OCTOBER 2 - 4, 2018
PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA USA

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, October 2

Filter Media Training Course

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Behnam Pourdeyhimi, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, And Executive Director, North Carolina State University, The Nonwovens Institute

Separate Fee Required. For more information see our Filter Media Training Course page »

Welcome

10:30 am - 10:35 am

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

A New Generation of Fine Fiber Processing for Filtration

10:35 am - 12:05 pm

Moderator: Dave Rousse, President, INDA, Association of The Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

Advanced Meltblowing
Tom Daugherty, Deputy Director/Operations Director, The Nonwovens Institute
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Challenges for Submicron Meltblown: A Computational Study of the Inherent Jet Instabilities within the Nozzle and the Impact on Filament Formation
Bryan Haynes, Ph.D., Senior Technical Director, Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
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Solution Blowing: Biopolymer-derived Nanofibers, Self-healing Nano-textured Vascular Composites and Their Applications
Alexander Yarin, Distinguished Professor, University Of Illinois At Chicago
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Electrospun Filter Media for Gas and Liquid Filtration
Jakub Hrůza, Ph.D., Professor, Technical University of Liberec
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Stanislav Petrik, Director, Technical University of Liberec
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Lunch (On Your Own)
12:05 pm - 2:00 pm

The Continuing Debate: ASHRAE 52.2 vs ISO 16890

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Moderator: Robert Burkhead, President, Blue Heaven Technologies

Update on ASHRAE 52.2
Kathleen Owen, Consulting Engineer, Owen Air Filtration Consulting, LLC
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ISO 16890
Don Thornburg, R&D Manager, HVAC/HPP Product Group, Camfil Americas
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IAQ: Advanced Through Sensors & Standards

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Moderator: Brian Little, Sr. Vice-President Sales and Marketing, Bondex Inc.

Smart HVAC Filters
Michael Meis, Lead Research Specialist, 3M
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The WELL Building Standard: Rating a Building’s Performance, Design, and Operations
Nathan Stodola, Chief Engineer, International WELL Building Institute
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Coffee & Networking Break
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Advances in Filter Media

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Moderator: Morris Collins, Member Relations Director, INDA

Pore Size Characterization with PMI Online Bubble Tester and PMI Cartridge Porometer
Krishna Gupta, Ph.D., President, Porous Material Inc.
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Cellulose Filaments: A New Raw Material for Wetlaid Filter Media
Francois Drolet, Scientist, FPInnovations
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Wednesday, October 3

Filter Media Training Course

8:00 am - 10:30 am

Instructor: Behnam Pourdeyhimi, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, And Executive Director, North Carolina State University, The Nonwovens Institute

Separate Fee Required. For more information see our Filter Media Training Course page »

Filtration® Exposition

10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Industry Reception

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 4

Filtration® Exposition

10:30 am - 3:00 pm

OUR SPONSORS

"The keynote presentation offered an overall picture of the potential future of the filtration industry and was a great reminder of why we’re part of this industry."
– Russ Johnson, Head of New Business Development and Strategic Marketing, Freudenberg
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