Micronics acquires dry filtration specialist AFT from FLSmidth

The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group has acquired FLSmidth’s filter media division AFT.

AFT, which specializes in dry filtration solutions, was started by FLSmidth in 1999 and was known previously as Advanced Filtration Technologies.

The acquisition of AFT significantly expands Micronics’ portfolio of engineered filtration solutions for customers’ baghouse filtration needs in industries such as cement, lime, coal-fired power utilities, energy from waste, co-generation, mining, and minerals, where the demand for high-temperature technical felts, woven filter media, and membrane finishes is required to maintain environmental compliance with stringent PM2.5 emission requirements.

“I am excited to welcome AFT to the Micronics family of trusted industrial filtration brands,” said Chris Cummins, president and CEO of the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group. “I am very much looking forward to working with our talented new AFT teammates in the USA, Europe, and India as we bring together our combined talents, capabilities, technical expertise, and process knowledge to better serve our valued global industrial filtration customers.”

The addition of AFT follows the acquisition of filtration brands NFM and Filterfab in 2022. 

“With the addition of AFT, Micronics is pleased to further expand our Hot Gas Filtration products and capabilities that are crucial for the core markets and customers we serve today and in the future,” said Jason Wettstaedt, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, for the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group.