Cartridge Filter Media

Selecting the right filter media for your cartridge dust collector plays an important role in keeping your system running at peak performance. You want to ensure the filter media you choose is best for your unique application and specific needs. Choosing the incorrect cartridge filter media can negatively impact the life of your filter, escalate energy usage, and increase the risk of dust build-up resulting in a dangerous dust collector explosion.

Most Common Cartridge Filter Medias

For a majority of cartridge dust collector applications, about 90% can be handled with just one of these common types of filter media. There are other specialty media’s that can help with unique environmental conditions, but it is rare and can cost two to three times as much as Spunbond polyester filters.

80/20 Cartridge Filter Media

80/20 filter media is comprised of 80% cellulose and 20% polyester. It is one of the most common and lowest priced filter media available for basic applications. This mixed filter media will provide more strength than a 100% cellulose cartridge filter.

Industry UseTreatmentsBenefits
Blasting, Paint Booths, General Dust FiltrationFire retardant (FR): can be added to help keep flame from bursting; doesn’t increase temperature resistance, Anti-StaticLowest price, widely available commodity filter for basic applications

Nanofiber Cartridge Filter Media

Nanofiber comprises of a thin, synthetic web of fibers that is overlaid on top of a substrate, usually 80/20 but sometimes polyester. This works similar to a PTFE membrane on a filter bag; the web of fibers will act as a dust cake and capture a bulk of the dust particulate. One of the other features of Nanofiber is that in comparison to 80/20 filter media, nanofiber can withstand greater cleaning demands.

Industry UseAvailable TreatmentsBenefits
Plasma cutting, Metalworking, Castings, Smoke or very fine dustFire retardantBetter at handling superfine dust versus 80/20

Spunbond Polyester Cartridge Filter Media

Spunbond polyester performs well in applications with heat, or abrasive dusts. This option is ideal for applications that require a strong filter media with enhanced dust release.

Industry UseTreatmentsBenefits
Cement, Cardboard, Sandblasting, Abrasive BlastingFire retardant, PTFE, Hydro-Oleophobic, Anti-staticHigh burst strength, increased dimensional stability

Polyester Cartridge Filter Media

Polyester is rigid and contains additional pleats, making it more permeable and allowing an easier flow of air.

Industry UseTreatmentsBenefits
Cement, Cardboard, Sandblasting, Abrasive BlastingFire retardant, PTFE, Hydro-Oleophobic, Anti-staticHigh burst strength, increased dimensional stability

Cartridge Filter Resources

Do you have an upcoming cartridge filter project? To get you started, below is a complete checklist of dimensions and questions to help you get the right fit.

Find Your Cartridge Filter

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