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Foam filters are air cleaner filters that use polyurethane foam elements as the filtering material to trap unwanted air contaminants and particulates. Foam filters are made up of tiny interlocking cells that prevent the passage of dirt particles and distribute these throughout the entire volume of the foam. Foam materials are used in many performance air filters for engines on appliances such as lawnmowers, power tools and other power equipment. Read More…

Foam Filters Foam filters are air filters that use foam as the filtering material. Foam filters are made up of tiny interlocking cells that trap and distribute dirt particles throughout the entire volume of the foam. Foam is used in many performance air filters and in automobile intake systems due to the unique properties it offers.
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Wakeman, OH  |  866-488-9399

Duraflow Industries is the premier aftermarket and OEM supplier of various filtration products. We feature a complete line of filters for applications such as air scrubbers, absorption of thousands of organic compounds, drinking water filtration, and waste water abatement. Our just-in-time production techniques allow us to maintain production flexibility and meet fast turnaround times. From industrial to residential, DuraFlow has you covered.

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Moline, IL  |  800-447-4009

Here at Smith Filter Corporation we are the manufacturing experts with over 75 years of experience. It is our mission to accommodate all of your needs. These functional items are beyond compare and we have the talent to successfully create the most unique and innovated products.

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Smith Filter Corporation $$$

Sauget, IL  |  800-541-3478

Universal Air Filter Company is a custom-designer and made-to-spec producer of NEBS certified air filters. We offer several types of media and electronics cooling air filters for broadband / datacom, EMI/RFI shielding, superior dust retention, fan air filters, and flame resistant filters.

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Universal Air Filter Company $$$

Carol Stream, IL  |  630-384-0400

Founded over 50 years ago, we have been providing exceptional air filters since our inception. We are dedicated to ensuring that our customers are receiving the highest quality products and services in the industry.

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Air Filter Engineers, Inc. $$$

Denver, CO  |  800-496-7666

MCR inventories a large stock of Cleanroom Fan Powered and Ducted Air Filters. The Mac 10 FFU is known for being the quietest filter available and has been tested below 5O dBA with a rated flow of 90 FPM. Its modular design fits conveniently into 2`x4` to 2x2 T-Bar drop ceilings, and with a low profile of less than 13" it permits installation into tight ceiling spaces. Contact our company today!

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Modular Cleanrooms, Inc. $$$

Montreal, QC  |  800-270-6904

Filtertech is an established manufacturer of a wide range of high quality filter cartridges since 1987. Filtertech filter cartridges provide true depth-efficient filtering, and are designed to handle most chemical environments and temperatures. We offer a broad range of filter media. These filters are available with core covers or extended cores.

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Filtertech $$$
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Paper filters are also used in theses applications but foam filters tend to have a much higher dirt retention level and so make ideal exhaust filters. In automobile intake systems, foam filters are widely used to prevent the entry of dirt and dust particles into the motor system. In vehicular sports such as off-roading, rallying and other motor sports in rugged and high dust environments, foam filters are a popular choice due to their dirt retention capacity.

As with other filters, a retentive additive can be combined with the foam in order to increase the filtration levels without preventing air flow. Performance filters in particular use mostly foam due to its long lasting and high filtering properties. The air intakes of internal combustion engines and compressors often use foam filters as well, along with many buildings in HVAC filter equipment and in man-made environments like satellites and space shuttles.

It is an ideal material choice for air conditioners, fan coil units and ventilator systems. Filters composed of foam materials offer a number of advantages over other materials used in filter fabrication such as carbon filters or plastic filters.

Foam can be water resistant or non-absorbent, it allows liquids to pass through without become clogged or blocked, making it ideal in filtering applications which may include liquids. Porosity is a key factor in determining the best type of filter foam for an application and this will be chosen based upon the desired ease of filtration and speed of airflow.

Foam can vary from open cell with minimal air restriction, only preventing the largest particles from passing through, to fine porosity foam which gives a high level of filtration. Many types of foam are washable and as such can be used repeatedly. Depending on the intensity of the application for which a foam filter is used, it can have a relatively long lifespan. Foam materials are typically durable and lightweight and once in place can remain fairly low maintenance system elements.

Depending on the setup of the filtration system, foam filter elements should be easy to replace or repair. In addition, foam is typically fabricated to be non-allergenic, non-toxic and will not break down if cleaned with most common solvents or detergents.

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