Filtration 2018
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Industry data released

Lydall Acquires FIltration Business from PCC
24 JULE 2018

Lydall, Inc. through its wholly-owned subsidiary Lydall Performance Materials will acquire the Precision Filtration division of Precision Custom Coatings based in Totowa, NJ.
Andritz to provide drying and incineration system for Shanghai WWTP
17 May 2018

Andritz has secured an order valued at almost E120 million to supply a complete drying and incineration system for the expansion of the Bailonggang wastewater treatment plant in Shanghai, China.
Lydall Performance Materials Announces Price Increase
14 May 2018

Lydall Performance Materials, a wholly-owned subsidiary/affiliate of Lydall, Inc., announced a general price increase effective with orders placed on or after June 30, 2018. This adjustment is in response to industry-wide increases in the costs of fibers, resins and freight.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö Makes European Investments
25. April 2018

Ahlstrom-Munksjö announced two investment projects, totaling €9 million, both with attractive financial returns.
JX Nippon ANCI Begins Production of New Filtration Media
10. April 2018

JX Nippon ANCI , headquartered in Kennesaw, GA, with manufacturing in Roanoke, AL, and composite manufacturing in Dalton, GA, has begun production of JX-CFF, (continuous fiber filtration), a polyester nonwoven which is much more uniform than conventional roll goods of spunbond and can be customized for pore size requirements, according to the company.
Weir Minerals and Andritz partner on mine tailings
3. April 2018

Weir Minerals has entered into a long term strategic cooperation agreement with Andritz covering equipment for processing tailings in the mining industry.
Mann+Hummel develops test bench for multi-stage diesel filters
3. April 2018

High service intervals in combination with outstanding fuel cleanliness are the current demands for fuel filter systems, reports Mann+Hummel, and an alignment of different filter stages is an alternative to one single, high efficiency filter cartridge. By balancing the size and increasing the efficiency at each stage, ultra-high filtration efficiencies can be realized in a compact design.
Smiths Group to acquire German filtration company Seebach for €60mn
28. March 2018
Smiths Group plc, the parent company of mechanical seal specialist John Crane, has agreed to acquire Seebach GmbH, a provider of highly-engineered filtration solutions, from Avedon Capital Partners for an enterprise value of €60 million.


Grundfos posts record turnover for 2017
28. March 2018

Grundfos has reported a record turnover of DKK25 634 million in the 2017 financial year.


Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches Trinitex Advance W3200 for gas turbine filtration
21. March 2018
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is launching of Trinitex® Advance W3200, a E12 filtration media designed for pulse jet gas turbine applications.


Biwater builds wastewater treatment plant in Morocco
21. March 2018
Biwater has completed the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in the growing tourist town of Aourir in Morocco.


Top 10 filtration business stories of 2017
7. March 2018
AAF Flanders, Aire Filter, Suez, GE Water, Donaldson, Hy-Pro, Parker Hannifin, Clarcor, Enviro Voraxial, Schlumberger, Mann+Hummel, Jack Filter, Calgon Carbon, Kuraray, Evoqua, Tonka Water and OxyMem feature in the 10 most popular business stories on the Filtration+Separation website during 2017.


Heislitz to Lead Freudenberg Performance Materials
24. February 2018
Dr. Frank Heislitz, currently chief technology officer (CTO) of Freudenberg Performance Materials, will take over the position of chief executive officer (CEO) of Freudenberg Performance Materials with effect from April 1, 2018. Dr. Heislitz succeeds Bruce Olson, who will retire at the end of March 2018 after 11 years of work for Freudenberg. Olson will continue to serve as chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee of Japan Vilene Company Ltd., a joint venture between Freudenberg and Toray Industries, until the end of 2019.


Filtrete unveils Bluetooth-enabled residential air filter
30. January 2018
Filtrete™, a 3M brand, is introducing the Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter, a Bluetooth®-enabled HVAC air filter for the home.


Ahlstrom-Munksjö acquires land next to its Louveira plant in Brazil
18. January 2018
hlstrom-Munksjö announced in December 2017 that it is taking the first step towards a potential capacity expansion plan at its Louveira plant in Brazil.


Into the fiber’s core
From Nonwoven Report – avr
29. January 2016
Kelheim Fibers has completed the next step in the development of IR-reflecting fibers.During the last months, the incorporation of mineral IR-reflecting particles has been tested in several spinning trials. Different levels of these particles were integrated into the fiber’s core, thereby preserving the fiber’s inherent properties, rather than being added as a topical finish using additives based on titanium oxide or other metal-based compounds.


Germany Establishes New Carbon Fiber Research Center
From Textile Value Chain
By: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, USA
C(Lubbock, USA, April 22, 2016)-Saxony region in Germany will have a new advanced center for carbon fiber research. The Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden) will establish this center to focus on carbon fiber R & D and develop a wide array of applications in functional materials.


Covestro to present innovations in PU-coated textiles at Techtextil North America
From PU Magazine International
03. May 2016
Covestro announced that it is helping the textile industry create waterborne, polyurethane-coated textiles that serve the decorative and functional needs of diverse industries while embracing sustainable production. According to the company, PU coatings play a key role in bringing a broad range of functionalities and a broad range of effects, finishes and colour to textile materials.


Convenience products, like wet wipes, continue to be a mega trend
From Nonwoven Report – avr
04. May 2016
The strategic orientation is clear: Lenzing is reinforcing cooperation with customers along the value added chain and plans to increase the share of specialty fibers by 2020. The Chief Commercial Officer, Robert van de Kerkhof, comments on the new strategy as follows: “We aim to secure and further extend the leadership role of Lenzing in the dynamic growth market for the nonwovens sector.


