New Nanofiber Membrane Provides Fast, Efficient Filtration

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Naturally Hydrophilic PAN Membranes from Sterlitech Deliver Enhanced Flowrates

PAN Fibers Compared to Existing Polymer Membranes

PAN Fibers Compared to Existing Polymer Membranes

We are excited to introduce this technology at Sterlitech because we know it has a place in laboratories or small-batch processes where its uniquely high flux is an asset.

With its latest polyacrylonitrile (PAN) membrane, Sterlitech Corporation offers a hydrophilic filter that does not sacrifice selectivity to achieve faster flow rates in comparison to nylon or polyethersulfone (PES). Its unique nanofiber mesh construction combines extremely fine pores with significant open space to allow easy liquid flow while trapping particulates as small as 0.2 micron in width.

“This technology is already in use for water filtration in applications where low energy is required,” said Sterlitech President Mark Spatz. “We are excited to introduce this technology at Sterlitech because we know it has a place in laboratories or small-batch processes where its uniquely high flux is an asset.”

This novel membrane’s performance is attributed to its unique construction. It is created by extruding extremely fine PAN nanofibers onto a polyethylene support substrate, to form a tight mesh that filters out particles, colloids, and bacteria larger than 0.2 micron. The mesh also has a relatively open structure that allows water or aqueous solutions to pass through quickly with very little applied pressure.

Sterlitech’s PAN membrane combines excellent selectivity, high flowrates and low pressure requirements which help laboratories simplify their filtration setups while maintaining quality and efficient workflow. They will be offered as filter disks, pre-cut in a number of standard sizes or as sample sheets for customers to cut into custom sizes.

To discuss your specific filter requirements, please contact Sterlitech’s team of laboratory filtration experts at http://www.sterlitech.com or by phone 1-877-544-4420 and they would be happy to assist you.

About Sterlitech:
Sterlitech Corporation provides superior laboratory products, specializing in flat sheet filter membranes and bench scale testing equipment for a variety of industries, including occupational health and safety, petrochemical, fossil fuels and biotech. For precision and accuracy, Sterlitech’s membrane disc filters, filter holders, silt density index test kits, syringe filters, and capsule filters are consistently relied on to assure exceptional results.

Visit http://www.sterlitech.com for more information.

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