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Filtrex Innovation Award shortlist announced

Winner announced at Filtrex 2022 November 8-9 in Berlin.

4th November 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Brussels, Belgium

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Now in its third edition, the Filtrex Innovation Award recognises innovation in the filtration industry, celebrating the continuous efforts for excellence by manufacturers of nonwoven based filter media and/or elements.

The bi-annual award invites applicants to share the creative ideas behind their innovation and how it benefits society. This year the following four entries have been shortlisted:

- Ahlstrom’s ECO filtration media with lignin-based resin impregnation. Lignin is a by-product from pulp production and has only recently been valorised at an industrial scale, resulting in new generation of air intake and engine oil filter media, drastically reducing formaldehyde emissions without compromising performance.

- Trupor by Hollingsworth & Vose. A microfiltration solution designed to meet the needs of the water and biopharmaceutical industries providing better flow than other materials currently in use.

- Johns Manville’s Evalith 798/250, a polyester bicomponent spunbond product offering excellent mechanical properties and filtration efficiency through optimised bonding patterns – the so called ‘monolith’ pattern – in calendering and embossing.

- The HycuTEC technology of Oerlikon Nonwoven – an inline hydro-charging technology used to create high end charged meltblown filtration media.

The four companies have each been allocated a ten-minute slot to pitch their respective innovations during the Filtrex 2022 conference, which takes place from 8 to 9 November 2022 in Berlin, Germany. The event attendees will be invited to vote and decide on a winner, with the award ceremony taking place at a reception at the end of the first day.

Running since 2004, Filtrex is the leading platform and meeting point for filtration media professionals. The two-day conference brings together management and technical specialists from producers of all types of filter media, as well as converters, raw material suppliers, measuring equipment manufacturers, laboratories and research institutions. The conference programme provides updates on market trends in the industry, innovative filter materials, new developments in media design, air/liquid filtration, automotive filtration, testing and standardisation. The programme for Filtrex 2022 can be found here.

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