Food/Beverage and Pharmaceutical

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Durco Filters filtration systems are used worldwide in the most demanding food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications. Our strength is in combining our innovative technology with over 130 years of industry experience to provide economical and effective filtration systems.

Durco Filters provides food, beverage, and pharmaceutical customers with clean filtration systems that are relied on daily for production. When you choose Durco Filters for your application, you are in good company.



Some of Our Food/Beverage and Pharmaceutical Customers

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EP Filter Press for major fruit juice processor
ADM Coca-Cola Kraft Foods Sebastani Wines
Anheuser Busch Corn Products Corp. Miller-Coors-Molson Sidney Sugars
Beringer Wines Del ORO Ocean Spray Sutter Home Wines
Cargill Domino Sugar Proctor & Gamble Taylor Wines


Jack Daniels


Welch Foods


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Durco Filters Pressure Neutsche used in pharmaceutical industry

Food/Beverage and Pharmaceutical Applications

Food and Beverage 


  • Bottled water
  • Carrageenan
  • Dairy
  • Distilled spirits
  • Flavorings
  • Fruit juices
  • Fry oils
  • Gelatine
  • Pectin
  • Process water
  • Soft drinks
  • Syrups
  • Activated carbon removal
  • Precious metal catalyst recovery
  • Prefilters for fermentation broth
  • Water for Injection (WFI) prefiltration


Focus On Specific Food & Beverage Applications

While we handle many different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications, we have a special focus on Beet Sugar, Palm Oil, Corn Syrup, Beer, and Wine filtration.

Beet Sugar Filtration

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Filtration is a key component in processing sugar beets into usable components. Our filters are used in many steps in the process, such as water filtration, mud-dewatering and juice clarification. Our filters are also used in the desugaring of molasses by both the Steffen process and the chromatographic processes.


Durco Filters Pressure Leaf Filter in a sugar plant


Palm Oil Refining

Filtration is a key process step in the edible/vegetable oil industry. Durco Filters Pressure Leaf Filter and Filter Press products remove waxes, gums, slimes and gels that are present in these applications.

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Edible Oil Filtration Applications

  • Bleached oil filtration to remove color/contaminants
  • Catalyst filtration after hydrogenation
  • Catalyst filtration after soap process
  • Chilled (winterization) crystallization oil filtration for waxes
  • Crude oil filtration
  • Deodorized oil filtration
  • Filtration between process steps to improve/protect product quality
  • Filtration of other oils: peanut, soya, sunflower, fish, olive
  • Final polishing filtration to preserve quality and clarity
  • Gum prefiltration prior to lecithin process


Corn Syrup Filtration

High-fructose corn syrup comprises any of a group of corn syrups that has undergone enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to produce a desired sweetness. It has become very common in processed foods and beverages including breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups, and condiments. Our filters remove contaminants resulting in a pure and visibly clear product.

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Beer Filtration

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Durco Filters Pressure Leaf Filter for Beer Filtration

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Wine Filtration

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markets food winery pressDurco Filters Filter Press in a major California winery

Pressure Leaf Filters
Sludge Dryers
Tubular Backwash Filters
Pressure Nutsche
Filter Presses