The dark art of whisky distillation and clean water for the Highlands

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The Big Six – who are the major customers for nonwoven filter media in 2020?

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Modeling airflow and filtration reveals truths and misconceptions on commonly held beliefs about virus spread

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Copper stills at Glennfiddich in Dufftown.

Did you know? In Scotland and Canada, it’s “whisky” … But in the Ireland, the U.S. and elsewhere, it’s “whiskey” … So while we’re not beyond the occasional typo here at IFN, in this case there is a method to our madness.  The filter practices and processes of whisky manufacturers are often closely guarded secrets …

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Cummins supplies both diesel and natural gas engines.

The filtration industry is notably fractured in terms of its supply chain, as well as the end-uses for all types of filter media. Six multi-billion-dollar companies, however – with combined total annual sales of over $90 billion – can be identified as being arguably the industry’s most influential: • 3M • Danaher Corporation • Cummins …

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Aerosol contaminants with and without barrier curtain

The interior of an airplane is perhaps one of the safest places to be when it comes to avoiding contamination from a virus like COVID-19. This is one of the surprising findings arising from detailed studies of recent so-called “super spreader” events in combination with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. Together, they highlight the need …

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N95 face mask

“The U.S. has a strategic petroleum reserve. It has strategic military assets. Where are the strategic meltblown assets?” This was the question with which Forbes investment specialist William Baldwin closed a column on April 3rd, immediately after U.S. President Donald Trump had issued a blistering attack on 3M during a press briefing in Washington. 3M …

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Low & Bonar is introducing Colback Plus as a new pleatable support medium

As Brad Kalil of INDA noted in his analysis of the market in the November/December 2019 issue of IFN (pages 38-39), the key drivers of growth in the nonwoven filter media space are an increasing demand for cleaner air and water, economic and population growth and a growing awareness of the need to regularly replace …

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