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One of the fastest growing segments in the nonwovens industry, filtration is characterised by dozens of end use areas and applications. Nonwovens can be engineered very precisely to meet exacting specifications and stringent regulatory requirements for the filtration of air, liquid, bacteria, dust, gas and a myriad of other areas.

Nonwovens have evolved from simply replacing other forms of media, such as paper, cloth, glass and carbon to becoming the media of choice for filtration.

Nonwoven nanofibre filtration media is now filling the micro-filtration performance gap that had existed in the past, offering benefits such as enhanced air quality, reduced energy cost, and longer service life.

Nonwovens are ideal in filtration applications where strength of extremely high temperatures are required but other advantages of nonwovens include low cost, ease of strikethrough and increased efficiency.

Automotive Filtration
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Water Filtration
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Some examples of where nonwovens are used

Automotive filtration

  • Engine Air
  • Oil
  • Fuel
  • Cabin Air
Air filtration
  • HVAC - industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Industrial
  • Consumer Products (vacuum cleaners, cooker hoods, PCs …)
  • Clean Rooms
Liquid filtration
  • Food & Beverage (milk, wine, tea ..)
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical
  • Water
  • Blood
  • Hydraulic
Speciality filtration
  • Antimicrobial
  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Dust
  • Odour

The advantages of using nonwovens

  • Removal of a wide range of contaminants from water (bacteria, viruses, metals, minerals etc.)
  • Uniform structure
  • Tear- and puncture-resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • High retention capacities
  • High air permeability
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Flame retardancy
  • Absorption of fats and oils
  • High level of flow capacity
  • High tensile strength
Companies supplying products or services related to filtration

Technologies used

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