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Food and Beverage

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Food and Beverage

Porvair Filtration Group has extensive experience in providing innovative filtration and separations solutions to the global food and beverage industry. We committed to partnering with our customers to improve process control, increase production efficiency and reduce costs, whilst protecting final product quality.

Our dedicated test, development and laboratory services underpin our design and development activity, from filtration media and material characterisation, product verification testing to customer scale-up trials and in-service performance evaluation. 

Our range of validated microfiltration pleated and depth filter cartridges includes:

  • clarification filters
  • microbial stabilisation filters
  • sterilising filters
  • bioburden reduction filters
  • vent filters
  • gas filters
  • industrial housings
  • sanitary housings


Our polymeric filter cartridges are manufactured from FDA-approved media under clean room conditions and meet, or exceed, the latest EC Directives for Food Contact. All of our bacterial retention grade membrane filter cartridges are 100% integrity tested during production. Our range of end adaptors available enable easy retrofitting into new or existing competitor housings.

Offering a range of filter grades and materials, Porvair's porous stainless steel cartridge filters are suited to culinary steam applications and comply with 3-A Standard 609-01. 

Filters are installed to effectively remove particulates, yeast, mould spores and bacteria for use in the following process applications:

  • Wineries
    For pre-filtration and microbiological stabilisation.
  • Breweries
    For PVPP and DE particulate trap filtration, stabilisation, bio-burden reduction prior to pasteurisation, FOB returns, steam and sterile CO2.
  • Cider
    For pre-filtration and microbiological stabilisation.
  • Spirits
    For ensuring a crystal clear product.
  • Mineral Water
    For polishing and particulate filtration, and microbiological stabilisation.
  • Table Water
    For ensuring a sterile packaged product.
  • Soft Drinks
    For microbial stabilisation of water, removal of particulates from sugar and flavourings, sterile filtration of CO2.
  • Food and Dairy Products
    To remove micro-organisms, Cryptosporidium oocysts and particulate or unwanted suspended material from utilities such as water, air, gas or steam.
  • Culinary Steam
    To ensure the sterilisation of filters and process equipment or sanitisation of general equipment.
  • Powder Handling
    Powder Handling of milk powders, raw materials in bakeries and other food powders that require uniform fluidisation and aeration.
  • Sparging
    For the mass transfer of gas into liquid, N2 injection into emulsifiers and oils, aeration in fermentation, batch hydrogenation applications and carbonation of beverages. 
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