Major Cost Advantage
Due to the light weight, 20 to 50% density advantage, SIL-KLEER offers twice as much filtration, pound
for pound, than diatomaceous earth. A SIL-KLEER filter cake density is only 7 to 12 lbs. per cubic foot,
or a dry density range of 6 to 10 lbs. per cubic foot. SIL-KLEER users can realize substantial savings in
filtration operations with a better filter aid at less cost.
SIL-KLEER is not a hazardous waste and can be easily disposed of. Some cakes used for food
processing can even be recycled as components in animal feed. In the U.S., this application has been approved by the Association
of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).*
Safe - Less Than .1% Silica
Completely inert SIL-KLEER contains less than .1% silica (almost none) compared to D.E.
with up to 60% silica! SIL-KLEER is also sterile and does not impart taste, odor or color to filtered products.
SIL-KLEER Fits All Standard Equipment
SIL-KLEER is excellent for use in both pressure and vacuum filtration equipment.
When used with rotary vacuum filters, SIL-KLEER cakes exhibit less cracking than other filter aids.
Simple testing beforehand will enable the selection of the optimum SIL-KLEERgrade and amount that is required.
Less Equipment Abrasion
Silbrico's exclusive processing system removes grit from the filter aid making SIL-KLEER
as pure as possible. Less grit means less equipment abrasion and longer filter equipment life.
Easy Cake Release
Because of it's light weight, SIL-KLEER filter aids provide easy cake release at the end of a filtration cycle.
This facilitates filter equipment cleaning. Manpower requirements are reduced and productivity is increased.
Full Grade Range
SIL-KLEER is produced in a wide range of grades to meet the flow rate and clarity requirements of
almost every product and industry. Consult Silbrico for grade selections.
Silbrico filter aids are sterile, inert and are widely used for filtering liquids in the beverage, food and
pharmaceutical industries. They do not impart taste, odor or color and are listed in the U.S. Food
Chemicals Codex published by the National Academy of Sciences.** This publication, which is a source
of information on the quality and purity of food grade substances, is officially recognized by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration.
**Food Chemical Codex (F.C.C.III) (1981) and Third Supplement to the food chemicals Codex (F.C.C.III)