Filters for cleaner, faster processing of high-purity chemicals

W L Gore & Associates (Gore) next month is to introduce cartridge filters for the manufacture of bulk high-purity chemicals used in the semiconductor, LCD and electronics industries.

The Gore filters improve flow rates without sacrificing retention

These Gore filters can be used as drop-in replacements for existing filters to achieve up to a 200% increase in flow rates compared with the best filter technology currently available, without sacrificing retention. This improved performance can provide a retention upgrade while maintaining system flow, reducing processing time, or decreasing the number of filters required. The new filters are available in a pore size rating range from 0.1 to 0.03µm. They will benefit high-throughput filling, packaging and recirculation systems for high-viscosity fluids, acids, bases, solvents, specialist and other high-purity chemicals. The filters incorporate Gore’s proprietary high-flow PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) filtration media.