Discover a wide range of microporous membranes that are ideal for separation and purification processes in the food and beverage industry.
Microfiltration is a critical process in the food and beverage industry. It’s often used to separate valuable solutes from natural products. In bottling processes, microfiltration is the preferred method for holding back bacteria in the final bottling process. Whether removing yeast cells or bacteria, a microfiltration membrane is suitable for common separation and purification filter designs. Manufacturers make use of membranes as prefilters to help extend life and performance of final finishing steps.
From soft drinks to juices, bottled water to beer, 3M microporous membranes help provide consistent filtration performance for your customers, while minimizing the impact of extractable byproducts on produce. The membranes can help you deliver predictable, high-quality filtration with reliable batch-to-batch consistency. What’s more, 3M membranes make sense for smooth business operations, as 3M combines innovative membrane technology with exceptional support from filtration science experts.
With advanced manufacturing capabilities and decades of expertise across industries, 3M has developed an expansive membrane product portfolio. Our OEM customers work closely with 3M application engineers, who help them meet their objectives efficiently and effectively. It's easy to find a solution from 3M's large membrane portfolio that aligns with the specific regulatory requirements of your application.
• Wide range of products and pore sizes
• Batch-to-batch consistency
• Performance helps extend filter life
• High flow rate and flux performance
Whether you’re designing filtration devices for single or multiple use applications, 3M is here to help you scale your processes with confidence at every stage of development.
No matter your food and beverage process requirements, you will find a large selection of nominal pore sizes to suit your specific needs in flat sheet and capillary configurations.
With experience in filtration solutions for over four decades, 3M has the knowhow to provide you with high-quality membranes that consistently remove targeted particles and retain microorganisms.
Spend less time and effort qualifying your filtration solution as a regulatory-compliant option for customers. 3M products are designed to meet or exceed industry requirements.
Get assistance from a global team of experts who can help move your development process forward. See why so many turn to 3M for food and beverage filtration support.
Microporous membranes incorporate diverse physical properties for filtration modules. Whether your use case relates to lab testing or product development, crossflow or dead-end process streams, 3M membranes are designed to align with your unique goals.
Advanced production technology facilitates the development of self-supporting PES membranes. By casting an asymmetrical or even highly asymmetrical pore structure using the SIPS process, 3M produces a reliable portfolio of microfiltration membrane solutions across multiple proven product lines.
PP hydrophobic polyolefin membranes are produced using a TIPS process. As a result of this sophisticated manufacturing procedure, 3M™ MF-PP Capillary Membranes provide high porosity combined with uniform pore distribution throughout the thickness of the membrane.
PA hydrophilic membranes chemically resist alkaline solutions and organic solvents. 3M™ MICROLON™ Flat Sheet Membranes help remove particulate from a wide range of fluids, such as those found in photolithographic liquids.
We work directly with global customers to make choosing the appropriate membrane material easier. Consult with a 3M expert to learn more about various solutions from our extensive portfolio.