Eaton’s Spin-on Filters Provide Superior Cleanliness Levels for Hydraulic Systems

Power management company Eaton has launched its line of spin-on filters that protect pumps, valves, compressors and hydraulic systems from contamination as per ISO 2941, ISO 3723 and ISO 2942, and are designed to provide one of the highest cleanliness levels for hydraulic systems. They provide trouble-free operation for power generation, oil and gas, construction, forestry, mining and material handling markets.Eaton spin on

Eaton’s Spin-on Filters feature cartridges that are engineered to fit into many leading filter systems on the market. The product line includes an extensive range of sizes, ratings and material for hydraulic, lubrication and other fluid applications. These filters feature high dirt-holding capacity to ensure consistent filter efficiency and long service life even at high pressures.

Spin-on filters and elements provide the following benefits:

  • Compatible with a variety of mediums such as oils, fuels, emulsions, glycol water   and synthetic fluids
  • Cartridge pressure values in 12, 25 and 35 bar
  • Flow rates up to 48 gpm (180 l/min)
  • Wide range of operating temperatures from -13°F to 230°F (-25 °C up to +110 °C)

Eaton’s Filtration Division is a leader in liquid filtration that can help companies improve product quality, increase manufacturing efficiency, protect employees and equipment, and help achieve sustainability goals. Eaton employees around the world make a difference for their customers by creating an exceptional customer experience, solving problems with application expertise and developing innovative filtration solutions. Eaton’s filtration products are manufactured and sold worldwide. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/filtration.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com

Filtration Industry Growth to Be Celebrated at INDA’s 25th Annual Filtration International Conference & Exposition

INDA will celebrate the strength and growth of the filtration market at its 25th anniversary edition of the Filtration International Conference & Exposition in Philadelphia this fall.

Started as a small conference in a hotel setting in 1991 by INDA, then in collaboration with the American Filtration & Separations Society, the Filtration International Conference & Exposition has become the industry’s most important filtration event in North America.

Filtration 2016 will be held Nov. 8-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Attendees will toast the 25th anniversary milestone at the industry reception Nov. 9, from 5 to 6 p.m., on the show floor. Business engagement will continue throughout the exposition where industry participants from around the world and across the supply chain will have the opportunity to connect with buyers and decision makers.

A special 25th anniversary seal and Filtration logos created by INDA to commemorate the occasion can be used by exhibitors in their marketing. They are Filtration-25th-Anniversary-BlueGradientavailable on INDA’s website: www.inda.org/events/filt16.

The Filtration International Conference & Exposition has experienced dramatic growth from 200 delegates with 20 tabletop displays in its first year to 1500 attendees and more than 140 exhibitors last year.

“As INDA celebrates the 25th edition of Filtration, we reflect upon the incredible breadth of innovations, new technologies, and advancements that have taken place over the past few decades,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President. “This milestone is extremely important as it shows the vitality and health of the filtration industry to support this annual international business event for 25 years. INDA is excited to see what the future will bring as the Filtration sector of nonwovens continues to be a leader in the overall growth of nonwovens and engineered fabrics.”

Increased demand and regulations for cleaner air and water as well as for more sterile environments in healthcare markets has helped fuel the growth in this segment over the past two decades. North American end use sales of filter media products are forecast to reach $19.1 billion in 2018, a robust 4.4 percent annual growth rate from 2008.

The event has evolved with the industry’s needs. Originally planned as a biennial event, Filtration was changed early on to an annual conference starting in 1993 due to the market’s vitality. In 1996, it moved to a convention center setting with exhibitor booths replacing tabletop displays to give companies more room to showcase their offerings.

Filtration currently alternates between the East Coast and the Midwest to better serve the needs of the filter media industry. Last year’s event was held at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

Filtration 2016 Highlights

The 25th Anniversary edition of Filtration will feature conference presentations that address issues and developments that are changing the world of filtration.  Attendees will hear presentations covering the latest industry intelligence, technical advances, and leading-edge products and applications. INDA expects a repeat of last year’s record-setting turnout. Highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker Alfred Weber, President and CEO of MANN + HUMMEL International GmbH & Co. KG, will speak on Filtration Meets Digitalization.

Other topics of interest presented by industry leaders will include:

  • OSHA’s Final Rule on Silica Dust
  • UL 900 Flammability Standard
  • Indoor Air Quality and Workplace Productivity
  • Filtration Markets to Watch
  • Polycarbonate Spunbond Filter Media
  • Gradient Pre-media Filters
  • Hydraulic Contamination in Helicopters
  • The State of the Nonwoven Filtration Market

The Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course on Nov. 8-9 will once again be co-located with Filtration 2016. The one-and-a-half day training course will cover the principles of filtration to market and technology trends.

