Microfiltration Performance That Maintains Wine Quality

Source: 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division

3M Liqui-Flux - Modules are available in a wide variety of sizes and materials to meet various needs in beverage clarification.

3M Liqui-Flux Beverage Modules - Economical Reliability in Microfiltration Liqui-Flux Microfiltration Membrane Modules used in beverage clarification have a high throughput and superior performance. The key success factors in the clarification of wine are the membrane selection with regard to fouling behavior and the proper module design for superior filtration performance. 3M offers both to its customers.

Accurel® Polypropylene Membrane Fibers – Superior Permeability Accurel PP hollow fiber membranes feature a symmetric pore structure and high specific surface area. This in combination with the excellent low adsorption characteristic of the pure polypropylene polymer, supports Accurel PP membranes as a reliable and economical alternative to conventional separation procedures used in beverage clarification today. Moreover they provide superior filtration performance when compared to other membranes based on polyarylsulfone.

3M manufactures a dedicated membrane portfolio based on polypropylene to provide the required performance in the various beverage clarification processes. With different nominal pore-sizes and inner diameters, 3M can build tailor made beverage filtration modules for specific end uses and applications. Since polypropylene membranes are hydrophobic by nature, all 3M Liqui-Flux microfiltration membrane modules are delivered hydrophilized for immediate use.

3M Liqui-Flux Beverage Module Features

  • different configurations of Accurel PP hollow fiber membranes,
  • application specific potting material,
  • different housing material and designs


  • wine filtration
  • sparkling wine
  • vinegar clarification

Customized Beverage Modules
We understand that it is important for system manufacturers to have distinct differentiation in the market place to offer end-users a unique system set-up with special advantages. 3M ’s experienced application engineers are here to support unique module designs that meet the needs of the OEM and end user. It is common for us to integrate our membrane into your housing designs and we are here to support you in that effort.

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