INDA Purchases Leading Filtration and Fiber Industry Publications: International Filtration News and International Fiber Journal

Cary, NC, Oct. 2, 2018 – INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, today announced the acquisition of two leading industry publications: International Filtration News and International Fiber Journal.

The association purchased the publications from International Media Group, Inc., based in Tempe, Arizona. The purchase price and terms were not disclosed.

Under leadership of the Publisher Klaas De Waal the well-respected industry publications have circulations of 8,000-plus domestic and international readers and have each served their readers for over three decades. Both are published six times a year in print and digital formats.

The acquisitions will expand INDA’s reach and relevance in the key markets the print and digital publications serve with a particular emphasis on the filtration and separation segment as INDA launches its new FiltXpo event to be held in Chicago every 18 months starting February 26-28, 2020.

International Filtration News is a global communicator to the greater filtration industry and we will capitalize on its reach to expand INDA’s services to this fast-growing sector, as well as the visibility of INDA’s newly transformed FiltXpo events. IFN broadens our international reach into the filtration and separation space. We will invest and strengthen this platform as an influential communicator to the larger audience FiltXpo will appeal to,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President.

International Fiber Journal spotlights innovation and market successes in the areas of manmade fibers, technical textiles and nonwovens.  It informs and unites engineered material producers, suppliers of machinery and equipment, and the buyers and end-users of fibers and yarns in more than 90 countries.

“Our IFJ growth plan aligns with the momentum of nonwovens in the wipes, geotextile and transportation vehicle sectors, and is well positioned to increase in value. These two publications together serve two of the largest and fastest growing sectors of INDA’s membership. Merging these into INDA enables us to provide an even greater value to our members and the overall industry,” said Rousse.

INDA will maintain the current editorial, journalist and sales staffs operating the two publications. De Waal will continue as publisher during an extended transition phase as INDA launches a search for a new, fulltime publisher for both publications.

“The natural progression for International Fiber Journal and International Filtration News is to continue to serve the industry.  I’m proud of the contributions we’ve made to the industry over the last 38 years.  We’re pleased to pass ownership of these two publications to INDA as it serves the best interests of the industry and its future growth,” said De Waal.

International Filtration News (IFN) reports on trends and changes within the filtration and separations industry, covering research and development, and commercialization of manufacturing technologies to producers and end-users. It is available in both print and digital form at

International Fiber Journal (IFJ) is an information source for global executive management, scientists, engineers and technical personnel within the manmade fiber, technical textile and nonwovens industries. It is available in both print and digital form at

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, or download the INDA mobile app for immediate updates.

Consumer Water Treatment System Sales in Asia/Pacific to Grow 9% Annually  

Key trends in the global consumer water treatment system market.

Demand for consumer water treatment systems in the Asia/Pacific region is expected to show gains of 9.0% per year through 2022 to $10.3 billion. Driven by advances in China and India, the growth rate is the second fastest of any region in the world after the Africa/Mideast region. These and other trends are presented in Global Consumer Water Treatment Systems, 3rd Edition, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.

Gains will be supported by continued market penetration in the emerging regions as a result of:

  • Increasing incomes and an overall strong economic outlook
  • Gains in new housing construction and residential building expenditures
  • Growing availability of consumer water treatment systems
  • Increased awareness of pollution issues, such as industrial waste, and the benefits of drinking clean water
  • Concern over lacking or inadequate municipal water systems

However, widespread poverty in many of these countries will limit potential gains. Additionally, competition from other low-cost methods of treatment like boiling water, which often reassures people that they are drinking clean water, will limit growth as well. Efforts to educate consumers on the limitations of this practice will aid gains going forward.

Sales gains in more developed countries will result from consumers upgrading to new, higher level treatment systems. Systems with advanced electronics and features will entice previous customers to upgrade to new systems. Markets like South Korea benefit from a large rental market for consumer water treatment systems, which allows consumers to access more expensive systems and spread out their cost over time.

Global Consumer Water Treatment Systems, 3rd Edition (published 7/2018, 448 pages) is available 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

About The Freedonia Group, a division of – 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. Additional Consumer Goods studies can be purchased at, and

Nuclear Power Corporation of India awards filtration leader supplier accreditation

Nuclear power station

Porvair Filtration Group has achieved status as an accredited supplier to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), after qualifying and supplying its polymeric filter cartridges.

Initially being recognised as a supplier in 2013 to the Tarapur Atomic Power Station, Porvair was again invited to bid for a similar project at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPP) and the Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant (RAPP) in 2017.

Porvair’s Microfil™ polymeric filter cartridges were selected for the filtration of cooling water in the plant’s moderator line. The installation of the filter was critical to prevent the build-up of radioactive particles in the system and consequentially the development of areas of high radioactivity, also known as hotspots.

As part of the qualification process, Porvair’s Microfil™ filter cartridges were tested in the presence of an independent witness from a leading regulatory body, in accordance with the NPCIL criteria to meet their Quality Assurance Plan.

This product testing confirmed the filter’s efficiency and compatibility with the process conditions encountered. The results demonstrated a significant safety margin that was above the recommended operating parameters of the process specifications.

