AQUACHEM GmbH Separationstechnik

Fully automatic membrane filter presses

AQUACHEM GmbH Separationstechnik – Hall 8 – E82

The fully automatic AF-series from AQUACHEM is a technical evolution of conventional chamber filter presses. Due to the degree of automation required today, a lack of personnel and the urge to increase efficiency in daily business, the previous filter technology is often no longer up-to-date.

Our fully automatic filter press is a mature and reliable system that has already proven itself many times under the toughest conditions. The press continuously produces and empties filter cakes safely without the presence of an operator. The leakage of the suspension during the filter cycle is also a thing of the past.

In addition to the significantly reduced operating costs, the investment is usually only slightly higher than with a conventional chamber or membrane filter press. Due to the higher performance per available square meter of filter area, a smaller automatic filter press can be used.

You do not know whether your suspension is suitable for filtration with our AF filter press? Let’s find out together in our laboratory! We are happy to support you.
A high machine availability, low maintenance and reduced disposal fees due to the higher dry matter content of the filter cake mark only a few of the many advantages of our AF-series.

No leakage, no staff – maximum flexibility. Convince yourself and contact us!

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AHLSTROM – MUNKSJÖ

FiltEV® - New filtration offering for electric vehicles

AHLSTROM – MUNKSJÖ – Hall 7 – P2

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, one of the global leaders in filter media manufacturing, has applied its deep knowledge of the automotive industry to develop a range of reliable filtration solutions for Battery and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles by introducing Ahlstrom-Munksjö FiltEV®. This includes:

  • a new generation of Cabin Air Filter Media delivering higher efficiency on fine particles (HEPA), microorganisms and harmful gases for a safer journey.
  • a Premium range of Transmission Oil Media for suction and pressure filters delivering better protection of the powertrain and longer lifetime.
  • a complete portfolio of Air & Liquid Filter Media for Thermal Management delivering reliability and extended performances to the cooling unit.
  • a modular concept of Fuel Cell Air Intake Filter Media protecting the circuits and the catalyst against finest particles and critical molecules.

To complement the Filtration offering for Electric Vehicles, Ahlstrom-Munksjö has introduced Forticell®, a new product platform designed for energy storage applications. Covering a complete portfolio of fiber-based materials for the lead acid battery industry in addition to new solutions in development for Lithium Ion Batteries.

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SANI Membranes ApS

A new Technology Platform for continuous filtration from Lab-scale to Industrial needs.

SANI Membranes ApS – Hall 8 – C26

SANI Membranes ApS is a Danish cleantech company producing innovative continuous Micro- and Ultrafiltration solution for the Biotech, Pharma, Food and Process industries.
Vibro-Lab3500 is the perfect benchtop filtration solution for process development and small-scale filtration applications. Low fouling continuous filtration where the filter is kept clean by vibration shear.
Vibro-I is our industrial MF and UF solution. The Vibro-I is perfect for difficult MF applications where high transmission is crucial and can concentrate your valuable products to extreme concentrations in UF.
The patented Vibro technology creates the needed turbulence on all membrane surfaces by vibrating the membrane relative to the media. The Vibro technology eliminates the need for a cross flow pump and delivers uniform TMP throughout the system at exceptional low energy consumption.
• Ideal Separation • Unique Microfiltration • Low Energy Consumption • High Concentration, Viscosity and Solids Load • Better Product Quality • Higher Yield • Sanitary

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ANDRITZ Separation GmbH

ANDRITZ introduces Nutrion vacuum filter for maximum hygiene

ANDRITZ Separation GmbH – Hall 8 – A36

International technology Group ANDRITZ has launched the Nutrion vacuum drum filter with a self-emptying filter trough, vapor-tight hood, and advanced control options, for a hygiene-optimized design that ensures high-quality end products for demanding sectors such as food and pharmaceuticals.

The Nutrion vacuum drum filter from ANDRITZ has multiple improved features to eliminate any risk of contamination, a prime consideration for separation equipment in the food or pharmaceutical industry. By optimizing every element in the Nutrion vacuum drum filter ANDRITZ has increased safety, hygiene and product quality, while ensuring greater availability and reducing manual interventions to an absolute minimum.

Metris addIQ control systems work in combination with these hardware improvements to optimize process operations and save money through production increases and better product quality. The Nutrion vacuum filter has optoelectronic sensors for measuring cake height as well as continuous trough level measurement. Production parameters are continuously monitored to facilitate the identification of improvement and savings opportunities as well as predicting any possible failures and so practically eliminating downtime.

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ADVANSA Marketing GmbH

ADVA®terra - A Strategy to Reduce Plastic Pollution

ADVANSA Marketing GmbH – Hall 7 – P9

ADVA®terra, biodegradable polyester fibre made of 100% recycled feedstock.
ADVANSA applies an innovative technology to combine sustainability and biodegradability. ADVA®terra fibres originating from 100% post-consumer PET bottles are engineered via proprietary modifications to provide biodegradation capabilities without sacrificing from favourable mechanical properties of PET. It is available as water dispersible short cut fibre for the paper and wet laid nonwoven industry, as staple fibre for dry laid nonwovens and tow for the floc industry in various fineness and cut length, for production across diverse end-uses, even with food contact.
Products made from ADVA®terra have the same properties as conventional non-biodegradable standard fibres and can be processed as easily, minimizing environmental consequences without sacrificing quality and performance. ADVA®terra is also suitable for recycling after completing lifecycle.
According to our laboratory studies based on the ASTM D5511 test scheme, ADVA®terra is expected to biodegrade to 30%-60% within 12 months – a degradation rate comparable to some natural fibre materials which may take from some months to few years.*
*Degradation rates strongly depend on individual factors like temperature, moisture, microorganisms etc.

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Apro Technologie GmbH

Integrated coating line for dusty (carbon) to rolling (ion exchanger) substrates with many of new innovations and improvements

Apro Technologie GmbH – Hall 8 – E26

Design
Using integrative projection we have designed a very compact line compared to other machines available on the market. The line is designed for rooms with heights less than 3m and no hoist installation is required. The modular design allows for future modifications and upgrades without limitation.

Cleanliness
A clean coating process is obtained by integrating pre-dust removal of the granulate before entering the dosing unit, dust removal from the web surface after application and a fully controlled process of the air exhaust system.

Adhesive technology
Improved spray technology for reactive and also thermoplastic adhesives in conjunction with automated retractable applicators and optimised cleaning procedures reduce downtime and material consumption compared with current industry standards.

Flexibility
A new approach in material handling and dosing technology allows quick substrate changeover at any time. The setup- and down-time can be reduced considerably and small batches become profitable.

Know-How
Over 30 years of experience and development have been brought together to design and develop our unique line, along with our extensive knowledge of dosing and adhesive processing, combined with the advanced technology of dust removal and exhaust, makes us an ideal fit for your manufacturing and processing requirements.

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NORDSON

Nordson’s economical TruFlowTM Flex system provides outstanding process control of fluid dispensing for enhanced product quality

NORDSON – Hall 7 – K13

Nordson advanced technology incorporates ultra-precise dispensing accuracy.

The combination of our extensive product portfolio and expert teams continuously offers customers best value proposition at best total cost of ownership.

The New TruFlow™ Flex controllers enable flow monitoring and closed-loop control for the installed base of material delivery systems when used with a Nordson TruFlow meter. When operated in control mode, the TruFlow Flex controllers measure actual material delivery compared to the requirement and continuously adjust pumps in real-time; thus vastly improving material delivery accuracy.

TruFlow™ Flex Controllers:
■ Accurately monitor or control up to two flow channels in real-time;
■ Intuitive touch-screen interface simplifies set-up and operation;
■ Data logging and graphing improve operational control;
■ Easily integrates with existing system.

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BinNova

BinNova Triple Air ® - A new polycationic microfiltration media from M6 to H13 for the permanent immobilisation of hazardous particles, allergens, bacteria or viruses

BinNova – Hall 7 – R7

BinNova Triple Air® – a new polycationic microfiltration media from M6 to H13 for the permanent immobilisation of hazardous particles, allergens, bacteria or viruses.

With health issues caused by allergies increasing globally and pandemic scenarios like the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020 as well as the annual influenza season, new requirements have arisen for better indoor air quality and thus for improved HVAC air filtration.

Clean and healthy air is essential in sensitive public areas like hospitals, nursing homes
and schools. Domestic appliances such as vaccum cleaners and air purifiers must function effectively and emit good air quality.

To meet these requirements BinNova Microfiltration developed a new generation of wetlaid filtration media with an innovative coating – BinNova Triple AIR®.
BinNova Triple AIR® with a permanent polymeric coating provides
an extremely large polycationic surface and irreversible adsorption of negatively charged particles such as allergens, bacteria and viruses.

• This new approach provides added value
• Irreversible immobilisation of charged particles down to the molecular level
• Eliminates substances of concerns (silver, zinc, quarternary ammonium compounds)
• Increases safety during operation and maintenance
• Suitable for new applications to maintain a healthier and cleaner world

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AMES-PORE FILTRATION, S.L.

Innovative filtration modules made of metallic membranes

AMES-PORE FILTRATION, S.L. – Hall 7 – P17

The innovative AmesPore® XPM modules are filtration modules usable for ultrafiltration and microfiltration fully made of AISI 316L stainless steel.

AmesPore® XPM modules are based on small porous metallic tubes of AISI 316L stainless steel of 8.5 mm diameter, inside coated with a ceramic porous layer which is interlocked to the porous 316L substrate.

The product is available in modules of 2’’ – 4’’ – 8’’ ⌀ and 450 mm length (excluding connection), with filtration surface from 0.16 to 3.11 m2.
The filtration grade goes from 20 nm to 500 nm.
Modules can be used to 230ºC at a 10 barg pressure (depending on module design).
These modules are fully steam sterilizable.

The unique architecture of the AmesPore® XPM modules provides:
• High resistance to mechanical or thermal shocks, which means:
- Safety in handling, transport and assembly.
- Safety against pressure and temperature peaks.
- Great resistance to thermal fatigue.
- Economy, because installations require less temperature and pressure control devices.
• Great compactness: installation downsizing and small footprint.
• Easy cleaning by steam, ozone, backpulse, radiation or solvents.
• Ecology: no microplastics, high flow and high durability.
• Competitive price.

AmesPore® XPM modules comply with 2014/68/EU european directive.

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Fibertex

Fibertex 100% synthetic non charged filter media up to HEPA 13 efficiency level

Fibertex – Hall 7 – H14

Fibertex Nonwovens is one of the leading nonwoven manufacturers with latest production technology available. A unique building platform with multiple production technologies allows tailored filtration product concepts for filter manufacturers within both air and liquid filtration based on needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, high loft, activated carbon and nanofibre production technologies.

