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Industry News 5/18/2017

Katadyn Launches Award-Winning BeFree 1L


Katadyn proudly announces the new 1-liter iteration of its award-winning BeFree water filtration system. On the heels of the Katadyn BeFree .6L wins for Runner’s World Gear of the Year, ISPO gold Award and Backpacker Editor’s Choice Award, the new 1L nearly doubles fluid ounces while providing the same compact, lightweight abilities as its predecessor.

“Hikers, campers and travelers are the driving force behind the Katadyn BeFree 1L,” said Shawn Hostetter, president of Katadyn North America. “We listened closely to our consumers and retailers to develop a larger version that would cater to different activities where extra water storage is essential.”

Katadyn partnered with SoftFlask™ technology leader Hydrapak to create the ultra-light 1L water filtration system to offer accessible, on-the-go hydration without the weight. All sizes of the BeFree include a two-year ‘No Leak Guarantee.’

The BeFree’s unique EZ-Clean Filter Membrane eliminates the need of backflushing, allowing users to simply shake or swish to easily clean the filter anytime, anywhere. With its Free Flowing Channel technology, the 0.1 micron microfilter provides a flow rate of 1L per minute.

The BeFree is tested fully to its life of 1,000L in challenging water. Katadyn’s trusted filter technology safely removes up to 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa to EPA standards using the new 0.1 micron EZ-Clean hollow-fiber filter. The BeFree™ filter protects users from harmful organisms such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E-Coli and Salmonella.

About Katadyn™

Katadyn is the Switzerland-based market leader for portable, personal water treatment systems and products for the outdoor and marine industries. Under the guiding principal, “Making water drinking water,” Katadyn develops and manufactures its portable water filters, desalinators and chemical disinfectants for camping, hiking or global journeys. With Katadyn products, clean drinking water is possible even in remote corners of the globe. As functionally multipurpose as a Swiss army knife, the finely tuned product portfolio offers diverse and personal solutions for water treatment. Still made in Switzerland today, the product line ranges from water filters and tried-and-true Micropur tablets to the smallest manual desalinator for marine applications. One thing all products have in common is the high standard of quality, reliability and easy operation. For that reason, many international aid organizations as well as the military rely on the survival aid and life-saving support from market leader Katadyn. Katadyn is a brand in the Katadyn Group portfolio. www.katadyn.com