Standard and Custom-Made Filter Cloths

M.W. Watermark™ manufactures all of our filter cloths in our facility in Holland, Michigan, U.S.A.

M.W. Watermark Manufactures Custom Filter Press Cloths In-House, Using Laser Cutting Tables with an Experienced Sewing Staff

By manufacturing cloths in-house, we are able to utilize our laser-cutting tables and experienced sewing staff to provide fast turnaround times and ship direct – all while maintaining a quality product and the best service for our customers.

M.W. Watermark Filter Cloths Installed in a CGR Filter Plate Stack; pp cloth; pp cloth manufacturer; filter press cloth material
M.W. Watermark Non-Gasketed (NG) Filter Cloths Installed in a Filter Plate Stack; pp cloth; pp cloth manufacturer; filter press cloth material
M.W. Watermark Standard and Customized Filter Cloths; pp cloth; pp cloth manufacturer; filter press cloth material
M.W. Watermark Standard and Customized Filter Cloths; pp cloth; pp cloth manufacturer; filter press cloth material

Watch the videos below to learn more about our filter cloth manufacturing processes. (Scroll to bottom of page for “how-to” videos on cloth installation).



Information About Filter Cloths

When separating solids from liquids using a filter press, the very foundation lies within the filter cloth. This is the front line of the dewatering process. The cloth will separate the fine particles from the water or other type of liquid in your application, forming a filter cake. This is the deposit of solid materials left behind after the filtering process.

M.W. Watermark Manufactures Custom Filter Cloths for Your Filter Press; pp cloth; pp cloth manufacturer; filter press cloth material
Gasketed Filter Plate, Gasketed Filter Cloths and Non-Gasketed Filter Cloths with Latex Edging
M.W. Watermark Filter Press Cake
Filter Press Cake

We offer stock cloths in various sizes for quick shipping. We can also customize cloths to match the specifications of your filter press, providing for a perfect fit.

M.W. Watermark Offers Filter Cloths for Most Filter Press Sizes

Our fabric department maintains a high volume of rolled goods with a wide variety of filtration characteristics that cover virtually any filter press application.

M.W. Watermark maintains a high volume of rolled goods with a wide variety of filtration characteristics that cover virtually any filter press application. pp cloth; pp cloth manufacturer; filter press cloth material

Filter Cloth Specification

We place the emphasis on value, which is why we offer products that keep costs down. Our products are of the highest quality, and we offer filter cloths made of the following materials:

  • Polypropylene
  • Polyester
  • Cotton
  • Nylon
  • Polyester
  • Felt
M.W. Watermark 630mm filter press with semi-automatic plate shifter, felt filter cloths and EnduroLiner™ coating - built for cosmetics ingredient manufacturing.
M.W. Watermark 630mm filter press equipped with filter cloths made of felt material.

Our sales team will offer recommendations of which product to use for your specific needs, taking into account the required filtrate clarity, flow rate, and cake release of your project.

We offer filter cloths for the following types of plates:

  • Gasketed
  • Non-Gasketed
  • Centerfeed
  • Cornerfeed
  • Membrane
  • Plate and Frame
M.W. Watermark Non-Gasketed Filter Press Cloths - Ready for Installation; pp cloth; pp cloth manufacturer; filter press cloth material
M.W. Watermark Non-Gasketed Filter Cloths – Ready for Installation

We also offer options for latex edging and hook and loop material, which can help decrease installation time and improve sealing on non-gasketed cloths.

M.W. Watermark Non-Gasketed Filter Press Cloths - Attached to the Filter Plates with Hook and Loop Fasteners and Painted with Latex to Help Minimize Wicking
M.W. Watermark Non-Gasketed Filter Press Cloths with Hook and Loop Fasteners and Latex Edging

Importance of Cleaning and Replacing Filter Cloths

When using a filter press for separating liquid from solids, you need filter cloths that are in top-notch condition. When the porosity of the material becomes compromised, it may not perform the separation process effectively.

During normal operation of the filter press, the filter cloths may begin to accumulate microscopic particles over time, and eventually become plugged, or “blinded.” This in turn causes a lower rate of filtration and a wet filter cake, which dramatically reduces the efficiency of the filter press.

If you are experiencing a wet filter cake or longer than normal filtration cycles, it may indicate your filter cloths have become blinded, and washing the cloths may be in order.

Filter Press Cloth Cleaning

Filter cloths can be cleaned without having to remove them from the filter plates or remove the plates from the press. Read our blog post, Options for Cleaning Your Filter Cloths to learn more.

When to Replace Filter Press Cloths

When the fabric weave becomes stretched with use, it may become too porous and unable to perform efficiently. Conversely, filter cloths may become clogged when particles become lodged deep into the fabric. In this case, it’s ineffective to clean the cloths with a cold-water pressure sprayer or chemically. When your filter press no longer forms a solid cake, it is time to replace the filter cloths.

Click Here to Download Our Filter Cloths Product Guide

M.W. Watermark Filter Cloths Product Guide Cover

Additional M.W. Watermark Filter Cloth Resources

Visit our Filter Cloths 101 page for FAQ’s, filter cloth terms and more information on materials.
Visit our blog for various postings on filter cloths and related topics.
Learn more about our Filter Cloth Installation Services.

M.W. Watermark Filter Cloths for Gasketed Filter Plates - Ready to Ship

Why Choose M.W. Watermark

M.W. Watermark is committed to providing industry leading equipment, parts, and service. Focusing on customer satisfaction is our primary goal, but we don’t stop there. We care about the environment, and we strive to make an impact in the water business. Our people are empowered to make a difference for a clean and reusable water supply. This means caring about our planet’s reserves not only for now, but for future generations.

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Filter Cloth Installation, Accessories and Other Tools

Need accessories for your filter press, including spatulas, cloth installation tools or bulk bags? Download our Aftermarket Accessories Sheet.

M.W. Watermark Aftermarket Accessories Sheet

M.W. Watermark now offers a complete tool kit for installing and servicing gasketed filter plates and cloths. Download our CGR Filter Press Service Took Kit Brochure.

M.W. Watermark CGR Filter Press Service Took Kit (40033019) - Updated September 2018

Photo Of Air Hammer Used For Filter Cloth Installation - M.W. Watermark

Air Hammer : Product Number: 40000235
Cloth Air Hammer – PDF

Photo Of Dead Blow Hammer Used For Installation Of Filter Cloths - M.W. Watermark

Deadblow Hammer Product Number: 40000026

Photo Of Filter Cloth Wedge - M.W. Watermark

Wedge Product Number: 40000234W

Photo Of Scrapers And Spatulas Used To Clean Filter Cloths - M.W. Watermark

Cleaning Spatulas & Scrapers (variety of sizes)

M.W. Watermark - Filter Plate Gasketing Material

Gasketing Material (CGR Filter Plates)

M.W. Watermark - Filter Plate O-Rings

O-Rings (CGR Filter Plates)

Filter Cloth Installation and Service Videos

How to Install a CGR Filter Cloth

How to Install a Head Cloth

How to Install a Non-Gasketed (NG) Filter Cloth