Yuanfuxin Energy-saving New Material Technology presents

Yuanfuxin Energy-saving New Material Technology presents: EGS® Filter Bag

Yuanfuxin Energy-saving New Material Technology presents – Hall 7 – P19

EGS® is an energy-saving and carbon reduction fabric filter bag for dust removal and flue gas filtration, which featured both high filtration accuracy and lower pressure drop of the filter medium.

Compared to the conventional membrane-coated filter bag, EGS® has a larger air permeability, a better cleaning effect and a longer service life.

All above features contributed by three core technologies:
- Three-dimensional inter-embedded asymmetric structure
- Deep fibrillated membrane technology
- Deep fibrillation laminating technology

EGS® brings you 4 key values:
Value 1 – Ultra-Clean Emission System, dust emission can reach 5mg/Nm³ under normal working conditions.
Value 2 – Energy-Saving and Consumption-Reduction System, it can save energy by 20%-50% after system upgraded.
Value 3 – Productivity Enhancement System, the production can be increased by 10%-30% after system upgraded.
Value 4 – Reduce Equipment (Renovation) Investment by 10-20%, the filter velocity of the dust collector can be appropriately increased and the life of the filter bag can be extended.

Application industries: Cement, glass, biomass, waste incineration, steel and non-ferrous metal smelting, lithium, industrial silicon, chemical industry, etc.

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FILMEDIA

FILMEDIA Advanced Automatic Filter Bag Making Machine Line Newly Launched

FILMEDIA – Hall 7 – R35

FILMEDIA will present its Fourth Generation AUTOMATIC SEWING/ HOT WELDING/ PTFE TAPE SEALING MACHINE LINE for filter bag tubes at this year’s FILTECH. In contrary to previous versions, the surface of the filter material is flawless when stop for hot welding and PTFE tape sealing, which greatly reduces material waste. In addition, the special heating device allows the heating temperature to reach 700 degrees celsius and can be bonded to pure PTFE tape.

Main Functions:
  • Automatic sewing function. Sewing speed: 4-10m/min. Sewing diameter: 120-230mm.
  • Automatic hot welding function. Welding speed: 8-16m/min. Welding diameter: 90-220mm.
  • Automatic PTFE taping function. PTFE taping speed: 4-10m/min. Diameter: 120-230mm.
  • Automatic filter bag length cutting function. Max. Cutting length can be 12 meters.
  • Equipped with automatic disconnection detection and automatic stopping device.
  • Equipped with stripping machine and film cutting collection device, high-power hot air device, high-power cutter motor and tungsten steel blade.
  • Equipped with needle cooling function, backlight detection function.
  • Equipped with alarm functions such as temperature abnormality, film shortage and abnormal filter bag length.
  • Equipped with JUKI brand sewing head and aluminum profile structure.
  • Equipped with intelligent centralized control function.
  • Especially suitable for woven fiberglass filter bag and PTFE filter bag production.

Basic Parameters
Power 7.0kw
Rated Voltage AC380V
Rated Frequency 50-60HZ
Dimension 18000×1000×1800mm
Compressed Air Pressure 4-4.5kg/cm²

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IREMA IRELAND

BioEir Air Filters – 100% Sustainable and Biodegradable Air Filters

IREMA IRELAND – Hall 8 – F54

BioEir is the first commercially available fully sustainable and biodegradable filter media. Manufactured in our facility in Limerick, Ireland – BioEir has already been installed in several data centre AHU sites. This has already demonstrated its capabilities in reducing energy use and increasing filter replacement intervals, resulting in overall cost savings for customers.

BioEir is also being considered for large scale use in several exciting projects across residential, industrial and commercial sectors in several markets as the demand for more sustainable solutions increases.

For more info visit us in Hall 8/F54!

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LENSER

LENSER i-Plate revolutionizes filtration processes

LENSER – Hall 8 – F42

The LENSER i-Plate significantly enhances efficiency and control in filtration processes. This innovative solution enables real-time measurements directly from the filter press – a profound optimization of the process.

In a time where process monitoring is crucial, the LENSER i-Plate sets new standards. With an integrated sensor capturing moisture, temperature, and electrical conductivity in the filter cake, it significantly shortens the conventional iterative process of filtration optimization. This leads to a significant increase in production capacity and substantial savings in energy and water consumption.
Through precise tracking and control of the entire filtration cycle in real-time, the LENSER i-Plate allows for targeted adjustment of each step. This means that companies are now able to define and control the ideal filling cutoff point for various suspension qualities in real-time. Additionally, it enables the early detection of the optimal end of the pressing duration.

To facilitate customer access to this new technology, LENSER offers an exclusive leasing option for the digital sensor to interested parties of the Basic and Visual service packages. This enables companies to optimize their filtration process without major investments. Also, for customers who only need insights into the drainage behavior of their filtration environment for a limited period, LENSER’s Rent-Your-Success is very attractive: They can lease the sensor with a monthly cancelable usage agreement.

To benefit from the advantages of the LENSER i-Plate, the purchase of a customized LENSER filter element into which the sensor is embedded is a prerequisite. The duration of the usage agreement is between three and 24 months, after which the user can purchase the sensor. Alternatively, the agreement can be terminated prematurely, with a special PP dummy placed at the sensor’s position, which is then returned to LENSER.

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TSI

Discover Confidence in Respirator Integrity with the Respirator Leak Tester 8119A

TSI – Hall 8 – E37

Whether in healthcare, industry, or any PPE-required environment, the quality of your respiratory protection equipment cannot be compromised. The 8119A, compatible with the Automated Filter Tester 8130A, ensures safety and effectiveness by testing various components like eyepieces, valves, and cartridges.

This duo empowers critical post-maintenance tests or whenever doubts arise, ensuring that your respiratory protection equipment consistently meets the highest standards of safety and effectiveness. A legacy continues with the 8119A, the successor to the original 8119 accessory. Trust its evolution for advancement, precision, and reliability.

When it comes to safety, equip your 8130A with the 8119A for peace of mind. Don’t compromise on safety; make sure your masks are in proper physical condition with this new Respirator Leak Tester.
Learn more: https://tsi.news/4cZQ3wq

Filter Testing Instruments from TSI®
At TSI, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality filter testing devices and support. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help you ensure occupational health and safety with confidence.

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BinNova

BinNova presents three new exciting filter media products

BinNova – Hall 7 – R7

High-Capacity Liquid Filtration Media

“BinNova is the technology leader for high-capacity materials for liquid filtration. At a given efficiency these materials provide highest permeability, lowest pressure drop and at the same time best dirt holding capacity.

The difference to conventional materials is significant. In many applications it is possible to replace a pre-filter layer and a main filter layer with one HC layer only.”

FC6-free Air-Oil-Separation Coalescer Media

“BinNova is setting a new standard for environmentally conscious and high-performance filtration. Choose sustainability without compromising efficiency – FC6 free media ensures exceptional liquid- aerosol separation in gas streams without the use of fluorocarbons, contributing to a greener and cleaner industrial operation.”

Multi Layer Composites

“BinNova offers a broad range of composite filter materials for a lean filter manufacturing process compared to traditional Co-Pleating. BinNova provides synchronized rolls in width and length for better logistics and significantly reduced material wastage.”

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1A Star technische Kunststoffe GmbH

1A Star presents: 100% electrical cutting press

1A Star technische Kunststoffe GmbH – Hall 8 – F30

1A Star is delighted to present its new 100% electrical cutting press at FILTECH 2024! This innovation allows the operator to place his cutting tool and freely remove the cut parts.

When necessary and as an option, the tool can be placed under the bridge. In this case, the operator recovers only the cut parts. In other words, on this machine, the cutting counterparts can be located both on the bridge and on the rising table.

Bridge recoil is adjustable on the touchscreen in 100mm increments (configurable).

The table rises vertically towards the receding head when it is in the forward position.

The machine is easy to use thanks to its intuitive tactile interface.

Energy savings, easy to use, high productivity, minimum maintenance and safety are the key words used to define this cutting press.

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EKO PROFİL MAKİNA SİSTEMLERİ

2024 NEW Filter Frame Forming Machine

EKO PROFİL MAKİNA SİSTEMLERİ – Hall 8 – A13

Eko Profil Makina Systems will present its newest Innovation at the 2024 FILTECH Show:

A new Filter Frame Forming Machine which excels in Cassette- and Bag Filters’ outer frame production.
This new, highly specialized machine has a width adjustable body and is able to produce all widths from 20mm to 100mm.