The state-of-art nanofibre production capability allows air filtration products up to HEPA 13 efficiency level and being fully mechanical filtration meets latest filtration standards. HEPA 13 pleatable filter media Fibertex Pleatex 80AH13NP6 can be used in various applications, including vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, HVAC systems, respirators and cabin air filters.

The filter media is made of synthetic durable nonwovens, including nanofibres with a low pressure drop and non-charged efficiency, which can replace glass fibre and melt blown media that is commonly used. Fibertex filter media has approximately half the pressure drop compared to commercially available glass fibre products.

Fibertex Pleatex 80AH13NP6 is easy to handle with existing pleating machinery. Additional properties as permanent extra hydro and oleophobicity can be added by state-of-the-art plasma treatment. Contact your local Fibertex team for more information about next generation filter media which can be customized also to your application.

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Haver & Boecker OHG

Effects of design in single and multi-layered woven wire mesh combinations

Haver & Boecker OHG – Hall 8 – C13

Thinking things different and looking beyond standard lead to innovative design considerations in woven wire mesh combinations. In cooperation with the Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering in Stuttgart (IMVT) Haver & Boecker has investigated and evaluated different offline measurement techniques and particle systems and their influence on the result of the load-dependent fractional separation efficiency (FAG) and the dirt hold capacity when using woven wire mesh in solid-liquid separation. By means of a specifically selected gradient structure and layer orientation, the load-dependent fractional separation efficiency as well as the dirt holding capacity can be favorably influenced. This in turn has positive effects on the service life and efficiency of multi-layered metal wire mesh combinations in sintered and not sintered condition. Blocking tendency is significantly reduced. The throughput characteristics are optimized.

Benefits for use in filter components:
  • Reduction of blocking tendency and pressure loss.
  • Improved separation efficiency and dirt hold capacity.
  • Optimized throughput characteristics.
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RAMPF Polymer Solutions GmbH & Co. KG

Conductive Casting Compounds for the Filter Industry

RAMPF Polymer Solutions GmbH & Co. KG – Hall 8 – E29

RAMPF Polymer Solutions has developed high-performance polyurethane systems for casting and bonding filter elements. The cutting-edge materials exhibit outstanding conductivity and flowability and meet the directives of the European Union on explosion protection (ATEX).

The directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX) of the European Union regulates the market for explosion-proof elec-trical and mechanical devices, components, and protective systems. It is relevant for numerous indus-tries and applications, including the filter industry. Here, the static charge inside the filter during cleaning can lead to a spark that, in the worst case, could cause an explosion in the filter.

In order to prevent this, RAMPF Polymer Solutions has developed conductive casting compounds for use in potentially explosive applications. The polyurethane systems have an excellent conductivity of 0.03 MOhm/cm, whilst at the same time exhibiting a very low mixing viscosity and therefore very good flow behavior. As a result, users do not need any complex conveyor systems and potting applications can be easily processed.

The casting compounds are available in Shore hardness A 85 and D 80. Further benefits are high chemi-cal resistance and good machinability.

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Catalytic Instruments GmbH & Co.KG

The New Silver Standard: The Silver Particle Generator (SPG)

Catalytic Instruments GmbH & Co.KG – Hall 8 – D15

Catalytic Instruments are proud to announce our latest instrument, the Silver Particle Generator (SPG), which produces high concentrations of solid silver nanoparticles in the size range 1-100nm; ideal for instrument calibrations, filtration testing, and air quality research.

Uses for the SPG include the calibration of condensation particle counters, measuring filtration efficiencies, and the calibration and complex measurements made possible with specialist aerosol equipment.

The solid aerosol generated is stable in concentration, is of known chemical composition and physical characteristics, allowing highly accurate research to be conducted with ease.

We will have on display our Catalytic Stripper, which removes semi-volatile material from an aerosol, for solid-particle measurement, and our Catalytic Vapor Filter, which removes harmful butanol vapors from your CPC exhausts!

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Wasser 3.0 gGmbH

Microplastic-free production with Wasser 3.0: Saving money through environmental protection

Wasser 3.0 gGmbH – Hall 8 – C64

Industries are increasingly confronted with their handling of various pollutants in their process waters. Challenges range from high costs through large amounts of chemicals and waste disposal, millions of liters of contaminated water, high energy demands, and an unclear situation regarding microplastics.
Greentech R&D think tank Wasser 3.0 gGmbH now offers a holistic solution to detect | remove | reuse microplastics – and micropollutants – from waters. Technological innovations for fast and cost-effective microplastics detection and filter-free removal are embedded into a circular economy and Zero Waste strategy. The clou: An agglomeration-fixation through which microplastics and micropollutants clump together, float to the surface and are skimmed off; within minutes. A standardized detection of microplastics and a continuous process control determining removal efficiencies and conserving resources as well as reuse of removal products becomes possible.
Reproducible 95 % removal efficiency for microplastics, 90 % reuse of process chemicals, 100 % reuse of waste and process water, and 50 % reduction of energy demand lead to significant cost reductions and a microplastic-free production.

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Hengst SE

The electrified cabin air filter

Hengst SE – Hall 7 – K13

Cabin air filter with FFP-2 level filtration – This is made possible by the newly developed cabin air filter from Hengst with an upstream ionizer. This reliably protects passengers against viruses and fine particles. In addition, polarization of the filter ensures consistent efficiency throughout the life of the filter. The system also allows retrofitting in existing installation spaces.

This means there is an ionizer upstream of the cabin air filter. The negatively charged gas molecules charge the contained particles. Some of these particles in turn form agglomerates. Both single, charged particles and agglomerates of multiple particles substantially improve filter efficiency. The ionizer developed by Hengst achieves uniform charging in a very compact space.

Polarization on the other hand provides constant filtering performance throughout the entire life of the filter. Cabin air filters normally contain so-called electret media. These filter media have fibers with a high electric charge. Filtration of particles is achieved primarily via electrostatic attraction. The electret effect generally diminishes substantially over time, which also affects filter performance. The electrified cabin air filter counters this effect. Integrated polarization conserves the charge in the filter medium. The combined effects of ionization and polarization therefore result in high long-term particle filtering with low power consumption of 2.5 – 10 watts.

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Puffe Engineering

New P1 NSA module FM 12.5 AOAC including needle stroke adjustment

Puffe Engineering – Hall 8 – A24

Puffe Engineering is thanks to its decades of experience in hot melt adhesive technology, a reliable partner and provider for tailor made solutions in many industries.
The modules from Puffe Engineering are made from high quality components. They are perfectly matched to our application heads. Due to their quality, our modules are extremely durable, even when used at extremely high temperatures. You will achieve a precise application with a clean cut of the adhesive.
In 2022 we will be launching our latest P1 NSA module FM 12.5 AOAC including needle stroke adjustment. Optimized for PowerFoam®, with a glue bead pitch of 12.5 mm, it is only half the size of our previous FM25 modules with a pitch of 25 mm / 1 ”. At a working temperature of up to 250 degrees and a working pressure of 90 bar, our modules made of aluminum and tool steel offer the smallest bead pitch to date.

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MANN+HUMMEL

Cabin air filters with nanofibers

MANN+HUMMEL – Hall 8 – C11

The nanofiber filter media produced by MANN+HUMMEL consists of a carrier media and an extremely thin layer of ultra-fine polymer fibers. These ultrafine fibers and their large number ensure a higher separation efficiency of fine particles like PM2.5 and PM1, and also ultrafine particles, keeping at the same time a low air flow resistance.

A ePM1 classification of the nanofiber filter media was achieved according to ISO 16 890, which means that the filtration efficiency of PM1 particles can reach up to 95 %. Compared with traditional electret filter media, the nanofiber media shows a much lower reduction of filtration efficiency after ageing. This means a stable long term efficiency over the whole filter life time.

Furthermore the nanofiber media is highly resistant against extreme environmental conditions, as humidity and temperature fluctuations.

This technology can be combined with any further media like particle filter media, filter media with activated carbon (for the adsorption of gases and odors) or/and bio functional layer (for the additional inactivation of microorganisms). This enables varieties of customized solutions to meet the requirements of vehicle manufacturers.

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ONIS

Change your strainer in few seconds instead hours

ONIS – Hall 8 – B35

The issue
Shutdown time to separate pipe connections in order to replace filters can adversely impact a plant’s value process and create unnecessary non-productive time (NPT). To eliminate this type of NPT a plant will often implement redundant process equipment to eliminate the need to stop production during this maintenance. However, these types of redundant solutions un-necessarily increase capex requirements.

The solution
The Quick Filter Changer is equipped with a redundant strainer and includes technology to efficiently switch the strainers in process piping systems. Time to replace a filter with a new one can be reduced by more than 90% compared to conventional methods. These time savings are enabled by a simplified operational sequence that doesn’t require separating the piping connection.

This quick action clamping mechanism is self-locking and resistant to overpressure and vibration. Advanced sealing technology is also used with the clamping to maintain the connection integrity in extreme pressure, temperature, and process conditions. Once a new filter strainer is moved to be inline of the process piping, process conditions can be resumed while personnel remove the old strainer that is offline of the piping system.

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INTERMAS

Meshes for high-temperature filters designed to operate under the most demanding conditions and environments

INTERMAS – Hall 8 – D11

Today, an increasing number of industrial applications require materials resistant to high-temperatures.

Most common air filters do not need to bear temperatures beyond 90ºC. Intermas has developed a wide range of meshes that are used as pleating support of filter medias. Our extruded plastic netting made in Polyethylene (PE) or Polypropylene (PP) is commonly used to reinforce the pleat of filter medias for HVAC filters, dust collectors, cabin airs and intake filters.
When it comes to liquid filtration, filter components are usually exposed to a much higher temperature range whilst in contact with aggressive chemicals. Intermas extruded netting made in Polyamide 6 (Nylon) and Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) is designed to operate under the most demanding conditions and environments.

As opposed to netting made in Polyethylene (PE) or Polypropylene (PP), netting in PA6 and PBT is today a very competitive solution for high-temperature filters and represents the alternative to steel and fiberglass meshes.

Intermas also has a specific family range of meshes used as feed spacers for Reverse Osmosis filters. They are made in PP and are used as membrane separators in RO modules.

