PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., September 24, 2009 - SUPRApak™ filters, Pall Corporation’s (NYSE:PLL) new alternative to conventional sheet filters, provide the brewing industry with production benefits at lower cost. The technology minimizes beer losses while meeting breweries’ highest standards for purity and clarity.
Over 1.5 billion barrels of beer are brewed each year in 169 countries, and virtually all beer requires some form of filtration or separation. The market size for filtration in the brewing industry is over $400 million.
“Our relationships with brewers focus on meeting their needs for increased yields, reduced expenses and minimal production downtime,” said Jonathan Pratt, global leader, Pall Food & Beverage. “We developed SUPRApak filters to enable breweries to reduce costs, maintain beer quality and meet regulatory requirements.”
Brewers have traditionally used “plate and frame” sheet filters to clarify beer. These filters are open to the air and can potentially expose the product to contamination. In contrast, SUPRApak filters utilize fully enclosed housings. As a result, they eliminate filter sheet disadvantages such as product losses, hygiene concerns and frequent maintenance. Further, the unique high filter area construction of the modules reduces the frequency of replacements that interrupt production. Pall’s compact, easy set-up and easy-to-change SUPRApak filters also provide operational flexibility by reducing the footprint needed for brewing equipment.
Earlier this year, in a typical example, a brewery in Europe converted their plate and frame filter process to a six-module SUPRApak process. When costs for the old and new filtration equipment were compared, savings in excess of 50 percent were realized.
For more information, please visit the Pall website at www.pall.com/foodandbev. Contact Pall Corporation to verify that SUPRApak filters conform to your national legislation and/or regional regulatory requirements for water and food contact use.
Pall Food and Beverage is the global leader in filtration and separation solutions for the food and beverage market. It serves the needs of the beer, wine, dairy, soft drink, bottled water, enzymes, food ingredients and associated industries. The Company’s products are complemented by incoming water and waste water treatment systems, providing a complete approach to fluid management throughout the production process. Pall's solutions help to ensure product quality and protect consumers while lowering operating costs and minimizing waste.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing Total Fluid ManagementSM solutions to meet the critical needs of customers in biopharmaceutical, hospital and transfusion medicine, energy and alternative energy, electronics, municipal and industrial water, aerospace, transportation and broad industrial markets. Together with our customers, we foster health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The Company’s engineered solutions enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.3 billion for fiscal 2009, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees servicing customers worldwide. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener and more sustainable future, visit www.pall.com.