Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 'Filtration 2008' registers record exhibitors and global visitors
'Filtration 2008' registers record exhibitors and global visitors
13
Jan '09
The Filtration International Exposition and Conference returned to the East Coast in early December with crowded aisles, booths full of the new products that will drive the filtration business in the 21st century, and unparalleled networking opportunities that combined to once again make it the most important week of the year for the global filtration industry.

With strong registration numbers and busy aisles for the two-day Exposition coupled with three days of well-attended Conference sessions, INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry and organizer of the annual event, reports that Filtration 2008 was among its most successful events.

“Despite a challenging economy and a difficult business environment, the importance of Filtration 2008 to this industry has allowed it to remain a key meeting place for companies in all links of the filter supply chain,” says INDA President Rory Holmes.

“We are ramping up in this industry and this is a good show to really connect with the players in this business,” said Monte Crabtree of Clarcor Air Filtration. “Everybody important in the industry is here and we can see everyone in one good day.”

Added Yuichi Komura, Asahi Kasei, “I have come from our office in Germany to look for new materials to use for our filtration systems. This show has a lot of suppliers for us for both new media and other materials and we are researching what we will need to buy.”

Adding to the excitement and enthusiasm on the show floor was the presence of more than 30 new exhibitors among the more than 120 exhibiting companies. Lending an international flair were the 30% of exhibitors who went to Philadelphia from outside of the United States.

In addition to the Expo, the well-attended Filtration 2008 Conference featured presentations on the research that is leading the industry into the future. Two keynote presentations – one from Mark Hachenski of GE Energy that provided insight into the company's efforts in filtration technology and another from DuPont's Barry Granger, who detailed the company's sustainability efforts and how they impact its filtration business – highlighted the conference.

Among the other highlights:
A Networking Reception during the afternoon of Day 1 of the Exposition allowed attendees and exhibitors to meet in an informal setting. The reception was sponsored by Ahlstrom, Filtration Group, INDA, Johns Manville and PGI.

A drawing sponsored by INDA for five iPods awarded attendees at the conference. The winners were Kathy McGee, Buckeye; Christine Stanfel, Ahlstrom; Tom Anderson, Midwesco; Peter Shipp, Kimberly-Clark; and Angel de Vecchi Flores, Grupo Devinsa.

A panel of industry judges awarded the Best Booths among the Filtration 2008 exhibitors. The exhibitors were judged for their creativity and “friendliness” in two categories – Large (more than 200 square feet) and Small Booth. The winners were:

Large Booth – First Place, IREMA-FILTER GmbH; Second Place, Ahlstrom. Small Booth – First Place, Lenzing Plastics/Dolan GmbH; Second Place, Industrial Netting. Filtration 2009 is scheduled for November 17-19 at Chicago's Navy Pier.

INDA


Must ReadView All

NRF urges US Congress to step in, stop trade war

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Jun 2018

NRF urges US Congress to step in, stop trade war

The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently urged the US Congress...

Courtesy: Connor Group

Textiles | On 21st Jun 2018

Protectionism top threat to textile sourcing: William Connor

Protectionism is the biggest political factor and threat affecting...

Courtesy: Tintex

Textiles | On 21st Jun 2018

'Price ratio is key factor for knitted fabrics market'

The price ratio is a key factor for the global knitted fabrics market ...

Interviews View All

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Manuj Terapanthi
Texaura

Transparent supply chain and fair trade will boost sustainable market

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search