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Hi I'm Bonnie and I'm here to talk about the most common filter medias out there.
Let's start with polyester. Polyester performs well in applications under 275 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a widely used low-cost filter media option. It is resistant to abrasion and performs well in dry temperatures. It is widely used in applications including food manufacturing and agriculture.
Now let's move on to aramid. Aramid is used in applications anywhere below 400 degrees Fahrenheit it is used mostly in cement industries, metalworking and castings, as well as foundries. Just like polyester, aramid offers good resistance to abrasion.
Fiberglass is one of our specialty medias that works well in applications operating above 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to extreme high temperature, fiberglass works well where moist heat is present. Industries that use fiberglass is typically found in chemicals, minerals, energy pipelines and utilities. Keep in mind there are other specialty medias out there.
Special Treatments and Coatings
Special treatments and coatings can also be added to any filter media substrate including the ones we discussed earlier. Today the most common coating we offer is PTFE also known by its brand name Teflon. So, the question is what are the benefits of adding PTFE? Adding PTFE can help increase the efficiency of your filter, reduce wear and tear on your pulse valves, decrease the amount of downtime and overall decrease plant energy consumption. If you need help talk to one of our U.S. Air Filtration specialists today.