Replacement filter elements
For industrial dust and fume extraction systems

optimise the performance of your dust collector with replacement filters from camfil

Created 31 March 2023

Did you know that Camfil also provides a wide range of high-quality filter cartridges and filter plates to retrofit the most common dust and fume extraction systems on the market? Our retrofit filter elements are designed to not only work in your system but to optimise the performance of your dust extraction system related to efficiency and longer filter lifetime.

Why use replacement filters?

Why should I switch to retrofit filters instead of buying filter elements from the original equipment manufacturer? First of all, that´s a legitimate question as usually original parts are perceived as the first choice providing the best performance. But what if these products fall short of expectations, putting your operators at risk and affecting your processes in terms of increased downtimes for maintenance? Hereinafter we have listed some reasons under which circumstances it make sense to think about changing the filter supplier:

  • Performance: Filter elements can significally affect the performance of any dust extraction system. But if the filtration rate is not right or the media is packed too tightly, it can work against you because much of the media is unusable for filtering because it is blocked from the airstream.
  • Filter life: If the filter media is unsuitable for the application and the processed material, the dust can quickly clogg the filters. In this case filter changes are required more often as the filter element cannot collect and release the expected amount of dust when pulse-cleaned.
  • Operational costs: Reducing operational costs is key in every industry. Therefore short filter lifetimes are counterproductive, require additional maintenance intervention and can cause downtime of your extraction system and thus your production line.
camfil can offer for you:
  • Direct-fit replacement
  • Cost reduction over lifetime
  • Energy-efficient operation and cleaning
  • Optimised filter life
  • Large scope of filter media
  • R&D center and own filter production
  • Short delivery times
  • On-site service & maintenance
  • Single-source provider for clean air solutions

The right filter to retrofit your dust collector

Camfil offers a wide range of high-quality filter cartridges and filter plates in different length and diameters as well as with different flanges and gasket options. This allows a direct-fit replacement of the current used filters of the most common dust extraction systems on the market such as Donaldson, Keller, AAF, Nederman, Kemper, Plymovent, Dustcheck, ESTA, Kappa, WAM, Mahle and many more.

filters for challenging industrial applications

Camfil´s retrofit filter elements can be used for various challenging applications in different industries such as:


  • Automotive: metalworking processes, battery cell production, electrical motor manufacturing 
  • Chemical: Bulk handlig, weighing, blending, mixing, milling
  • Food & Beverage: Weighing, mixing, coating, silo venting, bulk handling
  • Metalworking: Casting, welding, grinding, metal polisihing & linishing, powder paint coating, blasting, laser & plasma cutting, thermal spraying, CNC-machining
  • Mining: Crushing, conveying, product recovery
  • Paper & Cardboard: Shredding, binding, cutting, recycling
  • Pharmaceutical: Tablet coating, tablet press, fluid bed & spray drying, blending, granulation, packaging, central vacuum applications
  • Woodworking: Sawing, planing, routing, CNC-machining

filter media & properties

As dust is not just dust, it is also mandatory to determine the right filter media for each process and dust type. Camfil basically uses two types of filter media, a cellulose/paper media for standard applications and a spunbond/synthetic blend for processes where more durable filters are required. Both media can be treated or layered to provide special properties such as flame retardant, anstistatic, PTFE-membrane or moisture/oil repellent.

More information about Camfil´s range of filter media


hemipleat technology makes the difference

HemiPleat technology is, in short, the uniquely, patented media pleating technology Camfil use to create highly efficient filter cartridges that outlast and outperform competitors alternatives. Synthetic beads hold the pleats of the cartridge open exposing more media to the airstream and creating longer-lasting, high-efficiency filter cartridges. The HemiPleat technology lowers a filter’s pressure drop and facilitates a better release of dusts during pulse cleaning. HemiPleat technology is used within Camfil´s range of round and oval filter catridges.

Learn more about Camfil´s patented HemiPleat technology

request a quote for retrofit filters

Our experts are glad to consult you on finding the right retrofit filter elements which match with your existing dust and fume extraction system. So that we can help you quickly, please provide us with information like the make and model of your dust extraction system, the article number of the filter element, your process and the type of dust you handle. To transmit the information please use the contact form which you find by clicking on the request a quote button.