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Mr. Jerome Barrillon

President, Residential Filtration, Marmon Water, USA

Mr. Jerome Barrillon, an experienced business leader,  has managed manufacturing businesses for Ahlstrom, ITW and the Marmon Group. Over the last 25 years, Jerome has spent over half of it connected to the world of filtration, first with Ahlstrom, both in France and in the US, and more recently with KX Technologies, part of the Marmon Group. Jerome currently leads the Residential Filtration business of Marmon Water, which produces drinking water filters for the world’s leading OEMs, focusing primarily on activated carbon technologies. Under his tenure for the past 8 years, Marmon’s business in Residential Filtration has more than doubled, and it currently supplies products globally, with manufacturing in the US, Singapore and India. Jerome is a global citizen, holding both French and American nationalities, an avid traveler and foodie, and an evangelist for how proper water filtration can be a game changer for many communities around the world.

Dec 6, 2023, 8:10AM–8:25AM EST

PFAS and Other Industrial Contaminants: Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Water Filtration Industry

But transportation filtration world is facing a major sustainability challenge that Ahlstrom addressing in alignment with its purpose to “Purify and Protect with Every Fiber, for a Sustainable world”. Two main axes will be developed during the presentation with recent product development examples: 1/ improving the carbon footprint of end customers by enhancing the performance of the filter element (longer lifetime, lower energy consumption, better protection) and by supporting the transition to electrification (new FiltEV® platform dedicated to high performance filtration materials for battery and fuel cell electric vehicles). 2/ adopting more sustainable resources by anticipating regulation (PFAS-free solutions), and by incorporating increasing amounts of bio-sourced fibers and binders which support the reduction of the carbon footprint of the filter elements.

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