CLEARGAF Filter Bags - Fully Compliant and Approved for Food and Beverage Service

CLEARGAF Filter Bag Features Deliver Advanced Benefits

  • Compliant materials assure compatibility with all food applications. Sewn bags use special lubricant-free thread
  • Independent verification guarantees conformity to EC and FDA requirements
  • Low-migration media minimizes substances introduced to fluids
  • SENTINEL Ring Bag Seals eliminate fluid bypass
  • All-welded construction eliminates fluid bypass through needle holes on felt and multi-layer filter bags
  • Controlled production eliminates contamination from handling and environmental conditions
  • Single packaging keeps bags free from contamination during shipping, storage and installation
  • Special handling & storage ensures that there is no contamination after packaging

CLEARGAF filter bags are the first and only series of filter bags specifically designed for the requirements of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Comprised of several filter styles, CLEARGAF is the only filter bag to deliver:

  • Fully FDA compliant materials per 21 CFR 177
  • Fully EC compliant per 90/128/EEC
  • Independent testing and certification
  • Special single packaging and warehouse control

CLEARGAF Filter Bags for Direct Contact with Foodstuffs
Filter Bags are widely used for the filtration of fluids that are directly or indirectly used as foodstuffs. In most applications, these types of filters must be carefully selected to ensure that foodstuffs are not contaminated from their use. Most materials used to manufacture disposable filters, including bag filters and cartridge filters, are polymers, which are generally selected for their purity in the application. Many of these materials, however, contain materials that can diffuse out of the plastic into the process fluid. This effect, known as migration, can lead to foodstuff contamination. For this reason, the use of polymers is often limited to products such as CLEARGAF Filter Bags, which are made from materials that have been documented as safe in food applications. CLEARGAF Filter Bags conform to both US FDA and European EC regulations.The difference between the FDA and EC regulations is one of degree. FDA regulation limits on migration are proportional to weight. EC limits, however, are based on area, and must be demonstrated in tests on finished articles. For heavy material, the EC limits can be up to 50 times more restrictive than the FDA ones.

Independent Verification
You can be sure all CLEARGAF Filter Bags meet these requirements, because they have been evaluated, tested and certified for EC migration performance by an independent food research institute. CLEARGAF Filter Bags are also made only from materials listed in the US Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 Part 177. No other materials are added during fabrication.

Special Manufacturing and Packaging
CLEARGAF Filter Bags are manufactured under special conditions to ensure that they contain no contamination. Immediately after manufacture, each bag is individually sealed in protective plastic packaging to keep them contamination-free. Eaton has special warehousing facilities for CLEARGAF Filter Bags to further protect them during storage. No other manufacturer goes to these lengths to ensure the quality of their food grade filter bags. For less demanding food and beverage applications, Eaton offers a line of cost effective filter bags that are appropriate for many applications.

Felt Materials
(POF) Polypropylene
(PEF) Polyester
(POXLF) Polypropylene
(PEXFL) Polyester
Micron Sizes
(POF) - 1, 5,10, 25, 50,100
(PEF) - 1, 5,10, 25, 50,100
(POXLF) - 1, 5,10, 25, 50,100
(PEXLF) - 1, 5,10, 25, 50,100
Physical Sizes
01 Size (7" dia x 17" long)
02 Size (7" dia x 32" long)
Please note: Some micron sizes may not be ex stock.