FILTECH 2019: The media is the message …

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The crucial role of air inlet filters for gas turbines

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Automation runs the show at ITMA 2019

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Mann_Hummel filter media display at FILTECH 2019

Despite the vast scale, complexity and diversity of today’s filtration system installations, the simple filter media is the key to everything. Or the not so simple filter media, as became evident when assessing just a handful of the over 200 presentations running parallel to this year’s FILTECH exhibition, which took place in Cologne, Germany, from …

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Siemens SGT-8000H gas turbine

The overall structure of the power industry is currently in transition – from one based primarily on a “hub-and-spoke” central generation model with one-way energy flows, to a hybrid system comprised of both distributed and centralized resources with two-way flows. At the same time, new digital innovations are leading to a more efficient and autonomous …

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ITMA Barcelona 2019

ITMA, the textile technology exhibition that takes place once every four years in Europe, was held from June 20-26 this year, attracting more than 105,000 visitors to Barcelona, Spain.With 1,700-plus exhibitors from 45 countries, featured technologies supported a wide range of fiber-based products ranging from clothing and home furnishings to more technical products such as construction materials and reinforcements for composites. And, of course, both nonwoven and woven filter media.

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blood plasma

Plasma is the component of blood which contains the proteins that make blood clot. The UK’s National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has embarked on a three-year project in collaboration with the Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute (NIRI) and Macopharma, a supplier of blood packs and associated filters, to produce a ‘universal’ plasma filtration …

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Nanofibers

A useful illustration of the still untapped potential of nanofibers in applications such as nonwoven filter media – not to mention other markets for nonwoven such as baby diapers, 1.4 billion of which are consumed every a day – has been made by Brian Haynes, director of global nonwovens research and engineering at Kimberly-Clark. A …

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