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GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG

Innovative microfilter crucible for the analysis of microplastics

GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG – Hall 8 – B19

Methods for the analysis of microplastics are becoming increasingly important. TED-GC/MS is a method for high accuracies. In order to take into account an important step in the analysis of microplastics, GKD has teamed up with the Federal Environment Agency and the Federal Institute for Materials Research to develop an innovative microfilter crucible for sample preparation. This microfilter crucible, which was developed as part of the RUSEKU research project in the BMBF’s “Plastics in the Environment” research program, is made of stainless steel and is temperature-resistant up to 600 °C. Its advantages in analysis were tested for a year and both, the improved analysis accuracy and the time savings in the laboratory were tested and confirmed. It has already proven its suitability for use in the analysis of beverages. It combines a filter and sample holder, saving steps and increasing sample throughput. Once separated, particles are transferred directly to the analyzer, reducing the risk of sample loss or contamination. An optimized weave in the bottom allows high recovery rates due to a high separation efficiency of 5 µm.

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JOWAT SE

Jowat Adhesives for Filter Manufacturing - Environment-Friendly - Sustainable - Safe

JOWAT SE – Hall 8 – C10

Jowatherm® GROW – Bio-Based and Clean

The Jowatherm® GROW series marks a milestone in the development of hot melt adhesives based on renewable raw materials. Adhesives from this product line are manufactured using raw materials which are sourced from different by-products of paper production and therefore do not compete with the food industry. The wood used for that purpose originates exclusively from sustainably managed forests.

Jowatherm-Reaktant® MR – Powerful and Hazard-Free

The new Jowatherm-Reaktant® MR 614.50 provides very good results with a low application amount in the lamination processes of activated carbon filters as well as multi-layer filter media. It can be processed at temperatures 40–50°C lower compared to the PUR hot melt adhesives currently on the market—this saves resources and facilitates an optimized application process.

Adhesives from the Jowatherm-Reaktant® MR product range (MR = monomer-reduced) have a free monomeric isocyanate content of less than 0.1%. In accordance with the current EU regulation, the adhesive is therefore not subject to hazard labeling requirements.

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SPM Srl

90XSB Side Banding machine for the production of panel filters

SPM Srl – Hall 8 – A28

Continuous research allows the development of new technical solutions with the aim of making the lines of machines more and more performing and customized.

The 90XSB Side Banding machine, developed by S.P.M. for the production of panel filters, has evolved and allows the creation of a wider and wider range of filters, even up to 600mm in width, with various pleat pitch sizes, with the automated application of bands for the lateral closing of the filter, also with profiles of different shapes such as the “L” or “C” profile.

It also allows to stabilize the pleated media with the automatic application of lines of hot-melt glue or tapes glued on the crest of the fold

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Sommer & Strassburger Edelstahlanlagenbau

Module and depth filter housing with hygienic press unit

Sommer & Strassburger Edelstahlanlagenbau – Hall 7 – R5

The clamping mechanism for filter inserts in many commercially available module filter housings cause problems for the user with spring pre-tensioning and cleanability of the clamping mechanism.

Sommer & Strassburger has developed a module filter housing that uses an external pneumatic cylinder to clamp the filter inserts. This ensures reliable and even clamping of the filter elements independent of operating temperature. Moreover, the clamping force can be corrected and adjusted at any time from the outside.

Wetted stainless steel components are available in 1 .4404 stainless steel in the standard version and in 1.4435 stainless steel on request. The material of the seals is EPDM with FDA certificate or, alternatively, USP-Class VI and BSE certificate. The specified operating pressure is -1 to +6,7 bar. The max. temperature are 140 °C. Surfaces can be manufactured to Ra 0.4 µm and electro polished. This new generation of module filter housing is available in four different lengths.

The housing design and the function is registered with German Patent and Trade Mark Office. Please contact us for a detailed quote. 3D models (STEP) and further dimensional specifications are available on request.

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Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

InfraSORP: Rapid testing system to determine the adsorption properties of porous materials

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS – Hall 8 – C41

The portfolio of the Fraunhofer IWS Dresden includes two overlapping working areas: the laser and the surface technology. The development of technologies and systems with tailored laser light and the engineering of functional surfaces are both thrilling research areas with fantastic opportunities for the future.

The research and development work at the Fraunhofer IWS is based on a solid materials science background and extensive technical capabilities for materials and component characterization. The Fraunhofer IWS closely works with equipment and system manufacturers to offer one-stop-solutions.

One of our activities concerning filtration technology is the synthesis, characterization and shaping of different (novel) porous materials for gas, vapor and liquid adsorption.

The evaluation and testing of filter media for particle filtration are also research topics at the Fraunhofer IWS. In addition, special filter solutions and entire systems have been developed to select harmful gases and particles from the air. The Fraunhofer IWS offers measurement systems for the objective assessment of atmospheres containing particles or other chemical substances, for example in varios battery manufacturing or recycling processes.

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Wetzel Technologies Europe GmbH

New PTFE membrane filter products with increased filtration efficiency and less pressure drop

Wetzel Technologies Europe GmbH – Hall 8 – E21

Wetzel Filter Products are applied in car painting applications, in gas turbine and compressor intake air filtration systems, in industries like microelectronics, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, in room air applications for offices, hotels, hospitals, airports, cruise ships and public buildings, etc.

The answer of the Wetzel Technologies Group to the new filtration challenges in relation with the Covid 19 pandemic situation and the increasing demand for microchips worldwide, are intensified efforts in the development of new filter media and converted products which meet the new requirements.

WETZEL TECHNOLOGIES is now launching PTFE membrane filter products which allow our customers to increase the filtration efficiency while decreasing the pressure drop levels simultaneously. This combination offers a higher security and will reduce energy consumption and thus costs of ownership significantly.

With our new PTFE media in the filter efficiencies of ePM 1 55% according EN16890 up to H13/H14 according EN1822, WETZEL-TECHNOLOGIES is offering a new range of products like single pleat packs as well as finished filters with all kind of different frame materials like plastics, metal or aluminium in customized sizes or media combinations.

Especially in the clean room business the challenges are about gaseous substances or molecularly contaminations which have to be absorbed or filtered. For these applications, WETZEL TECHNOLOGIES, is able to determine and offer the right filter combinations for customized filtration requirements.

With our completed product range WETZEL TECHNOLOGIES has become a global supplier of innovative and competitive filtration solutions for future challenges in high end filter applications.

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Lehmann&Voss

Tailor-made Process Membrane Modules Made in Germany & New Partnership with ORELIS Environnement - KLEANSEP™ ceramic membranes and modules

Lehmann&Voss – Hall 7 – L16

Lehmann&Voss&Co. has developed with its decades of experience in filtration and separation into a sought-after advisory partner and has established itself as a supplier of tailored solutions in many industries. In our new segment “Membrane Technologies” we are specialized in the production and distribution of membranes and the trade with membrane accessories. Our core competences lie in our own products and know-how in the field of membrane technology. Membrane filtration is not only based on sound technical knowledge, but also on a great deal of experience in application technology. Especially in the field of plant design, piloting and cleaning, it is necessary to accompany the customer in an advisory capacity. We do this. Another important mile stone is our new partnership with ORELIS Environnement in the field of ceramic membranes for high-performance applications in Germany. The KLEANSEP™ ceramic membranes and modules show their unique strength, more particularly, in the field of oil/water separation, like the treatment of degreasing baths, the industrial wastewater treatment for use as process water and the recovery of recyclable materials up to the sterile filtration of milk.

With the ceramic membranes and modules our range of possible application-specific solutions is extended by an important building block.

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Technische Universität Dresden - Materials Center Institut für Anorganische Chemie

Tailor-Made Adsorption Materials

Technische Universität Dresden - Materials Center Institut für Anorganische Chemie – Hall 8 – C41

Our business model is to offer a portfolio of standard adsorbents (MOFs, carbons, and silica-based materials), syntheses of materials according to customer requirements, shaping materials to agglomerates in a wide range of shapes and sizes and other services according the characterization of porous materials. Our main focus is to close the gap between MOF science and possible applications in industrial scale. Customers ask us for MOF compounds useful for specific problems, e.g. the filtration of toxic gas mixtures containing ammonia, hydrogen disulfide and/or volatile organic compounds, for gas separation or CO2 capture. We try to find the best solution for this problem by means of economics.

Most MOF syntheses from literature are designed as single crystal synthesis with low space-time yields In contrast to this low scale synthesis, the materials center deals with alternative synthesis methods.

The yield of one synthesis is often thousand fold and higher than the largest yield known from literature.

For almost every application, dust-free pellets or beads are needed. It must be possible to immobilize the adsorbent on a rack without significant loss of material even at high flow rates or other mechanical stress. Our group has established a portfolio of different binders useful for the shaping of MOFs, too.

Our MOF granules show a crush strength of 10 N or higher and only, a small loss of porosity compared with the initial powder.

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Neenah Gessner GmbH

NeenahPure® - highly charged meltblown media combines high efficiency with reduced energy consumption plus antimicrobial coatings

Neenah Gessner GmbH – Hall 8 – H3

Neenah Filtration’s NeenahPure® product range is the media solution for HVAC, Air Purification & Air Pollution Control filter elements to provide clean indoor air for a better protection.
The NeenahPure® highly charged Meltblown media increases efficiency but maintains a low pressure drop and thus allows for a low energy consumption. Reducing energy consumption will be the key for our future. To ensure the quality of a filter it is important to use a charged media that maintains the charge over time and thus the efficiency. Our superior in-house charging technology allows the NeenahPure® material to ensure long term charging stability. Our internal tests have shown a stable efficiency even after several weeks of outside air (from an industrial area) being pushed constantly through the media. Electrically charged Meltblown media can be a solution to a more sustainable world by reducing the energy used to clean our air.
As there’s nothing more important than breathing clean and germ-free air, Neenah Filtration provides additionally an antimicrobial solution for its NeenahPure® media that is innovative and contemporary without restricting the air permeability. Feel free to contact us for detailed information.

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Hengst SE

The filter system – Strong suction power and long battery performance

Hengst SE – Hall 7 – K13

EASE is an innovative filter system from Hengst for energy-efficient and automatic dust emptying that features very low differential pressure. This achieves maximum suction power and extremely long battery performance. The system also features automatic and hygienic emptying of dust. Functional integration of the pre-filter, central filter, dust chamber and emptying mechanism ensures optimal compatibility of the components.

The pre-filter filters out coarse particles. Simulation of the volume flow made it possible to design an efficient pre-filter with low differential pressure.
The central filter with individually configurable filtration efficiency (for filter classes from ePM1 50 % to ISO 35 H) filters out ultra-fine particles. The dust chambers for coarse and fine particles can be connected with each other temporarily. This makes it possible to empty both chambers simultaneously while fulfilling maximum work safety requirements in a hypoallergenic design. In addition, the emptying mechanism operates automatically. The final customer does not come into contact with the dust.
The system can be custom-tailored to any application: battery-powered handheld vacuum cleaners or wired canister vacuum cleaners, for either private or industrial use.

