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Advanced Nonwovens in Filtration

Course: Half Day, 0.4 CEUs
Christine Sun – Instructor

Course Description

Do you know nonwovens are the most popularly used filter media in Filtration market? This 4 hour course will give you an overview on how nonwovens are produced, what make nonwovens so uniquely qualified for filtration applications and how to choose right nonwovens for your products. The latest developments on nanofiber and hybrid technologies will also be discussed.

Course Content

  • What are nonwovens?
  • How are nonwovens used in filtration market?
  • Nonwoven technologies in Filtration
  • Filtration benefits of each nonwoven web forming process
  • Adding values by bonding, laminating, and finishing techniques
  • Select right nonwovens for your products
  • Recent developments in advanced nonwoven filter media
    • Nanofiber products
    • Hybrid products
  • Recap and Q&A


Instructor Bio

Dr. Christine Sun, President of Filtration Technology International, Inc., is a globally recognized technical and market expert in nonwovens and filtration industry. With over 26 years of extensive experiences in both academic and industrial services, she has not only broad and in-depth knowledge in this field, but also commercial scale hands-on experience on product development. She has over 100 technical publications and patents in the related area.

Dr. Sun was technology director of liquid filtration at Donaldson from 2011 to 2013, and R & D Manager at Freudenberg Filtration Technologies from 2004 to 2011. Before that she was a research professor at the University of Tennessee’s Textiles and Nonwovens Development Center (TANDEC).

Dr. Sun earned her BS, MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and executive certificate from Kellogg School of Management. She received the Sr. Scientist Award in 2012 from AFS and the Best Paper Award in filtration from INDA (Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry) in 2008. She is currently the first vice chair of AFS, board member of Textile Research Journal and board member of Journal of Industrial Textile. She is a past chair of ASHRAE MTG-EEC (filter energy efficiency classification committee) and an active member of multiple air/liquid filtration standard committees, such as ASHREA, SAE, ISO, etc.