For information on attending any and all events, contact Tracie Leatham, tleatham@inda.org or visit the Filtration 2016 website www.inda.org/events/filt16

About INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate, and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy, and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. For more information, visit inda.org or call +1 919-459-3700.

Demand for Activated Carbon to Approach 2 Million Metric Tons

Global demand for activated carbon — including powdered, granular, and other types — is expected to rise 6.0 percent per year to 1.9 million metric tons in 2020.  Growth will be led by China and other developing countries in the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions, driven by improved drinking water treatment, increasing motor vehicle ownership rates, and rising manufacturing and environmental standards. Gains will also be supported by the continued implementation of environmental regulations in the US, Canada, Western Europe, and Japan. These and other trends are presented in World Activated Carbon, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.Microsoft Word - 3404.doc

Activated carbon demand is strongly influenced by regulations and trends in manufacturing. In industrial air treatment, mercury removal standards at coal-fired power plants have been a major contributor to growth in demand for powdered activated carbon. While growth in this segment in the US is expected to decelerate going forward as the nation’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are fully implemented, markets in Western Europe and other developed areas will continue to show healthy gains. “In water treatment, regulations such as those related to disinfection byproducts will continue to support activated carbon demand in industrialized countries, while increasing efforts to improve the quality and reliability of drinking water will be a major driver of growth in industrializing nations,” noted analyst Emily Park.

The fastest gains in activated carbon demand are expected in the Asia/Pacific region, where growth will be supported by increasing populations, rising manufacturing output and higher manufacturing standards, and greater attention to environmental issues such as air and water quality. China will account for the majority of gains, although India and other developing markets will also exhibit robust growth. Activated carbon production in this region is expected to increase in response to growing regional and global demand.

World Activated Carbon (published 04/2016, 423 pages) is available for $6500 from The Freedonia Group. For further details or to arrange an interview with the analyst, please contact Corinne Gangloff by phone 440.684.9600 or email pr@freedoniagroup.com. Information may also be obtained through www.freedoniagroup.com.

About The Freedonia Group

The Freedonia Group is a leading international industrial research company publishing more than 100 studies annually. Since 1985 we have provided research to customers ranging in size from global conglomerates to one-person consulting firms. More than 90% of the industrial companies in the Fortune 500 use Freedonia Group research to help with their strategic planning.

Air Filtration in Transition: A New Test Standard is Coming

Evaluation of air filters in accordance with EN 779 will soon be history. ISO 16890 is coming and will replace the old standard by the middle of 2018 at the latest. Freudenberg Filtration Technologies is actively supporting customers and end-users in informing themselves about important changes and ensuring that they are ready to adapt to the new standard in good time.FFT_Press_Release_ISO16890_Picture1_Expert-interview_CMYK_300dpi

For years already, the World Health Organization and environmental authorities have been using particle sizes in evaluating air quality. The industry is now finally following their lead. With the introduction of the new ISO 16890 test standard, filter efficiency will be determined on the basis of particulate classes PM1, PM2,5 and PM10. In future, this will ensure that filters are much more evaluated on the basis of their actual performance and will help users to select filters in a more targeted manner than was previously possible.

Freudenberg provides the facts about the conversion

Experts from Freudenberg Filtration Technologies have worked closely with and continue to actively participate in the relevant committees in developing and drawing up the new test standard. This will make the Freudenberg team a valuable source of advice for filter and filtration system users during the transition phase. The company has already published information about the key differences between the EN 779 and the upcoming ISO 16890 test standard on a dedicated website http://www.freudenberg-filter.com/en/iso16890, including details of the new testing methodology and the future allocation of air filters into groups. The specialists at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies can also be contacted directly by emailing to iso16890@freudenberg-filter.com. All enquiries will receive a prompt response.

Expert interview about ISO 16890

Dr. Thomas Caesar, Director Global Filter Engineering Industrial Filtration at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, provides a detailed explanation of the changes that will accompany ISO 16890 in an in-depth interview. Key points include measurements based on different particle sizes, evaluation according to specific application conditions, and the allocation of filters into groups rather than classes. A video of the interview can be viewed on the Freudenberg Filtration Technologies website or on the company’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/FreudenbergFilter). Freudenberg’s aim is to provide transparent information about the new standard and thus to ensure that customers and end-users are fully aware of what ISO 16890 will mean for them.