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LENZING AG

LENZING™ Lyocell fibrillated fiber for high efficiency sustainable filter media

LENZING AG – Hall 8 – B24

Fine fibers are well known to be advantageous in the formulation of high filtration efficiency media for small particle capture. Lenzing Fibers offer the commercial supply of LENZING™ Lyocell fibrillated fibers, for direct incorporation into filter media formulations to enhance performance attributes of sheet filter media including pore structure, permeability, filtration performance, mechanical properties, chemical resistance and formation.

Supplied in two freeness grades of 70˚SR and 80˚SR, the sub-micron diameter fibrils offer the opportunity to simultaneously increase filtration performance and mechanical properties of sheet filter media.

Commercial applications for LENZING™ Lyocell fibrillated fibers in filter media range from lightweight beverage filter papers, through pleatable media for industrial and automotive filters, to heavyweight depth filter sheets.

LENZING™ Lyocell fibers, produced from wood using a low environmental impact manufacturing process, are fully biodegradable, thereby conferring a sustainable competitive advantage in markets increasingly concerned with both performance efficiency and sustainability throughout the product lifecycle.

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EMW filtertechnik GmbH

The COVID-19 pandemic increases the focus on minimising the risk of infection, also indoors, via indoor

EMW filtertechnik GmbH – Hall 8 – C6

The COVID-19 pandemic increases the focus on minimising the risk of infection, also indoors, via indoor air quality.
Common filter solutions are not efficient enough to counter the risk of COVID‐19 infection. Viruses can be transmitted via particles which can be assigned to the size of a few hundreds of nanometers. Depending on the required air exchange rate, the HEPA filters must be designed in such a way that the physical filtration effects for particle separation can also be effective at higher volume flows. Also, it should be noted that the filter solutions for air purifiers must be designed with regard to efficient energy consumption and low noise pollution.
EMW filtertechnik offers manufacturers and users of air purifiers and HVAC systems a new range of HEPA filters in the filter classes H13 and H14 according to EN 1822 in order to minimise the risk of infection by viruses such as SARS‐CoV‐ 2. EMW® can also provide tailor‐made HEPA filter solutions which are optimally tailored to the specific requirements of air purifiers and HVAC systems.

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Dürkopp Adler AG

M-TYPE DELTA Platform - Your perfect assistant and partner for the new era of digitalised sewing production

Dürkopp Adler AG – Hall 8 – A5

A machine that leads into a new era is something very special. It allows things that were previously not possible or difficult to reach. It makes working significantly easier. It makes processes many times better, faster and more effective. For that, it uses forward-looking mechanic and electronic technologies. Previously, the operator had to know a sewing machine well in order to get a good result.

The M-TYPE DELTA, on the other hand, knows the operator and helps her or him actively and easily to do the right thing right. This machine is a knowledge store and automatically adjusts to the next task. But not only the work process, but also the seam quality has become even better: We have combined the best available technologies to create a perfect seam, even in the most difficult situations. And we actively help to quickly realize the benefits of a digitized production.

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DELBAG GmbH

FireTex fulfills railway fire protection demands

DELBAG GmbH – Hall 7 – K13

Air hygiene plays a pivotal role in rail cars, as passengers and staff are continuously exposed to indoor air for extensive periods of time. The guideline VDI 6032 – Room Air Hygiene in Vehicle Interiors – sets minimum requirements for air quality in railways. It requires the use of inert materials in order to minimize metabolization by microorganisms.
To this end, the implementation of effective fire protection requirements is a fundamental obligation on all European railway networks. EUROSPEC requires the certification of all construction materials in rail cars that are acknowledged according to the European fire safety regulation EN 45545-2. By now, air filters failed to fulfill these requirements and could only selectively be used to the full extent of the requirements.
At the FILTECH Show DELBAG GmbH debuts its FireTex air filter series, as the first filter manufacturer to produce a full range of filter designs. Their range include from bag filters K85 FireTex for the filters class ePM1, FireTex filter mats and FireTex Z-Line filter cells. DELBAG’s entire FireTex air filter range is certified according to the European fire safety regulation EN 45545-2. All DELBAG ePM1 – ePM10 air filters are, needless to mention, subject to the supervision of the EUROVENT certification scheme and therefore, while being tightly checked for filter efficiency, DELBAG GmbH also documents an energy efficiency class for its entire ePM1 to ePM10 range of air filters.

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Nordic Air Filtration A/S

Filter cartridges with nanofiber media - ePM1 85% efficiency and 72% longer lifetime

Nordic Air Filtration A/S – Hall 7 – K13

High-Performance Flame-Retardant Media

Consisting of a blend base carrier with flame retardant properties equipped with nano layer, the UXNANO HP FR handles extreme fine dust and fume applications such as metal welding, thermal spraying, laser, and plasma cutting.

Filtration Efficiency

UXNANO HP FR proves to be a superior media capturing the finest dust particles and reaching the filter class ePM1 85% in accordance with ISO16890. Due to surface filtration, the cartridges are getting extended longevity and enhanced pulse cleaning.

Media performance with and without nano coating

In contrast to the traditional filter medias, the nano layer will enhance the media’s filtration properties, capturing the dust on the surface of the media and remove it almost entirely with compressed air cleaning.

The UX NANO HP FR ensures:

  • Better cleanability – the nano layer won’t allow the dust to penetrate the media surface, leading to an easier and faster cleaning process.
  • Substantial operational savings – a better cleanability means also a lower pressure drop, increased air flow, therefore fewer cleaning cycles and reduced energy costs.
  • Longer filter lifetime – with less cleaning cycles, the filters will last longer, therefore the filters will be changed less often, and the maintenance costs will be lower.
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DrM, Dr. Mueller AG

CONTIBAC® SU - Single-Use Filtration Technology

DrM, Dr. Mueller AG – Hall 8 – E19

DrM, Dr. Mueller AG is a Swiss filtration and mixing expert with over 40 years of experience and a global presence through multiple subsidiaries. Our range of products include high-performance, custom-made filters such as FUNDABAC® and CONTIBAC® as well as FUNDAMIX® – an innovative vibration mixing solution. All these products have single-use options, such as the CONTIBAC® SU, which is especially interesting for companies within the biopharmaceutical sector.

The CONTIBAC® SU is the most sophisticated single-use cyclical cake filtration technology available worldwide. Operating in cycles allows for back flush capabilities and filter cloth regeneration, providing a unique way to evade cloth fouling. When a SU filter medium clogs, it can be replaced with ease. The cyclical nature of the CONTIBAC® SU allows the user to reap all the benefits of disposable technology while also prolonging the lifespan of one filter cloth.

The Key Benefits of CONTIBAC® SU include:

  • Very high filtration rate
  • Increased yield in cell recovery and enzyme recovery operations
  • Shorter reactor downtime due to reduced cleaning and validation requirements
  • Pre-sterilised and validated filter enclosure available for Pharma and Biotech applications
  • Reduced heel volume and compaction of solid waste thanks to external pressure
  • Fully enclosed containment made completely with plastics ensuring safe handling and disposal of hazardous components
  • Multilayered plastic bag providing superior robustness

Visit our booth at the event or contact us for optimised filtration and mixing solutions.

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Hengst SE

Filtration and separation for the fuel cell - Safe operation & optimum efficiency

Hengst SE – Hall 7 – K13

The fuel cell is a key technology for attaining sustainable power generation. Hengst Filtration develops filtration solutions such as the cathode filter, ion exchanger and water separator for reliable and optimally efficient operation of fuel cell systems.

The cathode filter designed by Hengst, for example, ensures that the intake air is purified from particles and catalyst toxins that are harmful to the fuel cell, such as sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), ammonia (NH3) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). Treatment of the coolant to achieve a low level of electrical conductivity is performed by an ion exchanger. Hengst has developed an effective ion exchanger to keep electric conductivity in the coolant as low as possible and, thus, protect the fuel cell from any electrical short circuits. Liquid water in the hydrogen and air intake has a negative impact on the performance of the fuel cell. By ensuring that the liquid water is separated effectively, the separators designed by Hengst preserve and increase the performance of the fuel cell.

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MTK Magnet-Fabrik Solingen GmbH

Long-lasting ferritic filtration - the MTK coolant cleaning system and much more

MTK Magnet-Fabrik Solingen GmbH – Hall 7 – K10

Our coolant cleaning systems are automatically working, permanent magnetic cooling and cutting agent cleaning systems. They can be used particularly well for filtering ferritic contamination from emulsions, aqueous solutions as well as cutting and grinding oils on various machine tools.
The housing and the magnetic roller are made of a highly wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant stainless steel. This is what distinguishes our cleaning systems from others. The robust construction and the processing of high-quality materials create a long service life for our products. In addition, a special coupling prevents the motor from being overloaded.

The advantages of our system at a glance: Clean coolants and abrasives at the point of use. Better surface quality on the workpiece. No filter aids required. Low maintenance. Less disruption to the pump and inlet.

MTK Magnet-Fabrik Solingen GmbH will be happy to advise you on any solution to do with ferritic filtration or contamination.

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MÖLLER GmbH & Co. KG

New 4V frame system for high temperature applications

MÖLLER GmbH & Co. KG – Hall 8 – A15

MÖLLER is the leading European manufacturer of plastic filter frame systems with more than 70 years of history and experience. We offer a full line of frame components for almost every filter application and can provide customized options to meet any customer’s specific need.

The features and benefits of our product line include:
  • 20 mm and 25 mm frames and accessories for the assembly of pocket filters
  • Panel filter frame systems with and without header in the sizes of 45 mm, 48 mm, 78 mm, 96 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm and 292 mm.
  • Frames for 3V and 4V compact filters
  • Double wall construction for added strength
  • Flexible design to accommodate production of custom sizes
  • Accessories and technical equipment

Our latest development is a new 4V frame system for high temperature applications.

This 4V-cell frame system can withstand temperatures up to max. 120° C / 248° F, offering application solutions previously reserved for metal systems only.
The MÖLLER 4V-HT (high temperature) frame system impresses with its simple and fast click-lock assembly, its stability and favorable price.

The new 4V-HT frame system will be available in the following stock sizes: 592×592×292 mm, 592×490×292 mm and 592×287×292 mm.

