In-Line filter devices are polypropylene housings containing a membrane. LabExact® devices are manufactured utilizing ultrasonic welding and in some variants, over molding. By utilizing ultrasonic welding no adhesives or solvents are present which could possibly contaminate samples or liquid transfers.
Hydrophobic PTFE In-Line filters are commonly utilized to protect vacuum pumps during vacuum filtration processes or liquid transfers. The PTFE membrane within the device is highly hydrophobic significantly reducing the possibility of aqueous solution to pass through the device.
ThinLine filter devices, a LabExact® exclusive are most commonly used as sample preparation procedures such as clarification as well as venting in bioprocess procedures. The lighter weight housing of ThinLine devices reduces likelihood of tubing kink causing flow failure.