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INDA Announces Session Chairs and New Conference Details for Inaugural FiltXPO™ Featuring Technical Experts in Critical Filtration and Separation Areas

Cary, NC, Aug. 22, 2019 – Industry experts in filtration science and technology will chair seven critical sessions for INDA’s inaugural FiltXPO, North American’s only exhibition and technical conference dedicated exclusively to filtration and separation, Feb. 26-28, 2020, at Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill.

The overall FiltXPO program will be chaired by Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University, and Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute. Co-chairs are Paul Marold, President, Lydall Performance Materials and Taylor Sulmonetti, Ph.D., Associate, Exponent.

Session leaders who are shaping the cutting-edge topics and line up of more than 30 speakers and seven keynote presentations are:

  • Air Filtration – Paul Marold, President, Lydall Performance Materials
  • Biopharmaceuticals – Ruben Carbonell, Ph.D., Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University
  • Membrane Technology – Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University, and Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute
  • Micro/Macro Modeling – Hooman V. Tafreshi, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Nano Fibers – Alexander Yarin, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, University of Chicago
  • Separation Technologies – Taylor Sulmonetti, Ph.D., Associate, Exponent
  • Water Filtration – Hervé Buisson, Vice President, Veolia Water

“FiltXPO will feature technology thought leaders and innovators in the most up-to-date areas that are critical to filtration and separation,” said Pourdeyhimi.  “Attendees will gain knowledge, insights, and connections to transform their businesses, making FiltXPO a not-to-be-missed event.”

Speakers will look at the trends shaping specific industry sectors and opportunities being fueled by more stringent regulations for clean air and water, public pressure, growth in developing global markets, and other factors.   

FiltXPO is expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors for three intensely-focused days of technical program content within the hottest topics in filtration and separation. Technical conference sessions will run in conjunction with the show floor exhibition.

This highly technical event is targeted for professionals in biopharmaceuticals; HVAC and indoor air quality; medical and healthcare; food, beverage, and liquid processing; clean energy, oil and gas emissions; testing, instrumentation, modeling; and wastewater/process water filtration.

To register and for program updates and speaker announcements, visit the FiltXPO website.

About INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of member companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce. Since 1968, INDA events have helped members connect, learn, innovate, and develop their businesses. INDA educational courses, market data, test methods, consultancy, and issue advocacy help members succeed by providing them the information they need to better plan and execute their business strategies. For more information, visit www.inda.org, or download the INDA mobile app for immediate updates.

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