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Maschinenfabrik Herbert Meyer

KFK-E POWER

Maschinenfabrik Herbert Meyer – Hall 8 – C47

#faster #precise #hotter

MEYER developed a special edition of the most successful Flatbed Laminator KFK-E with some remarkable new features. The new KFK-E Power. More precision, more power, higher productivity and equipped with new belts for higher temperatures, while keeping a compact design. This machine is fully capable of processing filter media!

#FASTER:
• 100% stronger Heating zone
• Faster heat up time
• Faster production speed possible
• Power level can be reduced, if not needed
• 400% more cooling capacity, reducable

#PRECISE:
• Independent level & pressure adjustment for left and right side of pressure roller
• Level can be adjusted within 0,02mm compared to 0,1mm in standard KFK-E
• Very useful feature for calibration tasks, where materials are thermo-calibrated to a certain thickness

#HOTTER:
• New endless belt technology for higher temperatures and mark free production
PTFE coated glass fabric belts, truly endless, without marking of a seam
• Temperatures up to 290°C possible. (Some restrictions apply)

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Topas GmbH

From particles to molecules - New air filter test systems according to ISO 29463 and ISO 10121

Topas GmbH – Hall 8 – E76

Topas is going ahead proving its core competence in air filter testing equipment.

After more than 90 global installations of HEPA and ULPA filter scanners according to EN 1822 and ISO 29463 using x-y traverse systems a new technology for 3-dimensional filter scanning has been developed. This enables leak detection and determination of local filtration efficiencies also at filter cartridges and V-shaped filters. There is almost now limit regarding 3d filter geometries since all required PLC and software programming is done in-house.

A second key project is related to molecular testing of adsorptive HVAC filters according to new ISO 10121 standard. We look back to a long history in molecular filter testing starting in 1998. Based on our experience, skills, and technical creativity we will now design a first commercial test setup for one of our long-term key customers.
There are certain test gas generation and measurement technology synergies that will be applied from a current project on fuel cell intake filters.

Good to know: Our Technical Innovation Center will be available for doing your own filter tests.

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IT for Engineering (it4e)

IT for Engineering (it4e) GmbH is your partner for digitalizing especially fluid and particle processes.

IT for Engineering (it4e) – Hall 8 – C28

With our simulation software DNSlab, you can generate models of porous filter media, calculate permeabilities, filtration efficiencies and lots more. DNSlab combines Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with the Discrete Element Method (DEM). DNSlab novelties in 2024 are:

• increased CFD performance: analyze bigger 3D models with same memory
• improved models for CFD-DEM coupling: switch between hard sphere and soft sphere contact model
• new Python interface: integrate DNSlab computations in your python environment

The new Python interface enables you to customize the DNSlab pre- and postprocessing. You can now calculate fluid and particle flow with DNSlab through self-generated 3D models and analyze the results via python code. This enables faster integration of DNSlab in your individual simulation environment.

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Elite Carbon Creations Private Limited

Ultra High Activity Coconut Activated Carbon for VOC and Air Treatment Applications

Elite Carbon Creations Private Limited – Hall 7 – H13

Elite Carbon Creations Private Limited is delighted to present a new product: Ultra High Activity Coconut Activated Carbon for VOC and Air Treatment Applications. 140 CTC or 1800 Iodine number Activated carbon with Single pass.

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Water Systems International Limited

Certification of Point-of-Entry water treatment systems to both NSF/ANSI Standard 42: Drinking Water Treatment Units – Aesthetic Effects and NSF/ANSI Standard 55: Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems.

Water Systems International Limited – Hall 8 – C29

Water Systems International Limited is the first company to Certify Point-of-Entry water treatment systems to both NSF/ANSI Standard 42: Drinking Water Treatment Units – Aesthetic Effects and NSF/ANSI Standard 55: Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems.

Certification to these standards means that these products have been evaluated for material safety, structural integrity, contaminant reduction, and product literature accuracy. The NSF/ANSI drinking water treatment units Standards are internationally recognized and only products that meet the rigorous requirements are allowed to bear the NSF Mark.

  • Model WSR4N is Certified for the reduction of Chlorine, taste, and odor for 49,000 Liters (129444 gal) under Standard 42, and Disinfection Performance Class A under Standard 55 with a flow rate of 50 liters per minute (13.2 gpm).
  • Model WSC4N is Certified for the reduction of Chlorine, taste, and odor for 100,000 Liters (264172 gal) under Standard 42, and Disinfection Performance Class A under Standard 55 with a flow rate of 114 liters per minute (30 gpm).

Water Systems International have a range of 20 drinking and secondary waste water systems for Residential, Commercial and Marine use. With representation in North and South America, New Zealand, Australia and China we are looking for International Dealers and Distributors. Please contact stewart_at_uvwatersystems.co.nz

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TS Filter - Precision Filter Materials

High Capacity Large Capsule Filter Provides Flexibility, Convenience And Excellent Filtration Performance In Small And Medium Scale Applications

TS Filter - Precision Filter Materials – Hall 7 – R16

Large capsule filter consists of a standard cartridge encapsulated in a robust polypropylene housing, is available with TS Filter’s full range of filter media for filter cartridges, this ready to use disposable capsule filter is available in T-type, A-type and inline configurations in lengths up to 40 inches, with inlet and outlet connections including sanitary flange and hose barb, is the best solution as a scale up filter for pilot and production scale processing in pharmaceutical, food & beverage and electronics industries.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • T-type, Inline, and A-type capsule designs, A-type capsule includes a gauge port for pressure measurement and a filter stand for fast and easy installation
  • 10”, 20”, 30”, 40” lengths
  • Removal ratings from 0.04 µm to 100 µm
  • Low hold-up volume and production losses
  • Without the need of a stainless filter housing
  • Protects operators during setup, production and cleaning
  • Easy to use, rapid installation and minimum downtime
  • Robust construction stand up to autoclave sterilization
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ANDRITZ Separation GmbH

ANDRITZ introduces decanter centrifuges tailored to challenging industrial oil recovery, for use in both ATEX Zone 1 and 2 areas

ANDRITZ Separation GmbH – Hall 8 – F42

ANDRITZ 3-phase decanter centrifuges are not only capable of separating liquid from solid but also liquids with different densities like oil and water. These proven machines have now been further developed and tailored to the recovery of high purity oil from tainted sources such as slop and crude oil, lake, lagoon or tank cleaning and API separator sludge. This is part of ANDRITZ’s commitment to conserve resources and protect the environment in partnership with its customers.

Crucially for oil and gas applications, the ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge range includes now both ATEX Zone 1 and Zone 2 machines. This makes them suitable for use in plants where an explosive atmosphere may occur during normal operations. Machine housing seals can be supplied as gas-tight, flame and explosion-proof versions. And many other technical innovations make this machine highly reliable for industrial process.

The latest additions to the ANDRITZ decanter centrifuge range build on more than a century of expertise with more than 30,000 references worldwide and a global network of support and manufacturing infrastructure.

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Puffe Engineering

New 30 & 60 liter tank melter PH30 & PH60

Puffe Engineering – Hall 8 – A24

New 30 & 60 liter tank melter PH30 & PH60

Due to decades of experience in hot-melt adhesive technology Puffe Engineering is a reliable partner and provider for tailor-made solutions in many industries.

In 2024 we are launching our latest PH30 & PH60 tank melters with Siemens S7 PLC control, integrated heating register and pull-out control cabinet. This allows easy access to the pump(s) & electric motor for easier service. Both variants will be available with 2 single gear pumps, 2 PowerFoam pumps or with a double gear pump, with up to 2 outputs.

The new tank melters of Puffe Engineering are made from high quality components. The aluminum milled main melt from a block ensures better temperature transfer to the material and at the same time better temperature storage. Another plus point are the removable pre melt register and the bayonet removable filters.

Our tank melters are extremely durable and robust, even when used at extremely high temperatures. If desired, you can choose between a solid and a PowerFoam® optimized application.

The new melters are also perfectly matched to our parts, like our hoses, application heads and modules.

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TANVI FILTERING EQUIPMENT

Sanitary heatable and heat retaining filters

TANVI FILTERING EQUIPMENT – Hall 8 – F49

Tanvi sanitary heatable and heat retaining filters are designed to the filtration working environment that needs to hold a certain temperature or a continuous dry environment. The sanitary design make the filters are suitable for high level clean working areas.

The filter consists of a stainless steel filter housing, a heating jacket, a temperature controller and a SS316L stainless steel filter enclosing shell.

The full-PFA filter (available sizes  5”,10”, 30”, easy for operating and disassembly) can work at a certain temperature that higher than natural ambient temperature ( 1~160℃), it can be used to hold a certain temperature of filtration and vent filters that need to prevent water condensation on the filter cartridges and prevent growth of bacteria in the enclosing vessels.

