POREFLON is a product of Sumitomo Electric Industries, LTD.

A Proven "Problem-Solver"

  • The POREFLON PTFE MF/UF Membrane Module is a proven "problem-solver" in water and wastewater treatment systems in a wide range of industrial and municipal applications across the globe.
  • POREFLON is made of 100% PolyTetraFluoroEthylene (PTFE), a unique porous material developed and manufactured exclusively by Sumitomo Electric Industries in Japan.
  • Known for its durability and functionality in extreme operating conditions, POREFLON out-performs other water treatment membranes in tests of strength, chemical resistance, permeability, heat resistance — and is cost competitive to other polymeric membranes.
  • POREFLON PTFE membranes are currently hard at work in more than 250 water treatment plants around the world.
  • This one-of-a-kind membrane product has recently been introduced in the United States and is supported by the service and values that are hallmarks of its parent company, Sumitomo Electric Industries, LTD.

Product Features

Product Features

Unique features of the POREFLON MF/UF Membrane Module set it apart from the competition: Chemical resistance. Tensile strength. Heat resistance. Porosity. Hollow fiber. Wettability.

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Product Applications

Product Applications

POREFLON MF/UF Membrane Modules fit a wide range of water treatment applications including industrial wastewater and reuse, treatment of oil-field produced water, seawater desalination pretreatment, and municipal wastewater.

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Product Video

Product Video

Do you face problems with your water treatment system? The multiple advantages of POREFLON in a Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) system are highlighted in this short video.

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POREFLON Delivers Solutions for Problems in Water Treatment Systems

  • High TSS (total suspended solids)
  • Excellent heat resistance
  • Oil-contaminated wastewater
  • High chemical resistance
  • Industrial wastewater
  • Municipal wastewater
  • Suitable for hard to treat waters
  • High BOD (biochemical oxygen demand)
  • Cleaning with strong chemicals
  • Persistent organic compounds
  • Unique 3D structure of membranes
  • High Porosity (~80%)
  • High Tensile Strength
  • Stable hydrophilicity
  • Stable operation with less fouling
  • Higher flux
  • Meeting regulatory requirements with MF/UF filtration
  • Production surges

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News & Highlights

May 2017 Newsletter – PTFE Membranes Selected for Food-Processing Wastewater

A food-processing plant in Japan that switched to 24-hour operations used POREFLON™ PTFE membranes for wastewater treatment. This technology has the strength to handle non-stop operations and…

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March 2017 Newsletter – PTFE Membranes Recover 65% of Oil Refinery Wastewater

A case study in Taiwan reveals a 65% recovery rate for recycling industrial wastewater. Sumitomo’s PTFE membrane technology handled oily wastewater under extreme heat. March 2017…

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January 2017 Newsletter – PTFE Membranes Clean Water for Reuse in Steel Manufacturing

Across the globe, securing water for the steel industry has become more challenging and intake limits have become more restrictive for industrial water users. January 2017…

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