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Water, sludge, soot, acids, and temperatures above 150o C— these are the harsh conditions that oil filtration media are designed to meet. In this aggressive environment, media needs to consistently remove contaminants down to 8 microns or lower, while remaining durable over extended service intervals.

  • H&V oil filter media, rated at both 50% and 95% particle efficiencies, meets a broad global range of particulate removal requirements to support your demands on six continents.
  • Our Advanced Cure Resin (ACR) oil filter media can reduce your production line footprint by up to 50%, eliminate 99% of your environmental gas emissions, and lower your energy bills.

Oil filter media for automotive, heavy-duty truck, and off-road applications must perform well and process efficiently for low environmental impact. Media needs to maintain high contaminant removal efficiencies and physical properties throughout extended service intervals. H&V’s media for oil filtration not only meet these needs, but also include the following benefits:

  • Consistent roll-to-roll and lot-to-lot processing allows for easier pleater set ups and optimized processing.
  • ACR media designs offer >70% reduction in off-gassing during the curing process. Delivered states of up to 80% full cure reduce the amount of curing, energy, and space required for processing.
  • Media with 50% efficiency ratings from 4 microns to 17 microns and 95% efficiency ratings from 14 microns to 30 microns give you one-stop shopping for your media requirements.

Our worldwide technology and marketing experts understand the complexity of your lube filter installations and can fulfill even your most exacting requirements. With mills in the U.S., Mexico, Germany, U.K., and China, H&V provides globally consistent products and short supply-chain lead times.

For more information, please click on the links below for brochures, white papers, and case studies:

Resin Technology for Engine and Industrial Filtration

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q) How do you determine the degree of cure of ACR media?
A) ACR media describes filter media that is cured during manufacture to a higher level than standard “B Staged” media. The degree of cure is defined as the ratio of “as is” wet mullen (or ‘off the roll’) over “fully cured” wet mullen. There are three general levels of cure that are currently used in the industry: 

• 30% cure–requires somewhat reduced curing in the pleating process
• 50% cure–requires much less curing in the pleating process, will have very little off gassing during cure
• 70% cure–does not require additional curing in the pleating process, does not off gas during cure, may require additional pleat tension control during processing

Q) What is a wire side mark?
A) A wire side mark is a line that H&V puts on the downstream side of the media to indicate which side should be oriented to the ‘clean’ or downstream side of the oil flow. The wire mark color and spacing is specific to an individual grade, but standard spacing is on two inch centers, and standard colors for the line mark are either black or blue ink.

Q) What is the usual test standard used to evaluate oil filter media?
A) ISO 4548-12 is a globally accepted test standards for either flat sheet or element evaluation of oil filter media or filters.

Q) Why are some oil media rated efficiencies at 50% and others at 95%?
A) It really is only a matter of historical preference. European markets have preferred to specify efficiencies at a 50% level, while US markets have preferred to specify efficiencies at a higher level (many times 95%). In most cases, these tests identify the same media and level of filtration efficiency, but at different points along a curve.

Q) How do synthetics and glass help oil filter media?
A) Synthetic (polyester) fiber does not degrade on hot oil. It increases the durability of the filter media when exposed to hot oil. Glass fiber, specifically microfiber glass, increases the surface area of the filter media allowing much higher efficiencies without significant increases in media restriction.

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Lube Media Grades

Grade
Description
Basis Weight
(lbs/3000 ft2)
Max Pore
(microns)
Frazier Permeability
(CFM)
Overall Caliper
(in)
Corrugation
(in)
1599 VH255 HD-Full Flow Lube 122 68 48 0.032 Plain
1808 VH255 Auto-High Performance Phenolic 74 80 104 0.024 Plain
930/19 VH188 Auto-Flexible Phenolic 80 87 109 0.027 0.011
FL50252 Auto-Aftermarket Common Lube 82 79 62 0.034 0.013
1558 VH188 Auto-Flexible Phenolic 85 73 80 0.032 0.011
1819/1 A250/3 Auto-High Performance Phenolic 89 80 99 0.028 Plain
390/1 VH188 HD-Flexible Phenolic 115 72 47 0.036 0.011
FL50165 Auto-Aftermarket Common Lube 82 79 62 0.034 0.013