Louisville Welcomes AFS for 30th Anniversary Conference

By Edward C. Gregor

The American Filtration & Separations Society held its 30th Anniversary Conference at the spacious and accommodating Galt House in Louisville, Ky., April 10-13, and what a memorable packed and full event, fitting for such a momentous time it was! Conference Chairs this spring were Rahul Bharadwaj, AAF/Flanders; Jeni Wong, Johns Manville; and Martin Lehmann, MANN + HUMMEL GmbH.…Continue Reading »

Filtration Group Continues to Solve Diverse Needs

By Edward C. Gregor, International Filtration News, Editorial Advisory Board Chairman

Filtration Group is a global provider of advanced filtration products and systems. The company, owned by Madison Industries, has grown to over 5,300 employees in 26 countries over the past 10 years. With an anticipated revenue of $1.2 billion in 2017, it can be described as the fastest-growing global filtration pure-play. That growth has occurred through acquisition and year-over-year organic growth.…Continue Reading »

SWM – A New Name in Engineered Filtration Components

New name. Same trusted brands.

The name SWM might be relatively new to the filtration industry, but the products, solutions and manufacturing expertise the company offers are time-tested and proven. SWM’s engineered components are used in leading filtration products serving the Reverse Osmosis (RO), Air, Liquid and Automotive Industries. That’s because they have united some of the top netting manufacturers in the industry under the SWM “One Company” umbrella to create a unified, global leader, offering a suite of filtration products designed for applications across numerous industries. With a history that dates back to the Renaissance as expert paper manufacturers, SWM has diversified its product portfolio and customer base in recent years, expanding its fiber-based manufacturing capabilities to include a variety of resin-based technologies and products.…Continue Reading »

Hybrid Material Combinations for Filter Media Were Much in Evidence at FILTREX and INDEX 17

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

The effect of fine and ultra-fine particles on human health was a key issue at the 7th EDANA FILTREX filtration conference, which took place alongside the INDEX 17 nonwovens exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 5-6.

As noted in the preview in the last edition of International Filtration News, the keynote address was given by Professor Nino Künzli, deputy director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), who said that there has been immense progress in establishing solid evidence that ambient air pollution can have very negative health effects, and that the burden of disease is significant.…Continue Reading »