PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., October 06, 2011 - SUPRApak™ technology, a new alternative to conventional sheet filters for wine from Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) has been awarded a silver medal in the SITEVI 2011 Innovation Awards Program. Honored in the category of new innovations for winemaking/oenology under processing of wine, Pall’s SUPRApak module minimizes wine production losses while improving process security and product quality.
SUPRApak Depth Filtration Module (Photo: Business Wire)
SUPRApak modules are constructed using the same proven depth media as classical sheet filters; however, the media is configured into a modular format that fits easily into an enclosed housing for safe, simple and hygienic operation. SUPRApak has a unique flow configuration that optimizes the adsorption, surface and depth filtration mechanisms to increase capacity by up to 250 percent.
“While filter sheet use is a tradition in the wine industry, increasing demand for sealed systems and product quality has intensified the need for alternative solutions," said Jonathan Pratt, President Pall Food & Beverage. “Sheet filters in a plate and frame assembly are open to the air resulting in drip losses, and can potentially expose the wine to contamination and oxidation. In contrast, SUPRApak modules use enclosed housings eliminating the losses, hygiene concerns and dramatically reducing maintenance needs.”
The high packing density and modular design of SUPRApak allows for extremely high surface area in a compact footprint. Up to 85 percent reduction in floor space can be achieved when compared to the horizontal chassis design of most flat filter sheet assemblies. Additionally with minimal components and replacement parts, filter change-out times can be reduced by 65 percent.
SUPRApak modules are also used in other food and beverage applications including spirits filtration, olive oil clarification, polishing of sweeteners, gelatin, yeast extract and flavors, and fine filtration of beer.
To learn more about Pall’s award-winning SUPRApak technology, visit Hall 234 Booth D 58 at the 2011 SITEVI Exhibition in Montpellier, France from November 29 to December 1.
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, spirits, dairy, soft drink, bottled water, enzymes, food ingredients and associated industries. Pall can provide a complete solution to customers’ fluid management needs. 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 solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The Company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.7 billion for fiscal year 2011, is an S&P 500 company with almost 11,000 employees serving customers worldwide. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit www.pall.com/green.