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:

Tim Görder appointed head of Solution Partner Support at Jowat SE

On June 1 2018, Tim Görder (right) will assume the position as Global Director of Solution Partner Support. He succeeds Manfred Kubo (left), who will retire after over 17 years with the enterprise.

Central point of contact will be expanded strategically

Tim Görder has been appointed Global Director of Solution Partner Support (SPS) at Jowat, effective June 1, 2018. In his new position, Görder will be responsible for coordinating the support provided to solution partners around the world. He aims to substantially expand the role of the SPS department as a central point of contact. Customers of Jowat will benefit from a superior service, thanks to the close cooperation with strong partners and optimally coordinated solutions.

Görder succeeds Manfred Kubo, who has headed the department since it was established two years ago and who will retire after over 17 years with the enterprise. Tim Görder has previously served six years as Product Manager for the Paper / Packaging division.

Solution Partner Support is a globally active department at Jowat, which coordinates the cooperation with and support provided to manufacturers of application technology, machines and substrates across industries and applications. In his new role, Tim Görder will look to increase the level of service as well as the network efficiency of the department with the help of a global team. In addition to serving as a central point of contact for solution partners, the department also facilitates the transfer of know-how. As a competent partner in all bonding-related questions, Jowat supplies not only adhesives for the development of processes and testing machines and application units but also provides know-how and trains machine operators. New ideas and trends are identified and developed together. This close cooperation makes it easy to react immediately to the requirements which may arise for the adhesive. In addition, all components – from the substrate to the adhesive – can be adapted optimally to each other. The result are jointly designed and implemented solutions for the problems in the bonding process.

“As the enterprise has grown globally, it has become increasingly important over time to coordinate Jowat’s cooperation with solution partners,” said Klaus Kullmann, Managing Director of Sales and Marketing at Jowat SE. “We are happy that Tim Görder has agreed to take on the position of Global Director for this challenging task. Under his direction, Solution Partner Support will strengthen Jowat’s international footprint.”

SonicAire Introduces SA XD2 Fan, Approved For Hazardous Locations

New fan from SonicAire is UL approved for operation in Class II, Division 2 locations

SonicAire, Inc., leading manufacturer of overhead dust control fans, announced in April the company’s latest product offering: a UL approved fan designed for operation in hazardous locations.  The new SA XD2 is UL approved for Class II, Division 2 environments.

“We are pleased to offer the new SA XD2 to those facilities needing a solution to combustible dust accumulation in hazardous locations,” said SonicAire VP of Marketing and Sales John Sanders, “ This fan continues our commitment to providing remarkable equipment and continued innovation.”

The SA XD2 is the latest in a series of product offerings from SonicAire. The company’s fan systems use proprietary BarrierAire technology to prevent combustible dust buildup in overhead and hard to reach areas. Along with reducing manual cleaning expenses for a facility, the SA XD2 also helps facilities maintain compliance with relevant NFPA and OSHA regulations. Most importantly, the SA XD2 and other SonicAire fans help keep employees safe from combustible dust hazards.

About SonicAire, Inc.:  SonicAire, Inc. is based in Winston-Salem, NC. As the first-and only- proactive, engineered solution designed to eliminate overhead fugitive dust problems, the company’s fan systems have changed how industries deal with combustible dust.

For more information please contact SonicAire at 336-712-2437,

ENPRESS Introduces New PIONEER Lead & Cyst POE Filtration System

Innovative water filtration system removes both soluble and particulate forms of lead starting at the source, providing peace of mind and clean water throughout an entire home or business.

ENPRESS LLC, is announce this month the introduction and availability of its new PIONEER Lead & Cyst filtration System, a first of its kind Whole-House Lead Removal System. This new and innovative POE (Point-of-Entry) filtration system provides FILTRATION EVERYWHERE TECHNOLOGY® starting at the source and giving peace-of-mind throughout the entire home. Soluble lead is invisible, odorless, tasteless, and needs to be chemically removed from water, and PIONEER removes not only soluble, but particulate forms of lead as well. PIONEER is typically installed by a licensed plumber or water treatment professional, where the water main enters the home, business or restaurant, whether that be in a basement, garage, closet, or outside. This system has been tested and third party certified as required in the NSF/ANSI 53 standard, for the reduction of lead and cyst.

The History of Lead Usage – Until it was banned in new home construction in 1986, more than 70% of cities in the US were using lead-based products for conveying water, because it was less expensive and more durable than iron. Lead pipe could be easily bent, allowing pipes to be shaped to conform to the contours of existing buildings or other structures.

How Lead Gets into Drinking Water – Lead can enter drinking water when service lines that contain lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures, most often from the pipes that carry water from the water treatment plant to water mains under the street supplying homes. Lead release is heavily influenced by the chemistry of the water delivered by the water system and by physical disturbances such as road construction or water main replacements.

How Lead Affects Children and Adults – There is no safe level of lead for the human body and unlike other metals, it has no useful biological function. Even low concentrations of lead in water can cause a significant increase in blood lead levels and any damage is irreversible. Lead is a potent neurotoxin which has significant effects on childhood health and development. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead exposure can affect nearly every system in a child’s body, inhibiting the development of both physical and mental abilities.

