The global filters market is valued at USD 63.54 billion and forecasted at nearly USD 64 billion by 2020,
according to market research compiled by Grand View Research. Growing environmental concerns and
stringent regulations & standards have prompted increased filter usage and improved medias across various
industries and applications. Technological developments related to innovations in processes and superior
products are playing a critical role in shaping the present and future filters market. (ED – Reference
The American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS) 2018 Spring Conference ‘FiltCon’ will take place
April 23-25, in Prior Lake MN, and focus on unmet market needs, advanced technologies in air and liquid
filtration, simulation and modelling, innovations in filtration testing equipment, and the trends for future
Prior Lake is 20 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis in the state of Minnesota. Minneapolis is the 16th-
largest metropolitan area in the United States and the second largest economic center in the Midwest.
More stringent environmental regulations and rapid technological advancements have significantly increased
filtration demand for diverse industrial, commercial, automotive and household markets. In addition, the global
drinkable water crisis has raised significant concern and new developments in water purification market.
The Conference will include opportunities to attend educational short courses, six plenary sessions presented by
top industry leading companies and academia including 3M, Water Planet Inc., University of Minnesota,
University of Waterloo, four technical tracks, and an Expo featuring 10×10 and 10×20 booths. Technical tours
will be offered on Thursday, April 26, and a networking event will be held on Monday, April 23.
The American Filtration & Separations Society is the largest Filtration Society in North America and the
principal educator of the industry. The Society is host to the 13th World Filtration Congress in 2020 and holds
annual conferences in support of industries and infrastructure where filtration, separations and coalescing is