Fabric Selection Guide

Filter fabrics or felts generally serve primarily as a septum which in turn holds in place a base coat in reality that does the filtering of our product, whether this is on a rotary vacuum filter, a centrifuge, or plate and frame pressure type filter.

Filter fabrics (woven) may be classified as the following: all monofilament, all multifilament, combination (monofilament/multifilament or monofilament/spun or multifilament/spun), and all spun.

Filter Fabric Finishing Selection

Guidelines for choosing filter fabric finishing.

Filter Fabric Weave Selection

Use these guidelines to select the right fabric weave for your application.

Filter Yarn Selection

Use these guidelines for selecting proper filter yarn for your application.

Fabric Fiber Types

Nylon was the first important wholly synthetic fiber to be manufactured, followed by polyester, acrylics and more recently polyethylene, polypropylene, fiberglass, PTFE and aramid. 

Filter Fabric Media Selection

Four factors must be considered in proper filter media selection - the fiber, the fabric, the finish, and the method of fabrication.

Monofilament Fabrics

What are Monofilament Fabrics?

Combination Fabrics

What are Combination Fabrics?

Multifilament Fabrics

What are Multifilament Fabrics?

Spun Fabrics

What are Spun Fabrics?