Air compressors play an important role in manufacturing facilities, powering various machines and performing many other functions. The dustier the factory environment, the greater the burden on the air filters that clean the incoming air for the compressors. Traditional cellulose filters can clog quickly, while Donaldson's newer filter technology can quickly reap a return on investment.

One example of this occurred in a dusty textile factory in China. Air compressor downtime at the factory was greatly reduced when conventional air filters were replaced with high-efficiency filters using Donaldson's proprietary fine fiber technology. Donaldson filters extended the service intervals for the air filters at this plant by five times, significantly reducing maintenance costs and improving system reliability for the plant owner.