AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils and Lipids

Amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) is proud to announce to be attending the AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils and Lipids October 8-11, Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. Booth no. 31

AOCS members and fellow leaders in the fats and oils industry are gathering in Brazil, 8–11 October 2019, for the AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils and Lipids. Join your colleagues to access the latest tools and solutions for your work in fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials in beautiful Foz do Iguaçu.

This year’s Congress will feature a focus on efficiency, quality and safety. Make your plans to attend and gain insights and approaches that you can implement immediately in your organization.

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Filtration Group selected by Yelo Enterprises for UK’s first new full scale rapeseed oil plant for 30 years

Filtration Group selected by Yelo Enterprises for UK’s first new full scale rapeseed oil plant for 30 years


Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem were selected for the UK’s first-full scale Rapeseed Oil plant for 30 years, supplying seven Automatic Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters (VERSIS-VPLF) for Multiple Refining stages in the Production Process. The Yelo plant operation is unique, it is designed to generate its own heat and power from low-grade biomass wood.

Yelo will only use UK farm assured rapeseed from the central and eastern counties and once cleaned seed is delivered to site, the Refining process via Filtration Group Pressure Leaf Filter units will deliver animal feed (primary feed delivered via the PLF units)


The locally farmed rapeseed is stored, cleaned, heated and crushed at the site which creates two unrefined products – untreated oil seed cake for animal feed and a coarse oil which is the primary product.


Filtration Group Process Systems (amafilter – LFC Lochem) VERSIS Automatic Vertical Pressure leaf Filters were selected by a contractor who Filtration Group has worked with internationally for many years delivering competitive solutions to Edible Oil producers.

The Operations Manager at the Yelo site commented that he has used these products in various European locations, working successfully to produce quality Edible oils with minimal downtime.

May 2019 the Yelo plant is in its final stages of Commissioning and will be ready for the 2019 Harvest.

Primary Filtration Steps:

Step 1 The oilseed is vacuum dried to remove moisture.

Step 2 The oil is then first pressed through 2 x amafilter-LFC Lochem VERSIS Automatic Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters with 48m2 surface area each.

Step 3 and again through another two amafilter –LFC Lochem VERSIS VPLF units with 40m2 surface area each removing finer solids.

The Automatic Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters use no consumables and use the solids in the oil to build a ‘cake’ on the fine mesh screens which builds in the clarification process. The ‘cake’ acts as the filter and is removed via an automatic process; stopping flow, removing pressure and then vibrating the Leaves and opening the bottom discharge valve.

The solids are the expeller cake heat treated, which, become the branded animal feed product.

Step 4 The unrefined oil is then centrifuged to remove the Phosphorus Lipids (Gums) from the oil.

Step 5 Wet De-gumming process is followed by a dry de-gumming process utilising a single VERSIS VPLF unit with a surface area of 24m2 which utilizes cellulose powder and or granulated carbon to aid in the process of degumming the oil.

Step 6 The oil is bleached to remove Chlorophyll using 2 x VERSIS VPLF units with 14m2 surface area each utilizing clay and or cellulose.

The refined oil is then Deodorised and passed through ‘Police’ Filter Bags into storage tanks. From storage into distribution channels, the oil again passes through ‘Police’ Filter Bags

More info Yelo Enterprises:

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Having trouble finding resin bonded filter cartridges or alternatives?

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Filtration Group Process Systems is here for you when you are Having trouble finding resin bonded filter cartridges or alternatives. We would like to address that we offer many alternatives for resin bonded filter cartridges.

What to think of the amaTech CW & NW cartridges or the amaPure HS & FS, the amaBond LR or Global Filter GRU-V filter elements?

Don’t hesitate to contact our filtration experts to discuss the possibilities to solve your needs.

Talk to our filtration experts for resin bonded filter cartridges alternatives!

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People make the difference.

Amafilter started building filters back in the 1930’s and we still do. With Filtration Group we are on a mission to make the world safer, healthier & more productive.

But we couldn’t do that without a dedicated team. As a marketeer I am always impressed by the amount of craftsmanship and dedication that goes into our filters everyday… our driven and experienced team makes the difference and I will keep sharing this.

Below is a collection of pictures I made today just to show you what we are capable of. Don’t think this is a collection of pictures that was made over a couple of months… no… this is in our factory today… right now, an actual update (not saying it’s a weeks work though).

Whether it is a small single bag filter vessel or a custom designed fully automatic pressure leaf filtration skid our people make all the difference.

#safer #healthier #more productive

Multiple x Horizontal Pressure Leaf Filter

2 x VERSIS 1500 SS  Vertical Pressure Leaf Filter in Stainless Steel

2 x VERSIS 1500 Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters

4 x amafilter-LFC Lochem VERSIS Vertical Pressure Leaf Filter

20 x amafilter-LFC Lochem Bag & Cartirdge filter vessels

1x Compact Horizontal Pressure Leaf Filter

2 x Cricketfilter for cocoa butter

Multiple Horizontal Pressure Leaf Filters work in progress.

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Our new Filter bags & filter cartridge brochures are available for download.


Our new Filter bags & filter cartridge brochures are available for download.

We are proud to announce the availability of our new filter bags & bag filter housings and our new filter cartridge & cartridges filter housing brochures.

In these brochures, you will find an overview of our complete product line up.