Automobile roof frame made of natural fiber
From Nonwoven Report - avr
11. April 2016
Together with the International Automotive Components Group (IAC), a global leading supplier to the automobile industry, BASF has developed the worldwide first roof frame for cars that is entirely made of natural fiber.


Automotives Market in Japan
Demand trending downward as production slows.
By Kin Ohmura
Osaka Marketing

The scale of demand for nonwovens for automobiles is large, however demand has been sluggish in recent years due to a slowdown in automotive production in Japan. Table one shows demand for nonwovens for automotive carpets, headliners and tufted backings.


Multi-Billion Dollar Market to Separate Liquids from Oil and Gas
PECOFacet PEACH Saturated Depth Coalescer
By Robert McIlvane

The market to remove liquids from oil and gas is close to $2 billion per year and includes the range of devices to remove both small and large droplets as well as water in emulsified solutions. Mercury removal from natural gas is also a significant market opportunity for the filtration and separation industry. Water and other liquids need to be removed from natural and synthetic gas. Common applications are:


Effective filtration at water level
By Filtration + Separation
Filtering river water using the latest precision driven cleaning heads for effective filter cleaning at low micron grades.
Commercial water filtration consultant engineers Industrial Purification Systems (IPS), is claiming a ‘first’ for the construction industry by designing energy efficient filtration technology for the state-of-the-art Open Loop Heat Pump system installed at the development ‘Kingston Heights’, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK.


First ozone treatment application in Vietnam
14 January 2016
By Filtration + Separation

Xylem is to provide advanced treatment technology to support a Vietnam water treatment plant expansion, benefitting 1.5 million Ho Chi Minh City residents.


Mapal Green Energy filtration solution
20 January 2015
By Filtration + Separation

Pulp and paper making is one of the most water intensive industrial production processes anywhere. Estimates suggest up to 17.4 m3 of water are required to produce one metric tonne of paper, with the raw wastewaters often requiring complex biological treatment.


Super absorbent fibres provide greater flexibility
18 January 2016
By Filtration + Separation

Through a combination of polymerization know-how and spinning expertise, Technical Absorbents is solving highly specialized filtration problems in a number of key markets.


Activated Carbon Filter Cartridges Remove Impurities
By America filtration & separations society
Activated carbon has long been used to remove chlorine and other impurities from water and other liquids. Activated carbon is available in various cartridge forms to fit standard industrial housings.


Disc Filters as an Efficient Alternative to Sand Filters
Posted on March 21, 2016
By Filtration News

Activated carbon has long been used to remove chlorine and other impurities from water and other liquids. Activated carbon is available in various cartridge forms to fit standard industrial housings.


Milliken & Company is testing flame resistant textiles in space
23. February 2016
By avr - Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report

Jeff Strahan, research and development manager of flame resistant textiles at Milliken & Company is spearheading a collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)


Orival’s automatic self-cleaning filters
Posted on March 7, 2016
By Filtration News

Electrically driven automatic self-cleaning filters have been around for over forty years. Many customers for filtration equipment could not justify these high-priced filters.


Nonwovens Production Up in Europe Despite Slow Economic Growth
Production grows 3.6% in 2015, reaching over 2.3 million tons.
EDANA revealed its preliminary 2015 annual statistics, offering a comprehensive picture of the nonwovens industry across Greater Europe.


KSB’s variable speed system for wastewater pumps
04 April 2016
From Filtration+Separation

KSB Aktiengesellschaft will present its PumpDrive variable speed system and its three new functions for operating wastewater pumps at IFAT 2016, Munich, Germany, on 30 May to 3 June.


New filtration leaves from Cambridge Engineered Solutions reduce costs and downtime
12 April 2016
From Filtration+Separation

Cambridge Engineered Solutions has launched a new manufacturing initiative to fabricate stainless steel filtration leaves for portable pressure filters commonly used by craft breweries, wineries and artisan juice and vinegar makers to separate mash and sediment.


Salt and water protection for turbines from Clarcor E12 rated filter
29 March 2016
From Filtration+Separation

Clarcor offers high performing E12 rated filter protection for gas turbines from salt and water in all conditions.


Spiral Water expands into solids management
11 April 2016
From Filtration+Separation

Spiral Water Technologies, a developer of advanced filtration solutions for difficult-to-treat waters, has expanded application of its award-winning technology into the solids management arena.


Sulzer introduces high-efficiency recirculation pump
04 April 2016
From Filtration+Separation

Sulzer has introduced a new submersible recirculation pump type ABS XRCP 800 PA with a completely new design.


Increase in sewage treatment performance with fills for activated sludge basins
16 February 2016
From Filtration+Separation

The use of fills from ENEXIO Water Technologies GmbH (formerly GEA 2H Water Technologies) can increase the output of activated sludge basin by up to 35 %, Enexio says.


Premier Acqua Tech introduces Ecoflo Coco Filter compact septic system
23 November 2015
From Filtration+Separation

Premier Tech Aqua (PTA) is expanding its ecological onsite wastewater treatment Ecoflo Biofilter product line with the new NSF-certified Ecoflo Coco Filter.


Super absorbent fibres provide greater flexibility
23 November 2015
From Filtration+Separation

Through a combination of polymerization know-how and spinning expertise, Technical Absorbents is solving highly specialized filtration problems in a number of key markets.
UK-based Technical Absorbents Limited specializes in formulating high performance super absorbent materials for niche applications, in particular in the filtration field.


Swedish scientists develop nanocellulose filter to remove viruses from water
23 November 2015
From Filtration+Separation

Scientists at Uppasala University, Sweden, in collaboration with German virologists, have developed cellulose nanofibre sheets to remove viruses from water, Dr Seshadri Ramkumar, a full professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University, US, reports.