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Fibreglass vs. synthetic (PolyMat) filters

For as long as we can remember spray booth filters have traditionally been made from fibreglass, namely because it made them easier to fit, clean and change. It was also seen as the most economical and effective option.
Even today, this reasoning still applies. Fibreglass has become the go-to material for spray booth filter rolls because of these reasons and the lack of workable alternative solutions.

Until now, that is. Our PolyMat EX is a unique feat of spraybooth engineering and it offers the industry so many benefits that traditional fibreglass cannot. Without further ado, here are the ways in which synthetic filters like PolyMat may serve you better than fibreglass.

Synthetic filter rolls tend to shed less than fibreglass

You don’t need us to tell you that, as a material, fibreglass can be prickly and irritating. The good thing about synthetic filter media like PolyMat is that they’re largely manufactured from non-shedding materials. This means that they will shed a lot less than fibreglass, which can be prone to releasing small particles into the air.

Fibreglass filters are less energy efficient than synthetic

An important reason you should consider PolyMat over fibreglass is its energy efficiency.

As air passes through our PolyMat EX filters, it will hold onto more paint particles to prevent them from ruining the job at hand. If these particles were released into your spray-booth cabin, the internal workings of your equipment may become damaged and could even reduce the lifespan of your spraybooth.

In fact, our testing and development trials show that PolyMat is 60% below the current EPA legislation for overspray particulate discharge. This means that your business will spend less money on regular repairs, save money from reducing costly downtime periods, and a generally longer life for equipment.

You will get easier handling with synthetic (PolyMat) filters

As we mentioned earlier, fibreglass is a notoriously abrasive material! It’s for this reason that spray booth operators often leave replacing their filters until it’s too late because it’s a job that very few want to do. Since PolyMat is made from safe and synthetic materials, you won’t get the same prickly experience when you’re swapping out filters.

Our PolyMat filters last over 60% longer than fibreglass

One of the main advantages that PolyMat has over fibreglass filters is how long it lasts. Our tests and trials in development stages show that PolyMat filters can last over 60% longer than traditional filters so you won’t need to replace it as often.

The takeaway from this is that you can save money and time because you can leave a synthetic filter in for a little longer without having to worry about it. They’re simply more long-lasting than the fibreglass filters our industry has become used to.

Synthetic filters react better to moisture

One of the most known drawbacks of fibreglass filters is their poor resistance to water and moisture. This then leads to caking of the filters which, as you’ll probably already know, leads to major faults and the disruption of your business. Synthetic filters like PolyMat are built to withstand moisture.

Save your business time and money with our PolyMat EX innovation

If you would like to learn more about PolyMat EX, check out our PolyMat EX announcement article. Currently, we offer this new innovative filter to our service customers only (another reason you should think about taking advantage of our service and maintenance contracts!).

To learn more about our products and services, please get in touch. You may also be interested in our blog, which is regularly updated with the latest news and developments from within the spraybooth service and maintenance world.

In the meantime, you can learn more about the PolyMat EX filter here. We’re immensely proud to be the first to offer this type of filter and its testament to our ongoing research and product development. This is what leading the industry really looks like.

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