Amazon Filters reports that its SupaClean filtration system is being installed by paints and coatings manufacturers prior to filling lines to remove impurities such as skins, coagulants and undispersed pigments from their final product.
Filtration of paints, oils, varnishes and lacquers can be one of the most complicated liquid-particle separations encountered, says Amazon. The filtered product can vary from very thin and low-viscosity, to very viscous and even thixotropic in nature. Such products may have a varying solids content and the nature of those solids can be both the desired (pigments and dyes) and the undesired (agglomerates and contamination).
To help paint and coating manufacturers meet these challenges, Amazon has incorporated SupaSpun, SupaGard and VisClear meltblown cartridge filters into its SupaClean contained filtration system. The SupaClean system is designed to ensure that all filters and processed liquids are secured inside an isolated assembly that utilises two sealed anti-static plastic bags connected to a moulded manifold. The whole disposable filter assembly is contained inside a stainless-steel housing to enable the system to operate under pressure, and by having the filters and fluid contained, operator contact is minimised and clean down times reduced.
Filter change-out using SupaClean assemblies is said to be quick and simple, reducing the traditional high operational costs associated with cleaning and changing paint and coating production filters. Each filter assembly can be simply lifted out of the housing and replaced by a new unit. Each SupaClean filter unit is supplied already assembled.