With the business of filtration continuing to play a vital role in the personal and business lives of people and companies around the globe, the Filtration 2005 International Conference and Exposition drew a record number of exhibitors and more than 1600 attendees to Navy Pier in Chicago, November 15-17. Living up to its reputation as the largest filtration industry event in the world, Filtration 2005 featured 125 exhibitors, up 12% from the previous year's event in Philadelphia. It also offered three days of seminars and tutorials covering all aspects of the supply chain, according to event organizer INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry.
Among the highlights of the show was a Best Booths competition held to recognize and reward the most attractive and innovative displays at Filtration 2005. Winners were announced in two categories: large booth (more than 200 square feet), given to Johns Manville and Lydall, and small booth, given to Ticona and Apple Rubber Products.
Additionally, a keynote address was given by Morton Kaimen, Ph.D., of Northwestern University. The speech provided a look at the impact China and India are having on the U.S. and global economy.
The three-day event also featured seminars focused on such diverse topics as Healthcare, Environmental Issues, Cleanroom Filtration and Automotive Filtration. An Air & Liquid Filtration Tutorial provided a back-to-basics look at these two important segments of the business.
Filtration 2006 is scheduled for November 28-30, 2006 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.