For more details, please email andrew_at_tanvifilter.com

Features and Benefits

  • The complex structure of heating and anti-scald layers makes the filters are safe when they are heating
  • Laddering temperature control prevent the condensation and overheating damage on filter cartridges;
  • Over-temperature protection
  • Excellent heating and heat preservation performance reduced energy consumption;
  • Sanitary SS shell make the whole unit are enclosed and no dead corner
  • Easy for operating and disassembly
  • Adjustable temperature
  • Low working noise
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C&M Filtration Solutions

True ULPA Pure Synthetic Pleatable Filter Media

C&M Filtration Solutions – Hall 7 – P24

C&M Filtration Solutions lauched the world first True ULPA pleatable PP composite air filter media. It has a filtration efficiency of 99.9995% over 0.1micron DEHS @5.33cm/sec., with a less than 80pa air resistance (TSI3160) and extremely slow charge decay. All these product properties, make it a very effective filter media to remove Covid-19 and other airborne viruses and germs. Due to its pure synthetic fiber design, the used medium can be disposed though incineration instead of being buried, thus more environmental friendly.

This True ULPA pleatable filter media is good for:

  • Room air purifiers
  • Vacuum clearner
  • Industrial respirators
  • EV car cabin filter
  • Any other suitable air filtration applications
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HEIDLAND GMBH & CO KG

Composite Filter 4.0

HEIDLAND GMBH & CO KG – Hall 7 – P16

Increasing challenges to the filtering process have led us to think about a groundbreaking innovation in the design of composite filters made of a fine fabric (filter) and a coarse fabric (supporting fabric).
While in the past ordinary double-layer filter media were woven and later point-glued, we make use of a relatively new technology from the yarn industry. The carrier fabric is partly made of so-called core-jacket yarns.
The fine mesh is connected to the coarse mesh under pressure and temperature. The coat of individual yarns in the supporting fabric melts and the liquid plastic combines with the upper cover layer of fine fabric when it catches a cold.

This has enormous advantages for the filtering process:

  • fully renewable
  • improved chemical resistance
  • higher throughput capacity
  • smallest filter fineness possible
  • material 100% sorted
  • can be used in the food industry.
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BWF Envirotec

needlona® BLUE - the filter medium for a reduced CO2 footprint

BWF Envirotec – Hall 8 – B11

Our new needlona® BLUE product line is the environmentally friendly filter medium with which we already achieve more than 10% CO2 savings in the manufacturing process compared to a standard filter medium. This is how we put our climate protection measures into practice. For a clean environment of the future.

needlona® BLUE is environmentally friendly and energy efficient thanks to

- increased use of high quality, recycled fibres
- own in-house recycling
- optimised use of operating resources in the production

Calculation and certification by ClimatePartner
The Product Carbon Footprint calculation is based on the GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Protocol. It records the CO2 emissions of needlona® BLUE in the individual phases of the product life cycle. This takes raw materials, manufacturing, transport and waste disposal into consideration.

Filter bags which are already environmentally friendly in the manufacturing process thanks to a reduced CO2 carbon footprint.

For further details on filtration solutions using needlona® BLUE contact our Sales at sales_at_bwf-envirotec.com

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Freudenberg Performance Materials

Welcome to Filtura - The future of air and liquid filtration starts here

Freudenberg Performance Materials – Hall 7 – R10

Filtura offers many advantages for you:
• Access our high-performance filter media, with a choice of excellent standard products or custom solutions – with all the Know-how in one place.
• Benefit from our wide range of products, solutions, and technologies, ever advancing thanks to our dedicated and interdisciplinary research teams.
• Get the most out of our research and development efforts, broad expertise, and pragmatic ingenuity as we help you master future challenges.
• Our experts are your personal specialists on-call – ready to help you find your perfect solution.

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SCHERDEL GmbH

Innovation in Filter Media

SCHERDEL GmbH – Hall 8 – B22

German company Scherdel GmbH has developed a process that makes it possible to combine maximum free filter area with minimum filter opening widths and high stability. As a result, filters with significantly larger flow rates than usual can be produced.

With the new SCHERDEL MicroSolex filter, finest porosity can be realized independent of filter wall thicknesses. Also maximized free filter areas can be combined with high rigidity and minimum slot widths.

In this way existing technical limits can be overcome and filters with high strength can be produced without the need of an additional support structure. Using this method the filters can be designed as filter cartridges as well as filter discs.
Wherever filters with higher flow rates and high stability promise better performance the new design can also be implemented or can also be used to optimize existing systems and equipment.

The SCHERDEL MicroSolex also has excellent backwashing properties. The high rigidity allows backwashing even at high pressures without causing damage to the filter.
Scherdel research and development departments are currently working on designing filters for a whole range of different applications from existing prototypes. Besides other applications backflush filter systems are a main focus for the usage of MicroSolex filters.
Are you interested in the new process? – Get in touch with us!

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Entex bv

New in the Entec range is high-end Paars Mini Media® (Mini Purple)

Entex bv – Hall 8 – B39

Paars Mini Media®, for example, is extremely suitable for pressing between filter cloth and for placing in pleated filters. These pleated filter cloths with potassium permanganate KMnO4 impregnated media provide high quality air purification and, in addition to filter panels, can be used in several ways. High-quality pleated filter cloth is a perfect way to provide clean air in private- or workspaces. Available in sizes from 0.3-0.6mm to 2-3mm, particle and ball shaped.

Purple filter granules, impregnated with potassium permanganate KMnO4, which act as a catalyst in your odor filter. A chemical reaction takes place in which hydrogen sulfide (H2S) penetrates into the grain thanks to the very open pore structure, minimum of 290m2/gram.

Potassium permanganate is a very powerful oxidizer. The harmful gases penetrate the filter medium through the porous surface, after which an irreversible oxidation process takes place. Harmful gases such as hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, chlorine, nitric oxide, etc. will be removed. Harmless residual gases such as SO2 and H2O will remain.

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Fraunhofer IKTS

Carbon membranes for the separation of H2 or CO2 from gas mixtures

Fraunhofer IKTS – Hall 7 – L36

Hydrogen is seen as a beacon of hope in the development of a CO2-free energy supply. Fraunhofer IKTS has developed a technology based on carbon membranes that can be used to efficiently separate hydrogen and natural gas.

The membrane technology thus makes it possible to conduct the two substances together through the natural gas network and to separate them from each other as needed at the destination. Compared to pressure swing adsorption or cryogenic separation processes, this variant is cost-effective and resistant to harsh ambient conditions and natural gas by-products such as hydrogen sulfide. The membranes can concentate 5 vol% hydrogen in the feed to significantly more than 90 vol% hydrogen in the permeate.

Due to their excellent stability even at high temperatures, the carbon membranes are also suitable for the separation of CO2 from industrial gases. During test runs at relevant CO2 emitters (steel, lime and dolomite works, biogas plants), CO2 concentrations of more than 97 % could be achieved. This makes it possible to further utilize the separated CO2 as a raw material for non-fossil fuels or chemicals, for example.

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Fraunhofer IKTS

Europe-wide unique test and innovation platform for the treatment of industrial wastewater

Fraunhofer IKTS – Hall 7 – L36

Of all the economic sectors in Germany, industry has the greatest demand for water. This makes it even more important for them to have efficient technologies for cleaning and recycling water. Ideally, these should also enable the recovery of energy and valuable raw materials for reuse in production.

To test innovative water treatment technologies and forward-looking water utilization concepts in practice, Fraunhofer IKTS and partner institutes have set up an experimental technology and innovation platform on the site of the Bitterfeld-Wolfen Joint Sewage Treatment Plant. It is one of the largest and most modern wastewater treatment plants in central Germany, treating not just municipal wastewater but also the industrial wastewater from the nearly 300 companies in the Bitterfeld-Wolfen Chemical Park, one of the largest in Europe.

The platform comprises several test containers as well as test facilities in the form of interconnected modules, flexible to use, for the development, testing and transfer of new technologies. These technologies refer to water desalination and the recovery of process chemicals and raw materials, as well as water stemming from complex industrial wastewater of the Bitterfeld-Wolfen Chemical Park. The pilot-scale test plants include filtration plants equipped with ceramic membranes, molecular and bipolar electrodialysis systems for electrochemical separation and recovery, electrolysis plants for the electrochemical total oxidation of water constituents that are particularly difficult to break down, and for sulphate separation and hydrogen generation.

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CTP Team S.r.l.

