Does Micronics Offer Filtration Solutions for Edible Oils & Vegetable Oils?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Edible Oils

Edible oils from various seeds, grains and nuts rely upon Micronics’ liquid-solid pressure filtration expertise. Chances are that some of the edible oils in your own kitchen rely on filter cloth, plates, and filter press technology.

Micronics offers a range of specialized filtration solutions for edible oils including both filter cloth and filter plates. We design with full cognizance of food industry regulations.

Edible oils cover a very wide range of oil types obtained from various seeds, grains, and nuts. They may be rich in a variety of nutrients – including omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, depending on the specific oil – and include saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated oils. A partial list of edible oils is listed below:

  • Coconut oil
  • Corn oil
  • Olive oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Palm oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Canola oil (Rapeseed oil)
  • Safflower oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Walnut oil
  • Flax oil
  • Fish oil
Filtration Solutions

Micronics provides a range of filtration solutions and know-how for applications that may require anti-static properties like grounding threads woven into the cloth material and/or ground wire connections to the plates themselves.

Consumers typically like to see that their edible vegetable oils are free of particles, sediments and impurities – or “the foots” as they are often referenced – and use of a filter press with properly selected filter cloth and plates is well-proven to be an excellent solution for liquid-solid separation in various edible oil processing operations.

While coconut oil and its benefits receive much attention in the news, red palm oil is one of the most consumed vegetable oils in the world and is loaded with phytonutrients such as carotenoids and tocopherols. Processing palm oil typically requires dry fractionation so as to separate the palm oil into two fractions, “palm olein” and “palm stearin.”

Did you know that for palm oil processing, Micronics has experience with special cloth materials that have grounding threads to prevent ignition during processing? Micronics also offers special anti-static filter plates for this unique application in which high electrostatic charges may occur when the filter cake is being discharged.

Contact us for assistance in selecting the best filtration solutions for your edible oil production needs from rapeseed to palm to sunflower to walnut to coconut.