Packaging applications are characterized by high standard requirements for dry, sterile air, free from bacteria or any other contaminants.

Often in direct contact with food and beverage, filters used in packaging processes need to be steam sterilized on a frequent basis for performance upkeep and bacteria prevention, unequivocally adhering to the highest standards pertinent to these industries.

We offer cutting-edge solutions that purify air, steam and gases while ensuring immaculate process from beginning to end. Our product portfolio is a testament to our dedication to extraordinary outcomes for our clients and we draw from it our consolidated experience, insight and resilience that we apply to all current and future projects.

Products for Packaging

Compressed Air & Gas

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.


We manufacture refrigerated compressed air, adsorption and membrane dryers to meet your specific air quality requirements.

Filter Housings

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.

Filter Elements

From stainless steel mesh prefilters to sterile membrane final filters, our high-quality filter elements will help you optimize your process.


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.

Filter Housings

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.

Filter Elements

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.

Filter Housings

Our high-quality stainless steel filter housings are designed for the purification of industrial steam.

Filter Elements

We provide high performing steam filter elements to protect equipment and processes that rely on that steam for efficient, clean and/or sterile operation.

  • Sterilizing Steam
    Filtered steam can be used to sterilize the sterile air filter and other plant equipment.

  • Counter Pressure Gas or Blanketing
    When product is moved into or out of a storage vessel, an equivalent exchange of air volume must replace the product. Filtration saves money because there is less wasted product caused by microorganism contamination.

  • Packaging Air
    Compressed air that comes in direct contact with the product or product contact surfaces need to be sterile. PET bottle blowing and aseptic packaging conditions require sterile air.

  • Drying Air
    Compressed air for drying process pipes after CIP. The CIP/sterilization cycles are done to purge the system of product and microorganisms. Drying the system with air that is not sterile will leave a critical process susceptible to contamination from the very start of production. Many bottling and canning procedures use sterile air to dry containers after cleaning and before filling.

  • Aeration
    Air that is directly injected, entrained, or sparged, such as in an ice cream freezer or beer wort aeration.

  • Pigging
    Pigging is a process that helps recover product that would otherwise be wasted and ensures lines are clean when changing products being manufactured.

  • Sterile Water for Cleaning Processes

Submarkets for Packaging

How to Meet the SQF Compressed Air Standard

Defining the SQF standard and recommended practices to ensure your manufacturing process complies. 

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Regulatory & Best Practices Overview

A complete list of federal regulations and how Donaldson products help meet these stringent requirements.

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