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Emflon® FM Filter Cartridges (Q Grade)

The application of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) within Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) processes as described in the ICHQ7A guidance document is becoming increasingly important. Pall Q grade products are high quality, economical filters aimed at applications within API processes. These products are supplied with a ‘Q’ certificate of quality, incorporating essential product and manufacturing quality details. Pall Emflon FM filter cartridges (Q Grade) are designed for cost-effective clarification of solvents used in the manufacture of antibiotics and other Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). These filters contain a proprietary PTFE membrane and are compatible with a broad range of chemicals. Applications include removal of carbon or catalyst fines, and these filters are often used downstream of bulk solids removal.

Features and Benefits

  • Broad chemical compatibility
  • Very high flow rates
  • Low extractables

High Quality Standards

  • Manufactured for use under GMP
  • Supplied with a ‘Q’ Certificate of Quality
  • Lot number traceable
  • FDA listed materials per 21 CFR
  • The filter components have met the specifications for biological tests listed in the current revision of the USP for Class VI - 121 °C plastics.

Compatibility at 20 °C¹

Emflon FM filter cartridges (Q Grade) are specifically designed for improved compatibility and optimized economics in polishing a broad array of challenging solvents, including:
  • Acetic Acid, Glacial
  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Dimethylacetamide (DMAC)
  • Dimethylformamide (DMF)
  • Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Hexane
  • Hydrochloric mAcid 38%
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
  • Methanol
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)
  • Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)
  • n Heptane
  • Pyridine
  • Sodium Hydroxide, 50%
  • Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
  • Toluene
  • Water
  • Xylene

This partial list is provided for general guidance only.

¹ Because so many factors (eg elevated temperatures) can affect the chemical resistance of a given product, you should pre-test under your own operating conditions observing applicable safety practices such as those given in the Material Safety Data Sheet for each chemical. Pall Corporation can provide specific compatibility guidance, testing and data upon request.


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The application of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) within Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) processes as described in the ICHQ7A guidance document is becoming increasingly important. Pall Q grade products are high quality, economical filters aimed at applications within API processes. These products are supplied with a ‘Q’ certificate of quality, incorporating essential product and manufacturing quality details. Pall Emflon FM filter cartridges (Q Grade) are designed for cost-effective clarification of solvents used in the manufacture of antibiotics and other Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). These filters contain a proprietary PTFE membrane and are compatible with a broad range of chemicals. Applications include removal of carbon or catalyst fines, and these filters are often used downstream of bulk solids removal.

Features and Benefits

  • Broad chemical compatibility
  • Very high flow rates
  • Low extractables

High Quality Standards

  • Manufactured for use under GMP
  • Supplied with a ‘Q’ Certificate of Quality
  • Lot number traceable
  • FDA listed materials per 21 CFR
  • The filter components have met the specifications for biological tests listed in the current revision of the USP for Class VI - 121 °C plastics.

Compatibility at 20 °C¹

Emflon FM filter cartridges (Q Grade) are specifically designed for improved compatibility and optimized economics in polishing a broad array of challenging solvents, including:
  • Acetic Acid, Glacial
  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Dimethylacetamide (DMAC)
  • Dimethylformamide (DMF)
  • Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Hexane
  • Hydrochloric mAcid 38%
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
  • Methanol
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)
  • Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)
  • n Heptane
  • Pyridine
  • Sodium Hydroxide, 50%
  • Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
  • Toluene
  • Water
  • Xylene

This partial list is provided for general guidance only.

¹ Because so many factors (eg elevated temperatures) can affect the chemical resistance of a given product, you should pre-test under your own operating conditions observing applicable safety practices such as those given in the Material Safety Data Sheet for each chemical. Pall Corporation can provide specific compatibility guidance, testing and data upon request.
Specifications

Materials of Construction

Membrane  PTFE (hydrophobic) 
Support and Drainage Layers  Polypropylene 
Core, Cage and Endcaps  Polypropylene

Operating Parameters

Max Differential Pressure (Dp)  4.1 bar (60 psi) @ 23°C (73°F)
2.1 bar (31 psi) @ 60°C (140°F) 
Max Operating Temperature  95°C (203°F) at 1.0 bar (14 psi) (Dp)

Extractables*

Water < 5mg
Acetone  90 mg
Ethyl acetate   240 mg
Methylene chloride  600 mg
 Toluene  515 mg

*These typical extractables are based on tests of sampled 254 mm (10 inch) modules with cages at 20°C

Filter Area (Per 254 mm module)

Typical Effective Filtration Area   0.58m² (6.2 ft²)

Removal Ratings**

Particle size Beta Ratio (Efficiency) 
0.6 µm  100 (99.0%) 
1 µm  1000 (99.9%)
2 µm  5000 (99.98%) 
3 µm  >5000 (99.98%) 
4 µm  >5000 (99.98%) 
>5 µm >5000 (99.98%) 

**As determined by a modified OSU-F2 test

Packaging

Bulk packaged in quantity of 12 filter cartridges per box. Each filter cartridge is individually wrapped in a labelled bag. 1 ‘Q’ certificate per box. 

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