Weave Patterns

Weave patterns – such as plain, twill, and basket-weave – are an important factor influencing filter cloth performance, in addition to yarn fiber materials and yarn designs. Required cake release characteristics, abrasion resistance, resistance to acid and alkaline environments, particle retention, and susceptibility to blinding all factor into selection of a weave pattern for your particular filter press operation.

Pictured here is our new MINE-XLL, a Heavyweight Nylon Filter Press Cloth with a Twill Weave.

Contact Micronics’ filter media experts to discuss filter cloth selection for your unique operation. Proper filter cloth selection will increase your press uptime, decrease the frequency of cloth changeouts, and save you time and money. Micronics is committed to your success.

Plain Weave

Filter Cloth Weave Pattern

The plain weave filter cloth is one of the simplest weave patterns. The warp and filling threads cross alternately. Plain-woven fabrics are generally the least pliable, but they are the most stable. Characteristics include high particle retention and low resistance to blinding with average cake release properties.

Twill Weave

Filter Cloth Twill

The twill weave is characterized by a diagonal rib, or twill line. Each warp floats over at least two or more consecutive fill yarns, enabling a greater number of yarns per unit area than a plain weave, while not losing a great deal of fabric stability. Characteristics include an average resistance to blinding, average cake release, and good mechanical strength.

Satin Weave

Weave Basket

The face of the satin weave fabric consists almost completely of warp produced in the repeat of the weave. This is the most flexible of weave patterns and conforms very easily around most contoured surfaces. Satin weaves are usually four, five, eight, or twelve harness. Characteristics include excellent cake release, average retention, and excellent resistance to blinding.

Basket Weave

Weave Leno

The basket weave is a variation of the plain weave where two or more warp yarns cross alternately with two or more filling yarns, resembling a plaited basket. This weave is more pliable and stronger than a plain weave, but is looser and not as stable. The basket weave is typically used for backing (support) cloth and basic filtration applications.

Leno Weave

Satin Filter Cloth

The leno weave is a locking-type weave in which two or more warp threads cross over each other and interlace with one or more filling threads. It is used primarily to prevent shifting of fibers in open weave fabrics and only for backing (support) cloths.

Contact us today and we can evaluate your process and discuss filter cloth material selection to help optimize your filter press operations. Benefit from Micronics’ expertise in engineered filtration.

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