The Solution – Soluble lead is invisible, odorless, tasteless, and needs to be chemically removed from water. Particulate lead is like a tiny grain of sand that needs to be physically removed from water. PIONEER POE filtration system houses a strategically designed nominal 0.5-micron filter to remove BOTH (soluble and particulate) forms of lead contamination from the whole house in a single filter. The PIONEER Binder is designed to chemically react with soluble lead to create an ionic bond, kinetically removing lead from the water and producing clean water.

Other Harmful Contaminants PIONEER Removes 

Giardia & Crypto – Waterborne parasite that causes diarrheal disease; very resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants, common in drinking and recreational waters.
Chlorine & Chloramine – Water disinfectants added to municipal water that have negative health effects and the most harmful exposure is through inhalation and skin adsorption of steam in a shower.
**Microbial Cysts like Giardia and Cryptosporidium can survive in cold water for several months, and can be resistant to disinfection, like chlorine, so they must be filtered out of the water supply. Giardia can lead to dehydration from its symptoms (including diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps), but it has no long-term effects.

“PIONEER is the first of its kind whole-house filtration system that removes lead and will last a year or greater, up to 100,000 gallons plus, offering full flow of water throughout the home and clean water whether you drink, shower, brush your teeth, wash dishes, or bathe in the water in your home. Other systems typically just filter the water at a POU (Point-of-Use), like a water pitcher in the refrigerator. PIONEER filters all water and provides that piece-of-mind,” said Danny Bauer, Sales & Marketing Manager at ENPRESS LLC. “This proven and certified product can solve the nationwide lead drinking water crisis in the home and in businesses.”

PIONEER uses a patented and state-of-the-art snap-ring technology to eliminate the need for cumbersome tools and makes the removal and change-out of filters simple and easy, so Homeowners can easily replace the filter in their PIONEER system by following a few simple steps.

PIONEER also features a Bypass, Meter, and Drain Connection as part of the system, of which will make for easier installations in homes, businesses, universities, laboratories, or other applications and installations. Featuring a no glue required integrated bypass with 1” MNPT elbow or straight connections and a meter and integrated digital Umbrella cap that counts the gallons and properly notifies the end-user of when to change the filter, PIONEER provides the simplest installation and maintenance of any water treatment system in the world.

ONE – Water Filtration Simplified

ENPRESS LLC is a worldwide leading manufacturer of composite pressure vessels and filtration systems for use in water treatment. The exclusive and patented products designed by ENPRESS provide superior performance and water saving solutions…100% Made in the USA. More information is available on the company’s website at or by calling 1-866-859-9274.

**US and International Patents and Patents Pending.

INDA Unveils New Timing, Established Location and Expanded Focus for Filtration Event

Responding to the strong growth and established cycle in the filtration industry, INDA has announced plans for its largest-ever event dedicated to an expanded Filtration International Conference & Exposition coming Feb. 25-27, 2020 to Navy Pier in Chicago.

“We are expanding our vision for the future of our important Filtration Expo by providing industry participants from around the world with great new potential to exhibit, learn and meet with others in the industry at a global event in North America,” said INDA President Dave Rousse.

INDA announced the following enhancements to further energize the powerful event:

• New Timing: The Filtration International Conference & Exposition will be held every 18 months, instead of once a year, for greater appeal to the global market and complement the timing of the major European filtration event. This means that after Filtration 2018 in Philadelphia this October 2-4, there will be no Filtration Expo in the fall of 2019, as it will jump to February 2020.

• Established Location: The event will be held exclusively at the Navy Pier in Chicago rather than rotating locations.

• Expanded Focus: Filtration Expo will expand its focus beyond nonwovens and fully embrace the broad cross section of engineered media, filtration & separation technologies, filter making equipment, and other equipment related to the manufacture, testing and monitoring of filters and their environment.

“We believe these changes will position this event as a “must attend” for global filtration industry companies needing a focal point in North America,” Rousse said. “While filtration is a part of many industry shows, there is no other show in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to filtration. Filtration Expo will appeal across a broader spectrum of the filtration market, going beyond nonwoven media.”

Filtration 2018 Not to Be Missed

More than 1,400 attendees and 140-plus exhibitors attended Filtration 2017 and INDA is expecting another strong turnout across all industry segments for Filtration 2018, Oct. 2-4, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Online registration is now open at:

Both the 2018 and the 2020 Filtration Expo’s will provide valuable conference and educational program content and create a vibrant forum for exhibitors to highlight innovative products and services serving all filtration sectors and to create business connections on the exposition floor. The one-and-a-half day acclaimed Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course prior to the exposition will be offered at the 2018 Filtration Expo.

“This change in cycle timing and event scope will support the establishment of a more practical rhythm for the two major events supporting this important industry on each continent,” said Rousse. “We will now be in sync with the European event, not overlapping, with plenty of time between for exhibitors to display at both and for attendees to revisit meeting needs.”

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.

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