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Microfilters in the household and industry

How metal mesh filters prevent microplastics from entering sewage treatment plants

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Success factors for efficient microfilters

The danger of microplastics for the environment and for us humans is well known - as is the fact that a complete avoidance of microplastics is hardly realisable in the near future. This makes early action all the more important. Most microplastics enter the environment with precipitation and wastewater. So how can the entry of microplastics into the sewage system be reduced? Find out where the possible entry paths of microplastics are in households and industry, why the use of filter media made of metal wire mesh is ideal here and what is important in their development.

These topics await you:

  • Figures and key routes of microplastics into the environment
  • Efficient barriers for microplastics
  • Success factors for the optimal design of a microfilter

We address these three success factors in detail:

Flow rate

Flow rate

The load on the filter as an indicator for the ideal mesh shape.

Filter fineness

Filter fineness

High separation efficiency even for the finest of microplastics



Wire mesh is a good idea in the long term.

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Haver & Boecker is one of the world's leading manufacturers of wire cloth for industry and technology. As a medium-sized family-owned company, we have played a decisive role in shaping the technology of wire weaving for more than 130 years. We develop and use innovative manufacturing processes to fabricate wire cloth into filters and fabricated parts. The combination of tradition and innovation results in customised solutions that meet the highest demands and are individually tailored to your requirements.

Multi-talent metal wire mesh

The mesh consists of a pre-defined combination of warp and weft wires which produce various mesh geometries according to selection of the wires as well as the mesh pattern. It is, above all, possible to precisely define exact geometrical structures, their pore sizes and therefore the material and through flow properties. These enable a consistent filter performance over the entire filter area, are versatile to process and have very good regenerability and recyclability.

Microfilters in the household and industry

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