Balston Inc began manufacturing and distributing Balston branded filter products in 1970. During this time, Balston Inc. was a subsidiary of the Whatman Group. Balston’s first analytical gas generator was commercialized for laboratory use in 1979. In the year 2000, the Balston business was acquired by Parker Hannifin Corporation and made part of the newly formed Filtration and Separation Division retaining the brand name of Parker Balston on all analytical gas generator products offered. For over three decades the Balston brand has been the recognized leader in filtration, purification and gas generation technology. Parker Balston products have become the industry standard through a significant investment in research and development. In addition, all products are manufactured within strict quality guidelines of a total quality management program ensuring superior performance and long term reliability. Parker’s quality and manufacturing systems are maintained to ISO 9001 quality standards and registered with the certifying company DNV Industry Inc. As part of Parker Hannifin Corporation, a $10.7 billion company and the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, Parker Balston branded products are well supported throughout the world with over 57,000 employees and support facilities. We appreciate your interest in our products and look forward to solving your most difficult applications.