Industry News

Is It Time to Update Your Dust Collection Equipment?

Updating dust collection systems can save energy, extend the life of production equipment and help food production companies meet sustainability goals. How old is your dust collection system? An aging or poorly designed system can run up energy use and other hidden costs. Here’s how to know whether it’s time to upgrade your dust collector—along with other steps you can take to improve the performance of your existing system. Hidden costs of aging dust collection equipmentAn inefficient or ineffective dust collection system drives up costs in several ways. Direct energy costs: The dust collection system uses significant energy to generate...

Read More

Filter Types for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Meant to help purify a medium, filters are used in a number of different industries to capture and contain contaminants and other debris while allowing the desired liquid to pass through. Within the pharmaceutical industry, membrane filters are commonly used to help sterilize and deionize water that will later be used within the industry. When it comes to choosing the right filter for a system, there are a number of factors to consider. Filtration SystemsWithin the pharmaceutical industry, there are various filtration systems that are commonly used. Surface filtration, depth filtration, and ultrafiltration are all systems that are used within...

Read More

Testing for micro-organisms in compressed air

The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) has introduced a new Safe Quality Food Manual (ISO 22000) in the U.S. According to the standard, food processors must test annually for factors including particulate, water, oil, microbiologicals and relevant gases, and ensure their compressed air system meets the appropriate quality standard. If you are a food or beverage processor, this should raise a fundamental question: “What’s in my compressed air?” A wide variety of contaminants can end up in compressed air, with most falling into one of these groups: HydrocarbonsVirusesBacteriaMoisture (liquid water or water vapor)OilSolid particles (whatever makes it past intake filter)...

Read More

What is The Importance of Air Filtration in Commercial Bakeries?

Food-related businesses are quickly adapting to indoor air quality regulations. In order to survive in the long run, building owners must consider air filtration systems designed specifically for commercial kitchens. Commercial bakeries are those commercial kitchens where it deals with a heavy amount of flour, dough, and usage of useful microorganisms [Ex: yeast]. Due to this reason, asthma is highly reported among the commercial bakery staff. Baker's asthma can be caused by immunologic sensitization to specific work-related allergens and subsequent allergic reactions in the airways and unsanitary equipment, poor food handling practices and ventilation systems. Another important factor that is...

Read More

Filter Bags Market Projected to Reach US$ 4.3 Bn by 2032

The global filter bags market is estimated at USD 2.5 Bn in 2021 and is projected to procure USD 2.7 Bn by 2022. The market is anticipated to garner USD 4.3 Bn by 2032 while recording a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2032. Expansion of the market can be attributed to the increasing initiatives of the government to reduce air pollution and the rapid urbanization taking place across various developing countries. Moreover, the growing cement and mining industries are another salient factor augmenting the industry in the assessment period. The growing usage of filter bags...

Read More

More about Cartridge Filters

Although a wide variety of filters can be categorized as cartridge filters, they all share a few distinguishing features. First, cartridge filters consist of two basic components, the filter cartridge and the cartridge housing. Also, unlike certain filter types, the filter media can be removed and replaced with a new filter cartridge. Cartridge filters can be used to remove contaminants from a complete range of fluids, including water, oil and air. It is the nature of the design, rather than the nature of the filter media, that defines a cartridge filter. Virtually any media can be used in a cartridge...

Read More

All About Filter Media

What is Filter Media?Filter media are the portion of a filtering system that separates unwanted particles from the substance being filtered. The type of material used as a filter medium is dependant upon the material being filtered. Types of Filter MediaIn general, there are two common types of filters, each using a different set of media. These types are liquid and gas filters. However, the term filter also refers to many other types of specialized separation devices, such as optical filters (used in photography, astronomy and scientific instrumentation) and audio filters. Air Filter MediaIn an air filter, the most common...

Read More

Nonwovens and the “new mobility”

Nonwovens are playing an increasingly important role in automotive components as the evolution of electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) create an imperative for transportation textiles that are lighter, quieter, stronger, cleaner and easier to recycle. Often unseen, nonwovens are found in backings for automotive body cloth, headliners and tufted carpets; in trunk liners and speaker covers; and in all manner of filter systems, just to name a few of their uses. Nonwovens make EVs lighterWith charging stations often hard to find in the U.S., enabling EVs to travel longer distances per charge is a must. Replacing injection-molded plastics with needle-punch...

Read More

Innovations For Nonwovens Production

vidence suggests the earliest means of turning fibers into cloth was through felting, which makes use of the scaly structure of wool to firmly interlock the fibers together. Some of the manufacturing techniques employed in today’s nonwovens industry are derived from this ancient fabric formation method, while other techniques are a product of modern engineering developed to work with man-made materials. The origins of today’s modern nonwovens industry are not clear, but according to the Nonwovens Institute, Raleigh, N.C., the term “nonwoven fabrics” was first used in 1942 when fabrics were manufactured by bonding fiber webs using adhesives. In the...

Read More

Pleated Filters: The Great Problem Solver

Undersized dust collectors, differential pressure limiting production and overextended employees tied up with lengthy maintenance: The dust collection baghouse has no shortage of problems. Before scrapping a dust collection system and rebuilding expensive infrastructure, it is worth considering a simple filter swap to a pleated-style filter to address some of these headaches. While pleated filters have a higher initial cost than bags and cages, operating cost savings can be significant over time in many applications. By packing three to four times more filter surface into a shorter package, pleated filters can often cost-effectively reduce dust emissions, pressure drop, and filter...

Read More