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COVID-19

Texfiltra being a company dealing with the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Food industries, will remain opened as dictated the Spanish law “Real Decreto Ley 10/2020”

Following our standard way of working, all the protection measures advised by the WHO, prioritizing the health and safety of all our workers which are our main capital to be able to keep supplying these essential sectors of the market in this difficult period.

From Texfiltra we would like to thank everybody from the public sector who is helping in making life easier in these difficult times.

#StayAtHome

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Techtextil 2019 Frankfurt

Absolute satisfaction at the Techtextile 2019 exhibition in Frankfurt

Our presence at the exhibition has allowed us to meet customers and suppliers from all over Europe. We have been able to chat on our new products and revise all new market trends.

During the exhibition Texfiltra’s new promo video was launched, in which you will see our facilities, our products and information of end use applications.

The issue of having two side open stand helped to welcome potential customers and allow us to present our products on-site.

The efford during the last few months and during the exhibition led to a great success which will be repeated in the future

Thank you for visiting us.

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On the way to Techtextil 2019 Frankfurt

For the first time Texfiltra will exhibit at the Techtextil in Frankfurt.

In the last few months we have been working in order to actively take part of the exhibition. We will have our own stand where we will be able to meet and show you our product and services.

We invite you to come and learn on the new products we have developed in the last few years.

You will find us in Hall 4.1, stand K10

Sincerely, Texfiltra Team.

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We launch a Website

New Website

      After massive improvements in Texfiltra and Texfiltra’s work force, it is time for a new Website.

      In this new Web Site you will find the latest news, all our products and specifications and you will be able to print it. You will learn how the company works, its production capabilities and how to contact us.

We hope you like our new Website.

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Competitivity Award

      Texfiltra has obtained the competitivity award given by the Spanish ministry of economics and awarded to small and mid size companies that has invested in R&D&I in the last two years.

      Research, development and innovation is the track that Texfiltra and other state of the art companies follow in order to be leaders in their business sectors, working day after day to improve products and meet new market needs.

      Texfiltra’s R&D&I award is a goal achieved by the hard work and continous improvement of all members of the company, and the award itself is a recognition of years of efford.

Sello de Pyme Innovadora

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Commitment ISO

      Texfiltra’s management compromise with environmental issues led to the adoption of the “Environmental Management System” ISO-14001, which has become an important guide to be followed.

      With the intention of adopting a leading role in environmental care, we updated the quality control systems already implemented in our company from the beginning and led by our ISO-9001 quality system.

Certificado ISO 14001

 

Certificado ISO 9001

Política de Calidad

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New Premises

      In March this year, Texfiltra, S.L. moved into new premises. The new building has a total area of more than 2400 m². In the new organisation, Rivetex SCP, former Texfiltra’s sister company responsible for warping are weaving, merges with Texfiltra in order to increase production, quality and optimize traceability.

      The new Texfiltra’s challenge starts in these totally new instalations designed to cope with nowadays needs. This will allows us to manufacture our products from yarn to finish fabric in a more efficient and versatile way.

      In terms of production, new machirery have been installed. A new heavy duty “Panter Hercules” loom is in full operation. Further space have been reserved in our weaving shed for new looms which will be installed shortly. This will allow us to increase considerably our production capacity.

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Particle Retention

      One of the most important features of a filtration fabric is the air permeability. This feature is directly linked to the filter efficiency, in other words, the filtration area of a filter cloth or filter sleeve needs to have enough permeability to cope with all the fluid required to be processed. The other important feature is the particle retention ability of the fabric. A filtration fabric is required to hold as much particles as possible, as in most of the cases; these solid particles are expensive; mainly in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

      In order to determine the retention capacity of fabrics a handful of methods have been developed in the past. Most of these methods have not been successful due to their peculiar design or their elevated cost. Texfiltra has developed the testing method TEX-MAX-60255 to offer a valid procedure to fulfil a demand in the filtration market.

Methods for testing retention capability of technical and filtration fabrics used up to date.

Bubble pressure test (Equivalent pore size of fabrics).

     This is a method that was designed in the sixties. By forcing a liquid, of a known superficial tension through a fabric, the medium radius of the pores of the fabric could be determined by calculation. The problem arises as the method does not take into account the shape of the pores. This means that any result can only be an approximation to the real pore size. This method is only of some use when comparing similar and homogeneous fabrics. Even knowing all these deficiencies, the method is still been used nowadays. In most of the cases the results obtained with this test method does not give a true measurement of the real pore of the fabric.

     In non-homogeneous fabrics, as for instance the antistatic fabrics with epitropic or metallic fibres incorporated, the results might be quite wrong as the pore appears in the intercessions of the different fibres due to their different nature.

Particle retention tests.

      Under this description we may find various methods used in deferent areas of technical textiles. Up to date, none of the developed methods has been standardised or internationally accepted. Laboratories such as BTTG and Whitehouse Scientific in England or ITV Denkendorf in Germanyhave developed particle retention tests that have been of some use in certain technical textiles areas. These methods have never been fully useful for filtration fabrics, and moreover, they are terribly expensive. For this reason they are hardly used in our industry.

     All particle retention tests are based on the same principle: A particle contaminated gas of known particle size is forced through the fabric sample, and the particles that have past through it are measured. By doing this the size of the particles hold by the fabric can be determined by visualising and counting the particles hold on an absolute filter under the microscope or just by using a laser particle counter. The results are normally presented numerically or in graphic form.

New test method

      Taking into account that it is of vital importance to have a valid and efficient method for determining the retention capability of a filtration fabric in its design stage, we decided start a research program that ended up with development the test method TEX-MAX 60.255; which offer an easy and scientific way to determine the retention capability of technical and filtration fabrics.

     This test method describes a process in which a gas (air) contaminated with glass micro-spheres is fluidised and forced through a fabric (a sample to analyse). The micro-spheres which have not been hold by the fabric, that is, the ones that have gone through, are collected on an absolute membrane filter so that they can be measured in order to determine the particle retention capacity of the fabric.

     This method takes into account the size of the glass micro-spheres to be used, depending of the air permeability of the fabric.

Download test method TEXMAX-60255