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'Filtration 2008' registers record exhibitors and global visitors
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.


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