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Wasser 3.0 gGmbH

Wasser 3.0 PE-X® - First filter free removal of microplastics from various waters

Wasser 3.0 gGmbH – Hall 8 – C64

Wasser 3.0 gGmbH is a non-profit research organization developing future-oriented and eco-friendly tools, materials and technologies for water treatment with a focus on detection, analysis, removal and reuse of microplastics and micropollutants.
With Wasser 3.0 PE-X®, we demonstrate the world’s first filter free low-tech process that removes microplastics from various waters (wastewater, industrials water, seawater): Procedurally very simple, cost-effective and low-maintenance.
The removal process uses organosilanes and is based on an agglomeration fixation reaction. The clou: microplastic agglomerates float to the surface and do not sink to the ground. An easy skimmer separation leads to a removal efficiency of reproducible > 95 %, independent of polymer type, pH and pollutant concentration.
The application is easily adjustable, wherever micro plastics need to be removed. Our custom-fit installa tion is possible as an add-on or as a standalone in a mobile container. With it comes the choice for a smart digitized set-up offering new possibilities to leverage on AI in water treatment and environmental protection or a container operating efficiently without an elaborate process control system.

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Mann+Hummel GmbH

Wastewater treatment - Solution to remove micro pollutants, antibiotic-resistant bacteria/genes and micro plastics

Mann+Hummel GmbH – Hall 8 – C11

The need to reduce micro pollutants, antibiotic-resistant bacteria/gens and micro plastics significantly from treated wastewater led to a rising demand for additional filtration processes and triggered the development and application of membrane-based filtration processes which provide a physical barrier for harmful substances.
The BIO-CEL® Activated Carbon process, a combination of submerged ultrafiltration (UF) membranes, the dosage of Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) and precipitants represents an innovative solution to protect the aquatic environment by further purifying treated wastewater.
As an additional treatment step, the process is located downstream the biological treatment in wastewater treatment plants. A simultaneous removal of following substances is achieved by implementing the BIO-CEL Activated Carbon process:co2

  • Micro pollutants (>80% for selected substances)
  • Nutrients e.g. phosphorus (≤0,1 mg/l total phosphorus in effluent)
  • Bacteria e.g. E. Coli and Coliform bacteria
  • Antibiotic-resistant bacteria /genes
  • Micro plastics

Wastewater treatment – Solution to remove micro pollutants, antibiotic-resistant bacteria/genes and micro plastics

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General Filter Italia S.p.A.

High efficiency & Optimal Air Filtration

General Filter Italia S.p.A. – Hall 7 – L13

General Filter Group is a multinational leader in the field of filtration and indoor air quality. Over 50 years of presence on the market, the strong propensity for Research and Development and the investments in productivity carried out in recent years, have allowed us to acquire the competitive strength necessary to grow the company on international markets.

General Filter offers specific products for every need, offering solutions with maximum efficiency combined with minimum pressure drop. We have relaunched a specific line of Energy Saving products which offers high efficiency in addition to optimal air filtration. This line is constantly evolving and our R&D department is continuously dedicated to researching and testing new and better performing raw materials to meet the needs of the market. In the last period, characterised by health emergency, General filter designed OD1, a portable air purification device suitable for indoor use. In addition, We introduced Synthetic Line, specifically designed for environments where there is a lot of humidity.

An another novelty is the Atex line, with a technical revision of the products that become more performing. We look forward to meeting you at the Fair! Our technicians and sales staff are waiting for you for offer you personalized advice.

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Hengst SE

Innovative two stage water filter

Hengst SE – Hall 7 – K13

“Water is life!” this simple sentence shows how important clean drinking water becomes, even in industrial countries. Due to this, the company Grünbeck, as a leader in water treatment solution and the company Hengst, known for leading filtration solutions in industrial and automotive applications, joined to start a cooperation to develop an innovative filter solution for hygienic water treatment applications.
The result of this development is a mobile filtration solution for leisure vehicles, which can adapt to nearly all drinking water tanks to provide hygienic and pure water.
The two-stage filter system – with a minimum amount of auxiliary materials – is reliable for nearly all drinking water standards.
The filter element consists of two innovative filter stages with active carbon as, for example, an agent for the removal of chlorine and an additional material for the removing of pathogens and colloids.
Due to the use of the Hengst Energetic concept and ultra-sonic welding processes it is possible to produce a filter element that only consist of the filter materials and plastic components (end cap and inner tube), without any kind of glue or further materials.

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IT for Engineering (it4e) GmbH

1½-Way CFD-DEM Coupling with DNSlab: 3D Simulation of Microscale Fuid-Particle Processes including Filter Cake Restructuring, Detachment and Re-Entrainment of Deposited Particles

IT for Engineering (it4e) GmbH – Hall 8 – C14

By simulation, filtration processes and filter media can be analyzed, designed and optimized. The more precise the simulation reproduces the real process, the more predictive and meaningful are the simulation results.

1½-Way CFD-DEM Coupling is a new feature of DNSlab which allows to simulate microscale filtration processes including filter cake restructuring, detachment and re-entrainment of deposited particles. The method combines a high modeling depth with a low demand of computation resources. The consideration of detachment and re-entrainment effects is necessary in particular to model solid-liquid-separation processes, where higher viscous forces cause an increased occurrence of these effects.

As an example, the illustration shows the simulated particle distribution in a microfiber nonwoven before (left) and after (right) backwashing, with a reduced particle load after backwashing caused by particle detachment.

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IREMA-FILTER GmbH

Latest synthetic innovations - High efficiency filter media with > 99,99 % particle separation & New filter generation - BLU hybrid filters!

IREMA-FILTER GmbH – Hall 7 – L7

1) High efficiency filter media with > 99,99 % particle separation!
In the field of highly efficient filter materials, we have developed an unique material with particle separation of up to 99,99 %. The media can be used in many challenging applications, including medical and consumer electronics. We also supply the filtration industry with a wide range of other pleatable synthetic material.

2) Synthetic replacement for triboelectric filter materials!
Our most recent development is an electrostatic media with high efficiency and very low pressure drop. This hydrophobic material can be laminated to a support medium such as expanded mesh, for pleating and is ideal for low-energy applications.

3) New generation – BLU Hybrid filters!
BLU Hybrid filters utilize our most recent 3-layer synthetic media design, which means each layer features its own characteristics. Based on the proprietary and patented pleating technology, the rigid pleat design results in a minimized airflow resistance. Due to the optimal filter media utilization and construction, they do not clog during lifetime.

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Leanfil Oy

Leanfil® - world's most eco-friendly bag filter

Leanfil Oy – Hall 7 – M62

Leanfil® bag filter is a completely new invention on the bag filter market. Its most important feature is that its frame is not disposed of with the filter element as mixed waste, but the frame always remains in the property and only the filter element is changed. The filter element is slid into the frame, after which the elastic band of the bag element is bent on the outer edges of the frame, covering the entire frame. The frame of Leanfil® bag filter is made of durable Finnish wood. Leanfil® filter elements are easy to install in and remove from the frame, thanks to the brilliant attachment mechanism. After use, the filter elements are sorted as mixed waste. The invention has a patent application internationally.

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Hengst SE

Reduction of indoor airborne viruses during Corona pandemic

Hengst SE – Hall 7 – K13

A highly effective protection against viruses in closed rooms with antiviral air filtration system Blue.care+ from Hengst Filtration. The indoor air purifier Blue.care+ from Hengst combines a Class F7 prefilter with a Class H14 high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter featuring a filter capacity of ≥ 99.995 %. The system effectively filters indoor air to remove particulate matter, allergens, bacteria and especially minuscule aerosol droplets and viruses in the critical size range of 0.1 microns. The highly effective HEPA filter eliminates the need for UV-C radiation to kill viruses, preventing the release of toxic substances such as ozone.
Hengst Blue.care+ is also very quiet and highly efficient: The whisper fan achieves an air exchange rate of up to 1,800 m³ per hour. With six-fold air exchange Blue.care+ reduces the virus load by more than 50 % after 10 minutes of operation. As opposed to the small and portable units available, the flow-optimized design with Power Diffusor technology achieves optimal air circulation throughout the entire room with no drafts.

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Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology - IUTA

IUTA is among the leading research institutes to support your air filter development and marketing

Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology - IUTA – Hall 7 – M25

IUTA is among the leading research institutes to support your air filter development and marketing. We are specialized in a large variety of filtration applications, including indoor air cleaners, compressed air filtration, HVAC, adsorption filters and many more. Tests can be carried out in full accordance with the corresponding standards or in bespoke testing procedures that meet your requirements way beyond normative requirements. Our lab is accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/EC 17025:2018 (details see appendix D-PL-19759-01-00) we are in the process of extending our accreditation into the field of filter testing according to ISO 10121, ISO 11155 / DIN 71460, ISO 16890, ISO 12500 and GB/T 18801.

All test capacities are available at your service:

• Complete performance testing of compressed air filters at nominal flows between 20 and 3200 m³/h (ref. 1 bar, 20°C) (oil aerosols and particles),
• tests of adsorptive air filters with standard and toxic test substances,
• Separation efficiency testing of HVAC filters at specific climate conditions and solid or liquid test substances,
• Standardized in-door Airfilter testing for clean air delivery rates and life time,
• and many more …

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HETA Verfahrenstechnik GmbH

Quick opening closure optimises downtimes

HETA Verfahrenstechnik GmbH – Hall 8 – B33

The ever-increasing cost pressure is forcing plant operators to optimise or, at best, prevent plant shutdowns. Instead of expensive quick-release fasteners, vessels have so far been equipped with standard bolt-nut connections. It costs time and money to open them, ties up maintenance capacities and can even lead to a plant shutdown.

HETA has been aware of this and therefore created an innovative quick opening closure. Only one vent valve needs to be opened to access without tools the filter elements to be exchanged. Conversely, quick closing of the vessel is obvious.
The new HETA innovative quick opening closure can be retrofitted at low cost to any existing vessel with standard welding neck flange. Separate or extraordinary tests for operation are not required as the closure itself is a separate approved component.

The advantages are obvious: service times are reduced significantly. The time-consuming opening of a vessel with a standard blind flange connection by loosening all bolts and screws is eliminated, as is the closing with the correct torque.

The HETA quick opening closure has already proven its economic efficiency in a standard production environment.

Convince yourself and join us on our stand for further information.

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Roth Composite Machinery GmbH

Automated device for changing pleating knives

Roth Composite Machinery GmbH – Hall 8 – A21

In the pleating machine industry ranges of pleat heights have been established in order to produce appropriate pleat heights from most varied materials. The two types of pleating knives being most frequently used are covering the ranges 5-50 mm and 10-100 mm.
Formerly machine operators had to remove protective guards and the bolts fixing the knives at the cross bars when having to change the range. Even for a machine width of up to 1000 mm it used to be quite difficult for one person to accomplish the change. For a working width of over 1000 mm it was mandatory to involve a second person. An additional potential problem was the challenge to assemble the knife perfectly parallel. Even experienced machine operators needed about 15 minutes to carry out the exchange.
Roth Composite Machinery has developed an automated device for changing the knives. The upper and lower cross bars are each equipped with two pleating knife ranges. The special drive techno logy of RCM machines makes it possible to swivel the knife crossbar by 180° and to change between the two pleat height ranges automatically. The whole procedure takes less than 30 seconds and can be performed during the production process (i. e. when having material in the machine) without any problems. As the knives do not have to be removed from the crossbars assembly faults will be prevented. Furthermore a referencing of the machine is not necessary.