About Freudenberg Filtration Technologies

Freudenberg Filtration Technologies is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-performance and energy-efficient liquid and air filtration technology solutions. By improving the efficiency of industrial processes, conserving resources and protecting people and the environment, these solutions contribute to enhancing the quality of life. With its Viledon and micronAir global brands, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies offers customers innovative filter elements and systems for the energy, health and transport (automotive, rail, marine, aviation) sectors, general ventilation and cleanroom technology, and for highly specialized applications. In 2015, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies employed around 2,300 people and generated sales of approximately 394 million Euros. For more information, please visit www.freudenberg-filter.com

Timeline for the introduction of the ISO 16890 test standard

Timeline for the introduction of the ISO 16890 test standard

About the Freudenberg Group

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with its partners, customers and the world of science, the Freudenberg Group develops leading-edge technologies and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments and for thousands of applications: seals, vibration control components, nonwovens, filters, specialty chemicals, medical and mechatronic products, IT services and the most modern cleaning products.

Innovation strength, strong customer orientation, diversity and team spirit are the cornerstones of our Group. Commitment to excellence, reliability and proactive, responsible action belong to the company’s core values lived for more than 165 years.

In 2015, the Freudenberg Group employed over 40,000 people in some 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of more than 7.5 billion Euros (including pro-rata consolidation of 50:50 joint ventures). For more information, please visit www.freudenberg.com

Porvair Strengthens its Position in Microelectronics Market

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An international leader in filtration and separation has unveiled its new microelectronics product range, opening up fresh market opportunities and extending sales channels for pre-existing lines.

Porvair Filtration Group sees microelectronics as a new and exciting market, driven by the need for efficient, low power, low cost devices – and a key growth target as it looks to enhance its status as a quality supplier of filters to the semiconductor industry.

Last year, Porvair underlined its ambition to innovate in advanced electronics by acquiring Idaho-based TEM Filters, a designer and manufacturer of PTFE and metal fibre filters for the microelectronics industry.

The acquisition of TEM – now known as Porvair’s Boise Division – has allowed Porvair to leverage a wealth of expertise, complementing the sintered powder metal products that have already been developed for the microelectronics market by its Caribou Division.

As a result, the company has been able to unveil an expanded and diverse range of high purity filtration products.

As part of its new range of GasPro™ products, Porvair can now offer diverse options, from Restrictive Flow Products (RFP) with a single opening, to Sintered Metal Flow Restrictors with thousands of sub-micron passageways.

These flow-limiting devices are installed in compressed gas supply systems or in gas distribution manifolds to control a high flow spike, caused by the rupture of a gas supply line, a malfunctioning valve or the failure of a pressure regulator.

Highly reliable GasPro Sintered Metal Flow Restrictors are low cost, flow control parts that will provide a quick return on investment for a range of applications.

Porvair’s new GasPro high purity gas filtration products meanwhile are optimized for the protection of critical valves, pressure regulators, mass flow controllers and other gas panel components used in microelectronics gas delivery equipment.

GasPro cleanroom-packaged compact filters can be used in harsh environments, including high pressure (up to 100psid@68°F (20°C)) and high temperature (850°F (455°C)), safeguarding critical components against particle damage. These products are designed to install into ¼”, ⅜” and ½” vacuum face seal (VCR®) fittings.

Furthermore, Porvair’s new GasPro high purity gas diffuser and filter products are for controlled, reduced turbulence, laminar gas flow when purging or venting load lock, transfer, cooling and vacuum chambers used in microelectronic processing equipment.

GasPro chamber quick vent diffuser filters allow large volumes of gas to be purged into vacuum environments, whilst minimizing disturbance to particles within the chamber.

These diffuser filters can be retrofitted into vacuum chambers, transfer chambers, cooling chambers, process chambers and load lock chambers.
“Microelectronics is a very exciting new market for us, affording great opportunities,” said Kevin Nelson, president of Porvair in the USA.

“Investment in our Boise Division is already delivering fresh innovation to the semiconductor industry. The unveiling of our widened product range underlines our commitment to providing cutting-edge, high quality design solutions that deliver enhanced value to our customers.

“Our new range is helping to control high gas flow and safeguard critical components against damage, making them an essential part of industrial processes, while strengthening our ability to meet the high demands of customers in this market.”

The company will be on hand at Semicon West, taking place at the MosconeCenter in San Francisco on 12-14 July, and can be found at booth 1244.