Yes, there's a synthetic "topper" layer on top of a cellulose blend backer layer, giving you two layers.
The cellulose blend media is probably the same or similar to the TG media. This achieved two things:
1. Allowing the maintaining of the filtration efficiency claim
2. Allowing the deletion of the wire backing, which was a second step, reducing production line efficiency. The cellulose blend backed media can be put on the centre tube the same way as any other filter, which was not the case for the wire backed media.
Well, there were 4 layers in the wired backed media. Two layers of 2-ply synthetic media. The screen wasn't there to provide any filtration, just to provide the rigidity needed for the structure/integrity the depth filtration synthetic media doesn't have.
I haven't seen any good virgin cut opens posted on here, but the video that was posted, I grabbed this screenshot:
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Which shows the thin white synthetic "topper" on the cellulose blend backer.
In comparison, here's the OG Ultra media I C&P'd:
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Which is two layers of 2-ply media.
The cellulose is the back layer, the synthetic "topper" is the front layer.