Chemically reactive agents run the gamut from acids to alkali and from oxidizing agents to transition metals. Most chemical agents require a liquid medium for contact with the fibers and begin their attack at the surface. Therefore: filter fabrics require a surface finish that limits contact with the fibers and blocks penetration to protect the fibers beneath.

Starting with the right fabric for the job, (see Temperature and Chemical Resistance charts), the next step is choosing a protective coating to maximize service life. Summit offers a number of protective surface treatments to resist all forms of chemical attacks. A selected number is listed below:

Microporous MaxCladII Teflon treatment
Microporous MaxCladII Teflon treatment
spanning between fibers

  • PTFE (Teflon) Impregnation

  • Acid Resistant Finish

  • Acid Resistant & Oleophobic

  • MaxClad II

  • Unipore