Safer, healthier & more productive

Today we launch a new look inside our high-tech manufacturing plant in Lochem, The Netherlands where our dedicated and highly skilled teams develop, engineer and manufacture our extensive array of filtration solutions everyday. In this video we will be showcasing our products, processes, people and capabilities. Together as Filtration Group we are on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.

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January !

Just another day at our manufacturing plant in Lochem, the Netherlands. Our year is already full of new exciting projects. We trust that it will be a great year serving our worldwide customers.

Horizontal pressure leaf filter (Sulphur)

amafilter – LFC Lochem is the leading supplier of horizontal pressure leaf filters in the sulphur industry.

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Stainless steel Vertical Pressure Leaf Filters

For a paraffine wax application we developed these stainless steel vertical pressure leaf filters with a heating jacket. After an earlier delivery the next 4 are almost ready for shipment.

Another fully closed automated plug and play filtration skid for cocoa butter

Cocoa butter was one of the first applications for our unique Cricketfilter technology that results in cleaner cocoa butter without losses.

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Various customized housings

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One week to go, and then we take a short time off.

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One week to go, and then we take a short time off. Filtration Group thanks you for your collaboration in 2018 and we look forward to 2019.

All of us at Filtration Group – amafilter – LFC Lochem in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, United Kingdom, North America & the Netherlands extend our warmest wishes for you to have an enjoyable Holiday Season, a Happy and Prosperous New Year with family and friends.

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Our office will be closed from december 24. and we will be available for you again on January 2.

A new fully automated Cricketfilter® station for filtration of cocoa butter

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Cocoa butter stil contains varying amounts of solids, depending on pressing, mesh size, quality of the mesh elements in the press. Cocoa butter has to be clear to meet the quality requirementsCocoa butter filtration was one of the first Cricketfilter® applications in 1988. Nowadays amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) is well known for the Fully automated Cricketfilter® station for filtration of cocoa butter.

The Cricketfilter® offers the following advantages over a filter press:

  • Fully closed filtration system
  • No personnel needed for permanent monitoring and discharge
  • Fully automated discharge instead of long cleaning times
  • No filter aid needed and no product loss

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Today another skid is finished and will be heading to our customer in Germany very soon.

fully automated Cricketfilter station for filtration of cocoa butter

fully automated Cricketfilter station for filtration of cocoa butter

amafilter – LFC Lochem designs, engineers and manufactures the Cricketfilter in our state of the art manufacturing plant in The Netherlands. Our workforce is well experienced and our factory is well equipped to handle all different kinds of customizations to suit customer needs.

fully automated Cricketfilter station for filtration of cocoa butter

fully automated Cricketfilter station for filtration of cocoa butter

Plug-and-play solid-liquid filtration solutions


amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) does not only manufacture and sell filters and consumables, we offer complete solid-liquid filtration solutions.

Our teams are able to design, engineer and manufacture plug-and-play filter skids compliant with any design code and matching customer needs and desired specifications.

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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.

New datasheets available for amaBond LR & BR filter cartridges designed for high viscosity media like resins, inks and paints

amafilter – LFC Lochem (Filtration Group Process Systems) offers resin bond filter cartridges designed for high viscositiy media like resins, inks and paints.

The amaBond LR can filter liquids up to 3,000 centipoise. Depending on the process conditions even higher viscosity liquids can be filtered.

The amafilter – LFC Lochem amaBond LR filter cartridge has an unique design: two-stage filtration.

First stage, an outer spiral wrap pre-filter for retaining larger particles. The second stage (inner layer) will retain particles at the rated micron.

The amaBond BR cartridge can filter liquids up to 10,000 centipoise. The one piece construction of the amaBond LR & BR eliminates the possibility of breaking or liquid bypass.

We’ve updated the product information for these cartridges in our productdatabase and updated the datasheets.

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amaBond LR filter cartridge designed for higher viscosity media like resins, inks and paint


amaBond BR filter cartridge designed for high viscosity media like resins, inks and paints

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SBR12102018 amaBond BR

SBR12102018 amaBond LR 

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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!


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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