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Donaldson Launches Powertain Vents for Automotive

MINNEAPOLIS – March 2016 – Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of venting solutions for automotive systems, is pleased to announce a its revolutionary new powertrain venting solution. This high-performance offering -complements our ever-growing automotive product line which includes Snap Fit, Push On, and adhesive venting solutions.

"Our new powertrain vents are designed to equalize pressure and provide critical protection, even in the harshest environments" said Karthik Viswanathan, Director of Donaldson Venting Solutions. The design includes an oleophobic pre-filter to ensure a higher level of performance and endurance.’

Donaldson's powertrain vents provide protection from particles, water, oils, and automotive fluids while allowing pressure equalization in front and rear axles, transmissions, power transfer units and transfer cases, and limited slip couplings. 

The durable vent is available in three sizes to fit any space limitations and provide the optimum level of protection needed.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Hydrophobic vent meets water repellency ratings up to IP69K
  • Oleophobic vent meets oil repellency ratings up to 8 per AATCC 118-1992
  • Innovative oleophobic coalescing pre-filter that ensures performance for the life of the device
  • Rubber tube insert design enables seamless integration into the device for easier assembly
  • Secure vent cap design will not separate from the body during installation or application

Durable automotive-grade glass-filled Nylon 6,6 plastic provides for high strength and resistance to high temperatures and harsh environments

About Donaldson Company

Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people’s lives, enhance our customers’ equipment performance, and protect our environment.  We are a technology-driven Company committed to satisfying our Customers’ needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence.  Our approximately 12,400 employees contribute to the Company’s success by supporting our Customers at our more than 140 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.

Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, and our shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI.  Additional information is available at

About Donaldson Venting Solutions

Donaldson Venting Solutions increase the effectiveness and reliability of devices and enclosures, extending life by protecting them from pressure fluctuations, heat build-up, liquids and contaminants. For more information, visit