GKD’s Porometric mesh named New Product of the Year at annual Advanced Filtration Technologies Conference

The American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS) named GKD-USA’s Porometric filtration mesh the 2016 New Product of the Year. The award was presented at the annual Advanced Filtration Technologies Conference on April 11 in Louisville, KY.

“We are thrilled and honored to be named the 2016 New Product of the Year,” said Peter Wirtz, general manager, GKD Solid Weave Business Unit. “The completely new Porometric mesh filter provides unprecedented advantages for efficient oil and gas exploration and water filtration.”

Porometic is GKD’s newest wire mesh developed using the proven GeoDict simulation software. This new type of mesh brings oil and gas exploration facilities more overall throughput at lower local pore velocities. For water and wastewater filtration facilities the mesh offers high permeability, low-pressure losses and a sharp particle retention rate.

“GKD is committed to bringing innovative woven metal technologies to the marketplace,” continued Wirtz. “We are proud to see our work in wire mesh acknowledged with such a prestigious award.”

The Advanced Filtration Technologies Conference was held in Louisville, KY from April 10-13 at the Galt House. The Global Filtration industry is projected to grow exponentially in the next five to ten years. To meet the ever increasing demand and regulations for clean and sustainable environment, it is necessary for the filtration industry to grow at an aggressive rate. The Advanced Filtration Technologies Conference addresses unmet market needs, advanced technologies in air, liquid and automotive filtration and the trends for future developments.

The American Filtration & Separations Society, a technical educational nonprofit organization started in 1987 to provide a forum for exchange of information among engineers, scientists, and technologists in all areas of the fluid/particle separation field. The AFS Society has predicated its existence on the dissemination of information, education, and the encouragement of research. In addition to education and professional advancements, members appreciate the opportunity to network and link with other industry professionals and peers. Many members feel that building these personal relationships contributes to their individual success.

GKD-USA, Inc., located in Cambridge, Md., is the North American division of Germany-based GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG, providing creative technological leadership in woven wire mesh for industry and architecture. GKD-USA operates four autonomous business units: SOLIDWEAVE woven structures for industrial applications, WEAVE IN MOTION process belts for industrial applications, METALFABRICS metal mesh for architecture and design and MEDIAMESH® transparent media façades.

The technical weaving mill with its headquarters in Dueren, Germany, is the world’s leading producer of woven wire mesh made of metal, plastic wires and fibers. Wherever challenging demands are placed on metallic meshes, GKD is the company to turn to since 1925.