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 Filter cloth account reps

​Diane Van Dyke
Northeast US
(844) 858-0208

Steve Weeks
Southeast US
(888) 816-0020

Mike Miller
Western US/Canada/Latin America
(844) 858-0208

Filter Press Cloths

Every filter press needs the best filter cloths, specified for the exact application, and sturdy filter plates, designed for your press and process.

Evoqua is your first and last source for filter cloths for your filter press, regardless of application.

Evoqua sells all sizes of filter cloths. Whether you have a 450 mm filter press or a 1200 mm filter press we have filter cloths to fit your press. We have gasketed filter press cloths and non-gasketed filter press cloths and cloths of many different types of weave.

The weave of your filter cloth will depend on your specific application. For example if your application is mining for gold we have specific filter cloths designed to withstand extreme pressures, that capture particulates as small as .05 microns. If your application is metal finishing, or other heavy industrial applications that require cleaning and processing industrial wastewater we have filter cloths that will apply to your specific need. Our filter presses combined with our filter cloths are designed specifically for all dewatering applications and will effectively clean your slurry.

 Evoqua's state-of-the-art laboratory staff will assist in the specification of your filter cloth. Because there are different types of filter cloth weaves and materials, we want to ensure the correct cloth is specified for your application. Your filter cloth specification will depend on the size of your press and the dewatering application you have.

For example, a battery recycling plant will utilize a different sized filter cloth and filter press than a municipal power plant whose application is separating sulfur dioxide from their slurry.

We have all filter cloths for J-Press filter presses by JWI, Passavant, Perrin, USFIlter, Siemens, Envirex. We have every drawing, schematic, part number and serial number for all of those filter press brands related to your filter press plates and cloths.

Plus, we can repair, refurbish or rebuild any filter press regardless of brand.

For all of your filter press plates, cloths, parts and services please find your Account Representative listed on the left.

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 which filter press cloth is right for your application?

  • About:
    • Filtration media is the physical barrier for solids separation inside the filter press.
    • Solids build up on the surface of the cloth beginning on the surface of the filter cloth and continue to build up towards the center of the chamber.
    • Filter cloths can be made for Non-gasketed (NG) or Caulked, Gasketed Recessed (CGR) chamber plates.
    • Woven and non-woven filter cloths are available.
    • Fibers can be made from polypropylene, polyester, Nylon or specialty material.
  • Selection:
    • Selection of a filter cloth is application dependent.
    • Considerations are made for particle size, suspended solids concentration, temperature and chemical make-up of the slurry.
    • Pre-coating the cloths with diatomaceous earth will also affect cloth selection.
    • Styles of barrel neck are also chosen based on the application.
  • Cleaning:
    • To check if the filter cloths are clogged or blinded, simply run clean water through the filter press instead of slurry.  If the cloths are obstructed, the backpressure will build up quickly and the flow will be very slow if at all.
    • Power washing a cloth is the simplest way to clean clogged up filter cloths. 
      • 1000-1500psig power washer with a broad tip spray nozzle, keep greater than 6 inches away from the cloth.
    • Cloths can be washed by circulating an acid, caustic or cleaning solution through the press to dissolve the solids built up in the cloth.  The type of solution is application specific.
    • Filter press cloths can also be cleaned and washed directly using an attached filter press cloth washer - available as an accessory on J-Press filter presses.


These are closeup images of just three types of filter cloth weaves Evoqua offers for dewatering applications.


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