How to Select the Correct Filter Cloth

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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, 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 cloth 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:

  • Multifilaments
  • 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
  • Basket weave
  • Oxford weave
  • Satin weave
  • Twill weave
  • Leno weave

Learn more about: filter cloth weave patterns

Filter Plate Compatibility

Micronics offers you high-quality filter cloth for virtually all filter presses – Overhead & Sidebar – and virtually all filter plate types, including:

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

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. You can trust Micronics Filter Cloth.

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