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INDA hosts 26th Filtration conference in October

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is set to host the 26th Filtration International Conference & Exposition at Chicago’s Navy Pier, US, from October 10 to 12, 2017, showing innovation, and quality of the air and liquid filtration segment of the nonwovens industry with newest breakthroughs and challenges for the participants. INDA will again hold its one-and-a-half day acclaimed Nonwoven Filter Media Training Course prior to the expositions.

The powerful combination of leading-edge products and applications, technical advances, networking, top speakers, plus education and training, all entirely focused on the growing filtration segment, will continue to deliver strong value for leading suppliers and customers of filtration media and components who exhibit and attend Filtration 2017.

Filtration 2017 will be highlighted by exciting program additions on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), a panel discussion on ISO 16890 standards, and a luncheon keynote address on the attractiveness of the industry that is driving consolidation.

Abdoulaye Doucoure, senior R&D scientist, Hollingsworth &Vose Company, will moderate a panel with Herve Buisson, vice president of Veolia Water, and Frank Stamatatos, president of Secure Aire, on how interconnected smart systems can save time, increase operational efficiency and capture new growth.

In his keynote address, Phil Whitaker, president and CEO, AAF Flanders, will explore what’s behind the upswing of M&A activity involving filtration-related companies over the last few years and how players can enhance their value, with the topic of discussion as “Why the Filter Industry Is Suddenly So Attractive - A Look at What’s Driving Recent M&A Activity?”

Moderated by Robert Burkhead, president of Blue Heaven Technologies, a panel will discuss all sides around ISO 16890, which establishes an efficiency classification system of air filters for general ventilation based upon particulate matter (PM), with the topic “ISO 16890 Panel: Is This Good or Bad for the US Industry?” (GK)