NF flat sheet

The flat sheet nanofiltration membranes from Alfa Laval are used in an extensive range of processes applied in the food, beverage, dairy, biotech and pharmaceutical industries

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The polymeric Alfa Laval flat sheet membranes for nanofiltration (NF) are made of thinfilm composite based on a unique construction of polyester (PET) support material which provides optimum cleaning conditions.

The NF membranes are available in the types: NF and NF99HF, both having magnesium sulfate rejections of ≥ 99%.


  • cover a broad spectrum of flux properties, pore sizes, molecular weight cut-off values and rejection capabilities
  • available by the metre, as standard 20 x 20 cm sheets or cut into flat sections to fit into all Alfa Laval plate-and-frame module configurations
  • delivered with necessary lock and passage rings
  • suitable for extensive range of processes
  • manufactured by Alfa Laval's own membrane centre


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Reverse osmosis (RO)

RO uses the tightest possible membrane in liquid separation. In principle, water is the only material that can permeate the membrane. All other materials (salts, sugars, etc.) will be unable to pass through.

Nanofiltration (NF)

NF is not as fine a separation process as reverse osmosis, and uses membranes that are slightly more open. Nanofiltration allows small ions to pass through while excluding larger ions and most organic components.

Ultrafiltration (UF)

UF involves using membranes in which the pores are larger and the pressure is relatively low. Salts, sugars, organic acids and smaller peptides are allowed to pass, while proteins, fats and polysaccharides are not.

Microfiltration (MF)

In MF, suspended solids, bacteria and fat globules are normally the only substances not allowed to pass through.


アルファ・ラバルの膜の製造に使用されるすべての材料は、スパイラル巻き膜と平板膜の設計と構成の両方で、EU 規制 (EC) 1935/2004、EU規制 10/2011、EU規制 (EC) 2023/2006 、および FDA 規制 (CFR) タイトル 21に準拠しています。したがって、この膜は食品や医薬品の加工用途での使用に適しています。


これらのいわゆる pHt 膜タイプは、高温で連続的に動作することができ、pH 値 1 ~ 13 の範囲での高温 (75℃) 洗浄にも耐えることができます。