It’s easy to underestimate the importance of choosing the best filtration solution to achieve the results you want for a particular wine. Selecting one that is not optimal can affect the taste, aroma, structure, and microbial stability of your final product. As the exclusive U.S. distributor of Eaton’s innovative filtration systems, ATPGroup offers our clients a variety of filtration solutions including Eaton’s BECO® range of filter sheets, pads, stacked disks, cartridge pre-filters and membranes. We also offer a full range of filtration powders.
BECO PROTECT FS FineStream pre-filter cartridges are innovative depth filtration cartridges with a unique design of specially pleated polypropylene fleeces with a larger filter surface area and depth that supports particle retention capacity. Used together with the BECO® MEMBRAN, the BECO PROTECT® FS pre-filters the wine, ensuring superior protection and maximized throughput for the BECO® MEMBRAN.
BECO® Standard Range depth filter sheets were developed to meet demanding liquid filtration requirements. The product range covers retention grades between 5.0 and 0.2 microns. Finely fibrillated charged cellulose fibers form the matrix of the BECO® Standard Range depth filter sheets.
BECO MEMBRAN PS Wine filter cartridges are constructed using robust polyethersulfone membrane material, polypropylene support fleeces to protect the membrane, and a polypropylene cage and core that helps to ensure maximum mechanical stability. Used together with the BECO PROTECT® FS, the BECO PROTECT® FS pre-filters the wine, ensuring superior protection and maximized throughput for the BECO® MEMBRAN PS.
BECODISC® Stacked Disc Cartridges are characterized by maximum purity. Comprised of the same mineral-free depth filtration material as the BECOPAD®, they support a wide range of applications including coarse and sterile filtration of all liquid media. The outer edge is coated with polypropylen and sealed. Depending on the cartridge type, a different number of stacked filter cells forms a cartridge unit. Precisely fitting intermediate profile rings seal the space between the filter cells. The cartridge held together by a three-part segmented stainless steel sleeve that ensures excellent mechanical sealing and eliminates leakage.
BECOPAD is a mineral-free (no D.E. or perlite) depth filtration media containing only purified cellulose fiber. BECOPADs are characterized by their unparalleled purity when compared with conventional filter sheets. With very low extractable ions, the pads will not impart any undesirable taste in your product.
Diatomaceous earth (DE), Celatom, by EP Minerals, is a filtration media composed of microscopic diatoms silica structures millions of years old. DE is used in the beer and wine industries as an extremely effective economical filtration media to facilitate liquid-solid separating. DE’s uniquely strong cylindrical geometry shape and its high-pore volume and low resistance to flow, make it the go-to filter medium.
Fiber Floc Vac is a specially-formulated inert filter-aid containing highly purified alpha cellulose and cotton fibers in addition to perlite. The primary function of this product is for the initial precoat layer on a screen filter including rotary drum and pressure leaf filter. Fiber Floc helps extend the life of your screens, improves clarity with lees bleed through, and improves filter cake stability.
Perlite is a lightweight expanded bubble structure derived from volcanic glass that’s milled and classified into powders that are used in both pressure and vacuum filtration equipment. Perlite filter aids are inert and will impart no taste or odor into wine, and are virtually insoluble in mineral and organic acids at all temperatures.