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Lenzing Filtration

Automatic backwash filter turns legionella in cooling tower circuits off

Lenzing Filtration – Hall 7 – L12

Since the first attested Legionella outbreak in the US in 1965, there have been numerous cases of legionellosis all over the world with an average lethality of 1,500 deaths per year. One of the preferred breeding grounds for legionella bacteria are open cooling tower circuits. Corroded surfaces, fouling in the heat exchanger or the presence of microorganisms like ameba boost the growth while at the same time the evaporative cooling towers release the legionella bacteria in form of aerosol to the surrounding environment.
Fine filtration is able to eliminate fouling, prevents corrosion or the building of microorganism, whereas conventional media filters offer even more breeding ground in their inside or on its surfaces. Our patented Lenzing OptiFil®, however, is the only system that offers an all-in package. It filters with a fine filtration of down to 5μm and even below, 5% to 10% of process water installed in a side stream and reduces evidently the number of colony-forming units.
As an example, we may state a chemical plant in Europe that is operating several open cooling towers throughout its site. Some are without side stream filtration; some operate with media filters; one tower has our Lenzing OptiFil® installed. Although all cooling towers are below the governmental limits (which are becoming more and more strict) for colony-forming units, it is only the operating OptiFil® circuit that is even below the detection limit.

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abcr GmbH

abcr eco_antimic© – a multivariable, antimicrobial material – completely without 'nano'

abcr GmbH – Hall 8 – A24

More and more microorganisms are coming into focus because of their health-endangering properties. The formation of multi-resistant germs is one of the big challenges for new, sensible solutions.
To equip all surfaces antimicrobial – even in water-bearing systems – abcr eco_antimic* from abcr GmbH is a proven alternative.
The material provides an enormously wide range of applications as a surface-active substance in respect of incubation time, effectiveness and duration of action. The substance can be used as a coating or as part of the matrix and then shows practically no wear and tear and a long-lasting effect over several years. Challenging applications can be found on all contact surfaces touched by people, e.g. in hospitals, sanitary facilities, on medical equipment. A further field of applica tion is the reduction of biofilms in water-bearing systems.
abcr eco_antimic* has already been successfully used in various applications. A large number of patents and the biocide approval exist. How the material works and what results have been achieved can be found in our presentation and at booth A24.

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Palas GmbH

Test of respiratory masks – Better than the standard

Palas GmbH – Hall 8 – A11

The Palas® respiratory mask filter test rig PMFT 1000 allows a reliable control of the filter performance and enhances quality assurance. The current spread of the new corona virus CoVid-19 is leading to a massive increase in demand for respiratory masks worldwide. Manufacturers of filter media and respiratory masks are increasing their production capacities to the maximum. However, reliable protection is only offered by masks that have undergone special tests during production. To support manufacturers, Palas has introduced the newly developed PMFT 1000 respiratory mask filter test rig, which enables both quality assurance in production and product improvement in the development department.
A special advantage of the PMFT 1000 from Palas compared to other filter test rigs is that additionally to the penetration by mass, the exact representation of the separation per size class of the particles can be detected. Especially regarding the effectiveness of the breathing masks for the corona virus (size: approx. 120 nm – 160 nm), such an exact measurement of the particle size distribution is essential. The fractional efficiency is tested, e.g. the efficiency in the whole size range of 100 nm up to 5 μm (size range spectrometer 100 nm up to 40 μm*).
PMFT 1000 is future proof: It works with any kind of aerosol, it can be used for all kinds of face masks and is also easy to handle.

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Mann+Hummel

Solutions for virus-free indoor air

Mann+Hummel – Hall 8 – C11

MANN+HUMMEL solutions for air hygiene create almost completely virus-free air indoors. For rooms without central air conditioning, there is the stationary air purifier OurAir SQ 2500 which is suitable for rooms up to approx. 200m² and its mobile pendant, the OurAir TK 850, which filters the air in rooms up to 70m². The heart of the units is its HEPA H14 air filter, which captures more than 99.995% of viruses, bacteria and microorganisms.
The compact filter, Nanoclass Cube Pro Membrane, is designed for HVAC systems working in circulation mode. The H13 filter achieves a separation rate of 99.95%. All air filters are equipped with a new ePTFE media with a 50% lower pressure drop compared to conventional HEPA air filters based on micro glass fiber. This makes the filters particularly energy efficient. The media is fire resistant tested according EN 13501 as class E and with that applicable for all HVAC application in non-residential buildings acc. EN 15423 and VDI 3403-4.

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Air Techniques International (ATI)

100X Automated filter tester validates filter efficiency of respirator masks

Air Techniques International (ATI) – Hall 8 – E26

Air Techniques International (ATI) has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialized test equipment for HEPA filters, media, filter cartridges, respirators, and protective masks since 1961. The 100X Automated Filter Tester combines ATI’s core technologies into a single, compact test unit to test and validate filter media, cartridges, and masks in production, quality control, and R&D applications.

Its innovative design allows it to meet a wide range of global industry standards including EN 13274-7:2019, NIOSH 42 CFR Part 84, GB 2626, and more. During the COVID-19 pandemic the 100X has been widely used to validate the filtration efficiency of N95, FFP2/3, and KN95 style facemasks. Filter media and mask manufacturers worldwide depend on the accuracy and efficiency of the 100X.

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helsatech - MANN+HUMMEL Molecular Filtration

Solutions for effective formaldehyde removal from indoor air

helsatech - MANN+HUMMEL Molecular Filtration – Hall 8 – B10

The company helsatech is a specialist in designing and producing air filtration media based on activated carbon as well as other adsorbents. Our filtration media are multifunctional and reliably remove a wide variety of odors and pollutants from air: Particles, VOC´s, basic gases like ammonia or amines and acid gases like H2S, SO2 and NO2.
Formaldehyde is contained as binder or preserving agent in many plastics, paints, cloths, floorings and furniture made of flake boards. Since 2015, it is classified as category 1B which means it can cause cancer in the nasopharyngeal zone when inhaled.
Therefore, we developed filtration media based on impregnated activated carbons for the enhanced removal of formaldehyde from indoor and cabin air. Within this filtration process, the formaldehyde molecule is bonded irreversibly to the impregnation substance. We developed pleatable media as well as impregnated foams or non-wovens for V-cells or air purification devices. We also offer the impregnation on an activated carbon honeycomb, which results in a filter medium having high capacity and excellent breakthrough behavior combined with a very low pressure drop and thus a low noise level in air purification devices

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vombaur GmbH & Co KG

Your development partner for filtration textiles

vombaur GmbH & Co KG – Hall 8 – F47

Seamless Filter sleeves and narrow textiles for fabricating filter media: At vombaur, we develop and manufacture Filtration, Composite und Industrial Textiles – seamless and precisely tailored to your respective applications. Uniform filtration properties: For filtering oil, water and all other liquids, our round woven tubulars offer numerous advantages over ready-made tubes: our seamless tubular woven fabrics have identical surface properties all around. Flow behaviour, resilience, shrinkage behaviour, material thickness – our filter textiles possess these central properties over the entire surface of the tubular. Narrow textiles for assembling filter media:Reinforcing edges, covering seams, dissipating static charge, stabilising star filters … – our tapes and belts perform indispensable tasks in the assembly of filter textiles from woven, felt and non-woven fabrics.

High performance fibres: For our seamless filter, support and heat-shrink tubulars we use PES, PA, PP, PPS, PVDF, PTFE, PEEK, metallic, and further high performance fibres.

Core competencies: • Seamless woven tubulars • Uniform filtration • Maximum process safety • Precisely specified • Tailor-made.

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Haver & Boecker OHG

3D high performance metal filter cloth

Haver & Boecker OHG – Hall 8 – C13

Where conventional filter cloths have reached their limits, MINIMESH® RPD HIFLO-S opens up new dimensions for filtration. Using new weaving technology developed by Haver & Boecker, a three-dimensional pore geometry is created that makes industrial filtration processes more efficient, faster and more economical than ever previously possible.
The open surface over an area is significantly increased. The medium‘s flow-through rate can be doubled when compared to conventional filter cloth having the same pore size. In addition, the flow conditions are optimised and turbulence around the filter cloth is effectively avoided.
The pore size within a batch can be calibrated as desired from 5 μm to 40 μm. The new filter cloth can be manufactured from standard diameter wires. This has a positive effect on cost. Moreover it is now possible to weave special materials such as Avesta, Hastelloy, Inconel or titanium in the small pore size range. Thus for the first time RPD HIFLO-S offers a corrosion and temperature resistant filter cloth with pore sizes below 40 μm. The depth structure of RPD HIFLO-S offers a high separation effect without rapid blinding. Dirt holding capacity and cleaning capability have proven to be excellent.

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Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

Ceramic hot gas filters for the recovery of reusable materials in industry and agriculture

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS – Hall 7 – L2

Fraunhofer IKTS develops and improves materials and processes for hot gas filters and their applications, such as the dedusting of exhaust gases from the steel and lime industry. A further process development at IKTS focuses on the environmentally relevant topic of phosphorus recovery from the mono-combustion of sewage sludge:
By modifying the sewage sludge with special additives, the heavy metal load of the ash fractions-containing phosphate will be significantly reduced. The process is based on the targeted gene ra tion of volatile heavy metal compounds that pass into the gas phase at high temperatures and are separated from the combustion ash by hot gas filtration. The harsh conditions require the use of ceramic filters that are particularly resistant to high temperature as well as chemicals attacks. Realistic load situations can be simulated with special test benches in order to specifically improve the chemical and mechanical resistance as well as the filtration properties of the hot gas filters. In-situ modification makes it possible to reduce the specific energy consumption required for recovering valuable materials compared with processing the ash separately. By combining hot gas filtration with membrane-supported processes, it is also possible to extract CO2 from hot and dust-enriched exhaust gases to meet the emission regulations.

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DHCAE Tools GmbH

Filtration modelling tools based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

DHCAE Tools GmbH – Hall 8 – C48

CFD simulations provide a deeper understanding of the process and allow it to be optimised without the need to build a prototype first. However, the simulation of filtration applications requires special tools in the field of particle modelling, deposition and resistance build-up. DHCAE Tools has created a special tool for such filtration simulations with the capability to model a wide range of filtration processes such as surface and depth filtration on the device scale. This simulation tool has been considerably extended so that the specific requirements in the filtration process can be reproduced individually and precisely to the objective: A detailed modelling of penetration depths in a pleated filter is just as possible with the tool as a filter system with thousands of bag filters can be evaluated with regard to the uniformity of the filter loading. We would be pleased to discuss your filtration application at our booth at FILTECH and demonstrate the modelling options with our simulation tools.

