BECOPAD® - Filtration with brilliant results!
BECOPAD is an innovative depth filter medium for the filtration of beverages. In contrast to conventional depth filter sheets, which contain both cellulose and mineral components, BECOPAD consists only of certified cellulose produced in sustainable plantations. Due to its composition, after filtration BECOPAD is suitable for composting without restriction.
Since BECOPAD consists of high-purity organic fibres, no undesired constituents are released into the product to be filtered. The purity and naturalness of the beers to be filtered remains unchanged. Due to the exceptional flushing characteristics of BECOPAD the water consumption for pre- and backwashing can be reduced by up to 50 %. This saves resources and significantly reduces filter setup times. The robust product can be applied quickly and easily with little effort.
Since cellulose media are more compactable, they seal the plate and frame filter almost completely. As a result, drip losses are almost totally avoided and beer loss and mould growth around the edge are a thing of the past.
The cellulose fibre used for BECOPAD is produced based on an innovative process. It enables sterile filtration with cellulose media for the first time. The separation of bacteria, yeasts and particles is based solely on deep action in the cellulose fibre matrix. High electrokinetic adsorption, which characterises conventional depth filter sheets, is no longer required. Beneficial components, such as bitter substances and colour, are left in their original state.
The grading of BECOPAD from coarse to sterile filtration provides optimum choice according to filtration requirements. BECOPAD for coarse filtration can already reduce significantly microorganisms. In the sterile range the user is offered maximum bacterial retention rates. This high bacterial retention in combination with a significantly improved overall performance was the key reason for BECOPAD winning coveted prizes and trade press awards.
BECOPAD makes filtration significantly more cost-effective.
Description of its innovative character:
• Gentle filtration: Preserves valuable color and flavor (hop oil, anthocyanins)
• Saves time and money: Increases efficiency by up to 20 %
• High safety: Microbiologically unsurpassed retention
• Almost drip-free filtration: Minimizes product loss
• Produced from pure cellulose: Natural and 100 % biodegradable
• Environmentally friendly: Saves up to 50 % of water during neutral rinsing and backwashing
BECO® ENDURA® support sheets
BECO ENDURA is a washable and reusable support sheet for precoat filtration in kieselguhr frame filters. It offers a particularly high overall performance. High wet strength and an optimised surface enable a service life of up to 30 precoat cycles, depending on the liquid to be filtered and the filter aid used.
BECO ENDURA has been specially developed with the stringent requirements of precoat filtration in mind. Its high strength ensures consistent filtration characteristics over its entire service life. The sturdy and uniform surface structure allows straightforward and damage-free removal of the kieselguhr. The homogeneous fibre structure enables uniform flow through the support sheet. The kieselguhr is optimally precoated and blind spots that may occur if the distribution is inhomogeneous are avoided.