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INDA announces Pure Opportunity theme for Filtration 2014

INDA’s President David Rousse believes the new features of this year’s Filtration 2014 programme demonstrates INDA’s commitment to advancing the success of filtration professionals.

16th July 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Cary, NC

Industrial, Medical/Hygiene

A new feature for Filtration 2014 is the co-location of INDA’s Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course prior to the exposition. INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced a ‘Pure Opportunity’ theme to lead the Filtration 2014 International Conference & Exposition that will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, from 18-20 November.

The event will focus on nonwoven media for air and liquid filtration. The conference and expo will highlight industry leading presentations, filtration educational training, face-to-face business meetings and showcase new products on the exposition floor.

The new theme of the event builds on the purification function of filter media and the healthy 4% annual growth rate of this important business sector, which accounts for $6 billion in end-use sales, INDA reports.

Programme highlights

The conference portion of the Filtration 2014 features preeminent speakers that will spotlight the advancements in technology and applications; the issues surrounding healthy, safe air quality and how it can be improved; human health; and a special focus on nanotechnology. A few of the highlights of the conference programme include:

  • ‘The Long View: The Future of Filtration’, Behnam Pourdeyhimi, PhD, The Nonwovens Institute
  • ‘Use of Air Filtration Systems to Reduce Risk of Swine Viruses’, Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • ‘Towards Sustainable Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges with Engineered Nanoparticles’, Georgios A. Sotiriou, PhD, Harvard University
  • Evaluating and Controlling Exposures to Nanoparticles: The Role of Filtration – Research and Application Studies’, Charles L. Geraci, PhD, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • ‘Health Effects of Nanoparticles’, Joseph D. Brain, PhD, Harvard University

Training course

A new feature for Filtration 2014 is the co-location of INDA’s Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course prior to the exposition.

Led by Christine Sun, PhD, Principal, Textile Research Associates, this training course presents an opportunity to discover the principles of filtration, market and technology trends, technologies, products, test standards, unmet needs, and the growing potential of filter media products.

Commitment to success

The National Air Filtration Association will concurrently present the NAFA Air Tutorial on 18 November and will cover the following topics:

  • ‘Technology of Clean Air: How Do Filters Remove Micro-contaminants from the Environment?’, Chris Zaker, Glasfloss Industries
  • ‘Air Filter Application and Best Practice’, Stephen Nicholas, Air Industries
  • ‘Air Filtration Applications for Health and the Indoor Environment’, Jim Rosenthal, Allergy Clean Environments

Dave Rousse, INDA’s President, commented: “The addition of INDA’s Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course and the NAFA Air Tutorial to the 2014 Filtration Conference & Exposition enables attendees to optimise their travel spend.”

“It demonstrates INDA’s commitment to bringing together in one place high quality content to advance the success of filtration professionals. Filtration is a key growth sector within nonwovens and Filtration 2014 continues to be the major event of the year for this important market.”

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