Due to their variety of properties, plastics are the key to technical innovation in the automotive sector. PVC is the third most important plastic in this application with a share of approx. 10 %. Parts made of PVC are durable or have special protective functions for other materials. For example, PVC plastisols used as underbody protection prevent the corrosion of a motor vehicle. In the automotive industry, the metal egde technology of Filtration Group has been used here for many years. Filtration Group has selected an AF 71 H automatic metal edge filter for the filtration and homogenization of highly viscous PVC.
Due to the composition of the PVC media (fillers), filtration is a finely tuned process step. Only then can the vehicles be optimally protected and meet the high optical requirements of the paint shop. Filtration Group has selected an metal edge filter for the filtration and homogenization of highly viscous PVC. Here the PVC pastes range between approx. 2,000 – 4,000 mPas at 40°C. Filtration Group worked closely together with the fluid supplier to find the perfect solution for the end customer. The critical point was to find the right filter efficiency that filters out all the harmful particles and agglomerates but leave all relevant additives and protective ingredients in the fluid PVC. We supplied several test filters to find the right solution. All tests were implemented together with the fluid supplier The final solution was a metal edge filter AF 71 H with an efficiency of 250 μm. The filter contains a metal edge filter element that can be cleaned manually without process interruption.
The Filtration Group uses a FG automatic metal edge filter type AF 71 H for this application. Due to the composition of the PVC media (filters), filtration is a finely tuned process step. Only then can the vehicles be optimally protected and meet the high optical requirements fo the paint shop.
Customer advantages are no consumption of filter material and associated reduction of handling costs, cleaning can be done during the process and the service provider for filter cleaning no longer needs to be employed. With the metal edge filter constantly high PVC quality is ensured. The manual AF 71 H can easily be automated, so manual efforts will be further reduced. Another advantage is a low initial differential pressure due to optimized flow characteristics and filter efficiency.