From Bordeaux to Borassa, and from Mendoza to Napa, winemakers work with 3M filtration and dissolved gas control to consistently craft the finest wines year after year. 3M innovations include the dual-zone depth filter with a lenticular design: 3M™ Zeta Plus™ series and 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ membrane contactors for dissolved gas control.
We design systems to help producers improve their wine making process and we work with individual producers to define an ideal system for clarification, prefiltration and final filtration. This results in systems capable of reducing the total cost of filtration, while still focusing on efficiency and reliability.
Texture. Bouquet. Tannins. Making wine is a complex process in which every step counts. Let 3M Filtration and Gas Management products help you bring out the best of the vine, every time.
Wine producers all over the world use 3M™ Zeta Plus™ depth filter cartridges to meet the most diverse range of wine clarification requirements. 3M Zeta Plus™ technology provides effective clarification and a significant reduction in contaminating yeast and bacteria, ensuring the wines are improved and protected.
Membrane filtration is the proven method to achieve microbiological stability without using chemicals or heat. This ensures that the organoleptic properties of the wine are preserved until opening the product, whether this occurs weeks, months or years after bottling. Microbiological stability, where undesirable yeast and bacteria are removed, is a vital characteristic for fine wines.
Dissolved gas control in wine operations is critical to help maintain wine quality. Removing O2 improves shelf life with an undiscernible impact on wine sensory characteristics, and removing N2 can help reduce foaming, allowing you to warm-fill or run at faster line speeds. 3M™ Liqui-Cel™ Membrane Contactors also enable wineries to rapidly and accurately adjust CO2 levels in-line.
The 3M™ MF-PP Series capillary membrane modules have a symmetrical porous membrane structure and a high specific filter area. This, combined with the low adsorption properties from polypropylene, makes the capillary membranes a reliable and economical alternative to conventional separation techniques used in the clarification of wine.
Particulate can be generated in the winery in multiple places including after DE filtration, or on the water used to rinse the filters, tanks and bottling equipment. 3M offers several formats of particle control filters to meet the diverse needs of this application.
Bottling applications use prefilters and final filters to achieve maximum performance and cost reduction.