Filter bags & bag filter housings brochure include:

  • needle felt filter bags
  • woven monofilament filter bags
  • woven multifilament filter bags
  • extended life needle felt filter bags
  • added area filter bags
  • pleated needle felt filter bags
  • multi-layer filter bags
  • high performance filter bags
  • high efficiency filter bags
  • absorptive filter bags
  • resin bond filter bags
  • our wide range of standard or customized single or multi bag filter housings

Filter cartridges & cartridge housings brochure include:

  • amaTech premium wound filter cartridges
  • amaPure polypropylene cartridges
  • amaCarb activated carbon cartridges
  • amaLloy metal filter cartridges
  • amaGuard pleated filter cartridges manufactured from
    polypropylene or micro glass fiber
  • amaFine polyethersulphone or polysulphone membrane
  • amaCera porous ceramic filter cartridges
  • high purity filter cartridges
  • our wide range of standard or customized single or multi bag filter housings

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Need help with selecting the right solution for your filtration challenge? Contact us!  We are here for you!

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Our new Edible / vegetable oil application brochure is available

Our new Edible / vegetable oil application brochure is available

Filtration is a key process step in the edible/vegetable oil industry. The presence of gums, slimes, and gels requires experience in filtration. Knowledge in combination with creativity is the key to success in solving filtration problems. Filtration Group has more than 50 years experience in filtration of edible oils. More than 5000 filters have been sold to the edible oil industry so far.

Amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) filtration systems filter the finest particles and contaminations from the products and contribute effectively to minimize production costs and to improve product quality.

Download our new brochure now!

Download our new edible oil brochure here


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Do we have a filter for you this week?

I just made my daily round through our manufacturing plant. On the look for some fresh finished filters, proudly designed, engineered and built by our team in Lochem, the Netherlands. I am always impressed by the amount of work our team is doing. From the lab to the design department to the welders and fabricators who make our filters a reality.

Pressure leaf filters, cricketfilters and housings, they are all here, in various stages of production or ready for shipment to a happy customer somewhere in the world.

Do you have a filtration challenge for us?

Can we help you with our experience and know-how?

We would love to hear from you!

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amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) designs, engineers and manufactures horizontal & vertical pressure leaf filters, plug-and-play filtration skids and many other. We are well known by our unique “Cricketfilters®” and our quality multiple & single bag & cartridge housings.

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Meet us 5-8 November at Sulphur 2018 + Sulphuric Acid, Gothenburg, Sweden


CRU’s Sulphur + Sulphuric Acid conference is the annual global gathering for the sulphur and sulphuric acid industries.

Over 30 years, the conference has been a premier event for anybody working in sulphur and sulphuric acid production, consumption and trade. Delegates come together to meet, learn, share experiences, discuss challenges and do business.


amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) will attend this meeting as the leading supplier of horizontal pressure leaf filters for sulphur filtration.

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Would you like to meet us at Sulphur 2018 and make an appointment? Or would you like to receive our latest news on sulphur filtration? We are here for you!


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Multiple amafilter – LFC Lochem MVWDCD suitable for paraffin wax (88 m2 filtration area) in carbonsteel


At our location in Lochem, the Netherlands, approx. 120 employees are dedicated to solid-liquid-filtration. From the laboratory to the engineering department, from sales to the highly skilled welders and fabricators in our manufacturing plant. Every time we finish a filter, it is a proud moment for our team. No matter how small …or, in this case, large: the amafilter – LFC Lochem MVWDCD in carbon steel.

The application:

Paraffin wax is a white or colourless soft solid that consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms. It is solid at room temperature and begins to melt above approximately 37 °C (99 °F); its boiling point is >370 °C (698 °F). Common applications for paraffin wax include lubrication, electrical insulation, and candles; dyed paraffin wax can be made into crayons.

Paraffin wax was first created in 1830 in Germany, and marked a major advancement in candlemaking technology, as it burned more cleanly and reliably than tallow candles and was cheaper to produce.


What makes these filters suitable for paraffin wax filtration?

These pressure leaf filters (a customer ordered 4x MVWDCD-2000/1500/88 in carbonsteel) are suitable for the filtration of catalyst particles from a paraffin wax stream. The filters are carbon steel pressure leaf filters with 88 m2 filtration area. These vertical pressure leaf filters feature a half pipe heating jacket to keep the paraffin on temperature because otherwise the paraffin solidifies and will block the filter. These filters are suitable for wet- and dry-cake discharge.  The design pressure of these filters is 19 bar and the maximum design temperature is high (225 C). The filter is mounted with a special designed bottom cake discharge valve as the valve has to meet the highest industry standards. The filter is also fitted with Kalrez gaskets / O-rings to meet the suspension aggressiveness. 

Again these filters are proudly made in our manufacturing plant in Lochem, the Netherlands by Filtration Group Process Systems – amafilter – LFC Lochem.


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Plug-and-Play Cricketfilter-skid for the filtration of cocoa butter ready for shipment to a customer in Russia.


One of our customers will receive this ready to use, Plug-and-Play Cricketfilter-skid for the filtration of cocoa butter.

This Cricketfilter®  skid features a terminal box where the customer can connect his PLC and can start operation almost immediately.

The Cricketfilter®  skid was designed, engineered and manufactured in Lochem, The Netherlands and is TRCU-32 compliant.



Readying the terminal box.


Final check before transport


This Cricketfilter skid was designed and engineered in house by our team in Lochem.

Learn more about the Cricketfilter advantages for cocoa butter filtration:

Cleaner cocoa butter without losses in a closed and automated filter system

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