Manufacturing bottled water requires the filtration of compressed air, liquid and steam. Donaldson’s full suite of process filtration technologies ensures that the final product meets global food safety standards.
We have extensive experience applying our compressed air filtration solutions to the bottle blowing process for some of the largest global bottled water manufacturers. Our high pressure compressed air solutions ensure the air used to blow open and shape the PET bottles is free of particulate, moisture, oil vapor, and bacteria.
Our liquid product portfolio is geared towards turning spring, well or municipal water into purified bottled water. Our liquid process housings offer sanitary designs that eliminate harbor points for bacteria and our LifeTec elements can do everything from protecting fragile RO membranes from particulate to removing micro-organisms from the final product.
Our steam filtration solutions are critical to following industry best practices and maintaining process integrity. By sterilizing the air and liquid elements that are capturing bacteria, the end user ensures the microorganism are not allowed to propagate and contaminate the final product. Our stainless steel housings and elements are designed to handle the harsh environment of steam systems and produce clean steam at various points of use.
When Donaldson’s Process Filtration product portfolio is used in conjunction with industry best practices, we can effectively protect the brand and product integrity for bottled water manufacturers.
Our filter elements and housings for compressed air and gas are engineered to provide lower pressure drop, longer filter life, quick and easy element change-outs and more predictable maintenance.
Minimize harmful condensate build-up from compressed air processes with our condensate management systems.
We manufacture refrigerated compressed air, adsorption and membrane dryers to meet your specific air quality requirements.
Donaldson filter housings are used to purify air and technical gases. We offer both non-sanitary and sanitary 3-A filter housings, both T-type and in-line as well as high pressure housings.
From stainless steel mesh prefilters to sterile membrane final filters, our high-quality filter elements will help you optimize your process.
Compact filtration system for use in the processing of perishable or sensitive product where the demands for hygiene are usually very high.
From utility water used during manufacturing processes to sterile ingredient water, Donaldson's range of liquid filtration solutions will help preserve the integrity of your product.
We offer a broad range of filter housings from high quality polypropylene to stainless steel for purification of liquids in the food, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, coatings and other process industries.
Protect product integrity and enhance product performance with our cartridge filter elements for liquid process filtration.
Our high-quality stainless steel filter housings and elements provide excellent filtration and purification of steam necessary for culinary steam and clean steam applications.
Our high-quality stainless steel filter housings are designed for the purification of industrial steam.
We provide high performing steam filter elements to protect equipment and processes that rely on that steam for efficient, clean and/or sterile operation.
In addition to a number of industry standards, the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2010 includes bottled water in its regulated products. By 2018, processors are required to have a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan or Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) plan in place to protect consumers against food-borne illness.
While facilities vary, in general, filtration is recommended at the following stages of bottled water processing:
Working with an experienced filtration partner can help you design a system that is both compliant and cost-effective.
These complimentary resources from Donaldson provide a head start:
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