Amazon Filters reports that its SupaPore THB filter cartridges are rated to 0.02 µm to ensure effective removal of contaminants from gases that come into product contact during biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical sterile packaging processes. Designed to meet US FDA 21 CFR Title 21 requirements, the filter cartridges provide a barrier that guarantees the sterility of the process. The SupaPore THB filter removes viruses and microorganisms from the gas as it flows either in the facilities' compressed gas main or in and out of the product storage tank. Manufactured using a highly hydrophobic PTFE membrane, the SupaPore THB cartridge filter is said to offer exceptionally high gas flow rates at low pressure differentials, thereby minimising operating costs. In addition,cartridge filters are rerported to provide excellent retention, thermal and hydraulic stress performance.
All SupaPore THB filter cartridges are thermally bonded and adhesive free. Each unit is pre-flushed with ultra-pure water and integrity tested before final assembly. The filter cartridges are proven to deliver trouble free operation even after many steam sterilisation cleaning cycles, Amazon reports. Amazon Filters manufactures a range of liquid housings, including the industrial 50 and 60 Series and the 70 Series, for hygienic applications, for liquid applications, but for SupaPore THB filter cartridges the 74 series of gas housings have been developed to ensure the optimum performance of the product.