COMPANY PROFILE

FILTROX

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CONTACT INFO

Address

9805 NE 116th Street PMB A-200
Kirkland
WA, 98034
United States
Phone
(425) 820-4850
Fax
Primary
Stephen Daniels

The mission of FILTROX is clear: We want to be the world's leading supplier of microfiltration systems for highly sensitive liquids. This decidedly specialized niche in the filtration market has been the focus of FILTROX since its foundation in 1938.

While technology has changed greatly throughout the years, one thing remains the same: Our customers produce liquids that not only need to be clear, but clean. When it comes to product safety, there is no room for error. That is why they choose FILTROX filtration systems for their reliability and safety.

Of course, economics matter too. FILTROX is constantly researching new and more efficient ways of filtering liquids safely. These efforts have led to a large number of patented innovations. And, we keep adding more each year. Innovations are made by people. FILTROX is proud of having a great team of dedicated specialists, who try to expand the limit of what is possible every day.

FILTROX is a privately owned and independent company. Our comparatively small size allows us to meet the needs of each one of our customers individually. Building personal relationships with them helps us to understand their filtration tasks. And to provide value-added systems to improve their processes and products.

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News Archive


TCA/TBA Issues - We Can Help!
20 May, 2019

FIBRAFIX® TX-R depth filter sheets are an effective method of removing TCA (2, 4, 6-trichloroanisole) from wine and other beverages. Contrary to other methods of TCA-removal, TX-R sheets do not damage original aroma or flavor. The FIBRAFIX® TX-R filter sheets contain TRIEX® (patent pending), an inorganic compound. All materials are food grade and FDA approved.

The SIMEI organization committee awarded FIBRIFIX® TX-R with an “Honorable Mention”. FILTROX is a proud awardee and will continue to invest finding solutions to remove further off-tastes from wine and other beverages.


Fibrafix® Depth Filter Sheets: Wine Filtration Made Easy
21 June, 2017

Depth filter sheets are used to remove particles from liquids. This means that liquids can be clear-, fine- or sterilization-filtered. For depth filtration filter media of a thickness of 2.5–4.5 mm are required. The particles are retained using two filtration principles: 1. surface filtration and 2. depth filtration. The liquid flows through a three-dimensional, asymmetrical fiber network in the depth filter. The solid components are retained using mechanical and electrokinetic effects. This significantly increases the absorption capacity. The purpose of a filtration process is to produce either a liquid (filtrate) or solids (retentate). Depth filtration focuses mainly on the production of liquid filtrate.

Formats are available from 6 cm round to 2.425 m x 1.215 m square. Practically every format in between is possible, which means they can be installed in any commercially available sheet filter. Depth filter sheets have a particle absorption capacity of up to 4 kg/m2 . Furthermore, any available filter sheet grade is available as lenticular module (FILTRODISC™, see brochures for DISCSTAR™ and FILTRODISC™ modules).

Material

Filter sheets:

– Cleaned and bleached cellulose

– Natural filter aid (kieselgur, perlite)

– Cationic wet strength agent

– TRIEX® (only FIBRAFIX® TX-R)

Handling

Depth filter sheets are used in sheet filters such as those in the FILTROX NOVOX® range. The sheets (except in NOVOX® OD or NOVOX® CP) must be wetted when fitted into the filter. All filter sheets should be pre-rinsed with 50 l/m2 of clean water/buffer for all water and solvent based applications. A pressure difference between the inlet and outlet is required to allow flow. The filters are exhausted when the differential pressure exceeds a given value (1–2.5 bar, depending on porosity and application). With certain applications it is possible for the filter sheets to be regenerated. Please refer to the special instructions for the handling of depth filter sheets. 

The sheets can be sterilized with hot water (85°C) or inline steam (125°C).

Extractable Materials

FILTROX filter sheets fulfill the requirements of the German Food, Consumer Goods and Feedstuffs Code (Lebensmittel-Bedarfsgegenstände und Futtermittelgesetzbuch – LFGB) Recommendation XXXVI/1 of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung – BfR), and the test criteria of the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) CFR 21 Section 177.2260. The filter sheets are manufactured under controlled conditions, to guarantee the highest expectations in terms of quality and cleanliness (FDA Drug Master file: DMF #16418).

