INDA’s Filtration 2012 Brought The World of Filtration Together in Philadelphia

Annual event approached record numbers in both attendance and exhibitors at Philadelphia Convention Center in November

CARY, N.C. — December 4, 2012 — One of the largest and most successful filtration events ever filled Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center earlier this month as suppliers, customers and the entire filtration value chain from around the world took part in three days of education, new products and networking at INDA’s Filtration 2012 International Conference and Exposition held November 13-15, 2012.

Living up to its billing as one of the largest and most important filtration industry events in the world, Filtration 2012 drew over 1400 attendees from more than 30 countries to Philadelphia from November 13-15, 2012. “Even as the Mid-Atlantic region continued to clean up from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy a week earlier, the strong attendance and impressive number of exhibitors confirms the important role that Filtration 2012 played in the business of filtration,” says Dave Rousse, the new President of INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, organizer of the annual event. “The East Coast location proved very attractive for both attendees and exhibitors from around the world.”

“This is the only exhibition in North America that focuses exclusively on the manufacturing and marketing of filters across both liquid and air segments. Attendees at Filtration 2012 were able to see and touch the latest developments in raw materials, machinery and finished products from both established and new companies from everywhere filtration products are made and used,” Rousse adds.

In addition to the Exposition, the well-attended three-day Filtration 2012 Conference focused on vital topics to the business of filtration in 2012 and beyond.

One of the highlights of the Filtration 2012 Conference was the keynote session on “Trends in Automotives — Implications for Filtration,” presented by Dr. Andreas Kreuter, CEO of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies.

Also at Filtration 2012, for the first time, the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) conducted the Air Filtration Tutorial, led by NAFA’s Al Veeck. The tutorial was part of the NAFA Certified Air Filter Specialist (CAFS) program — the first education and certification program designed specifically for air filtration professionals. Marisa Jiménez de Segovia, President of Air-Care de Mexico, also representing NAFA, presented the Spanish version of The Technology of Clean Air.

Filtration 2013 is scheduled for November 12-14, 2013 at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois.

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INDA is the leading global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry.  Since 1968, INDA has provided a variety of industry focused networking events to help members increase sales and market share.  INDA is the nonwoven industry’s premier source for market leading education, global forecasts, testing standards and trend reports which provides members the information and knowledge to better plan and execute their business.  Through its on-the-ground efforts in Washington DC, INDA provides members a strong voice within government on topics that affect the nonwovens industry.  For more information visit

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