A 2-day conference where filtration experts/professionals along the supply chain meet and find information on actual topics: health trends, transition to EV, response to sustainability challenges.
In parallel with the conference, activities are organised to facilitate networking
Application open until October 10. Fill in the form to submit your application
The FILTREX™ Innovation Award competition is organised within the framework of the FILTREX™ conference and is part of EDANA's broader effort to support and celebrate innovation within the nonwoven and related industry.
This reward recognizes the efforts of all manufacturers of nonwoven based filtration products/éléments and celebrate their continuous efforts for excellence.
Any company who designs or manufactures nonwoven related filtration products, or components of these, is eligible to enter the competition. During the conference, shortlisted companies will be given time to present their innovation to delegates. The winning company will be selected by the audience.
“A very good collaborative interaction between partners throughout the supply chain”
Bill Adams, Director Sustainability and Technology, Canfor Pulp
“Great networking, ample time to meet the ‘movers and shakers’ in filtration”
Duncan Gunn, Development Coordinator, Don & Low
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The nominees will each present their innovation in a short presentation. The audience will elect the winner to be announced during the cocktail.
Bogi will present "The change from sickcare to health care".
Bogi Eliasen is Director of Health at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS). He was born in the Faroe Islands and is educated in Political Science and International Law from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He was previously employed by the Faroe Business Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked as a consultant over the last 20 years for politicians, the public sector and private companies.
Bogi was initiator of the first population genome project FarGen to sequence the genomes of the entire population of the Faroe Islands. As Director of Health at CIFS, Bogi sets the stage diving into topics such as the future of genomics, data, digital functions, and their integration with health. This is based on a holistic vision of shaping the future personalized health paradigm as a part of ambitious projects and networks around the world. He received the HIMSS Future 50 global award for his work in 2019. He initiated the Nordic Health 2030 process and has a key role in both the global Future Proofing Health Index and Movement Health 2030 that aspires to improve health by applying the new health paradigm. He is a co-chair Sciana Health Leader Network.
His next big focus is facilitating the shift and building bridges between the fields of personal and public health.He calls himself a knowledge broker whose expertise lies in combining various fields of knowledge.
Fransua Vytautas Razvadauskas is a Senior Cities and Mobility Consultant at Euromonitor International and focuses on the Passport Cities and Mobility pages. Based in Vilnius, he has more than 7 years of experience in the industry.
Fransua draws on his knowledge of economics and previous experience to provide engaging thought-leadership content on urban trends and mobility patterns. He produces a range of strategic reports, articles and other editorial content to make meaningful predictions on the future course of cities, urban consumers and mobility.
Fransua advises clients across a broad range of industries which includes FMCG, retail and luxury goods companies. His focus is to enable clients to gain a better understanding of the major forces guiding the future of cities, urban consumers and mobility.
Kristel will present "Broadening the PLA portfolio by introducing a specific grade for meltblown, suitable for filtration applications".
Kristel Beckers obtained a Materials Engineering Degree at the KULeuven in Belgium, with a specialization in polymers and composites. At the start of her career, she worked for a Belgian research institute on various national and European projects, with a main focus on filament extrusion of biobased polymers and its conversion into composites. In 2016, Kristel joined Corbion as a PLA application engineer, targeting fiber, filament and nonwoven applications. Since the start of the joint venture between TotalEnergies and Corbion in March 2017, she is the company's technical advisor for PLA in fiber, filament and nonwoven applications.
Leonie will present "Profiled bicomponent fibres for coalescence filter media".
Leonie Beek, M. Eng., is a researcher at Institute für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA) since 2019. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Biomimetics in 2016 and her Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 at Westphalian University of Applied Sciences. Her research focuses on textiles in filtration and biomimetcs. Furthermore, she is leading the “Filtration forum” at ITA. The topic of her dissertation are bioinspired textiles for oil-water separation.
Hugo Christiaen started his career 40 years ago and entered the nonwovens industry 35 years ago in 1987 with the company Libeltex in Belgium, at that time belonging to The Vita Group. Since 2012 Libeltex was acquired by the TWE Group with HQ in Emsdetten, Germany.
Hugo is a Master of industrial engineering and is currently director CSR for the TWE Group.
Hugo has performed several management roles within both the Vita and TWE organisations in Procurement, Sales, R&D and Operations. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences of the fibre and nonwovens industry and has published several articles in international magazines.
Hugo will present "Potential solutions for providing emission-reduced staple fiber-based nonwovens in different applications including filtration".
Andreas will present "Stability of electrostatic charge under real life conditions".
Bernadette will present "Using virus surrogate bacteriophage phi6 and human coronavirus 229E for determination of viral reduction efficacy in air and on surfaces".
Current Position since 2017: Senior Scientist, Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Chemie und Technik (OFI), Vienna; Technical competence centre, microbiology & cell culture
Since Oct. 2017: Doctoral study at Technical University, Vienna, Austria; Technical Chemistry
Oct. 2014 -Oct. 2017: Master’s degree at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Master of Biotechnology)
Thomas will present "Clear air everywhere – Filtration technology for enhanced cabin air quality".
After studying Process Engineering worked in the filtration (solid-liquid separation) and automotive (climatization) business. Since 2010 part of MANN+HUMMEL in the Cabin Air Development in different roles. Currently Director Engineering Cabin Air Filter since 2 years
Joshua will present "Defeating defects: new innovations in free-surface electrospinning".
Jörg will present "Improved bonding structure for cleanable filter medium".
