Industry’s Filtration Partner
Memtrex FE (MFE) filters (Figure 1), with absolute rated PTFE membranes offer broad chemical compatibility with minimal extractables in a wide range of fluids and applications. The inherently hydrophobic PTFE membrane is ideally suited for the filtration of compressed air and other process gases. Constructed in a clean room environment using thermal welding techniques, the MFE filters do not contain any adhesives or additives. As part of the manufacturing process, the MFE filters are individually integrity tested. The effectiveness and purity of your filtration process is preserved.

The MFE filter is just one example of our dedicated commitment to fluid filtration. Our extensive portfolio includes filters for every stage of processing, and we can offer custom solutions for your unique applications. GE Water & Process Technologies is your complete source for filters, housings, and other filtration equipment.
Unit of Measure




Absolute Micron Rating

N/A 0.1 µm

Nominal Cartridge Length

N/A 10 in25.4 cm

End #1 Adapter

N/A 222 O-Ring

End #2 Adapter

N/A Closed End Cap
Elastomer Material1 N/A Buna-N EPDM PTFE Encapsulated Silicone Viton
Integrity Testing2 N/A ≤ 5 cc/min at 40 psig≤ 5 cc/min at 2.76 bar


N/A Trademark of General Electric Company; may be registered in one or more countries.

Materials of Construction

Filtration Media

N/A Hydrophobic PTFE Membrane

Support Layers

N/A Polypropylene Microfiber

Core and Cage

N/A Polypropylene

Endcaps and Adapters

N/A Polypropylene


Nominal Outside Diameter

N/A 2.75 in70 mm

Nominal Inside Diameter

N/A 1.25 in31 mm

Effective Filtration Area

N/A 6 ft²1 m²

Operational Limits

Maximum Forward Differential Pressure @ 70ºF (21ºC)

N/A 60 psi4.14 bar

Maximum Reverse Differential Pressure @ 70ºF (21ºC)

N/A 30 psi2.07 bar

Maximum Operating Temperature at 10 psid (0.7 bar) in Water

N/A 180 ºF82 ºC

Typical Applications

N/A MFE filters offer exceptional filtration characteristics, including reliable particle retention and high purity, in harsh process conditions. Typical applications include filtration of:

  • Aggressive solvents such as alcohols, esters and ketones
  • Corrosive acids and bases
  • Vents/exhausts for autoclaves, fermentors, and storage tanks
  • High purity chemicals and water used in electronics manufacturing

  • General Properties

    N/A Memtrex FE filters are available the following absolute pore size micron ratings: 0.1, 0.2, 0.45 and 1.0 µm. Tables 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 show further details on materials of construction, dimensions, operational limits, integrity testing and flow performance in air and water.

    Additional Information


    • Memtrex FE filters may be autoclaved or in situ steam sterilized (up to 257ºF [125ºC], 30-minute cycles) for a maximum accumulated exposure of 10 hours. Filters which are steam sterilized must have stainless steel insert supported o-ring adaptors. Alternatively, the filters may be sanitized with compatible chemical agents.
    • GE certifies that the material contained in its Memtrex MP pleated filters meet U.S. FDA requirements for food contact under the applicable regulations in 21 CFR. For further information, contact GE technical services. Memtrex MP filters meet the test criteria for USP class VI-121ºC Plastics.
    • Aqueous extracts from Memtrex MP filters contain less that 0.25 EU/ml. The filters typically exhibit low levels of non-volatile residues.
    • GE filter cartridges are designed and manufactured for resistance to a wide range of chemical solutions. Conditions will vary with each application and users should carefully verify chemical compatibility. Please contact your GE distributor for more information.

    • 1 PTFE and Viton are registered trademarks of DuPont.
    • 2 Water intrusion per 10" module