Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. has developed a new bag-type filter using Nanofront high-strength ultra-fine polyester fiber that achieves highly efficient dust collection, energy savings and long life.
Teijin Frontier will market the Nanofront Bag Filter mainly to manufacturers of cement, steel and powder, targeting sales of one billion yen by 2020.
The bag’s inside is lined with ultra-fine Nanofront fibers, which have a diameter of just 700 nm, creating a finely porous structure for the extra-efficient collection of dust and powder. The Nanofront Bag Filter can reduce fine powder dust emissions by nearly half compared with existing fluorinated-resin membrane bags. The Nanofront Bag Filter is expected to satisfy Chinese regulations for powder dust emissions of less than 10 mg/m3 in urban areas.
The Nanofront Bag Filter also improves ventilation volume by nearly 50% compared with fluorinated-resin membrane bags, and the interval between cleanings to remove dust and powder is reduced by about 40%. The Nanofront Bag Filter is also expected to improve productivity more than 10% by reducing the cleaning duration. Furthermore, the Nanofront Bag Filter is expected to last longer thanks to its thick fiber layers.
Demands to reduce powder dust emissions are growing, especially in China. Regulations now effective in urban China have reduced such emissions from 30 to 10 mg/m3. Fluorinated-resin membranes are used for conventional bag filters to reduce emissions by thinning the filtering area and increasing the dust-collection amount, but thinner bag filters clog and decrease the ventilation volume. Also, such membranes sometimes rupture when exhaust energy is increased, and they must be used in a series, which adds additional costs. Teijin Frontier’s Nanofront Bag Filter overcomes such problems, while achieving highly efficient dust collection and ventilation volume.