Bottled Water

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. 

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Products for Bottled Water

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.


Effectively reduce moisture from compressed air to ensure proper equipment functioning with our water or air-cooled aftercoolers.

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.

  • Bulk Water Filtration
    The removal of large contaminants from source water provides protection for the boiler and pre-filtration for finer filtration solutions.

  • Sterile Liquid Filtration
    The removal of micro-organisms prior to the packaging of bottled water.

  • Compressed Air Purification
    Bulk water and particulate removal from compressed air providing protection for pneumatic tools and equipment.

  • Sterile Air Filtration
    The removal of micro-organisms from compressed air used for bottle blowing.

  • Tank Venting
    The removal of micro-organisms from make-up air on product storage tanks.

  • Culinary Grade Steam
    The purification of steam used for sterilization of process equipment.

Donaldson Mineral Water/Bottled Water Customer Testimonial

In order to maintain the natural properties and purity of the water during bottling and processing—and to ensure flexibility when reacting to the growing requirements of the beverage market—this company requires the latest filtration technologies. Donaldson's new LifeTec™ depth and membrane filter elements support product and process integrity.

Improved Technology in Liquid Filtration

Learn how Donaldson's LifeTec filters for liquid applications last 25% longer and consume less energy than comparable filters.

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Ensuring Effective Filtration Performance and Energy Savings

Choosing high performing filters and housings will save money while improving protection from harmful contaminants. 

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