About us

IFTS, Institut de la Filtration et des Techniques Séparatives, International Filter Testing Services is the international reference for Solid-liquid Separation. Founded in 1981, IFTS is a non-profit organization at the crossroads between Research and Industry; serving as a meeting place for Equipment manufacturers and users.
IFTS is an independently regulated, ISO 17025 accredited, laboratory and research center focusing on liquid filtration and separation science. IFTS quality management system is certified as per ISO 9001:2008.

UNIQUE SKILLS
IFTS' expertise relies on a top-class team of scientists, engineers and technicians in the field of Solid-Liquid Separation (SLS).
IFTS provides a global resource for professionals working in SLS, making IFTS able to assist clients in a wide variety of industries including the automotive, chemical, aerospace, mechanical and nuclear industries.

IFTS head office is based in Foulayronnes located in the south-west of France, near Agen (half way between Toulouse and Bordeaux).
IFTS owns a subsidiary in the USA (Middlesex, NJ) manages a sales office in China (Shanghai) and works closely with representatives in Germany, Saudi Arabia (more to come soon). Chinese subsidiary has built a new building in 2014, which is based our local sales team as well as a filter test laboratory control and cleanliness.


OUR COMITMENT, YOUR SATISFACTION
Leadtime is a key factor for our customers : IFTS guarantees the completion of its services within a pre-determined and agreed lead-time upon order placement.
IFTS is a dynamic and very responsive organization : thus, we undertake to provide cost estimates within 24h from the request.

Our quality policy : Knowledge, Attention, Thoroughness, Promptness, Economy.

IFTS is an ISO 17025 test laboratory with capability granted by the French organization COFRAC of validating his own test procedures.

IFTS is ISO 9001:2008 certified.


OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS
Agence de l'Eau Adour-Garonne
Chambre du Commerce et de l'Industrie du Lot-et-Garonne,
Communauté d'Agglomération d'Agen (District Agenais),
Conseil Général du Lot-et-Garonne,
Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine,
Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse,
Symagec