Engineer Degree in Process engineering and Chemistry from CPE Lyon (France)
Professional experience – all at Ahlstrom-Munksjö:
Claire will present "Enhancing Filtration performances of wet-laid synthetic nonwovens through improved gradient structure".
Ingrid will present "Where is the truth in HEPA cabin air?".
Dr. Ingrid Rückert is the Product Marketing Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Hollingsworth & Vose. She recently entered this role following more than 10 years specializing in the research and development of nonwovens at H&V. Her primary focus is the cabin air segment and managing various synthetic technologies offered to the EMEA market to meet the high-end demands of the automobile industry. She obtained a PhD in polymer science as well as an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Fabrizio wil present "Synthetic air filter media: the key to sustainable highly efficient solutions.
Martin will present "Efficiency testing, influences of measuring technology and test parameters".
Thorsten will present "With safety and sustainability aboard - The first HL3 certified bag filters for railway applications".
After his studies, Mr. Thorsten Stoffel worked as product manager for different consumer electronics divisions of Siemens and TDK between 2003 and 2008. Since 2008 Mr. Thorsten Stoffel has been senior global product manager of air filtration products of DELBAG GmbH. He is responsible for the global air filtration product line of DELBAG GmbH. In this position, he has continuously been in charge of product alignment, product development and marketing of air filter elements marketed by DELBAG. His main task includes acting as the central interface between sales, production and R&D units. Mr. Thorsten Stoffel was a member of the DELBG negotiation team during the transition to Hengst SE in 2018 and he also represents DELBAG’s entrepreneurial interests before international technical committees and industry associations, such as Eurovent.
Daniel will present "Electret nonwovens for cabin air filtration/face masks: Investigation of submicron aerosol deposition using experiments and simulations".
Daniel Stoll studied energy and process engineering at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK), where he received his master`s degree in 2022. Since May 2022, he is working as a scientific researcher at the Institute of Particle Process Engineering. His research area is aerosol filtration with a focus on the investigation of droplet deposition and leak tightness of particle-filtering half masks made of electret nonwovens under real conditions of use.
Helen will present "New GBT 18001 Standard for Air Purifiers".
In January 2021, I joined the Consumer Filter Division of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies as Business Manager for the Europe region, with key focus on developing strategy and structure to deliver sustainable growth in key market segments.
I commenced by career within the Industrial Filtration Division in Freudenberg UK in 1996, holding various managerial positions in contracts, services and sales and culminating in becoming UK Sales & Marketing Manager in 2009. In 2018, I took a dual role managing a Global key account, actively engaging in pre-development of new product innovation projects strengthening engagement with the HQ.
I was nominated to the Freudenberg Leader Development Program (FLDP) in 2018 and continue to be a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM).
Tobias will present "New ISO 10121-3 - first classification system for molecular filters for general ventilation".
Tobias Zimmer is an experienced air filter specialist with more than 18 years of experience in the international ventilation industry. Tobias has joined Camfil since 2009. He is also an active committee member of various standardization bodies and industry associations such as ISO, CEN, Eurovent, EVIA, REHVA, EHEDG, VDMA and DIN.
|FILTREX 2022 Conference delegate (Fee excludes 19% recoverable VAT)||€1,050.00||€1,400.00|
|FILTREX 2022 - Access to Filtrex Asia 2022 Presentations||€250.00||€350.00|
|FILTREX 2022 Student||€350.00|
By registering to attend FILTREX™ Europe, you can register for FILTREX™ Asia with a 100€ discount. Get access to the FILTREX™ Asia 2022 recorded presentations (with translation), papers and list of participants*.
*FILTREX™ Asia will be organised in Shanghai on 16-17 November. Due to COVID, travelling to China remains complicated. The conference will be recorded, translated and made available online from 28 November. If you wish to attend physically, contact MengYe.Zhang@informa.com
This will be the third edtion of the FILTREX™ INNOVATION AWARD, recognizing the efforts of all manufacturers of nonwoven based filtration products/elements and celebrates their continuous efforts for excellence and innovation. Your company can apply as of today to highlight an innovation and show how it benefit society. Selection criteria and procedure can be found here
The 2019 FILTREX™ conference attracted key players from 48 different companies, with a focus on mobility, innovation in filter media and in media design, media converting technology and modelling and testing methods.
Organised in Berlin on 14-15 May 2019, delegates had the opportunity to hear leading spokespersons for the industry discuss the future of filtration for vehicles in the age of e-mobility, new developments in nonwoven media, media design and filter converting, as well as modelling and testing for the high performance requirements increasingly expected by the market. Read more
The 2019 FILTREX™ Innovation Award, the only award recognizing innovation in the filtration industry, was attributed by delegate’s vote to Math2Market for their GeoDict software.
Math2Market GmbH was honoured for their innovative and easy-to-use FiberFind-AI module of Geodict software. GeoDict is claimed to be the most complete solution for multi-scale 3D image processing, material modelling, simulation and optimization. The FiberFind-AI module uses modelled nonwoven microstructures to train neural networks to label binders and fibers with artificial 3-D scans. After training, the neural network also recognizes the binders and fibers in 3-D scans of real nonwovens. Read more
“On behalf of Math2Market, it is a great honour to win the FILTREX™ Innovation Award 2019 in Berlin. This will motivate us to bring more and more innovative and practical features into our scientific software GeoDict. Many thanks to EDANA team for their great and professional organization of the FILTREX™ conference. A great place to learn and network”
Dr. – Ing Mehdi Azimian, Expert in Filtration & Business Development Manager, Math2Market
The 2019 nominees were:
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