Proper Selection of Filter Media in Reclaim Fiber Operations
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With the growing trend of using reclaimed synthetic fiber waste in the manufacturing of carpet fibers, manufacturers are recognizing the importance of effective filtration in their polymer extrusion processes. Selecting the optimum filter media for the screen changer and spin pack requires a comprehensive analysis of the application and users performance objectives. Users have a wide variety of filter media to choose from and each has unique characteristics that determine its suitability for a particular application. A review of currently available filter media and the process for selecting the optimum media for each application are discussed.