000 anesthesia professionals and an additional 6,000 industry representatives, is one of the largest in the world. ExtendAir®...more

  • Thursday March 18, 2010
    Micropore receives ISO 9001-2008 certification

    Building on Micropore's ISO 9001-2000 certification, the company has now be awarded ISO's new 9001- 2008 certification. To receive this certification, ISO, the International Standards Organization, requires companies use the most stringent quality control standards, designed to insure customers receive the same high...more

  • Monday November 30, 2009
    HDW offers ExtendAir® as OEM equipment on new submarines

    German submarine manufacturer HDW has now started offering Micropore’s ExtendAir® curtains as a standard option for emergency life support on all new submarines. HDW of Kiel Germany is a major manufacturer of submarines, supplying the German Navy as well at 16 other countries.

  • Monday October 19, 2009
    Micropore Launches PowerCube

    International Navies got their first look at Micropore’s new PowerCube™ today at the SAMAP conference in San Diego. The PowerCube™ is a CO2 removal system targeted at the world’s non-nuclear submarines. Non-nuclear (typically Diesel-Electric) submarines rely solely on battery power while submerged. During this time...more

  • Wednesday July 15, 2009
    Micropore purchases 95,000 s.f. Upper Chesapeake facility

    As part of Micropore’s overall expansion plans, we are pleased to announce the acquisition of our new manufacturing facility. Located in Elkton, MD. The 95,000 s.f. property will house manufacturing, r&d facilities, as well as the company’s corporate headquarters. For the time being Micropore will continue to operate...more

  • Thursday July 31, 2008
    Walrus-class submarines emergency CO2 removal

    The Defense Material Organization of the Netherlands awarded Micropore Incorporated a contract for the supply of an emergency CO2 removal system for use in distressed submarines (DISSUB). The system will provide CO2 removal capability for about 7 days for the Walrus-class submarines.

  • Thursday March 15, 2007
    Micropore receives ISO certification

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  • Thursday February 8, 2007
    MSHA releases PIB P07-03

    The Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) has released its new regulations aimed at improving safety and emergency response capabilities in the wake of the Sago mine disaster in January 2006. One of the primary goals of the legislation is to provide all U.S. coal miners with shelters that will allow them to have...more

  • Monday January 29, 2007
    Victoria-class submarines emergency CO2 removal

    The Public Works and Government Services Canada awarded Micropore Incorporated a contract for the supply of an emergency CO2 removal system for use in distressed submarines (DISSUB). The system will provide CO2 removal capability for about 7 days for the Victoria-class submarines. ExtendAir® submarine technology...more

  • Friday September 29, 2006
    Micropore receives DoD grant

    As part of the Department of Defense, Domestic Production Act, Micropore was awarded a Title III grant to increase capacity and further develop high tech CO2 absorbent solutions for military, homeland security, and industrial applications. Spearheaded by Senator Biden’s office, with support by Senator Tom Carper and...more

  • Friday September 1, 2006
    British Royal Navy emergency CO2 removal (DISSUB)

    The British Royal Navy awarded Micropore Incorporated a contract for the supply and in-service support of an emergency CO2 removal system for use in distressed submarines (DISSUB). The system will operate independently of submarine services and will provide CO2 removal capability for about 7 days for the full complement...more


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