3M Exhibits Scale Control Filters for Water Cooler, Vending and Coffee Applications at AVEX 2013

3M Exhibits Scale Control Filters for Water Cooler, Vending and Coffee Applications at AVEX 2013

Bracknell, UK, 02 April 2013 – Diversified technology company 3M will display its high performance scale reduction filter portfolio on Stand 232 at AVEX 2013, 11-13 June, NEC Birmingham. This includes the ScaleGard LP2-BL Dual Port Reverse Osmosis (RO) Filtration System, the full ScaleGard Pro Range of water filters and AP2-G Water Filters from 3M. All are designed to reduce scale build up, helping to minimise service costs on water, coffee and vending equipment.

ScaleGard Pro (SPG) Range

The full SPG Range of water filters will be on the stand - SGP115, SGP124, SGP145, SGP165 and SGP195 – catering for a variety of flow rates and lifetime requirements. The range features a common head connection to help with upsizing and also allows a product from another range to be retrofitted. It features 3M Sanitary Quick Change (SQC) solution, which makes changing cartridges quick and easy, even by non-skilled staff, and without the need to shut off the water supply.

RO Filtration System

Also on the stand will be the ScaleGard Dual Port Reverse Osmosis System (SGLP2-BL) from 3M, a compact, wall-mounted unit designed to deliver great tasting filtered water every time. The system provides two water qualities for specialty coffee and flash steamer applications, which means that only one filter system is required for all the back-of-house catering equipment typically found in a professional kitchen – from steamers and combi ovens to ice machines, bulk coffee brewers and espresso machines. These are all expensive pieces of equipment to buy and maintain so the elimination of multiple filtration units presents significant cost and time savings.

Using twin RO membranes, the ScaleGard Dual Port Reverse Osmosis System purifies mains water, removing solids and minerals that can cause limescale and corrosion problems typically associated with flash steamers, thereby helping to minimise equipment downtime and servicing costs. Also, as a non-electric system, with filtration driven by incoming water pressure, the system offers high reliability with low ownership costs, immunity to power outage and enhances energy efficiency.

For water and coffee applications, the ScaleGard Dual Port Reverse Osmosis System provides a second RO-filtered supply, which is recombined with a controlled quantity of mains water via a blending valve to maintain a consistent mineral composition. This blended water is then passed through a 3M cyst-rated filter to deliver tailored quality softened and particle-free water as the starting point for great-tasting coffee and ice.

At end-of-life, the RO membrane cartridges can each be replaced quickly and easily by in-house staff using 3M Sanitary Quick Change (SQC) cartridge attachment, helping to save the cost of service calls. In daily use, the system also contributes to reducing water consumption, delivering savings in both supply and waste water costs compared to traditional RO systems.

AP2-G Water Filter

Additionally, 3M will demonstrate its AP2-G Water Filters for mains-fed coolers – the smallest filter for water coolers on the market today, with the highest capacity. Utilising enhanced filtration technology, the new filters use 53 per cent less plastic than the original AP2 Water Filter Range from 3M without compromising performance, making them a more compact and cost-effective choice for operators of cold water dispensing machines. By using less plastic in production the filters reduce waste and produce clean, great tasting, quality drinking water.

For further information about the 3M filter portfolio, visit www.3M.co.uk/filtration

To reigster for AVEX 2013, visit http://www.avexshow.co.uk/

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3M Purification Division                                 Neesham Public Relations

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About 3M3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Its culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. The $27 billion diversified technology company has, since 1902, been creating innovative products that help make the world healthier, safer and more productive. Well known 3M brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate and Scotch-Brite. 3M employs some 80,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing more than 3,500 people across 19 locations, including 10 manufacturing sites. Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, occupational health and environmental safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high-performance coatings, secure documents and passport scanners.

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