Powering a sustainable mining future - Full dust collector project

CTP Team S.r.l. – Hall 8 – A22

Recently the CTP OTP division has finalised the assessment and optimisation of the 15 dust collectors lines for a primary mine company. The client highlights the issues below:

• Clogging and high slip of dust all along the process
• Difficulty to stay below the limits imposed by local authorities
• Risk for health and safety of personnel working on the process
the main complain is the high quantity of dust in the working area and exposition of personnel to dust slipped and released in the air. Moreover, the environment impact, the dust slipped and released in the atmosphere has high impact on emissions level. In addition, no 2 lines present higher criticality compared to the others without a clear reason.

The targeted results are:

• Eliminate the clogging of dust on the process
• Improve the dedusting action and get an APC system efficient and adequate
• Monitor all filter’s parameters and dust collector smooth operation in order to prevent future malfunctioning

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MANN+HUMMEL GmbH

BIO-CEL® M+ module optimized for medium-sized and mobile wastewater treatment plants

MANN+HUMMEL GmbH – Hall 8 – C11

BIO-CEL® M+ is MANN+HUMMEL’s most versatile module optimized for medium-sized and mobile wastewater treatment plants. It features the high-performance and durable BIO-CEL® UV400T ultrafiltration membrane, specifically developed for use in MBR systems and preventing antibiotic-resistant bacteria from entering the environment.

One unit treats wastewater from up to 115 households daily producing around 75 m3 of filtrate, and can be expanded modularly if required, perfectly fitting into a high cube container. Thus, the construction of a mobile MBR plant does not require any custom-made filter tanks. Retrofitting is also possible.
Ultrafiltration has higher filter quality and better retention against (antibiotic-resistant) bacteria and viruses than microfiltration. Due to BIO-CEL® UV400T, solids and bacteria are efficiently removed from wastewater. For eliminating trace substances, activated carbon can be added directly to the membrane tank; a separate fourth and fifth treatment stage is then no longer necessary.

BIO-CEL® M+ can reduce the area of a plant by more than 60%, allowing the construction of extremely compact, decentralized wastewater treatment plants operating with low emissions.

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atech innovations gmbh

atech Ceramics in Polypropylene (PP) housings

atech innovations gmbh – Hall 8 – D18

Since end of 2021 the major producer of polypropylene membranes has stopped his manufacturing for tubular PP membranes.
As a consequence of this termination, PP modules like “Microdyn® tubular modules” or “T-cut-PP” are no longer available, thus membrane system operators are facing a problem if it comes to membrane replacement.
atech innovations gmbh has developed a housing made of polypropylene with exactly the same dimension as the a.m. PP modules but equipped with their unique ceramic membranes in 1,5 µm length (the photo shows a module with 3 m length, for total of 14 membranes).
Just by adapting the individual connections (feed/retentate/permeate), the atech PP modules fit into the PP- membrane system without further modification.
The atech PP-housing does not have any metal parts (fully PP design) so it can be used for corrosive applications as well.
Key features of atech PP module with ceramic membranes:

• pore sizes available from 1,2 µm to 1 kD (including 0,2 µm)
• narrow pore size distribution
• channel diameter 4 mm (5,5 in preparation)
• filter surface (up to 18m²), can be adapted
• similar feed flow rates as PP membranes (no pump modification necessary)
• membranes can be exchanged separately without change of housing
• can be used for corrosive liquids (no metal parts in contact with liquid)
• high chemical resistance
• extremely high water permeability

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LUM GmbH

The new standard in filtermedia efficiency determination and nanoparticle analytics

LUM GmbH – Hall 8 – A52

The new Single Particle Optical Counting and Sizing instrument LUMiSpoc® opens up completely new perspectives not only in the field of nanotechnology but also for filter manufacturers to quantify the efficiency of their products.

In the permeate, residual particle concentrations of 103 ml- 1 to 109 ml- 1 and in a size range between 40 nm and 8µm are analysed with a very high resolution. The measuring principle is similar to a flow cytometer. Up to 10,000 particles are detected and number-based size distribution analyzed within just one minute by a newly developed browser- and cloud-based software package SEPView® 7.

The innovative system will be exhibited at FILTECH 2023 by LUM GmbH in Hall 8, Booth A52.

In addition, the analytical photo centrifuge LUMiSizer® with the new accessories for Analytical Centrifugal Microfiltration will be presented.

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Hollingsworth & Vose

Trupor® - High flux membrane microfiltration media available now in nylon

Hollingsworth & Vose – Hall 7 – H2

Trupor® is H&V’s microfiltration membrane product line. Trupor® is sold as a rolled good and is designed to the meet the needs of the water and biopharmaceutical industries by providing superior flux to current materials – often 2x when tested in elements against the benchmark. Trupor® products:re available in six pore sizes – 5.0 μm, 1.2 μm, 0.80 μm, 0.65 μm, 0.45 μm and 0.20 μm, come in three polymer families: Nylon, PES-PBT, and PVDF-PBT.

Trupor® Nylon was launched in 2020, and the Trupor® PES-PBT and Trupor® PVDF-PBT launched in 2022.

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Hollingsworth & Vose

CabinPro™ XT HEPA

Hollingsworth & Vose – Hall 7 – H2

H&V’s CabinPro™ XT HEPA cabin air filter media are an example of our ability to innovate and offer high-performance solutions. This highly stable HEPA efficiency (according to EN1822) filter media offers best-in-class protection against particulate contamination for vehicle occupants. The CabinPro™ XT HEPA is a sophisticated composite filter media.
Being true HEPA, i.e. featuring real HEPA efficiencies according to the EN1822 standard, filters made of CabinPro™ XT HEPA filter media protect vehicle operators and passenger from fine particles, which are representing a serious health risk, causing cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.

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HENGST

Ion exchanger Blue.iox - For safe operation of the fuel cell

HENGST – Hall 7 – K13

Electric vehicles, which include fuel cell vehicles, must meet the standards for high-voltage components. To keep vehicles safe, a minimum insulation resistance of the electrically conductive components to the vehicle ground (earthing) must be maintained. One of the challenges of fuel cells is therefore the solubility of ionic components in the coolant circuit. The Blue.iox ion exchanger recently developed by Hengst keeps the electrical conductivity of the coolant to a minimum and thus rules out any short-circuit effects.

The Blue.iox ion exchanger ensures a rapid lowering of the initial ion concentration within the coolant circuit. It can be integrated in the main flow or in parallel connection with components of the coolant circuit. The ion exchanger is available in capacities up to 1500 meq and various designs for use in passenger and commercial vehicles, in agricultural and construction machinery, and for stationary applications as well.

The innovative design of the resin system in the Blue.iox filter cartridge ensures consistently high filtration performance throughout the entire service interval. All the materials used exhibit good aging behavior and were selected for their compatibility with the coolant.

In addition, the Hengst Blue.iox ion exchanger is designed to be easy to handle. A screw cap allows the filter cartridge to be changed cleanly using standard tools, while the integrated shut-off valves ensure that no coolant leaks out.

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HENGST

The electrified cabin air filter Blue.ion

HENGST – Hall 7 – K13

In one hour, the ventilation system in a car draws 300,000 liters of air into the interior of the vehicle – together with pollutants, allergens, and odors from the immediate environment. Fortunately, cabin air filters substantially reduce the pollution level even in the case of very fine particles therefore contributing to a healthy and hygienic climate in the vehicle. The design of cabin air filters involves the conflicting goals of combining a compact design with the lowest possible flow resistance as well as filtration of the finest particles. The new Blue.ion cabin air filter from Hengst can boast constantly high and also energy-efficient filtration performance, which is achieved by combining two technologies: ionization of particles in the air flow and polarization of the filter medium. An ionizer provided directly upstream of the filter ensures that the particles are electrically charged. This improves separation of the particles in the filter, which is likewise charged. Even despite the ionization, the charge decreases over the life of the filter, resulting in a performance drop with reduced particle separation. At this point, polarization has a complementary effect. The use of an electrostatic field permanently maintains the charge in the filter medium. Altogether, the combined system ensures consistently high separation throughout the entire filter life.

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Europlasma NV

Latest developments in plasma nanocoating technology to functionalize gas and liquid filter media

Europlasma NV – 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. Although today the use of plasma technology for functionalization of gas filter media is well established, the number of industrial applications in liquid filtration is still limited. At Filtech 2023, Europlasma will present its latest developments to improve the durability of plasma nanocoatings, one of the key technological challenges in functionalization of liquid filter media.

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Dürkopp Adler GmbH

QONDAC – Digitize your sewing production

Dürkopp Adler GmbH – Hall 8 – A5

What can be done to boost PRODUCTIVITY even higher?
How can we increase equipment AVAILABILITY?
Is there a way to improve QUALITY any further?

