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Glass Fibre Filters

Glass Fibre Filters Johnson Test Papers offers a full range of glass microfibre filters. These filters are made with 100% borosilicate micro-glass fibres and are binder free. They are chemically resistant towards most organic and inorganic solvents (except HF) as well as acids and alkaline solutions of high concentration. They resist temperatures up to 500°C. Due to their very fine fibres, combined with good permeability they are particularly suitable for micro-filtration. They are non-hygroscopic and biologically inert. They can be used in various fields, especially when fine fast filtration and high loading capacity is required. Applications for Johnson Test Papers glass microfibres include environmental analysis for water, wastewater, testing of soils, air pollution and monitoring, research and process biochemistry, and gravimetric analysis involving ignition of samples. Johnson Test Papers glass microfibre filters are also found in the filtration of hot gases and liquids, and in pre-filtration.

The following list contains recommendations as to the application of these micro-glass fibre filters. Quite often it is necessary to find an individual solution. It is our pleasure to give you advice for your filtration problems.

Water Pollution Control

Water needs our special protection. There are many ways of assessing the quality of water. Water can be contaminated physically, chemically and biologically. Physical contamination refers to solid, filterable material present in the water sample. Chemical contamination includes dissolved heavy metals, nitrogen compounds and organic carbon. Biological contamination can be caused by bacteria and microorganisms present in the water sample.

Common water monitoring procedures include the determination of Total Suspended Solids using micro-glass fibre filters, analysis of heavy metal and ion content using syringe filters for sample preparation as well as microbiological analysis using sterile, gridded membrane filters. Our product range includes high performing filters for all of the above analysis procedures.

Environmental Monitoring

Contaminated air or exhaust air escaping a factory, a plant or a vehicle is classified by the term emission. It is a general target to reduce the emission volume in order to minimize the danger for the environment. Individual controls and continuous measurements are indispensable. Filter media made of micro-glass fibres have proven appropriate in all the various existing applications.

Chemical Stability

Glass microfiber filters from Johnson Test Papers have an excellent stability, being resistant to the majority of reagents and solvents, except acidic and base solutions of high concentration.

Thermal Stability

Likewise, these filters can withstand operating temperatures of up to 500C. Beyond this approximate value it starts to lose its customary qualities. In case of operating temperatures of up to 900°C we recommend the use of Johnson Test Papers quartz microfiber filters.

Mechanical Resistance

Are resistant to creasing, so that’s why the sheets can be folded the transport of sent to the laboratory for field atmospheric analyses, for example.


Johnson Test Papers glass microfiber filters have high permeability against the passing of air so that is why they generally have good flow velocities. All of this make them ideal for the use in high-volume detectors.

Retention of particles

The physical and chemical chemical qualities of the glass microfibers are such that these filters have an excellent level of retention of particles not only on the surface but also at depth through mechanisms of electrostatic adsorption and other processes, resulting in some cases to sizes of retention smaller than a micron.

Stability in weight

Since they are not hygroscopic, the glass microfiber filters do not exhibit significant variations in weight.

Load Capacity

Due to its high apparent density (Relationship between weight in grams and thickness) the nature of the fibers, these filters have a high load capacity.


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Grade 50934AH

- Fast

Grade 50A

- Fast, high loading

Grade 50B

- Medium / Fast, very high loading

Grade 50C

- Medium / Fast, very high loading

Grade 50D

- Slow, very high loading
Available Grades
Grade Whatman Equivalent Speed Thickness (mm) Pore Size (μM) Weight (g/m²) Filtration Speed (sec*) Burst Strength (Kg/cm)²
50934AH 934AH Fast 0.28 1.5 65 60 20
50A = No.GFA Fast, high loading 0.26 1.6 52 60 20
50B = No.GFB Medium / Fast, very high loading 0.70 1.0 143 200 50
50C = No.GFC Medium / Fast, very high loading 0.26 1.2 52 100 20
50D = No.GFD Slow, very high loading 0.53 2.7 120 30 20