How to Select the Correct Filter Cloth

Filter Press ClothsFilter cloth selection is one of the key variables in the optimization of any liquid filtration application. Critical considerations in the selection of filter cloth include its resistance to blinding or fowling, ease of filter cake discharge, resistance to chemical attack, thermal properties, abrasion resistance, particle retention, and more.

Filter Cloth Specifications to Consider

There are a number of factors to consider in choosing the best filter cloth for your application, all having an impact upon cycle time and service life:

Filter Cloth Materials

Micronics offers you a wide array of woven and non-woven filter cloth fabrics to suit your particular operational needs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Felted Polypropylene Filter Cloth
  • Polypropylene “Mono/Multi” Filter Cloth
  • Polypropylene “Mono/Mono” Filter Cloth
  • Polypropylene “Multi/Multi” Filter Cloth
  • Polyester Filter Cloth
  • Nylon Filter Cloth
  • Rilsan® Filter Cloth
  • Trevira® B Filter Cloth
  • And more fabrics

Learn more about filter cloth material types

Filter Cloth Yarn Designs

Different yarn designs will offer different filter cloth characteristics. Common yarn designs to choose from include:

  • Multi-filaments
  • Monofilaments
  • Spun Yarns

Learn more about filter cloth yarn designs

Filter Cloth Weave Patterns

Different weave patterns will affect everything from cake release characteristics to abrasion resistance, resistance to acid and alkaline environments, particle retention, and susceptibility to blinding. Weave patterns to choose from include:

  • Plain weave
  • Satin weave
  • Twill weave
  • Basket weave
  • Leno weave

Learn more about filter cloth weave patterns

Filter Plate Compatibility

Micronics offers you high-quality filter cloth for virtually all filter plate types, including:

  • CGR filter plates
  • Non-gasketed (NG) filter plates
  • Center feed filter plates
  • Corner feed filter plates
  • Membrane filter plates
  • “Plate and Frame” filter plates
  • And more

Learn more about filter plate types


Finding the Best Filter Cloth for You

Whether you are starting-up a new filter press operation or seeking to optimize an existing one, Micronics has the liquid/solid separation know-how that you need for your particular application.

Contact us so we may put Micronics’ extensive expertise to work in helping you achieve your liquid filtration goals, saving money and enhancing operating efficiencies. It all begins with selecting the correct filter cloth.

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