AURORA, IL - April 26, 2007 - The prestigious IDEA07 Achievement Awards which recognize the best new engineered fabrics products and nonwovens introduced in the past three years were presented in six different categories during a special ceremony on the opening day of IDEA07 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition, April 24, 2007, in Miami Beach, FL.
Filtration Group's new GeoPleat ® High Efficiency Air Filter was the big winner in the Long-Life End Product category, beating out the other industry leaders, DuPont and Shaw Innovation Flooring Systems. The GeoPleat filter is a dynamic blending of a nonwoven filtration material and advanced thermo embossing pleating technology patented by LPD Technologies, Inc. The resulting product greatly reduces energy consumption while providing high levels of air filtration and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
"Winning the IDEA07 Achievement Award is a great honor for Filtration Group. We appreciate the recognition for our innovation, which is the cornerstone quality of our organization, especially when you consider the high quality of the competition in this category," said Eugene Beck, Director of Sales & Marketing for Filtration Group who was in Miami to receive the award.
The Achievement Awards began at IDEA04, which are co-sponsored by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) and NonwoSvens Industry magazine, honoring new products and technical developments. Categories include; Short-Life End Product, Long-Life End Product, Roll Goods, Raw Materials, and Machinery/Equipment. Industry member voting determined the winners in each category. The Achievement Awards take place every three years, with the next scheduled for the year 2010.
Filtration Group's product line runs the gamut from extended surface pleated filters for the home to high efficiency biological safety filters. With 10 manufacturing plants worldwide, the 60 year old company is the largest privately held air filter company in the U.S. Currently, Filtration Group produces more than 30 million filters each year.
The GeoPleat ® is a registered trademark of Filtration Group, Inc. For more information on the GeoPleat visit: www.peregrineindustries.com.au
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