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Emflon® FM Filter Cartridges

Pall Emflon® FM filter cartridges are designed for cost-effective clarification of solvents used in the manufacture of antibiotics and other active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). These pharmaceutical-grade filters contain a proprietary PTFE membrane and are compatible with a broad range of chemicals. They can also be used to ensure the cleanliness of high-purity solvents. Applications include removing carbon or catalyst fines, and these filters are often used downstream of bulk solids removal systems.

      High-Quality Standards

      • Each filter cartridge is supplied with a certificate of test
      • Each filter cartridge has a traceable lot number
      • Meets USP Biological Reactivity Test, in vivo, for Class VI-121 °C Plastics
      • FDA-listed materials per 21 CFR

      Key Features

      • Broad chemical compatibility
      • Very high flow rates
      • Low extractables
      • Tolerant of high operating temperatures
      • ‘No cage’ option further reduces potential extractables

      Compatibility at 20 °C¹

      The Emflon FM filter cartridge was 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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      Description

      Pall Emflon® FM filter cartridges are designed for cost-effective clarification of solvents used in the manufacture of antibiotics and other active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). These pharmaceutical-grade filters contain a proprietary PTFE membrane and are compatible with a broad range of chemicals. They can also be used to ensure the cleanliness of high-purity solvents. Applications include removing carbon or catalyst fines, and these filters are often used downstream of bulk solids removal systems.

          High-Quality Standards

          • Each filter cartridge is supplied with a certificate of test
          • Each filter cartridge has a traceable lot number
          • Meets USP Biological Reactivity Test, in vivo, for Class VI-121 °C Plastics
          • FDA-listed materials per 21 CFR

          Key Features

          • Broad chemical compatibility
          • Very high flow rates
          • Low extractables
          • Tolerant of high operating temperatures
          • ‘No cage’ option further reduces potential extractables

          Compatibility at 20 °C¹

          The Emflon FM filter cartridge was 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 (Δp)  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) Δp

          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 modules with cages at 20°C

          Filter Area (Per 254 mm module)

          Typical Effective Filtration Area   0.58m² (6.2ft²)

          Removal Ratings**

          Particle size Beta Ratio (Efficiency) 
          0.6 μm  100 (99.0%) 
          1 μm  2000 (99.2%)
          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

          Performance

          Typical initial clean media ∆P 10 in. (254 mm) element; water at 20 °C (68 °F); viscosity 1 cP. For assistance in filter assembly, sizing and housing selection, contact your local Pall representative.

          Type

          Filter Cartridges

          Use

          Air, Gas, and Vent Filtration

          Product Summary

          The Emflon FM filter cartridge is specifically designed to polish challenging solvents such as acetone, ethanol, or methanol.