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Polypore International's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

We had three customers whose production schedules were unfortunately impacted by the earthquakes in Italy, the majority of that production is expected to resume by the end of the third quarter and obviously this does not change the long-term growth potential in healthcare which continues to be in the mid to high single-digits per year.

In filtration, be reminded that about half of this business is very stable, while the other half is sensitive to macroeconomic conditions. And nothing has changed on the long-term trend line where market growth is expected to be in the high single to low double-digit range.

We have leading edge technology here that allows us to participate at the highest end of filtration performance and we continue to see development of new applications.

In lithium and consumer electronics, consumers are demanding increased mobility and this trend will continue. In the core applications of consumer electronics and power tools, industry growth projections range from 8% to 20% per year plus additional growth in new applications like lawn and garden. We have made good progress to increase sales into consumer electronics now that we have available capacity and our separators are well positioned to see ongoing market penetration.

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