Packaging

FILTROX filter sheets of all standard sizes are hygienically shrinkwrapped and packaged in boxes. Special packaging (non-standard sizes or unboxed) is available on request.

Storage Period and Conditions

The sheets must be stored in their original packaging in an odorless, dry and well vented area. We recommend using the sheets within 60 months of the date of manufacture.

Disposal

Untainted sheets can be disposed of with normal household waste. Used sheets must be disposed of in accordance with the type of contamination.

Quality Assurance

Quality checks meet international standards:

– ISO 9001:2008 (quality management)

– ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management)

– ISO 22000 (food safety)

– FDA Drug Master file: DMF #16418

– FDA 21 CFR compliance

– Kosher certificate

– EU safety data sheets can be downloaded from the website


Leading supplier of filtration systems for Beer, Wine & Spirits
02 March, 2016

Many of our filtration technologies were first developed for beverage applications such as clarification, bacteria reduction, sterilization, and stabilization. Today, FILTROX is recognized as the leading supplier of filtration systems in many beverage segments like wine, beer, sprits, cider, tea, fruit juice and soft drinks.

 
 
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WINE

The filtration of wine has been a main focus of our activities since the beginning of our company in 1938. We provide innovative and reliable solutions thanks to our longtime experience and know-how in different filtration technologies, both with machines and filter media. FILTROX is proud to be a supplier of many of the world’s most renowned wine producers. 

FILTROX depth filter sheets FIBRAFIX® (also referred to as filter pads) are used in a wide range of retention rates for the filtration of wine. The range covers coarse filtration, clarifying filtration to sterile filtration.

FILTROX recently developed a depth filter sheet for removal of TCA, TBA and TeCA from wine.
FILTROX offers a wide variety of high quality plate and frame filters for the wine filtration. Please refer to NOVOX® ST

For wineries who prefer enclosed filter systems we offer lenticular housings (DISCSTAR™) for the filtration with depth filter modules/lenticular modules (FILTRODISC™).


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BEER

FILTROX is well known in breweries across the world. From washable sheets (FILTRODUR®) over plate and frame filters (NOVOX®) to fully enclosed lenticular modules systems (DISCSTAR™) and a full range of filter cartridges (CLAROX®), FILTROX offers the complete range of filter media and media-carrying apparatus for beer filtration.

Are you growing your operations and consider using filtration? The FILTROX experts work with craft brewers as well as with regional and global players on an everyday basis.


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DISTILLED PRODUCTS

Spirits such as whisky, vodka or fruit liquors and other alcoholic solutions are very complex liquids which differ greatly depending on the raw material used, the alcoholic fermentation, the distilling method, the blending and maturing technique employed.

In the production of distilled products, great care is taken at each processing step. Production is regarded often more as an art than a science and is often a well-guarded secret. The FILTROX Group is proud to be a supplier of many of the world’s leading producers of fine spirits, mostly through its specialized Carlson Brand.

To produce a clear and stable end-product the spirits/alcoholic solutions are often cooled to sub-zero temperatures. Depending on the product, fining or processing additives are added. Activated carbon (AC) may also be introduced at this stage.

Please refer to PURAFIX® and CARBOFIL™

Filtox's Award Winning FIBRAFIX® TX-R
22 September, 2014

The 201 SIMEI includes for the first time an “Enological, viticultural Innovation Prize”. FILTROX invested into research to find a solution to remove off-tastes (e.g. cork taint) from wine.

FIBRAFIX® TX-R depth filter sheets are an effective method of removing TCA (2, 4, 6-trichloroanisole) from wine and other beverages. Contrary to other methods of TCA-removal, TX-R sheets do not damage original aroma or flavor. The FIBRAFIX® TX-R filter sheets contain TRIEX® (patent pending), an inorganic compound. All materials are food grade and FDA approved.

The SIMEI organization committee awarded FIBRIFIX® TX-R with an “Honorable Mention”. FILTROX is a proud awardee and will continue to invest finding solutions to remove further off-tastes from wine and other beverages.





Title Name Email Phone
North American Sales Manager Rob Schuberg r.schuberg@filtrox.com (805) 441-8282