In addition, tests confirmed the filter’s ability to resist the aggressive process conditions, including: high pH, high temperatures and deformation under pressure. What’s more, installation in heavy water applications has resulted in no reported degradation of the filter media due to radiation.

Working in Partnership

Working in partnership, Porvair’s dedicated test, development and laboratory teams offer a wide range of services to support customer requirements, from design and development through to product verification and performance evaluation.

In-house capabilities include filtration characterisation, environmental testing and analysis. Porvair Filtration Group has a policy of continuous improvement across all areas of the business; listening to customer’s requirements and working together to drive change.

Kevin Ward, Business Manager, Nuclear Services, stated: “We are delighted to be awarded accredited supplier status to the NPCIL, which is testimony to our tailored approach to problem solving. We are also pleased to be able to continue to build on our relationships within the Indian Nuclear Industry.

“Working alongside customers in order to help achieve performance requirements is a key feature of technical service offering.

“We are committed to providing the best products and services to our customers. It is only by forming multidisciplinary teams and working together, that we are able to design, engineer and validate the optimum solution according to end-user specification”.

MicrofilTM absolute rated pleated glass fiber cartridge filters

Porvair’s validated Microfil™ cartridge filters, manufactured in an ISO cleanroom, are constructed from robust glass fiber and polypropylene filtration layers, offering removal ratings from 0.5 to 5 micron absolute in a single pass test. Their epoxy-bonded construction ensures high dirt holding capacity and excellent chemical compatibility.

These cartridges display a natural, positive electrostatic charge, which when used in aqueous solutions, results in the enhanced removal of submicronic particles, smaller than the designated micron rating.

Porvair Filtration Group

Porvair Filtration Group is an international leader in the development and supply of high performance, innovative materials and solutions for applications in filtration and separation.

Porvair manufactures in both the UK and USA and has an extensive network of sales offices and distribution channels throughout the world. Its expertise in a wide range of media and the dedication of its design, manufacturing, sales, test and research teams ensure it is at the forefront of filtration technology.

For over 50 years Porvair has delivered world class performance to the most demanding of environments, including Aerospace and Defence, Nuclear, Energy, Chemical Process, Industrial Process and Water Treatment.

Accella Polyurethane Systems Announces Launch of Tru-Seal™ Polyurethanes for the Filtration Industry

Accella Polyurethane Systems (a Carlisle Company) is the leading independent polyurethane systems house in North America, producing and delivering eco-friendly polyurethane technologies and solutions to a network of global customers.

At the 2018 INDA show in Philadelphia, PA, Accella officially announces the launch of Tru-Seal™, custom formulations specifically for the automotive/transportation, pool & spa, and HVAC HEPA filter industries.

“Accella Polyurethane Systems legacy companies has been providing solutions to customers for more than 40 years,” says Al Restaino, VP Marketing. “Our polyurethane systems include binders, flexible and rigid foams, elastomers, casting resins, surface and specialty coatings and adhesives.”

“Accella brings a new level of technology and innovation to the filtration industry.  With state-of-the-art laboratories at all manufacturing locations, we have the ability to design custom formulations and provide rapid on-site customer support,” Restaino adds.

About Accella Polyurethanes

Accella is a division of Carlisle Construction Materials based in Carlisle, PA.  Accella presently has seven production facilities across the United States as well as in Europe and in China.  All Accella facilities are operated with an objective to produce products that are safe, environmentally preferred, reduce energy consumption, and reduce our carbon footprint on the environment.  We maintain ISO 9001:2015 registered manufacturing facilities globally.

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Desiccant Breathers Protect Equipment, Reservoirs and Gearboxes from Moisture and Particulate

Swift Filters, Inc. has announced in July a new line of desiccant breathers for industrial equipment. The new Swift-Dri™ breathers protect equipment from moisture and particulate that can be drawn into them as they “breathe” during normal operation. As air contracts or expands, or as entering fluid displaces air in a system, outside air is drawn in from the atmosphere. The Swift-Dri breathers block moisture and particles that may be in the air from entering the system. Typical applications are on hydraulic system reservoirs, gearboxes, diesel fuel storage tanks, and pumps.

Swift-Dri desiccant breathers average almost 20% greater moisture-retention capacity than other leading brands. Silica gel desiccant beads prevent harmful moisture from the atmosphere from entering the system. In addition, they work to attract moisture already in equipment reservoirs during servicing or shut-down, keeping equipment dry. Ten models are available to fit systems up to 600 gallons. Optional check valve models are available to help isolate equipment from high humidity ambient conditions, to prolong breather life. Adapters are available to allow connection to most equipment.

Swift Filters, Inc. designs and manufactures high quality replacement filter elements, custom filter elements, and high pressure filter assemblies for a wide variety of industries. For over 40 years it has been certified as an approved source for the U. S. Department of Defense and private aerospace manufacturers. Swift holds ISO 9001:2008 Design Certification. The company is located at 24040 Forbes, Oakwood Village, OH 44146. Telephone: 1.877.887.9438  FAX: 440.735.0996. Email:  Web: