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The "Fundamentals in Filtration" is a lively, practical and hands-on 2-day training course that will provide you a unique overview of all aspects of nonwoven filter media, including filtration principles, processes and applications. 

The course will start with an overview of nonwoven raw materials and technologies, with special emphasis on those techniques that are especially useful in the various filtration domains. Next the basic filtration theory will be presented, followed by a more specific explanation about air filtration, air pollution control, and liquid filtration.
After a comprehensive review of filtration standards, the course is concluded by a session about converting technologies.

"Hi, I am Marines, Scientific & Technical Director at EDANA and your tutor for this course.
I'll be more than happy to welcome you on my course. I have at heart to make this experience enjoyable and instructive. You will be encouraged to participate, interact and think as a team. It is also a good chance for you to make contacts with other players in the filtration industry."

Filtration Training Course

Registration opens on the 1st day at 8:30. On both days the course starts at 9:00 and finishes at 17:00.
Day 1
Introduction and welcome
Nonwoven Technologies

Overview of nonwoven technologies (materials, formation, consolidation) with a focus on filter media

Coffee break
Introduction on filtration

Definitions, dusts and basics

Filtration Theory

The basics of filtration

Coffee break
Air Pollution Control

A study on air pollution control: needs and solutions


This get-together dinner is included in the delegate fees

Day 2
Standards on filtration

Introduction and review of relevant standards

Filter media characteristics

Materials in relation to applications

Coffee break
Indoor and transportation applications

Filters in HVAC, cars and trucks: fuel, oil, air and cabin air filtration

Converting of filter media

Overview of manufacturing technologies

Coffee break
Closing remarks
Wrap up and end of the course
André Boni
Senior Consultant

André currently is a Senior Consultant for cleanroom and HVAC filtration, residing in Belgium. Previously he held the position of Global Marketing Director HEPA/ULPA Filtration at Hollingsworth & Vose Europe. 

André has been active in air filtration for over 30 years in different positions with:

  • Donaldson (1977 – 1989): powder technology, gas turbine - and industrial filtration
  • Libeltex (TWE) (1989 – 1991): business unit manager air filtration
  • Findley Adhesives – Bostic (1991 – 2000): Sales manager and team leader for pressure sensitive adhesives, cold seals and PU hotmelts
  • Hollingsworth & Vose, responsibility for multiple applications: HVAC, Cleanroom applications, gas turbine, respirator
    Last assignment : Director Global Marketing – segment leader Cleanroom filtration

Active member in technical committees and working groups, working on standards :

  • ISO TC142 and TC209 
  • CEN TC195 and TC243
Marines Lagemaat
Scientific & Technical Affairs Director

Marines Lagemaat is the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director for EDANA, the international Association representing the nonwoven and related industries, a position he has held since September 2014.

Based in Brussels, Marines is responsible for managing the internal and external activities related to scientific and technical affairs in order to support the nonwoven industry, in all its applications: personal and household hygiene, medical protection, filtration, automotive, and construction.  In this role he’s involved in the development and  implementation of standards and their related test methods that serve as a reference for the industry and for fair trade. In addition, Marines manages various training and education programmes designed to provide technical and application-oriented support. Marines is of Dutch nationality.


The fee includes comprehensive delegate notes, a glossary of terms, samples, lunches, one evening meal and coffees.

  • EDANA members : €1595 excl VAT/pers
  • Non-members : €1925 excl VAT/pers

Note : According to Article 21 §3,3° of the Belgian VAT Code and to Articles 53 and 54 of the Directive 2006/112/EC, access to scientific and educational events for taxable persons is subject to VAT in the country where the event takes place (specific rule).


Who should attend

The aim of the course is to teach the basics of Filtration theory and of nonwoven filter media to professionals who have recently joined the filtration industry – and other nonwoven professionals interested in filtration as an application for their products. You will learn about the newest raw materials, state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies, and the importance of product testing and evaluation.


Course organiser 

This training course is organised by EDANA. The association organises INDEX™, the world’s largest nonwovens exhibition. EDANA has over 325 member companies in 38 different countries.



The course language is English. The tutor will speak clearly and make extensive use of visual aids, videos and samples. Active participation is encouraged from all delegates. 



Delegates completing the course will receive a certificate. 



The course will take place at EDANA, 46 Avenue Herrmann-Debroux, 1160 Brussels, Belgium, if a minimum of 10 participants is reached and if the sanitary situation allows. If these conditions are not met, the course will take place online.



EDANA has reserved a number of single rooms at the NH Collection Brussels Centre at a special rate of €175 per night, including breakfast. In order to receive this special rate, a hotel booking form will be provided to you once we have received your registration for the training course.

For any questions please contact
Anaëlle Schütz

Upcoming dates

21 June 2023 - 22 June 2023