the World’s largest Filtration Show sets strong signals for further growth

Show report 2015

The positive market trend in the immediate run-up to the world’s largest filtration show also characterised the course of FILTECH 2015 in Cologne and made for an excellent mood amongst the 320 exhibitors. With more than 12,000 participants over 3 days FILTECH 2015 has clearly exceeded all expectations and set a strong signal for further growth of the world-wide filtration and separation sector. At FILTECH 2015 67,9% of all foreign guests came from Europe. A substantial increase was also registered in the number of trade visitors from Turkey, Poland, Italy, USA, France, Israel, Japan and India. At FILTECH 2015 more than 54% of the trade visitors came from outside Germany. The experts came from 76 nations and all continents – they even travelled to Cologne from Kazastan, Jordan, Kenya and Quatar. 32,1% of all international guests came from overseas making the Show an intercultural experience and a unique platform for exhibitors to generate new business. Companies reported an overwhelming number of contacts, a marked willingness amongst trade visitors to invest, promising new business contacts from all over the world, quite specific contract negotiations and concrete business deals.

The Filtration Event

October 11-13, 2016
Cologne – Germany


+30% Participants
+15% Exhibitors

36 % Top-Executives

Meet and do business with top-level decision makers. 32% of all foreign guest came from overseas.


more than 350 Exhibitors will feature targeted solutions for filtration tasks of all industries.

International Participation

Visitor Profile

What Exhibitors say…

Peter Reich, Manager Filtration Products Division, Sandler GmbH: “In recent years, the number of visitors has increased along with the scale of the trade fair. Being a nonwovens manufacturer, the FILTECH brings together exactly the audience we are looking to address. Therefore, the FILTECH 2015 again was a great success for Sandler”

Frank Steegmanns, Key Account Manager Adhesives, Stockmeier Urethanes GmbH & Co. KG: “Our third time at FILTECH and each time we exhibit we see huge growth. We have grown with FILTECH to become a world leading supplier of bonding and sealing solutions for filtration. FILTECH 2015 once again proved to be the perfect place to meet our current clients, introduce ourselves to new ones and discuss new ideas and applications. FILTECH brings together all parts of the industry, from across the globe, to share experiences and information. We are looking forward attending FILTECH 2016.”

Daniel Krumme, CEO, Innovatec GmbH: “We exhibited at FILTECH for the first time in 2011. The feedback received greatly exceeded our expectations. Since then we show our constantly growing portfolio of high-quality filter media from Meltblown at FILTECH.”

Michal Vaníček, Key Account Manager, Elmarco s.r.o.: “FILTECH is a top filtration event where you can meet many people from the industry at one single place. Although we are not a kind of filter company, we have no doubt about participation in FILTECH, as it keeps us in touch with right people and latest developments within the filtration community. Moreover, there is no other exhibition where we could gain so many customers, as we regularly do at FILTECH. Simply, we are looking forward next edition of FILTECH!”

Cagdas Yaz, Sales Executive, Mogul Nonwovens & Composites: “We firstly attended at FILTECH in 2015 and had many positive feedbacks even though we’re not a finished product producer so it wasn’t a hard decision to decide about participating in next event. We believe that FILTECH is one of the best gates to understand the market’s updated demands, to meet many of key players in one place and to exhibit your portfolio. ”

Kunal Shah, Marketing & Export Manager, Arvind Ltd.: “FILTECH 2015 was a great forum for Arvind ltd. to display it’s both woven & non-woven filtration products. It was great to meet the suppliers along the entire value chain of filtration products. Due to the great response received during last FILTECH, we will participate again at FILTECH 2016!”