QONDAC is a bi-directional network system that does not only collect and analyse data from sewing machines for productivity and quality monitoring but can also command your DÜRKOPP ADLER sewing machines remotely and teach your workers for best practice.

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ROXIA

Introducing Roxia TP16 – Re-engineered pressure filter

ROXIA – Hall 8 – A40

Designed by our experts with over 40 years of experience, the Roxia Tower Press 16™ (TP16) sets new standards for any process that requires efficient solid-liquid separation. Proven pressure filtration technology is now re-engineered by utilizing the latest developments in technologies.

The design of the Roxia TP16 (filtration area from 16m2 to 44m2) is based on the same innovations as our successful bigger TP60 (48m2 to 156m2) which was launched last year. Roxia TP16 combines high production performance with low energy and water consumption.
Roxia TP16 is ideal for several areas of application including:

  • Chemical industries – GCC, PCC, Talc, Titanium dioxide, Kaolin, Starch, Silicates, Soda ash, Battery metals, REE and Fertilizers
  • Mining, minerals processing and metallurgy – Metal concentrates such as Copper, Zinc, Lead, Gold, Silver, Platinum group metals and Molybdenum

Safety interlocks integrated into the automation program and perimeter are just some of the safety features. An expandable maintenance platform enables safe working on heights. For remote monitoring, Roxia filters can be connected to the Roxia Malibu™ online portal. Roxia Malibu is a smart IIoT platform that helps to detect failures before they even occur.

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SPM srl

91XFP Pleat Forming Machine

SPM srl – Hall 8 – A26

Spm continues the development and research of technical solutions, aimed at satisfying the growing automation and customization needs linked to the different stages of the production process in the field of filtration.

This goal led to the creation of the new 91XFP Pleat Forming, machine for processing the filter media, with longitudinal pre-cutting device and automatic deposit of glue lines. This process recreates the pleat and allows to obtain the spacing of the pleat itself or spaced elements with sealed edges.

Combined with a pleating machine with blades or rollers and a transversal cutting device, the complete filter production line is created.

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HJS Emission Technology GmbH & Co. KG

Breakthrough for heated gas filtration up to 800 °C with HJS Sintered Metal Technology SMF

HJS Emission Technology GmbH & Co. KG – Hall 8 – D22

HJS from Menden, Germany, is a global leader in providing a revolutionary approach to emission reduction through its leading-edge sintered metal filter technology – SMF.

SMF filters are manufactured using expanded metal. The coil band configuration has a 0.38 mm cross-section and offers a 99 % filtration efficiency with the ability to remove particles < 5 μm.

Its exceptional temperature resistance up to 800 °C / 1.500 ° F allows for a broad range of high-temperature applications and provides enormous potential for energy reduction e.g in bag house filter applications.

“Utilizing technical ingenuity and experience for new industrial applications in Hot Gas/Liquid and Process”

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HENGST

Blue.care+ - The quietest air purifier in its class

HENGST – Hall 7 – K13

Indoors, the risk of indirect corona infection from virus-laden aerosols is particularly high. The new antiviral air purifier Blue.care+ now makes short work of this.

Equipped with a HEPA H14 high-performance filter, Blue.care+ removes ≥99.995 % of contaminated aerosols from the room air, thus contributing to a noticeably healthy indoor climate. Blue.care+ is also equipped with a powerful yet low-noise blower and state-of-the-art filter technology. This means that the antiviral air purifier from Hengst sets new standards.

With a noise level of <35 db(A), the Blue.care+ is the quietest air purifier in its class.

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HENGST

Cathode filter - To protect the fuel cell from particles and harmful gases

HENGST – Hall 7 – K13

The essential components of the fuel cell are very sensitive to particles and harmful gases. As an example, noxious gases such as sulfur dioxide (SO2) may react with the catalytic converter and cause unwanted deposits, which may, in turn, cause damage to the fuel cell.

The fuel cell’s high sensitivity to catalyst toxins is compounded by the use of costly precious metals such as platinum.

Hengst has designed a cathode filter for this purpose, which separates sulfuric gases and ammonia in a particularly effective manner, thereby preventing damage to the catalyst and the fuel cell membrane.

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Roth Composite Machinery GmbH

Roth Composite Machinery presents innovative length cutting system

Roth Composite Machinery GmbH – Hall 8 – A21

Roth Composite Machinery will present an innovative, swivelling length cutting system for its knife pleating machines for the production of filters for the first time. These filters are used in a wide range of applications.

The new length cutting system enables an increase in production output, as the maximum width of the filter material is fed into the machine and the filters are cut through in individual widths lengthwise to the material web. The machine design developed by Roth Composite Machinery features the length cutter directly in front of the folding knives. “For safety and ergonomic reasons, we have designed the complete infeed table, including the cutter, to swivel. The operator can swivel the table by 90° in a position provided for this purpose, so that the cutter practically swings out of the machine. The swivel position is deliberately chosen at the centre of gravity of the infeed table so that the swivelling process can be carried out easily,” explains Winfried Schäfer, Senior Sales Manager at Roth Composite Machinery. The operator can make the necessary adjustments on the length cutter directly and without physical exertion.

For better and risk-free handling in the production process, Roth Composite Machinery has further developed the positioning of the cutting system in the machine.

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DrM Dr. Müller AG

ContiLoop: Single-use multicycle filter for process intensification

DrM Dr. Müller AG – Hall 8 – E46

The ContiLoop is the most sophisticated single-use cyclical cake filtration technology available worldwide. The operation of the filter in cycles, allows for back flush capabilities and filter cloth regeneration, a unique way to evade clogging and cloth fouling. The filter bag and manifold can easily and safely be assembled and dissembled following instructions given by the control panel. The cyclical nature allows the user to combine all the benefits of disposable technology while also prolonging the lifespan of one filter cloth.

The Key Benefits of ContiLoop include:

• Very high filtration rate (2-3x higher than depth filters)
• High filtrate quality (on par with depth filters)
• Increased yield in cell recovery and enzyme recovery operations
• Shorter reactor downtime due to reduced cleaning & validation requirements
• Pre-sterilized and validated filter enclosure available for Pharma and Biotech applications
• Reduced heel volume and compaction of solid waste
• Fully enclosed containment made completely of plastics ensuring safe handling and disposal of hazardous components
• Available in 3 sizes

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

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Heraeus Precious Metals

New antimicrobial technology AGXX® to prevent microbial contamination and biofouling in water filtration

Heraeus Precious Metals – Hall 7 – M11

Water filters are prone to contamination by microorganisms and biofouling endangering not only consumer health but also shortening product lifetimes. Particularly in the light of the spread of multi-resistant germs, it is more crucial than ever to protect filters from bacterial growth and to enhance water quality by innovative antimicrobial technologies.

AGXX is a new antimicrobial technology which is based on generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) from water and oxygen by a catalytical reaction supported by two precious metals. AGXX is not based on the release of metals into the environment and offers long-lasting protection. The technology can already be used today in accordance with the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR). To this date, it has shown antimicrobial efficacy against over 130 microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, algae, and fungi, among others silver-resistant E. coli strains, methicilin-resistant S.aureus (MRSA), or CoV2 viruses.

The technology is available in various product forms, including activated carbon powders, granules, or pellets as well as on inorganic carriers for incorporation into textile filters.

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Jowat SE

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

Jowat SE – Hall 8 – B8

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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DHCAE Tools GmbH

Special tools for flow analyses (CFD) in filtration applications

DHCAE Tools GmbH – Hall 8 – C14

DHCAE Tools develops special tools for flow analyses (CFD) in filtration applications. By optimising a filter system through CFD analyses, the utilisation of the installed filter area is optimised, operating costs are reduced, and the operating life is increased. In addition, the system is optimised in advance to guarantee stable operation and to avoid high costs due to system failures or plant downtimes.

The simulation tools have now been extensively expanded in order to efficiently reproduce and specifically optimise the flow of geometrically complex multi-filter systems. The interactions that occur during filter loading due to a higher local resistance and the associated constant relocation of the continuous flow are taken into account in an iterative approach. In this way, a particularly accurate modelling of the filter loading is realised over the entire operating time until cleaning. In the model extension, different damage models for the filters were also integrated to evaluate not only the particle deposits, but additionally the impact of large and fast particles on the filter and the resulting risk of damage. Components at risk can now be identified, and optimisations of the filter system can be numerically verified before the actual construction.