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BOKELA GmbH

Continuous thickening, washing & clarification of challenging suspensions

BOKELA GmbH – Hall 8 – B52

Dynamic crossflow filtration with the BoCross Dynamic filter is a unique process for microfiltration and ultrafiltration of microfine to nanoscale suspensions. In many production processes fine and difficult to separate particles have to be filtered and demanding process results have to be achieved. Be it a high final concentration or high yield, the production of purest solids through intensive washing (diafiltration) or the generation of a pure, particle-free liquid – the dynamic cross-flow filtration with the BoCross filter technology from BOKELA enables new and future-oriented solutions for such tasks.
The dynamic shear gap principle ensures almost ideal physical conditions for the separation process. Under the influence of the shear forces, the concentrate still remains flowable even with high thickening. Therefore, highly viscous and highly concentrated suspensions can still be processed. Compared with conventional crossflow filtration, five to six times higher concentrations are achieved with the BoCross Dynamic filter. The BoCross Dynamic Filter proves its efficiency in the thickening, washing and clarification in different areas of applications for a wide variety of products e.g. white and color pigments, metall powders, APIs, cosmetic ingredients, fungicides and many more.

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Mikropor

Better indoor air quality decreases the risk of coronavirus

Mikropor – Hall 8 – E33

ASHRAE, mentioned that indoor air handling units must be restored with new filtration systems featuring maximum possible efficiency and portable air purifiers with HEPA efficiency should be used in indoor environments (“ASHRAE Position Document on Infectious Aerosols” published in April, 2020). Furthermore, REHVA (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations) points out that AHU Filters must have maximum possible efficiency and should be replaced on a regular basis.
According to the EN1822 standard the minimum efficiency of HEPA filters are 99.95% for class H13 at the overall value of most penetrating particle size (MPPS).
Mikropor, has been offering solutions to the needs of several different industries and keeps on dominating the market with its innovative products including HEPA, ULPA and variety of other HVAC filters and also next generation Compressed Air Equipments. The brand new Mia Air (developed by Mikropor) has the priviledge to be the first ever air purifier to include H13 efficiency class Hepa Filter in Turkey. Mikropor is delighted and proud to announce that Mia Air captures up to 99.99% of the smallest airborne particles even in this ongoing pandemic, supplies clean air to indoor spaces and offers healthy and peaceful living quarters to people.

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HIFYBER

Antibacterial nanofiber HVAC filter media

HIFYBER – Hall 7 – K5

The proper filtration of circulating indoor air become more important because, today people spend more than 80% of their daily lives indoors and The HVAC systems are referred as the respiratory system of modern buildings. However, during HVAC operation, the microorganisms may obtain suitable environmental conditions such as temperature, moisture level and nutrient to grow and they can diffuse into the filter components in the form of bio-aerosols or accumulated dust and then spread into the indoors.
The emergence of the deadly virus Covid-19 points to the need to move the efficiency level of indoor ventilation systems to the next level. Bacteria or viruses do not move in the air on their own and are usually accumulated on dust, saliva or droplets. Airborne-sized particles were considered to be particles <5 μm in size and droplet-sized particles were considered to be particles >5 μm in size. Challenge controls are maintained at 1700 – 3000 colony-forming units with a mean particle size of 3.0 ± 0.3 μm at “Bacterial Filtration efficiency(BFE), EN 14683 Standard”. HIFYBER HVAC products at F7 level can hold more than 90% of 3 μm particles. It is also possible to increase the BFE to over 99% with HIFYBER HVAC products. SPP65-AB is an innovative product that combines nanofiber with antibacterial technology. In addition to its high pleatability, it has 4 times more air permeability at the F7 level than non-antibacterial and widely used glass fiber products. HIFYBER cleans the air with its nanotechnological products and also prevents the growth of microorganisms with its antibacterial filter media.

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Porometer

First bubble point tester: POROLUX™ 50

Porometer – Hall 8 – C35

The POROLUX™ 50 is our newly developed first bubble point (FBP) tester, and is used to detect only the largest pores (FBP) in filtration and separation media. With a pressure going up to 5 bar (75 PSI), the instrument is able to detect pores down to 0.1μm.
Ideal for applications where knowledge of only the largest pore is important, the POROLUX™ 50 offers quick and accurate result on

• Measured first bubble point
• Calculated first bubble point

Curious to see how the POROLUX™ 50 can serve your business? Contact us for your demo and sample testing.

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a2z Filtration Specialities Pvt Ltd.

Built to purpose solution from a2z filtration

a2z Filtration Specialities Pvt Ltd. – Hall 8 – A9

At the FILTECH, A2Z will be showcasing the high speed A2Z Mini Pleat Line with foamed hotmelt system.
A2Z’S Intelligent Servo driven Blade Pleater along with the mini pleat production modules, allows the user to work with a variety of media including glass fiber as well as synthetic, with change overs for pleat depth/pleat pitch, and hot melt patterns on the fly. The operator can save and access up to 2,500 stored product variations, thus allowing multiple combinations/ part numbers to be produced. The machine’s unique flexible design helps filter manufacturers widen their product range and meet the market’s ever changing needs.
The A2Z Mini Pleat production module can be added to any existing blade pleater to produce mini pleat packs with a wide array of media thus further reducing the filter manufacturer’s capital expenditure and providing a very flexible production line. This also makes the equipment future-proof with the unique ability to mini pleat a very wide range of media. We will show case the foamed hot melt system which has many advantages of lower cost of production, lighter weight and lower pressure drop with options such as Intermittent and spot beading.

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EUROPLASMA N.V.

Nanofics K - A new nanocoating to boost performance of HEPA filters

EUROPLASMA N.V. – Hall 8 – B51

Plasma is a unique technology to deposit ultra-thin coatings on all exposed surfaces of a material or product. It is increasingly used in manufacturing of filtration media and elements to achieve functionalities such as hydrophilic, hydrophobic or oleophobic. Improvements in process and machine design allow to deposit the coatings in a very cost effective way, with a process that is completely dry and clean. The technology is giving an increasing number of producers of technical nonwovens, membranes, mesh or nanofibers a clear competitive edge. One of the key areas of interest is the nanocoating of electrets used in HEPA filters.

A new generation of plasma nanocoatings (Nanofics K) specifically designed for electrets is launched at FILTECH. Advances in process chemistry allow to deposit coatings which boost and maintain filter efficiency over time, while not affecting the pressure drop.

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Dorstener Drahtwerke GmbH

Metal filtration media is hard to beat when applications are challenging

Dorstener Drahtwerke GmbH – Hall 8 – E54

For more than 100 years, Dorstener Drahtwerke has been manufacturing wire products of superior quality. Woven wire cloth – filter cloth and square weave mesh is a strong and precise filtration media and can be produced as fine as 3 micron. The cloth is woven in a wide range of stainless steel, corrosion resistant and heat resistant alloys. DDD designs, weaves and fabricates mesh is a ready to use form. The DDD Group has worked for years to enhance the filtration capabilities, workability, mechanical strength and the overall performance of their media. The most important new media for the DDD Group is diffusion bonded (sintered) woven wire mesh. The opportunities to enhance performace are unlimited, from basic filtration to space travel applications. Sintered metal fibers have filtration characteristics that add to the range of sintered media we supply.
Another DDD developement is woven mesh sandwiched into light gauge welded mesh. The product is used in applications, where larger woven mesh partitions need stability, often a requirement for air intake applications as a pre-filter. DDD knows how important the certification of the characteristics of the filter mesh has become. Chemical analysis of the alloy, automated camera inspection of the woven rolls, filtration cut point and flow analysis are performed in house. We cut our filter media to any shape, calander, heat treat or fabricate it to the semi finished or finished product that our customers require.

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TSI GmbH

Quality respiratory filter testing in the production process - The new model 8150

TSI GmbH – Hall 8 – E37

TSI will show the new model 8150 automated in-line filter tester for quality assurance of P100 and FFP3 respiratory filters and cartridges in the production line for the first time. This oil-only filter tester is optimized for remote operation, non-destructive penetration testing, and 24/7 use with a high number of tests each day. It is controlled by a PLC for fast integration into existing manufacturing control and data acquisition systems.
The model 8150 features fast measurement and cycle times down to 6 seconds, very low relaxation time after defective filter tests, and matching results to the Model 8130A. While significantly smaller in footprint than the model 8130A, it shares the same architecture and even uses the same photometer box with two simultaneous measuring photometers. It will ensure that each of your respiratory filters comply with standards such as NIOSH 42 CFR 84, GB2626, and EN143/EN149.
The new 8150 Automated Filter Tester takes high performance and reliability from the lab to the production line. Visit our booth to learn more!

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Asada Mesh co., Ltd.

The world’s finest sieving meshes: SV-13/13 tw with 977 wires per inch

Asada Mesh co., Ltd. – Hall 7 – P10

Asada Mesh is an ultra-fine woven wire mesh manufacturer with more than 80 years of history. Our company has been again the first to successfully produce a precision woven stainless-steel (SUS) wire cloth with a square opening size of 13 μm and 977 wires per linear inch (named SV13/13 tw). Furthermore, a technique was also developed in our facilities for weaving 977 mesh in a roll width of 1220 mm.
So far, the international standard E-11, developed by ASTM, recognize nominal opening sizes of industrial Woven Wire Sieve Cloth down to 20 μm (635 wires per inch). However, our product list also includes a SUS mesh with a square opening size of 16 μm and 795 wires per linear inch (named SV16/16tw). Backed by results from independent testing labs, it is confirmed high accuracy on pore size distribution and excellent separation and classifying performance. Moreover, the SUS wires used on the production of our meshes, due to its thermal and mechanical strength and its high chemical stability, make the range of our sieving an filtration meshes useful in demanding conditions, such as at high temperatures and pressures. SUS is also referred by its mechanical stability and excellent cleaning behaviour. Therefore, our woven SUS wire mesh has a wide range of applications as sieves and filters.

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Nordic Air

Synthetic wave system cartridges – Made for efficient dedusting and high cleanability level

Nordic Air – Hall 7 – K13

The Synthetic Wave System was developed to enhance the removing of fumes and fine dust, pro duced in challenging application segments as laser-, plasma-, welding- and flame cutting operations. The Synthetic Wave System is available for both standard polyester- as well as high efficiency ePTFE membrane media and has the following advantages:

• higher dust collection – employees and environment will be effectively protected from harmful emissions.
• help to successfully comply with general dust limits, as for example the German dust limit (ASGW).
• the wave formed polyester media with surface treatment reduces power consumption as well as compressed air, thus improves energy efficiency.

