Screening and classification for quarries, gravel pits, and processing plants.

Standards for mineral products are rising – whereas availability in some areas is diminishing. Companies in the stone processing sector are having to face up to these challenges. To find out how operators of quarries, gravel pits, and processing plants can gain a competitive edge in the dynamic environment of stone processing, come to the FILTECH in Cologne from February 23–25, 2021.

Construction materials are sought after like never before. Over the last 20 years, global demand for sand and gravel has tripled. In Europe alone, there are almost 14,000 companies that extract aggregates such as sand, gravel, and natural stone. While sand as a natural material is gradually becoming scarcer – and thus not only more difficult to obtain, but also more expensive – higher quality is becoming an increasingly important factor at the same time.

The aggregate plays a decisive role in this respect. It is an essential parameter for achieving the desired quality of the end product and thus ensuring that the material has the required properties for the intended use. Efficient plants and workflows are therefore already needed for the efficient extraction and processing of mineral products – in the quarry, during transportation, classification, storage, and loading.

Processing technology a key element

State-of-the-art screening plants are a key element for ensuring both efficiency and quality in stone processing. However, finding the right machinery for the desired application is not always a straightforward matter, even for experienced plant operators. Ultimately, it is not just about matching the specifications to the extracted rock and the desired quality; aspects such as wear resistance, throughput, and service offerings also need to be considered.

Industry representatives will find and present answers to questions about screening, sifting, and classifying at the FILTECH, which takes place every eighteen months. Again in 2021, a large number of exhibitors will be presenting their products and services. Even now, the FILTECH, the most important platform for filtration and separation technologies worldwide for solid, liquid, and gaseous media, reports over 340 registered exhibitors.

Processing technology is an important topic in both the exhibition and the presentation area of the FILTECH. Exhibitors such as Haver & Boecker, Siperm, and Paco Filter will be presenting the latest trends and innovations in screening, machinery, and systems. The exhibitors’ solutions are all designed to enable efficient screening, washing, and pelletizing as well as reliable particle analysis and characterization. The products and services of exhibitors at the FILTECH are also capable of meeting special requirements, for example in terms of degassing, capillary transport, or sound insulation.

“The booking status indicates that the decision to enlarge the event to cover two exhibition halls was the right one”, says Suzanne Abetz of FILTECH Exhibitions Germany. With the latest ventilation technology, the modern halls 7 and 8 of Koelnmesse support the safety and hygiene concept for the event which includes a safe hall layout, availability of disinfectant at all essential points and masks to wear when not seated.

Solutions for water, soil, and air

Efficient processes in the mining and processing of minerals are key to sustainable construction going forward. Screening systems are indispensable for these purposes. At the FILTECH, which will be held in Cologne from February 23–25, 2021, suppliers will not only be presenting solutions for separating mineral products, but also for liquid and solid media as well as for analyzing samples. Only here can operators of quarries, gravel pits, and processing plants as well as laboratory companies find the entire bandwidth of separation technologies at a glance – sector-specific and with unique expertise.


FILTECH is the foremost industry event worldwide when it comes to the filtration and separation of all types of media. The combination of sector exhibition and congress is held at the Trade Fair Grounds in Cologne every 18 months. The next FILTECH will take place from February 23 to 25, 2021. Everything you need to know about the FILTECH regarding visitors, exhibitors, and speakers as well as a list of exhibitors and lectures is available on the event website [].