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Parker Hannifin to conduct new filter membrane research

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Parker Hannifin® Corporation, a leader in motion and control technologies, is expanding its research and development capabilities in the field of advanced hollow fibre filter membranes at the Parker Filtration Innovation Centre in Columbia, Tenn.

The research is intended to improve the membrane technology for new applications within the food and beverage, life sciences, water purification and gas generation industries. Because the Innovation Centre is dedicated to new product and process development, Parker Hannifin's Filtration Group can now dedicate focus and capital to improving and finding new uses for this membrane technology.

"The Parker Filtration Group's purpose is to protect and to purify for our customers' toughest applications with diverse solutions. This is what drives us to continue to create new ways to use superior filter media and to develop new processes. This focus has helped us secure more than 500 US patents and 1200 global patents in filtration,” Ryan Pastrana, director of the Innovation Centre, said.

The Innovation Centre develops filtration technologies that can then be applied to multiple applications. By expanding research and development with the hollow fibre membrane platform, Parker Hannifin will innovate for key growth markets. The 82 000 ft2 filtration innovation facility allows Parker Hannifin scientists to engineer new media and filter elements that are specific to a customer’s product design and filtration needs. Another advantage of the Innovation Centre is the use of computer simulation and modelling to predict performance, as well as testing in harsh environments before products are used in real-world scenarios. Construction on the pilot hollow fibre membrane line will begin in late January 2020 and the expansion should be completed by the end of the year.

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