3M™ LifeASSURE™ IMC Series Filter Cartridge

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No IPA pre-wetting required, which avoids a potential source of contamination and chemical interaction, while reducing downtime and hazardous waste disposal

Reduces potential for micro-bubble formation by not de-wetting in outgassing fluid unlike hydrophobic membranes such as Polypropylene, Polyethylene or PTFE

Enhanced contaminant reduction capacity results in longer filter life than competing filter cartridges

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  • No IPA pre-wetting required, which avoids a potential source of contamination and chemical interaction, while reducing downtime and hazardous waste disposal
  • Reduces potential for micro-bubble formation by not de-wetting in outgassing fluid unlike hydrophobic membranes such as Polypropylene, Polyethylene or PTFE
  • Enhanced contaminant reduction capacity results in longer filter life than competing filter cartridges
  • Economic alternative to PTFE filter cartridges when compatible
  • Superior flow characteristics in a compact design reduces the number of required filter elements
  • Increased flow rates provide faster bath clean-up and reduced energy consumption
  • Provides a low differential pressure to minimize micro bubble formation
  • Increased throughput and filter lifetime lowers cost of ownership

3M™ LifeASSURE™ IMC Series Filter Cartridges are naturally hydrophilic Nylon 6,6 filter elements built to meet the exacting requirements of DI water, critical parts cleaning and chemical applications. Using a multi-zone microporous membrane and Advanced Pleat Technology (APT), these high-efficiency filter cartridges provide superior flow with minimal pressure drop, reducing filtration operation costs.

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3M™ LifeASSURE™ IMC Series Filter Cartridge

Enhanced contaminant reduction. Reduced filtration costs.

3M™ LifeASSURE™ IMC Series Filter Cartridges feature a naturally hydrophilic Nylon 6,6 membrane with polypropylene components which provides low extractables, increased filter life and superior contaminant reduction for industrial filtration. These filters are ideally suited for DI water, critical parts cleaning and numerous chemical applications where high-efficiency contaminant reduction at 0.1, 0.2 and 0.45 μm is required.

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    Naturally hydrophilic Nylon 6,6 membrane.

    Polypropylene components provide low extractables, increased filter life and effective contaminant reduction.

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    Advanced Pleat Technology (APT).

    The 3M™ LifeASSURE™ IMC Series Filter Cartridge is manufactured using a continuously variable pleat height configuration, which utilizes the open space between the outside pleats. This novel technology maximizes capacity by increasing the filtration area which allows for greater particle loading. The result is a fully used surface area that provides increased filter life.

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    Absolute rated.

    Users can integrity test 3M™ LifeASSURE™ IMC Series Filter Cartridges for bubble point, diffusive flow or pressure hold procedures while the filters are in the housing to ensure proper installation and operation.

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    Lower total industrial filtration costs.

    Less energy consumption, filter wear and labor results in a reduced cost of ownership over time.

3M™ LifeASSURE™ IMC Series Filter Cartridges incorporate 3M multi-zone microporous membrane technology. This design features a microporous membrane consisting of a higher porosity zone on the upstream section that provides effective pre-filtration of large particles while a lower porosity section on the downstream side provides a sharp retention cut-off at the rated pore size. This efficient multi-zone structure enhances the surface area, lowers pressure drop and increases contaminant holding capacity and filter lifetime, thereby eliminating the need for multiple filters to achieve the same result.

For existing applications at a given flow rate, filter cartridges with more surface area per cartridge have a lower flux than ones with less surface area. Since filter lifetime is inversely proportional to flux in most applications, 3M™ LifeASSURE™ IMC Series Filter Cartridges provide longer life and require fewer cartridge change-outs.

A high flow rate and constant pressure drop of 3M™ LifeASSURE™ IMC Series Filter Cartridges will also help reduce industrial filtration costs since fewer filters are required for the filtration system. This allows for the use of smaller and less costly filter housings, reducing initial capital investment, filter change-out time and total cost of ownership for the life of the process.

Suggested applications
  • DI water
  • Critical parts cleaning
  • Chemical filtration
  • Industrial filtration
  • Membrane filtration

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