There’s Only 1 Permatron

Only one company has been providing innovative air filtration products for commercial OEM and residential use, including air filters and air intake screens, since 1957. Only one company is the original producer of electrostatic air filters. And only one company is still the premier manufacturer of superior, best-in-class air filtration solutions that set the bar for innovation, performance and longevity. In short, there’s only 1 Permatron.

Our products include:

High Quality Air Filters

For more than 60 years, Permatron has specialized in customized, value-added, application-driven air filter solutions for leaders in facilities management, HVACR equipment design and service, original equipment manufacturer and HVACR wholesale distribution industries.

Electrostatic Air Filters

The first washable electrostatic air filters were designed by Permatron for use in high dirt load environments. Today we are still the leading designer of external prefilter screens for use on commercial and industrial air intakes, and for residential use.

Custom Air Filters

Our design and manufacturing capabilities allow us to develop high volume OEM air filtration parts or unique, one-time effective air filter solutions for an HVAC application on a contractor’s jobsite. We can produce filters of various media and frame materials, and can easily produce discontinued or hard-to-find replacement air filters.

Commercial Air Filters & Industrial Air Filters

From 4,000 sq. in. electrostatic cooling tower filters to 1/8″ thick bonded aluminum fresh air intake filters, our products can be designed for innumerable applications, including protective shielding from outdoor elements and bleachable filters for use on cruise ships.

Timeline

1957Founded.

Permatron founded by James Blanton

Permatron founded by James Blanton, a research scientist in the field of synthetic fiber.

1971Purchased.

Company purchased by Sandberg family.

Company purchased by Sandberg family.

1989Expanded.

Larger building purchased in Franklin Park, Illinois

Larger building purchased in Franklin Park, Illinois—facilities expand to 13,500 sq. ft.

1991Appointed.

Leslye Sandberg appointed President of Permatron.

Leslye Sandberg appointed President of Permatron.

1997Destroyed.

Offices rampaged by fire, but plant remains intact and fully operational.

Offices rampaged by fire, but plant remains intact and fully operational.

1998Patented.

Patented PreVent Wrap-Around Air Conditioner

The PreVent® Wrap-Around Air Conditioner is patented.

1999Expanded.

Second building purchased in Elk Grove Village, Illinois—facilities expand to 24,000 sq. ft.

Second building purchased in Elk Grove Village, Illinois—facilities expand to 24,000 sq. ft.

2004Patented.

Patented Model R with Magnetic Attachment

The PreVent® Model R with Magnetic Attachment is patented.

2005Manufactured.

First developed protection filters under the PreVent® tradename.

First developed protection filters under the PreVent® tradename.

2010Expanded.

Permatron moves to a larger building in Elk Grove Village, Illinois—facilities expand to 35,000 sq. ft.

Permatron moves to a larger building in Elk Grove Village, Illinois—facilities expand to 35,000 sq. ft.

2012Awarded.

Permatron wins Manufacturer of the Year Award from The Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing (AIM).

Permatron wins Manufacturer of the Year Award from The Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing (AIM).

2017Purchased.

Permatron is acquired by Rensa Filtration.

Permatron is acquired by Rensa Filtration.

2018Awarded.

Permatron wins “Excellence in Sustainability” Business Excellence Award from Elk Grove Village.

Permatron wins “Excellence in Sustainability” Business Excellence Award from Elk Grove Village.

2019Patented.

Patented MagnaMount

The MagnaMount® Mount Clips are patented.

2020Manufactured.

Permatron Mask Production for Covid-19

Manufactured Clearcare™ Surgical Face Masks to help protect workers during COVID-19.

2021Awarded.

Maintenance Innovation Award Winner

PreVent® System named Maintenance Innovation Award Winner.

Accredited & Proud Members of:

Permatron is part of the Rensa Filtration family of air filter companies dedicated to delivering innovative air filtration technologies to put your company one step ahead.

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