SUPRApak filters from Pall can provide up to six times greater throughput than a comparable area of standard sheet filters while producing equivalent filtrate quality in a continuous sweetener production process. A new flow configuration maximises the surface, depth and adsorption mechanisms of filtration which normally take place in sheet-based systems.

Kathleen Berry, global marketing manager for food and dairy markets at Pall, said: “In a highly cost-effective and competitive industry, every technical advantage is paramount in lowering sweetener production expense. Increased process uptime and reduced product loss, reduced handling, cleaning and maintenance costs and lowered filter material disposal are just some of the SUPRApak filters’ benefits, operational savings of up to 72% when compared to old fashioned sheet filtration can be realised.”