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Filtration Services Ltd

The Rotavac One - Pilot-scale rotary drum vacuum filter station

Filtration Services Ltd – Hall 8 – B50

The rotary drum vacuum filter is an extremely versatile unit that is used in a broad range of industries from pharmaceuticals, foods, bulk and fine chemicals through to effluent treatment.

Selecting the correct type and size of filter requires test work on representative samples. The Rotavac One is an easy way to undertake trials for a rotary drum vacuum filter. The filter station has been designed as a plug ‘n’ play assembly with all of the necessary ancillary equipment included within the framework.

A typical Rotavac One filter station includes the rotary drum vacuum filter with variable drum and trough agitator speeds; filtrate receiver; liquid ring vacuum pump with partial seal water recirculation system; positive displacement filtrate pump and local control panel.
Fabricated in stainless steel, the filter is available with scraper discharge or precoat knife discharge, and a screw conveyor for easy filter cake collection. A perfect mimic of a full-scale filter, whether it is used for proof-of-concept, process optimisation or product development.
The precoat version uses our unique automatic knife advance system (AKAS) which controls the knife advance rate in 5 micron increments.

Quick install, simple operation.

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BOKELA GmbH

Classification, Clarification, Concentration - Versatile, new process solutions by the use of metallic filter media in dynamic crossflow filtration

BOKELA GmbH – Hall 8 – A45

The use of metallic filter media in dynamic crossflow filtration with BoCross filters enables versatile and completely new process solutions for tasks such as classifying, clarifying liquids and concentrating solids.

For such tasks the use of metallic filter media offers solutions tailored to the product and objective when state-of-the-art technologies such as wedge wire screen, candle filters, backflush filters, vibration screens, centrifuges or membrane filters reach their limits. Innovative processes such as dynamic sieve filtration and dynamic precoat filtration can be realised. Dynamic sieve filtration allows to continuously sieve out disruptive coarse particles from highly concentrated or highly viscous suspensions with a sharp separation cut. Dynamic precoat filtration allows to completely separate solids and thus produce absolutely clear filtrates. Thereby, the ground layer is created by particles of the suspension – without addition of other substances. Also microfine suspensions can be concentrated when the use of microporous membranes (polymeric or ceramic) is not possible. The modular design of the BoCross filter – i.e. the series arrangement of the filter elements – is a great advantage in this regard. Adaptation to the different separation tasks is done by varying various parameters.

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MÖLLER GmbH & Co. KG

NEW innovative material - Sustainable bio-based filter frames

MÖLLER GmbH & Co. KG – Hall 8 – A15

MÖLLER is the leading manufacturer of plastic filter frame systems with 75 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.

MÖLLER goes GREEN

We are aware of the increasing importance of environmental protection and want to make our contribution to a sustainable air filter.
Therefore, we have developed filter frames made of a completely bio-based material. This new innovative and sustainable material does not contain any fossil components.

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IREMA-Filter GmbH

IREMA´s latest synthetic advancement – Pleatable high efficiency filter media with > 99,5 % particle separation for air purifiers and vacuum cleaner applications

IREMA-Filter GmbH – Hall 7 – L7

In the field of highly efficient filter materials, we developed a proprietary synthetic material with particle separation of more than 99,5% (TSI 8130A; 32l/min; 5,3 cm/s).

This newly designed filter media can display its separation properties excellently, e.g. in air cleaners or hoover filters.

However, other applications are still waiting to be discovered for this fully synthetic product.

IREMA is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of synthetic filter media based on a proprietary and unique technology with more than 45 years of experience. IREMA has been producing synthetic filter solutions for the automotive, air conditioning and ventilation industries as well as for medical and other filtration applications. In addition to synthetic filter media, IREMA also offers MiniPleat packs as well as finished filters (3V-cells, Hybrid filters) – tested according to ISO 16890, EN 779 or Ashrae 52.2.

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MATEC

MATEC Twin Frecciarossa Filter Press: Highest productivity with a proctective shell for harsh environments

MATEC – Hall 8 – C4

Matec industries has engineered the world’s first filter press capable of meeting the highest demands in the recovery of materials from different sectors, combining the efficiency of two machines into a single product with extraordinary performance.

The Twin frecciarossa is currently the most productive filter press on the world market, in terms of operating time and the amount of sludge to be treated. It is also optimized from the point of view of production effectively doubling the market standards. This filter press is also economically optimized, reducing the cost of the structures and engineering works necessary for operation.

The Twin frecciarossa can be equipped with a protective shell (optional), available for all the filter press range. A solution to protect the oleodynamic group and pistons in particularly harsh environments.

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Diemme

GHT5000F DOMINO Diemme® Filtration - The largest Filter Press in the world

Diemme – Hall 8 – B16

Diemme® Filtration has designed and built the first of this “next generation” of enormous filter presses, capable of approximately 3 times the throughput of the largest filter-press currently in operation.

The new GHT5000F Domino filter press has included the following benefits:

  • IIoT for control, management and optimization from remote (refer to our AIDA system tutor)
  • Integrated work platform for easy maintenance
  • Rinsing system with 6 points of washing for a homogeneous rinse of the filter media after each cycle
  • Automatic high-pressure cloth washing system with double wash-bar to simultaneously clean the cloths of two chambers and halve the downtime to perform HP cloth washing
  • Parts of the frame are factory pre-assembled modules to reduce assembly time at the site
  • Quick-Connect cable connections between modules minimize wiring and ensure quick assembly at the site
  • Cloth replacement from either side of the filter, with simultaneous multi-cloth replacement capability

With a max total filtration volume of 71 m3, and a max total filtration area of 2.850 m2, the GHT5000F Domino is the largest filter-press available in the market. On large throughput projects, the GHT5000F Domino will significantly improve the capital cost of a tailings filtration plant compared with installing many smaller filter presses for the same duty. On a case-by-case basis, it is possible to evaluate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and determine if a reduced number of large filtration trains offers savings versus a system with more units of smaller size.

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Elmarco s.r.o.

Defeating Defects: New Innovations in Free-Surface Electrospinning

Elmarco s.r.o. – Hall 7 – M9

It is well understood that applications such as liquid filtration, performance apparel and battery separators can benefit from the use of electrospun membranes vs. conventional membranes due to the ability to achieve higher flux at the same rejection efficiencies.

One of the biggest advantages of the electrospinning process is that there are many variables that can be used to tune the nanofiber layer properties. However, despite controlling these variables, a major hurdle in reliable, industrial membrane production using electrospinning, is defect generation. For the aforementioned applications, any significant defect in the membrane, has always created a challenge due to the stringent material performance requirements. We have taken our significant knowledge and experience with our existing free-surface electrospinning technology (LINEA line) and created a new generation of equipment (INFINITY line) technology which maintains the industrial, high-throughput, and scalable aspects of our existing equipment along with the industry leading ability to virtually eliminate significant membrane defects from these membranes.

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FILMEDIA

New technology for PTFE impregnation on Fiberglass woven fabrics

FILMEDIA – Hall 7 – M51

The chemical properties of the fiberglass woven fabrics can be improved to a great extent by PTFE/TEFLON impregnation, extrusion and drying of chemical resin. Our company’s R&D team has developed a New technology of PTFE impregnation, which greatly improves the folding resistance, tensile strength, corrosion resistance and hydrophobic property of fiberglass woven fabrics.

In particular, it is ultra-soft compared with the conventional fiberglass woven fabrics. The folding endurance of the conventional fiberglass woven fabrics is about 30,000 times. However, when the fiberglass woven fabrics are treated by our latest PTFE impregnation process, its folding endurance of the warp direction is more than 100,000 times, and the one of weft direction is more than 50,000 times.

In addition, our company has independently developed special equipment for desizing and PTFE impregnation. This special equipment combines two processes into one, which improves the production efficiency and product qualification rate. The temperature of the equipment can reach 500 ℃, and the overall temperature difference in the furnace is less than 3 ℃, thus ensuring the stability and uniformity of the product.

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Puffe Engineering GmbH

New HTR-25 module including a unique recirculation function

Puffe Engineering GmbH – Hall 8 – A24

Puffe Engineering due to decades of experience in hot-melt adhesive technology, a reliable partner and provider for tailor-made solutions in many industries.

The modules of 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 and robust, even when used at extremely high temperatures. You will achieve a precise application with a clean cut of the adhesive.

In 2023 we are launching our latest HTR-25 module with Air/Air operation piston for highly dynamic applications including a unique recirculation function.

Also optimized for PowerFoam®, it is available both as a variant with standard and reduced cavity. With operation temperature of up to 250 degrees and a working pressure of 90 bars, our modules made of aluminum and tool steel offer fast and precise switching, even over a longer period of time.