Combining superior electro spinning technology with a known base carrier, the Synthetic Wave System will bring a higher efficiency, enhanced filter life, and cost savings for industrial filter collectors.

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Nordic Air

UHT-Pleated-Bag-System - Highly efficient filter system built to handle the hot & heavy-duty industries

Nordic Air – Hall 7 – K13

The UHT pleated cartridge is a new concept in baghouse filter elements, capable of operating at peak temperatures up to 250°C showing significant improvements in baghouse capacity and filter performance compared to the standard filter bag systems. A simple retrofitting of the operating filter bags can be done easily, and the bag house system is equipped with twice as much filter cloth compared to when utilizing normal bag system. The unique design features of the UHT-Pleated Bag are to be found in the high durable heavy-duty components utilized within crafting of the product:

• The media ensures temperature stability over a wide range of operating conditions and chemical environments being a preferred material in dry filtration processes
• 100% metal top and bottom cap design with integrated locking function for non-detachment
• Specialized high flexible Ultra High temperature potting compound providing enhanced pulse dynamics to the pleat pack
• Outer stainless-steel bandings to ensure stability of the pleat pack

The UHT-Pleated-Bag-System was created to ensure high durability and prolonged lifetime primarily focusing on the Cement industries, Waste to Energy, Incinerators and Metallurgical industries where UHT is capable to deal with different compositions of flue gases, and high temperatures.

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AUTEC Automation • Gusbi SpA

Eco-filters: Automatic production process / Flexible automatic loader of endcaps for eco-filters production

AUTEC Automation • Gusbi SpA – Hall 8 – B26

The integration with AUTEC and GUSBI let to automate and have the production process under control from the loading of the paper to the unloading of finished products. The load of the media on the rotary table is automatically performed through the use of an anthropomorphic robot: the concentricity and the repeatability of the coupling of the paper with the endcap is ensured. The vertical press of the paper with the endcap is independent for each side of the filter. The load cells installed on the press allow to check each filter pressed; even the heating of the endcaps is controlled station by station setting the percentage of power for each single IR lamp and setting the height of the lamps. The load of the endcaps on the rotary table can be done automatically, with different solutions for loading the rotary table, with different level of automation and production autonomy. At the end of the production process the dimensional check is carried out automatically: a dimensional non-conformity is detected and the not compliance product is expelled from the unloading conveyor.

A new space-saving and flexible solution to load endcaps in the Gusbi table for the eco-oil filters production. A system that singularize and orientate the parts using our experience of drop-down conveyors joined with vibration system and vision camera. Easy to set up for model changes and new models.

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GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG

Industrial mesh trimetric: Positive properties combined in a single medium trimetric

GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG – Hall 8 – B19

At FILTECH, the innovative, highly porous filter medium Trimetric will be presented. Trimetric combines in one medium everything that efficient hot gas filtration requires: high retention rates, thermal resistance up to 600°C, mechanical robustness to vibrations, regenerability during operation; and external cleaning.

With this new product range, GKD is making combinations of Optimized Dutch Weaves and nonwoven metal fiber mesh available for practical applications. Adaptable to specific applications, the inherently stable filter elements can be employed in all economical designs of standard dust filters – and also in bag filter systems with minimal adjustments to fixtures.

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MTK Magnet-Fabrik Solingen GmbH

We are your specialist for magnetic filtration solutions!

MTK Magnet-Fabrik Solingen GmbH – Hall 7 – K10

Far too often, when people think of magnets they only think of sensors, lifting- or holding magnets. But a very relevant but mostly unknown type of filtration is the magnetic filtration. This type of filtration is practically relevant and adaptable for every industry. We would like to introduce two highlight products to you:
Our funnel magnets are particularly suitable for the filtration out ferritic impurities in plastics processing, on injection molding machines, extruders and for special processing types of granules, regrind, powder or liquids.
Our filter rods are an effective, unproblematic and cost-effective method of removing ferritic impurities from coolants, hydraulic fluids and lubricants, sliding emulsions and much more. And the best of all: their service life is practically unlimited. The above variants are explicitly tailored to your production needs and produced in your desired size and shape. Accordingly, they are real adaptive talents and super strong.
There is also an “easy clean” variant for the filter rods: So-called magnetic racks ensure easy and time-saving cleaning of the filter rods. Simply place the rubbish bin underneath, pull out the filter rod and let the dirt fall off. We are your specialist for magnetic filtration solutions!

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assonic Dorstener Siebtechnik GmbH

Efficient and environmentally friendly continious filtration

assonic Dorstener Siebtechnik GmbH – Hall 8 – E54

Continous filtration without the need to changing or backflushing the filter media at 10 micron presents many challenges. Assonics re-engineered liquid solid separators offer a sustainable and economical solution. The crossflow filtration process in our RoSL 700 is supported by a patented ultrasonic technology to energize the filter media to achieve high throughputs. The heart of the unit is a woven stainless filter or a sintered laminate for fine filteration. A capacity range of 5000 – 6000 liters per hour and a filter rating of 25 micon have been achieved. The seperator supports a wide range of processes including chemical processing, water treatment and beverage production. The more robust RoSL 710 can be equipped with a wedge wire screen. It is ideal for filtering high viscosity fluids with high solids contents. The applications range from biogas energy processes to chocolate production.

The advantages of the improved Assonic technology:
● No filter media to dispose of
● Low energy motors drives the machine
● Continous process with no screen changes
● Economical solution with a small footprint
● Ease of cleaning and long service life

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Mann+Hummel GmbH

Best oil cleanliness and optimal oil control for eMobility

Mann+Hummel GmbH – Hall 8 – C11

MANN+HUMMEL as a technology leader has transferred its extensive expertise in the area of oil filtration for combustion engines to the modern drivetrains and developed a product which impresses through its compact design while fulfilling manifold functions.

The plastic oil filter system for eAxles and hybrid transmissions includes an oil reservoir and one oil filter element each on the suction and on the pressure side for highest system cleanliness and reliability with smallest energy dissipation. In addition, the system has moisture, pressure and temperature sensors, a switchable electric pump and an oil cooler with optional thermostat control. An oil dryer is part of the oil filter system and constantly maintains the oil quality at a high level and efficiently separates any water which has dissolved in the cooling oil. The highly efficient adsorber material of the oil dryer removes even the smallest amount of water from the oil.

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TOPAS GmbH

Water, dust, salt – Challenging gas turbine filters with new GTS 114

TOPAS GmbH – Hall 8 – F54

Topas looks back to a long-term expertise in the field of development, construction, manufacturing and installing of air filter test systems. Based on the new normative regulations from ISO 29461 we have been requested by our key customers to offer a technical solution to test gas turbine filters. The new GTS 114 is based on the successful ALF 114 test system concept. Therefore it also follows testing requirements of ISO 16890 and ASHRAE 52.2. Main new features are related to increased air flow rates up to 11.000 m³/h in recirculation mode with test air conditioning. Furthermore a list of different test aerosols such as oil droplets, salt and dust particles can be applied in combination with multiple measurement technologies such as optical particle counting, optical photometer or flame photometer. The major customer benefit will be the all-in-one solution we propose different from the various test setups described in the different parts of the ISO 29461 standard. Especially doing the water spray performance testing in the same duct required all our construction skills.

Good to know: Topas is the first and global commercial supplier of such a test system and an important partner for filtration applications in this field.

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Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Simulation tools for filtration, separation and purification

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM – Hall 7 – L1

The design of filters is a challenging task which can become time-consuming and costly. When optimizing a filter element, it is crucial to find a good combination of the geometry of housing and media, together with material properties such as filtration efficiency, permeability and mechanical strength. In order accelerate the product development, problem-adapted simulation tools are required. Based on more than 20 years of experience in the field, Fraunhofer ITWM offers a range of simulation tools, from the filter media up to the final filter element: FIDYST simulates the production process of nonwovens, allowing to study the influence of process parameters on the resulting material. Based on the microstructure of a nonwoven, the software FeelMath computes its mechanical properties. FiltEST is a simulation toolbox for the prediction of the lifetime of filter elements. The software PoreChem simulates flow and surface reactions in porous media and allows for the evaluation of purification processes. Our competences in the filtration and separation are applied also to challenging questions related to the pandemic, such as the simulation of the recommended wearing time and protection capabilities of face masks and face shields as well as the optimization of face mask materials.

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Entec International B.V.

High-end filtermedia: PAARS® Excellent. The new standard for the oxidation of gaseous contaminants at the highest level

Entec International B.V. – Hall 7 – M51

Main target: Gaseous contaminants oxidation. Reducing bad odour from wastewater treatment plants, refineries, chemical plants, airports and much more. PAARS® is designed to permanently remove a broad spectrum of harmful gases from the air:

• Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) •Oxides of nitrogen (NOX)
• Sulphur dioxide (SO2) •Chlorine (Cl)
• Sulphur trioxide (SO3) •Ethylene (C2H4)
• Formaldehyde (CH2O) •Light VOCs

The granulate has a porous structure which is impregnated with potassium permanganate (KMnO4), visible as the specific purple colour.

PAARS® does not burn, suitable in environments prone to fire.
PAARS® does not support microbial colonisation.
PAARS® is very effective against cigarette smoke.
PAARS® provides essential protection for artefacts

in museums, art galleries and archives against acid gases. In addition to the active oxidation effects, the purple colour is part of innovative “ENTEC Consumption indication system”. The colour change that occurs during operation serves as a visual indicator that indicates the consumption level of the product at all times.

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Porous Metal Filters Inc

SinterPore® improves filtration processes

Porous Metal Filters Inc – Hall 8 – E53

The need for a metal filter media with superior filtration and workability characteristics is the driving force behind the success of the PMF development of products for challenging applications.
SinterPore® porous metal filter products can be constructed from one to multiple layers of stainless wire mesh and they are designed for precision, controlled porosity, uniform pore size distribution. SinterPore® laminates are permanently bonded under precise diffusion bonding (sintering) conditions, yielding robust, monolithic materials used in a wide variety of engineering applications ranging from industrial filtration to aerospace transpiration cooling.
2- and 3-layer SinterPore® fluidizing laminates with customer-specific permeability and flow rates are often used in bulk powder handling. Standard 5-layer SinterPore® laminates are used in pharmaceutical, polymer, liquid and gas filtration. Our SinterPore® cleanable filter element cartridges are available in an infinite range of woven and non-woven metal laminate materials. The cartridge custom designs are highly permeable and back washable with superior cake release properties. SinterPore® filter element cartridges are available in a broad range of micron ratings, permeability and mechanical strength.

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