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AFS Attendance Reaches Post-Recession Record

The 2014 American Filtration & Separations Society Fall Conference realized double attendance compared to the 2013 Fall Conference on a similar event covering the topic of filtration media; a positive sign the recession is drifting into the rear-view mirror and the industry is beginning to look forward positively toward the future. The 2014 Conference, titled Next Generation Filtration Media…Embracing Challenges, was held at the Hilton Rosemont at Chicago O’Hare Airport, October 13-16. Conference Co-Chairs were Andrew Goodby, Ahlstrom Filtration, LLC; Sebastian Stahl, DuPont and Sneha Swaminathan, Hollingsworth & Vose.

The Conference began Monday with broad contingent of both domestic and foreign attendees attending eight in-depth courses, all taught by industry specialists at half- and full-day Short Courses. AFS has been offering these courses on various filtration, separation and coalescing subjects since its inception in 1988. This fall’s offerings were (1) Introduction to Liquid Filtration, (2) Filter Media Design for Liquid Filtration Applications, (3) Filtration, Separation & Coalescing Media Use and Markets, (4) Ultrafiltration Membranes, (5) Liquid Filtration Testing Basics, (6) Microfiltration Membranes, (7) Nanofiber Technology In Filtration and (8) Advanced Engine Filtration. Each AFS course provides CEU credits. As an added Conference activity, AFS offered two tours: one Monday evening at the of the University of Illinois (Chicago) Filtration Facility, and another Thursday following the Conference at the Stickney Water Reclamation Facility.


Dixie Chapter Meeting

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Register Now

Topic: Filtration in Power Generation
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Dixie Member Chapter Meeting & Supper

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Carolina Ale House, 201 South College Street

AFS Awards Presented at Spring Conference


(pictured left to right):

2014 Young Scientist, Sneha Swaminathan;

2014 Frank Tiller Award, Wenping Li;

2013 New Product Award, Filtration Media Category, Volumetric Woven Wire Mesh, GKD-USA;

AFS Chair, Mark Willingham; 

2013 New Product Award, Biotechnology Category, Harvest Clear Filtration System, Parker Hannifin Dominick Hunter Division;

2013 New Product Award, Filtration Systems Category, Biogas Filtration and Cooling System, Parker Hannifin Hiross-Zander Division;

2014 Wells Shoemaker Award, Raymond Collins, Dow Chemical.

Clarcor Press Release December 3, 2013

Franklin, TN, December 3, 2013 -- CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC) announced that it has acquired the Bekaert Advanced Filtration business from NV Bekaert SA for a purchase price of approximately €6 million ($8 million), before various contractual adjustments. The Advanced Filtration business is engaged in the same line of business as CLARCOR’s subsidiary, Purolator EFP – the manufacture and supply of engineered metal filters and systems used primarily in the polymer fiber and plastics industries. Read full article.

Pall Corporation Names Lawrence D. Kingsley President and Chief Executive Officer

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., August 8, 2011 - Pall Corporation's (NYSE: PLLboard of directors today announced that Larry Kingsley has been unanimously elected president and chief executive officer, effective October 3, 2011. He will also be elected a director after he joins the company. Mr. Kingsley, 48, currently chairman of the board, president and chie executive officer of IDEX Corporation, will succeed Eric Krasnoff who announced his intention to retire earlier this year.