In pharmaceutical processing, hygiene, quality and consumer protection are critically important.

With the cost of critical ingredients rising, product reclaim and efficient filter performance are key to ensure operational costs are kept to a minimum.

Our steam, sterile air and liquid filtration products provide the highest levels of purity and protection for critical pharmaceutical processes while also providing the lowest cost of ownership.

Products for Pharmaceuticals

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.

Condensate Management

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.

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.

Sterile Air Units

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.

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.

  • Chemical filtration
  • Filtered steam and water to protect CIP and SIP systems
  • Sterile air for process filling and storage
  • Tank vent filtration
  • Compressed air and gases

Submarkets for Pharmaceuticals

3-A Sanitary Requirements: Does My Filter Comply with the Standard?

Learn how you can tell if your equipment meets the 3-A sanitary standards.

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Areas to Filter in a Pharmaceutical Process

Every processing facility is different and poses unique questions about filtration—Donaldson has the answers.

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