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LSR Materials GmbH & Co. KG

UNICARB® Activated Carbon G-SERIES based on renewable raw materials to reduce the CO2 footprint

LSR Materials GmbH & Co. KG – Hall 7 – R6

UNICARB® Activated Carbon has made its mission to reduce the CO2 footprint of its customers and the industry as a whole.

In order to achieve this, we offer next to all standard activated carbon types, alternatives based on renewable raw materials.

The G-SERIES.

These renewable raw materials have been carefully selected and on top a posterior product improvement took place.

The result is an end product produced without fossil raw materials that can price-technically compete with fossil raw material based activated carbons in many applications. The products from the G-SERIES are available as not-impregnated and impregnated grades.

Typical applications

  • Exhaust air purification (VOC’s)
  • Biogas upgrading (H2S, siloxanes)
  • Odour removal (sewage treatment plants, pumping stations)
  • Soil remediation (soil vapour extraction)
  • Acid gases and mercaptans adsorption

Benefits

  • Product made of renewable materials: Contributing to a lower environmental impact of your company and project
  • Light weight product: Up to 25 % less activated carbon to fill the same volume
  • Premium quality product range: Available with CTC values of minimum 50 and 60 %
  • Safe to handle: Low exothermic reactions thanks to a special and careful impregnation
  • Cost effective: Due to the combination of its density, price and premium quality
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MATH2MARKET GmbH

Digital design and virtual switching of cartridges to increase filter performance – the new GeoDict software feature

MATH2MARKET GmbH – Hall 7 – M28

Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) is of keen interest to simulate flow and filtration on filters with cartridges. However, performing systematic simulations on different geometrical setups requires the generation of these structures as CAD individually and the import of each sample separately.

A new feature in the GeoDict software allows to generate a variety of cartridges with changing pleat count, pleat thickness, and number of porous layers, and digitally switch them inside the housing. Starting now, it is easy and quick to find the ideal configuration between filter area and pleat count for cartridges and their housing, regarding their local minimum pressure drop and many filtration relevant parameters.

This digital test of the performance of filter prototypes circumvents the need for expensive, trial-and-error manufacturing and testing phases, since only promising prototypes undergo measurements at the testbench. These systematic simulations with varying geometries or flow rates may be run simultaneously in cloud applications to further increase the productivity, fit customers requests, and decrease time-to-market.

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TMCI Padovan Spa

TMCI Padovan presents an innovative process for recovering carbon dioxide produced during grapes fermentation for microalgae production, photosynthetic unicellular organisms

TMCI Padovan Spa – Hall 8 – C26

TMCI Padovan presents an innovative process for recovering carbon dioxide produced during grapes fermentation for microalgae production, photosynthetic unicellular organisms that need carbon dioxide to carry out their natural metabolism. Microalgae biomass is already widely used in various commercial sectors such as agri-food, cosmeceutical and nutraceutical sectors, energy and chemistry.

Fermentation produces CO2 which is first compressed and then connected to a photobioreactor, made with recyclable materials, so light combined to few other inorganic nutrients will stimulate the algal biomass to absorb CO2 and release oxygen into the atmosphere through chlorophyll photosynthesis.
Biomass is then concentrated with static (Biom Nitor) and dynamic crossflow filters (Biom Dynamos), reaching the final dry mass of 20-25% w/w.
Concentrated biomass can be used in several ways: fodders, cosmetics or natural fertilizers, it can be used also for mixing into soft drinks to increase the nutritional value but also to wine-based drinks, beer or soft drinks to modify the colours.

Furtherly dried biomass can be used as additive for food preparation (pasta, ice cream, pastry, supplements, etc.) but also in cosmetic preparations and any chemical industrial application (biofuels, chemical products, etc.) or high added value molecules (omega 3, antioxidants, natural pigments).
With an average winery of 2.000.000 liters of wine/year with the consequent production of about 176 tons of carbon dioxide, it is possible to accumulate almost 98 tons of algal biomass in 1 year.

The TMCI Padovan R&D facility and at the Department of Biology of the University of Padua (IT), patented also a specific strain of microalgae capable to produce an oil very similar as composition to palm oil, thus resulting its valid and convenient alternate.
This aspect definitely prevents undeniable benefits for environmental and human health.

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Hydro Press Industries

Rice bran wax filter press with high pressure technology to achieve dry cakes with minimal effort

Hydro Press Industries – Hall 8 – A25

Hydro Press Industries will introduce a rice bran wax filter press with high pressure technology to achieve dry cakes with minimal effort. High pressure filter presses are recommended for the application which requires dry cakes. If the cake is a value-added product, then the retention of liquid from the cake can be extracted using high pressure filter press. Hydro Press offers High Pressure filter press series which has benefitted clients from various Industries for last 30 years.

Hydro Press has introduced the same concept in rice bran application with lot of R&D to provide an effective solution. High pressure technology replaces the traditional Hydraulic wax press machine. The wax which is obtained in the form of cake from first filtration has oil retention of 55 % approx in the cake solids. Traditionally, a vertical wax filter press is employed in recovering maximum oil from this cake by pressing at higher tonnage. Using traditional wax press the oil retention is reduced from 55 % to 35-40 %. But it is seemingly a laborious process. Using high pressure RBWF series filter press, the oil retention is reduced from 55 % to 27 % with less labour requirement.

The High-pressure filter press is coupled with high pressure pump feeding system. This involves feeding the raw material with higher operating pressure using progressive cavity pump which squeezes the wax and thereby achieving a dry wax cake with low moisture and maximum throughput.

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OKUTANI

OKUTANI Ultra Super Punching

OKUTANI – Hall 8 – B38

Okutani always makes the impossible possible. We will introduce 2 new products at FILTECH 2023.

The first product is ULTRA SUPER PUNCHING.
Realizes material thickness twice the hole diameter by punching press.
Our new technology allows us to perforate 3 mm holes in 6 mm stainless steel sheet.
6mm’s Tensile Strength increased approx. 2.2~2.7 times and Flexural Strength increased approx. 4.6 times compared with 3mm stainless steel sheet. Also production costs of punching press are significantly lower compared to drill and laser.

The second is “Sanitary Strainer using perforated Duplex stainless steel”
By replacing wire mesh with perforated duplex stainless steel, we can achieve:
① Longer service life by greatly improving durability and pressure resistance.
② High strength, High corrosion resistance, Thermal low-expansion, Polishability and Saving compared with general stainless steel.
③ Easy foreign substance detection and removal by magnets.

Okutani’s advanced perforating technology enables a wide range of hole diameters from 0.035mm to 1.00mm. Available in two thickness of 0.5mm and 0.8mm.

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Lenzing Filtration

New cake building filter solution CakeFil improves efficiency whilst reducing fabrication costs

Lenzing Filtration – Hall 7 – L12

Cake and precoat filtration system are already well known and used in a multitude of industries. Mostly they are semi-automatic and a change of filter media has to be done on a regular basis.

Lenzing Filtration has found a method to improve effectively the efficiency of its wet respective dry discharge technology in, at the same time, diminishing the fabrication costs. Furthermore, the often frequently required filter media change is not necessary anymore.

In January 2022, Lenzing Filtration filed a patent for a new candle design.
The target was, to develop a support structure that is inexpensive to fabricate and at the same time provides the lowest possible flow barrier allowing for a backwash flow as high as possible throughout the total candle length.

The main body of the candle is made from a continuous casted structure, closed at the lower end with an on-welded plug and at the upper end with a connector to the filtrate chamber.

During filtration, the filtrate flow is downwards via the outer flow channels and leaves the candles upwards via the central dip channel. This allows a complete emptying of the candle from liquid when flowed through by air.

During the backwash, the flow direction is reversed and air or gas is being brought to the very bottom of the candle. An essential factor for an efficient, differential pressure driven backwash.

Continuous, maintenance-free and long-lasting – this is the CakeFil effect.

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Textest AG

FX 3370 Air Permeability Tester SpotAir

Textest AG – Hall 8 – B29

The new FX 3370 Air Permeability Tester SpotAir, which is in the final stage of development, can be used to determine the Air Permeability, the Pressure Drop, the Acoustic Impedance and the Flow Resistance in the moving production line.

The same measuring module can be used hand-held, in which case it is battery-powered, or it can be mounted to the frame of the production or finishing machine for a continuous profile measurement. For online use, up to five modules can be linked together for operation by one single PC and with a power adapter. Depending on the number of modules, up to five length profiles over the width of the material are provided by the system.

When the SpotAir is used as a hand-held instrument, the results are stored on a USB stick. During online use, the results are evaluated and documented with the same PC, which also controls the system.

