Apex Mills

INDUSTRIES — Filters & Screens

From cleaning up oil spills to purifying wastewater, Apex Mills designs a range of products that are durable and engineered to meet the highest performance standards. We contribute to pool supplies, ventilation systems and various forms of filtration fabrics.

FILTERS & SCREENS CASE STUDIES |
  • Style: PL85

    Industry type: Filters & Screens

    Fabric types:
    MESH/NETTING

    Design Goal:
    INNOVATIVE

    Content:
    Specialty Yarn

    Weight: 4

    Aquaculture

    PROBLEM SHARED

    A clam farmer was suffering a significant loss of clams he was growing in bags placed on the sea floor. Predatory animals were chewing through the mesh in order to feed on the immature clams. Prior attempts to strengthen the mesh, while successful, were not environmentally compatible.

     

    PROBLEM SOLVED

    Apex analyzed the strength of the current mesh the clam farmer was using, with a special attention paid to the tenacity of the yarns being used.

    Apex then created a fabric identical to the one being used, however, incorporated a high tenacity monofilament yarn into the mesh.

     

    RESULTS REALIZED

    With this newly developed fabric, strengthened by a yarn similar to fishing line, the customer is now positioned to employ clam bags offering significantly lower clam loss.

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  • Style: NK47A

    Industry type: Filters & Screens

    Fabric types:
    SOLID KNITS

    Design Goal:
    INNOVATIVE

    Content:
    Polyester

    Weight: 2.6

    Filtration

    PROBLEM SHARED

    The fabric used by a manufacturer of a reverse osmosis filtration system was limiting the efficiency of the process due to the water being dispersed in multiple, unrestrained directions.

     

    PROBLEM SOLVED

    The construction of the fabric used in the filter did not control the dispersion of water in a single direction. A new construction was needed to guide the liquid flow.

    The fabric was redesigned to create a channel system that funneled the water in a single direction.


    RESULTS REALIZED

    By controlling the direction of water dispersion, the new fabric considerably increased the filter's efficiency.

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