Bondex Hydrolox ® And Four Times Cleaner Air
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Bondex Hydrolox® And Four Times Cleaner Air
Introducing Hydrolox® Filter Media from Bondex
How is it possible to release four times cleaner air from your baghouse? The answer is simple: its all in the power of Hydrolox®, a revolutionary new filtration media available from Bondex. Today’s utilities and industrial users are demanding higher performance filtration; technology which delivers improved collection efficiency with lower operating costs in a robust filtration system. Hydrolox® combines the benefits of needle loom fiber entangling with a unique hydro-entangling technology to deliver industry leading dust collection performance.
This unique method of fiber entanglement in Hydrolox® yields a filter media which delivers a powerful combination of lower mean pore size in a strong felt. The lower mean pore size is a result of the improvement in fiber entangling over the traditional needlefelt used today. According to the well-known VDI filtration efficiency test, Hydrolox® delivers a 4X improvement in clean gas concentration versus traditional needlefelt – literally 4 times cleaner air. An example is shown in the data on the right which compare a lighter weight Hydrolox® media to standard needlefelt which is heavier in weight. The results are even more dramatic for Hydrolox® when comparing against a needlefelt of the same weight.
Bondex is proud to introduce Hydrolox® and Hydrolox® HCE, a new technology to the industrial dust collection market, produced from a unique process technology which delivers superior filtration performance versus incumbent materials. Historically, various fiber types are formed into various weights of filtration media through a traditional needle loom which has met market needs with a specific balance of properties. However, today’s utilities and industrial users are demanding higher performance filtration; filters which deliver improved collection efficiency with lower operating costs in a robust filtration system.
Hydrolox® family of filter media, available only from Bondex, combines the benefits of needle loom fiber entangling with revolutionary hydro-entangling technology to deliver industry leading dust collection performance. The phenomena of entangling fibers with high pressure water jets creates a unique balance of lower mean pore size in a mass-efficient structure. Hydrolox® represents a new paradigm in filtration media by delivering a product with dramatically improved filtration efficiency, an inherent ability to promote surface dust collection, lower pressure drop over time, and reduction in pulse cycle times.
Typically, a choice must be made between filtration efficiency and air permeability. Ideally, plants could be operated with a fabric filter baghouse with maximum airflow and maximum efficiency. However, the filtration industry is forced to choose from two primary fabric technologies: Needlefelt and ePTFE membrane laminated to either woven glass or needlefelt. Recently, Bondex has introduced Hydrolox® and Hydrolox® HCE as new alternatives to traditional filter fabrics which provide users and OEMs a solution that is closer to the theoretical optimum between efficiency and air permeability, with a fabric technology that favors surface dust collection.
Needlefelt fabric technology provides users with a relatively breathable fabric which offers adequate filtration efficiency for several applications. There also exists an incremental improvement on the needlefelt platform where fabric producers add a micro-fiber “cap” to the needlefelt to offer marginal improvement in filtration efficiency without sacrificing breathability. Alternatively, applications which require superior filtration efficiency are forced to only one other option: ePTFE membrane laminated to either woven glass or needlefelt. This membrane laminated fabric offers high efficiency, but at the cost of low breathability and high pressure drop.
Bondex sought to improve how filter fabrics were produced, and successfully developed the Hydrolox® technology. Hydrolox® combines the benefits of needle loom entanglement with revolutionary hydro-entangling technology which produces filtration fabric with a fundamentally new balance of properties. While there may be other hydro-entangled (or “spunlace”) fabrics in the market, only the Hydrolox® product provides options in polyester, PPS and aramid up to 18 oz/yd2 from a process which was specifically designed to bring solutions to the industrial filtration market. Hydrolox® HCE delivers improved air permeability over a membrane laminated media with equal filtration efficiency. Even for applications which require maximum filtration efficiency with low air permeability, Hydrolox® with ePTFE membrane is available as well.
Founded in 1997, Bondex produces specialty nonwovens for a wide range of discerning customers who value innovation, quality and differentiated nonwoven fabrics which meet specific performance requirements. As a proud member of Andrew Industries Limited, we invest in technologies to support sustainable business relationships with our customers