How Do I Select the Correct Filter Cloth?

Filter Cloth Selection is one of the key variables in the optimization of any liquid filtration application. We like to think of Filter Cloth as the key ingredient, the secret sauce to a Filter Press operation!

Critical considerations in the selection of Filter Press Cloth include its resistance to blinding, ease of filter cake discharge, resistance to chemical attack, thermal properties, abrasion resistance, particle retention, and more.

Whether you are starting up a new filter press operation or seeking to optimize an existing one, the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group 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. We are committed to your success.

It all begins with selecting the correct Filter Cloth. You can trust Micronics Filter Cloth – Accept No Substitute.

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


Contact Our Experts

Micronics Is Your Trusted Partner for Total Engineered Filtration Solutions. We offer end-to-end solutions from Filter Media to Industry-Leading Filtration Equipment, to Spare Parts & Accessories, to On-Site Field Services and In-House Laboratory Services. Whether for your Filter Press, Belt Press, Leaf Filter, Vacuum Filter, or Baghouse, you can count on Micronics’ deep industry and applications knowledge for the right engineered filtration solution to meet your needs. We look forward to working with your team.

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