Cerafiltec has developed a filtration module molded from Sabic’s Noryl glass-reinforced polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin.
Cerafiltec has developed a filtration module molded from Sabic’s Noryl glass-reinforced polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin.

Cerafiltec, which makes water filters, has developed a filtration module molded from Sabic’s Noryl glass-reinforced polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin.

The new module houses silicon carbide (SiC) flat sheet membranes that can filter seawater, freshwater, industrial wastewater and hot water. Noryl resin reportedly has hydrolytic and dimensional stability and chemical and high temperature resistance, and is certified for potable water applications under NSF/ANSI Standard 61.

‘Prior to collaborating with Sabic and utilizing its innovative Noryl resin, we were repeatedly told that our vision of an all-plastic water filtration module was impossible,’ said Kay Gunther Gabriel, Cerafiltec’s CEO. ‘But Sabic understood and shared our vision, and helped make this possible.’

‘Sabic aims to lead the industry in metal replacement solutions, as demonstrated by the plastic Cerafiltec filtration module,’ said William Wan, Noryl resins business director at Sabic.

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