Which Dust Collector Cartridge Do I Choose? NANO Fiber or 80/20 Blend? (Pt. 1)

If you are looking for a dust collector cartridge filter that will provide you with better efficiency, more effective filter cleaning, lower filter pressure drop, and longer filter life than the NANO Fiber is the cartridge filter for you.  Let us look at each of these in more detail and explain.

Why is the NANO Fiber more efficient?

The NANO Fiber is more efficient because of how the media is created, the fibers in the NANO Fiber cartridge range from 0.07 to 0.15 microns and creates a mesh type filter layer.  To give you a reference as to how small this fiber diameter is, picture if you can fibers that are 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.  Now comparing the overall filter efficiency of the NANO Fiber to the standard 80/20 media most commonly found in the industry, the 80/20 has an overall efficiency of 85% efficiency at particles of 3 to 10 microns or an efficiency  rating of MERV 10.  The NANO Fiber cartridge can have as high as a MERV 15 which means that it can capture 85% of particles that are 0.3 to 1 micron and 90% at larger than 1 micron particles.

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