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What is Pressure Filtration and Liquid/Solid Separation?

Pressure Filtration is the process of separating a suspended solid such as a precipitate from the liquid in which it is already suspended by straining it – under pressure – through a porous medium that can be penetrated easily by liquid. Pressure Filtration is used extensively in a range of industries including: Chemical manufacturing Pigments… Read more »

Great Filter Cloth Products, Accessories & Shorter Lead Times to Serve You Better

Sugar Beets

Are you in the middle of campaigns where an excellent stock of high-quality filter cloth and plates are vital to your bottom line? We’ve optimized our operations and now have SHORTER LEAD TIMES to serve you better, whatever your industry including mining, sugar beet processing, metal finishing, metal plating, pigments & dyes, frac sand, winemaking… Read more »

Filter Press Cloth for Large-Scale Fracking Operations

Did you know that Micronics manufactures industry-leading filter press cloths for all makes and models of filter presses & filter plates AND… for diverse industrial applications such as “fracking,” mining and mineral processing, refineries, and chemical manufacturing? When it comes to “fracking” – or hydraulic fracturing to be exact – a great deal of water… Read more »

Need Replacement Filter Press Cloth for Your Plates?

filter press cloth

High-quality filter press cloth is the foundation for an excellent filter press operation. Micronics provides you with high-quality filter press cloth for ALL types of filter presses and filter plates, including yours. These cloth styles include: Filter cloth for Recessed, Gasketed Plates (“CGR”) Filter cloth for Non-Gasketed (“NG”) Plates Filter cloth for Center Feed Plates… Read more »

Are Non-Woven Needle Felt Cloths Right For Your Press Operation?

non-woven filter cloth

In addition to a whole range of high-quality woven filter cloth fabrics, Micronics specializes in industry-leading non-woven Needle Felt Filter Cloths for a range of demanding applications. Needled felts are constructed by punching a fiber batt into itself to hook and entangle fibers which then form a thin, relatively dense structure, either with or without… Read more »

What’s the Best Filter Cloth for My Process?

CGR Filter Cloth

The best filter press cloth depends on your process or application. That’s why our years of filtration experience – with Micronics’ well-known industry experts – allow us to make the right cloth recommendations for you. Cloth selection is as much an art as it is a science! Micronics supplies filter cloths to you based on… Read more »

What Can I do to Improve the Performance of my Old Filter Press?

Old Filter Press

There are a variety of things that can be done to improve the performance of an old filter press. A few ideas include: Rebuilding or refurbishing your existing filter press to optimize its performance. Consider having Micronics make a site visit to evaluate and make recommendations to get your press operating more efficiently. We have… Read more »

Rules of Thumb: Filter Press Plates and Out of Balance Pressures

Filter Press Plates

Damage to filter press plates more often than not occurs because of out of balance pressures. One sign of out of balance pressures is when there are uneven filter cakes or much thicker cakes in one chamber vs. the adjacent chamber. Circumstances that can lead to out of balance pressures Different permeability of the filter… Read more »

Filter Cloth Terminology 101

Filter Cloth

When selecting filter press cloth fabrics for demanding pressure filtration projects, there are many choices. Fiber type, the weight of the fabric, its thickness, type of weave, and finish are all important. Filtration fabric suppliers typically describe their materials in weight per unit area of the dry fabric. In the specifications, this is referred to… Read more »