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Amazon Filters launches VisClear II for expanding chemicals market

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A UK filtration specialist is targeting the chemical processing and liquid coatings industries with the latest evolution of its meltblown filter cartridge range.
Amazon Filters’ VisClear II product is designed to strengthen the essential filtration processes behind the manufacture of many high-viscosity fluids.
They include sealants, adhesives, paints, machine coolants, resins, inks, lacquers and waxes, all of which require optimum processing at high temperatures.
The launch comes as industry analysts forecast the global market in industrial coatings to grow from its current level of £60.5 billion (€70 billion) to £74.2 billion (86 billion) in 2027, reflecting a compound annual growth rate of 3%.
VisClear II cartridges have been developed as a direct retrofit for the traditional resin-bonded cartridges involved in making fluids at high temperatures and differential pressures.
While providing equivalent performance control to cope with high-viscosity manufacture, the depth-style VisClear II offers improved filtrate quality, higher overall cleanliness and longer filter life.
As with the original VisClear filter, VisClear II is manufactured using Amazon Filters’ meltblown fibre processing system. This offers minimal fibre shed, an absolute requirement for making industrial-strength chemicals and coatings.
Neil Pizzey, Amazon Filters’ managing director, said: “Consistent filtration throughout the service life of a depth-style filter depends on how well its structure tolerates fluctuations in operating conditions.
“If it is flexible, such as a string-wound filter, it will tend to compress and change porosity with increased pressure.
“This can result in shorter filter life because the pores collapse and ultimately close. “Compression can also cause the filter to release already held particles.”