Filtres PHILIPPE celebrate their 139th birthday this year

Published on : 03 January 2022
The Group

Filtres PHILIPPE ® was founded in 1882 in Paris.

The company was created by Alfred Philipp who give it his name. It specialized in cloth pocket filters, invented by Mr Philippe. This filter found its application in ink and paint filtration and is still used. Filtres PHILIPPE ® invented and developed major equipment for solid/liquid separation: the bag filter, the vertical filter press as well as the continuous Horizontal plate Press were all inventions of the early years. Finally, in 1947, PHILIPPE filters built the first industrial vacuum belt filter.

The very first belt filter was used for phosphoric acid filtration. The development of Filtres PHILIPPE ® vacuum belt filters continued and in 1974 PHILIPPE filters build the very first vacuum belt filters with 120 sqm filtration surface.

In 1981,PHILIPPE filters joined the Aoustin group of companies. Aoustin is well known for the manufacturing of UCEGO table filters used for phosphoric acid production. Today, about 80% of the phosphoric acid table filters in operation are UCEGO filters.

Today, Filtres PHILIPPE ® offers the most advanced range of vacuum belt filters in the world. The experience gained in phosphate rock and phosphoric acid filtration is considerable. Filtres PHILIPPE ® vacuum belt filters are also used for hemi and dihydrate processes range from 1,8 sqm up to 105 sqm. With over a century of experience acquired from installing hundreds of leading mineral processing and bulk chemical production facilities worldwide, Filtres Philippe® is the oldest brand for liquid solid separation and separation needs.