INDA partners with the Waterloo Filtration Institute for FiltXPO 2023

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is partnering with the Waterloo Filtration Institute (WFI) to produce the 2-day FiltXPO conference program from 10–11 October in Chicago, USA.

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The WFI is a global non-profit organization bridging the gap between academia and industry to advance filtration and separation processes worldwide.

The conference portion of FiltXPO 2023 will focus on advanced filtration technologies and science for products that create a cleaner, healthier, and safer world.

“We are excited to partner with INDA on the FiltXPO Conference,” said Christine Sun, PhD, president of the Waterloo Filtration Institute. “WFI’s technical experience and reach will bring an added dimension to the event. Our team has already begun planning the conference and we look forward to sharing more details soon.”

“INDA is proud to partner with WFI as they bring a wealth of filtration knowledge to the table,” said Tony Fragnito, president of INDA. “We are very fortunate to have their technical expertise in planning the FiltXPO Conference. Filtration professionals can expect a robust program developed with the industry expertise of WFI.”

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is also partnering with INDA to bring educational offerings to the nonwoven and engineered material industry. Behnam Pourdeyhimi PhD, Professor and Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute, and his team will teach the 2-day Filter Media Course in conjunction with FiltXPO, 9–10 October, at Navy Pier in Chicago.

Professor Pourdeyhimi and his team will share the latest insights in the development, testing and application of nonwovens in air, aerosol and liquid filtration. Participants will gain knowledge about the physics of filtration, how nonwoven filter media is designed and used in air, aerosol, and liquid applications, testing standards, unmet needs in filter media, and the latest market trends and intelligence.

Based at the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University, the NWI is a partnership among stakeholders spanning the breadth of the nonwovens value chain. Operating on an “Open Innovation” platform and covering the full Technology Readiness Level (TRL) range, NWI engages government, industry and higher-ed to enable next-generation nonwoven solutions to mission-critical challenges.