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Topsoe A/S

CataFlex™ is designed to treat off-gases in high-dust environments

Topsoe A/S – Hall 8 – C20

CataFlex™: Remove pollutants and trap dust

TOPSOE™’s catalytic filter bags are designed to give any facility the option of treating off-gases along with trapping dust. Designed for use in most industries that require flue gas cleaning, the CataFlex™ catalytic filter bag consists of a catalytic fabric layer installed inside a standard filter bag. Both the catalyst formula and the fabric material for the catalytic inner layer and the dust filtration layer are optimized according to the process requirements – eliminating the need for costly, space-demanding tail-end gas removal equipment.

Benefits of using CataFlex™ include:
  • Removes dust and multiple gaseous compounds in a single step
  • No need for costly, space consuming tail-end SCR equipment
  • Low pressure drop means no need for costly new ID fans or compressed air
  • Bags can be inserted into existing filter houses to provide an affordable drop-in upgrade
  • Service life and pressure drop are comparable to conventional fabric filters
  • No contact between catalyst and potentially harmful particles
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Tenmat Ltd

Tenmat’s innovative Hot Gas Filter elements – offering greater efficiency than conventional systems

Tenmat Ltd – Hall 8 – B44

Tenmat are a leading Hot Gas Filter manufacturer, producing a wide range of Hot Gas Filter elements, which are designed to remove particulates, heavy metals, furans, nitrogen oxides, acids and dioxins from gasses at temperatures and efficiencies higher than those achievable with a conventional system.
This is achievable due to our non-ceramic refractory materials and inorganic bonds which can be used in temperatures up to 1000°C. In addition, our Hot Gas filters have a 99.99% filtration efficiency with the ability to remove particles <1μm. Such properties mean that particles can be filtered at higher temperatures, allowing for more efficient heat recovery in downstream equipment.

Tenmat Hot Gas Filters are used to replace traditional bag filters and are constructed of exonerated alkaline earth silicate fibres. This negates the risks that are associated with ceramic fibres, making them safe to handle and meaning our Hot Gas Filters can be disposed of as non-hazardous waste.

You can find out more by visiting our Hot Gas Filter page: https://www.tenmat.com/high-temperature-materials/hot-gas-filtration/

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AQUACHEM GmbH Separationstechnik

Fully automatic membrane filter presses

AQUACHEM GmbH Separationstechnik – Hall 8 – A38

The fully automatic AF-series from AQUACHEM is a technical advancement of conventional chamber filter presses. Due to today’s required degree of automation, lack of personnel and the urge to increase efficiency in daily business, the conventional filter press 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 discharges filter cakes safely without the presence of an operator, with a guaranteed machine availability of up to 98%. Suspension leakage 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 capacity per available square meter of filter area, a smaller automatic filter press can be used.

High machine availability, low maintenance and reduced disposal costs due to the higher dry matter content of the filter cake are just some of the many advantages of our AF series.

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

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AHLSTROM

FiltEV®and FortiCell®- New filtration offerings for electrification

AHLSTROM – Hall 7 – P2

Ahlstrom, 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. Ahlstrom FiltEV®platform is fully dedicated for electric vehicles. Platform includes:

• New generation of Cabin Air Filter Media delivering higher efficiency on fine particles (HEPA), microorganisms and harmful gases for a safer journey.
• Premium range of Transmission Oil Media for suction and pressure filters delivering better protection of the powertrain and longer lifetime.
• Complete portfolio of Air & Liquid Filter Media for Thermal Management delivering reliability and extended performances to the cooling unit.
• 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 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. Our Fibrous materials have unique properties, delivering enhanced benefits for the performance of batteries.

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CleanAir Europe Srl

Eco Atex is the first anti static filter bag cage conforming Atex Directive available in the market

CleanAir Europe Srl – Hall 8 – B56

Made in CleanAir cataphoresis Eco Hpc plant, the special cage treatment is able to provide a surface resistivity varying over the time from 10^10 to 10^6
Ohm square. Placed beetween the insulating filter bag and the earthed cell plate, The Eco Atex cage is able to discharge slowly to the ground the eventual electro static charges retained on the fabric filters by providing at the same time the lower carbonfoot print among cages and a long resistance over time.

Recently awarded (February 2022) as the Best Sustainable Product at the Nine Edition of Premio Impresa Ambiente in Teatro la Fenice – Venice, sponsored by the union of the Italian Chambers of Commerce and by the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition, Eco Atex is carrying with an out of the box innovative thinking, greener and safer attributes in the manufacturing of fabric filter supports.

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CleanAir Europe Srl

Eco Smart is the first digital filter bag cage available in the market.

CleanAir Europe Srl – Hall 8 – B56

Eco Smart is both an asset management EAM and a CMMS platform based system. The Ecosmart cage is equipped with a special digital tag able to operate in hostile environments with dust, high humidity and high temperatures.

The tag is readable with tablets and smartphones. No battery substitution is needed along the product cycle life. The special App Ecosmartcage permits the connection to the CleanAir platform to interact with the specific cage for asset and order data visualisation, assistance ticket opening and maintenance operation activities.

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atech innovations gmbh

New membrane geometry complements the atech product portfolio

atech innovations gmbh – Hall 8 – D18

Among other things, atech innovations gmbh introduces a new membrane geometry to complement the portfolio. This 61/4 geometry is characterized in particular by its very high packing density, which leads to very competitive prices.

atech’s range of products includes membranes in various geometries and channel diameters as well as pressure vessels used to arrange the membranes in modules. In addition, the qualified staff and the technical facilities of atech are available for services such as filtering tests or tests on a pilot installation.

Depending on the requirements of each particular application, atech offers a wide range of different membrane geometries: single-channel and multi-channel membranes with various channel diameters suitable for ultrafiltration (starting at 1 kD) and microfiltration (up to 1.2 μm). For applications with abrasive liquids, atech has developed Duratech®Plus ceramic membrane, which, thanks to a special thermal treatment process, has an even higher abrasion resistance than the standard membrane, which is also very resistant.

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ILK Dresden - Institute of Air Handling

New complex air pollutions need complex filtration solutions

ILK Dresden - Institute of Air Handling – Hall 8 – A30

New manufacturing processes, such as additive production methods, laser cutting, battery factoring and recycling, causes more and more complicated waste air ingredients what makes the air cleaning processes more and more difficult. The ILK Dresden laboratory is currently running a couple of research projects dealing with these problems and support interested industries developing filtration materials and complete air cleaning systems. Based on more than 50 years-experience we continuously develop our laboratory to measure all kinds of air pollutions and to investigate the performance auf air cleaning technologies. Of course test rigs according the usual filter test standards are part of the laboratory too.

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a2z Filtration Specialities Pvt Ltd.

A2Z FLEXIBLE MINI PLEAT LINES

a2z Filtration Specialities Pvt Ltd. – Hall 8 – A9

At the FILTECH 2023, A2Z will be showcasing its Deep Pleat – 300mm 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 upto 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.

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. Also, the equipment is IoT- & Industry 4.O-compliant

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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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NORDSON

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

NORDSON – Hall 8 – A35

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 – P14

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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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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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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GESSNER

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

GESSNER – 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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LENZING AG

LENZING™ Lyocell fibrillated fiber for high efficiency sustainable filter media

LENZING AG – Hall 7 – P21

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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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 – E46

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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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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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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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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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.

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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 – P13

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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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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Palas GmbH

Test of respiratory masks – Better than the standard

Palas GmbH – Hall 8 – A11

The PMFT 1000 (M) filter test stand enables reliable control of masks and filter material. This allows you to effectively and reliably ensure the quality of your products.

Our test equipment tests better than required by the EN 149 and EN 13274-7 standards. The standards GB 2626, 42 CFR 84 as well as EN 143, ISO 16900-3 are also more than fulfilled: This is because the PMFT 1000 (M) not only tests overall efficiency and breathing resistance/pressure drop, but also fractional collection efficiency in the size range between 100 nm and 3 μm (PMFT 1000 M: 145 nm and 5 μm).

The PMFT 1000 (M) is so far the only protective mask test rig that can test respiratory filters according to the “Covid Certified Filter” (CCF) standard: The FFP2 seal guarantees special filter performance for FFP2 masks in the size of 150 nm – i.e. in the virus-relevant range.

Due to the best comparability of the measurement results, even to certified measuring points, the PMFT series has proven itself internationally.

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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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vombaur GmbH & Co KG

Your development partner for filtration textiles

vombaur GmbH & Co KG – Hall 8 – F43

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 – L36

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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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 – B17

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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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 – B20

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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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 – E76

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 – L32

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 8 – B39

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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