More than 200 lectures and 400 exhibitors scheduled for FILTECH 2019

FILTECH 2019 will feature more than 400 exhibitors, up from 380 exhibitors in 2018.

More than 200 lectures from 35 countries will be presented at this year’s FILTECH conference, held October 22-24 in Cologne, Germany. The lectures will cover a cross-section of procedures, applications, technology and research from the separations and filtration sector.

There are four plenary and keynote lectures scheduled. Professor Herman Nirschl, Ph.D., from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, will speak on “Digitalization of Centrifuges – Helpful or Senseless?”; Professor Arunangshu Mukhopadhay from National Institute of Technology, India, will speak on “Enhancing Filter media Performance During Industrial Gas Filtration”; Ing. Stefan Haep, Ph.D., from the Institut für Energie- und Umwelttechnik, Germany, will speak on “Air Quality Control & Aerosols”; and Ing. Götz Bikert, Ph.D., from GBL Process Pty. Ltd., in Australia will speak on “Dewatering of Concentrates & Tailings – Large Scale Duties in the Mining Industry.”

Two one-day short courses are also scheduled, one focusing on solid/liquid separation and the other on fine dust separation.

The event’s exhibition will feature more than 400 exhibitors from around the world, presenting the latest equipment and solutions for the various sectors of the industry. In 2018 there were 380 exhibitors, so this year’s show marks an increase of 8% over the previous event, and 14,000 visitors, an increase of 16% from the previous show. Almost 35% of the international visitors will come from non-European countries, and slightly over 65% will come from Europe.

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Exhibitor profiles

Individual solutions for filter manufacturing from a single source

Manufacturers of liquid filtration systems in the water, food and beverage industries face the challenge of having to continually raise the reliability and efficiency of their products. But they also need to cut the maintenance costs when cleaning filtration systems. Henkel has developed a two-component epoxy adhesive, Loctite EA 9452, to meet these high requirements. This adhesive is characterized by very good acid and alkali resistance when filtering liquid substrates at pH2 to pH12. Above all, the product has a high temperature stability up to 85 C. “This allows the intervals between the cleaning cycles to be extended, reducing costs and raising production output,” says Frank Lenz, business development manager of Filtration for Europe at Henkel.

Henkel also offers Technomelt AS 5115, which is a solvent-/BHT-free hot melt adhesive based on ethyl vinyl acetate. The product is approved to VDI 6022 for use in ventilation and air conditioning systems and is also used for the bonding of clean room filters. Technomelt AS 5115 can be used up to 100 C, impressing with its excellent fungal and bacterial resistance that meets ISO 846. This reduces the effort required for cleaning and disinfecting the filter elements and apparatus.

Sealing specialist Sonderhoff is a manufacturer of two-component foam gaskets, adhesives and potting compounds as well as mixing and dosing systems. Sonderhoff’s Fermadur adhesive range bonds the folded filter pack to the interior of the filter frame and is applied using a SMART-M dosing cell. Thanks to the foamed cell structure and the resulting lower density, this product achieves high efficiencies in filter production. The amount of adhesive per filter can be reduced by up to 50 percent thanks to the foamed cell structure. This saves both money and weight, while continuing to meet the requirements for high-quality filter bonding, says the company.

Visit Henkel and Sonderhoff at FILTECH: Hall 11.2, L1.



A solution provider for a wide range of filtration applications

Porous Metal Filters (PMF) offers an extensive line of high-quality woven wire cloth products and diffusion-bonded (sintered) porous metal laminates. We are committed to supporting a variety of industries to identify the optimum material solution, meeting and exceeding all quality and manufacturing expectations. Our SinterPore® products are available in a wide range of micron rating, mechanical properties, and alloys.

PMF core technologies:

  • Diffusion bonding & sintering of wire cloth and fiber felt
  • Diffusion bonding & sintering of metallic medias
  • Fabrication of metallic filter elements
  • Filter element concepts, designs and testing

Visit Lenzing Technik GmbH at FILTECH: Hall 11.1, G5.



From filter housings to sophisticated automatic backwash filter systems

Lenzing Technik’s broad filtration system portfolio ranges from bag and cartridge type filter housings on one end of the filtration spectrum, to patented sophisticated automatic backwash filter systems on the other. Today Lenzing Technik’s product development focus is on automatic backwash filter systems used to purify a vast range of low-to-high viscosity process fluids.

Thanks to the company’s striving to develop its filtration systems continuously, Lenzing Technik has become a worldwide technology leader of solid-liquid filtration providing extensive knowledge and services to its customers like:

  • In-house engineering and design
  • In-house manufacturing includes state-of-the-art machining capabilities
  • Complementary equipment manufacturing
  • Lab scale filter trials and trial result analysis conducted in our own laboratory
  • On-site pilot trials and detailed customer-specific analyses and reporting
  • Turn-key systems

Visit Porous Metal Filters at FILTECH: Hall 11.1, A14.

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